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De Vito Waterfront

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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Mediterranean, Italian, International, European, Australian
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene
Join Australia’s Singing Chef, David De Vito at De Vito Waterfront for what can only be described as a unique Gold Coast Dining experience. Combine David’s family history of serving up great home style Italian food favourites and their love of music especially live performance, and you’ll have half an idea why De Vito Waterfront is currently ranked #1 Gold Coast Restaurant on Trip Advisor. See our Weekly Entertainment schedule for more details about our eclectic mix of nightly entertainers and of course don’t miss our monthly special event showcases featuring David De Vito and his musical friends. Everything you’ve heard about De Vito Waterfront from the online reviews and your friends is true.
US$5 - US$31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Mediterranean, Italian, International, European, Australian
Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, 有泊車位, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

David and his crew do a brilliant job, the music and singing is a bonus. The duck pate is first class

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 24 June 2021

We came across this little gem completely unexpectedly. We are familiar with such restaurants from travels in South America and New York. De Vito has wonderful atmosphere as the staff are all so happy and upbeat. the food was fantastic Italian Fare. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 24 June 2021

We came down from Noosa on business and weren’t having the best experience. We googled eateries nearby and came across Da Vitos. We didn’t have any expectations, and were utterly delighted with the place. Wonderful waterfront setting, stylish ambience, beautiful service from people who really...know how to connect as only Italians can. Rosa was a delight and we were made to feel so welcome. Wednesday is cabaret day but unfortunately the singers weren’t well. Being a family affair, everything is done in house, including the entertainment. But the exquisite food and every other aspect of our experience made up for it. The gnocchi was the best I’ve ever had. We need a Da Vitos in Noosa!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 21 June 2021

We live in Sydney. When we plan to visit Surfers I always make a booking at De Vito's before booking anything else; it's a highlight of our trip. I particularly like David to sing opera, so I always request that, and he always does. I...have a couple of David's dvd's and just this morning started my day driving while listening to Nessun Dorma. Like Wow! No better way to start the day. On our recent visit we met Tabatha, who also has a great voice. I'm hoping for a new cd with both singing. My husband Mike would like me to say that the food is excellent, which it is, but honestly i'd go just for the music and ambience. It's a great place to spend an evening. I have only one request of David: please move closer to Sydney! We have nothing like it here.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 21 June 2021 via mobile

This is such a wonderful place with not only delicious Italian food but fantastic musical entertainment from David and his highly talented staff. This is my third visit there and all I can say is that it won’t be my last.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 18 June 2021 via mobile

The entertainment and”i am ur my friend but never met u server experience was overall receiving The hone made Gnocchi was ok but not great…dry. Not light and fluffy as hoped The food on a sad table of two, was hard to review. However the...food was not great whatever ordered, but I can not say it was bad rather. The overall atmosphere clinched the experience overall. The pesto gnocchi I gound to be dry and then with the lack lustre pesto sauce; sadly it was not a help. The seafood pasta was obly “fine”. The atmosphere and entertainment compensatesMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 10 June 2021

We asked about where to go for a special birthday night and The Singing Chef at De Vito was recommended. They didn't let us down. It was a special night with simply superb food, delightful Singing and what you really want when you go out,...engaging but polite wait staff. 10 out of 10More

Date of visit: June 2021
De Vito Manager, Owner at De Vito Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2021

What a nice sentiment . And thanx a mil for the 10 out of 10 score . You sir are a 10 out of 10 customer !

Reviewed 22 May 2021 via mobile

This restaurant is incredible! By far the best restaurant experience I have ever encountered! with live musical performances from waitresses and waiters, the main chef, and house staff, you will be mesmerised by this live show. The food is spectacular, home-cooked Italian at its very...best. David does an incredible job at hosting his guests, and as an Australia’s got talent number 1 winner leaves nothing to the imagination in terms of musical performance!More

Date of visit: May 2021
De Vito Manager, Owner at De Vito Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2021

Thank you so much for this review . Its very humbling to read this .Hope to seey you soon .. Ta

Reviewed 22 May 2021

Had a fantastic night. Went there for engagement party. They made you feel like part of their family. The singing chef was amazing as were all the singing staff. The food needs to be tasted to be believed. Wish the restaurant was in Victoria, I...would definitely visit often, unfortunately can only go next time we come back to Qld... thanks guys for a great night..!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 21 May 2021 via mobile

The most memorable evening. Choose De Vito Waterfront Restaurant on your next visit to Gold Coast. You will be fed, watered and serenaded into the evening. Not just a restaurant but an amazing experience. David De Vito is a master Chef, extraordinary musician and raconteur....The Italian inspired restaurant is buzzing and full for good reasons. The food is refined with flavours consistent and well prepared. Great wine list. So-oo amazing when David and our waitress sang ‘The Prayer’, my tears were flowing. David’s voice has the depth of Pavarotti with the sweetness of Bocelli (his mumma who meets and greets confirmed this with me). Our waitress, who is also a student at the Queensland Conservatorium has the voice of an Angel. And that’s not all. We were entertained with an eclectic mix of Opera to modern day songs. We’ll be back. Bravo Bravo.More

Date of visit: May 2021
De Vito Manager, Owner at De Vito Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us here at De Vito Waterfront. Its your appreciation for what we do that keeps us coming back night after night . Tabatha, our Soprano/waitress/barmaid is a world beater and an amazing human to boot...More

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4 December 2020|
Response from David D | Property representative |
Best to see our website (google it as I cant leave the web address here ) for upcoming events . Our "Night In Italy" shows are always a sell out and are not to be missed
1 October 2018|
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Response from David D | Property representative |
yep ! Made with my two hands! Every day ,I make 2 kgs of egg Fettuccini
1 October 2018|
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De Vito Waterfront is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5