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Review of Domanis

Domanis
Ranked #9 of 78 Restaurants in Main Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Domani's Restaurant | Cafe | Bar | Tapas was established 1993. Domani's alfresco restaurant and bar is a centerpiece of the Gold Coast's premier dining strip.
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Here with friends. We knew our friends were with us, but it took a long time for wait staff to realise we were in their restaurant. From there on in it just went from bad to worse. We had to ask for water for the table; we had to flag a wait staff member down to order a drink; then finally after we had requested menus we had to flag another wait staff member to take our order. We had a great table, the restaurant was not overly full but we were the invisible ones. Our meals varied in selection and were pretty ordinary, especially the pork belly. Complained to the manager of the presentation of the pork belly dish, who indicated he would talk with chef and come back to us - needless to say he didn’t return. Later we indicated we wanted the dessert menus - never saw them. Finally settle bill time. Pointed out to the bill staff member our dissatisfaction- apologised and referred our concerns to the manager once again. Bill is paid and just before we left the manager offered a $50 return voucher to our friends as a goodwill gesture - too late. I’m local and Domanis would have to offer more than a voucher to see me grace their doorstep again. Very disappointed. My suggestion to Domanis is, decide whether your efforts go into running a slick restaurant with good presented food or become a second class restaurant serving alcohol to the hordes sitting in the bar watching the footy match. Is this why Tedder Avenue is losing its identity?

5  Thank johnhudson542
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Had dinner there tonight with our Cudo voucher and we felt so welcomed and the staff were so obliging and friendly. What a difference that can make to your evening! The food was superb - calamari entree was lovely and tender and the bruschetta was top notch. For mains, i had gnocchi and it was cooked to perfection and my partner had the lamb and he said it was superb. The serving sizes were more than ample. Very enjoyable evening and we shall return!

Thank zagulk
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

13.50
Fries n Calamari.... for that price thought it would be a wee bit more
Perhaps dont order this if yr hungry

2  Thank Dena H
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Came for dinner with my boss
Ordered steaks
Was not a busy night
Took 1 hr for 2 medium Rare from ordering with waitstaff and no entree.
Both were well done, when complained was told that they are cook right , the lady was touch feelie and wow it was inappropriate.
To be told that it would take the same time again to cook them, WOW, how does this place operate?
Cause we are from out of town and not coming back for a while? I would think tourist would be at the top of the money makers list. Over 3000 eateries is Gold Coast area
It makes you think where else can I try.

3  Thank vincent c
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Fabulous service, lovely fresh pasta, nice ambiance. Two wait staff couldn’t do enough for us, lots of personality too. Linguine marinara was awesome.

Thank deborahhL4039VH
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