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“An amazing find”

Alberto's Bar & Bistro
Ranked #52 of 100 Restaurants in Retford
Price range: US$7 - US$16
Cuisines: Italian, Mexican
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: We have moved our food operation to a bigger venue called Clockwork Molly's and The White Hart in Retford town centre. Alberto's remains a popular bar showing official sports and with pool, darts and table football, but serves only snacks.
Reviewed 21 June 2014

During our brief late afternoon visit to Retford we drove past this retaurant and although tucked away were struck by the clean and creative outside apperance and promised we would have a closer look on the way home. When leaving Retford around 5pm we decided to stop for and internal inspection and a drink. It was really striking so we decided to book for the first table at 6pm. Wow the food was so great and imaginitive. The presentation was faultless and great value for money and we were even able to buy a bottle of Bugarian house wine for under £12. They run a mixed theme of Italian and Mexican cuisine. The service was really attentive and provided with a smile. We couldnt resist asking to talk to the host in the kitchen to let her know how great we thought the whole experience was. Wish we had something like this in Chesterfield!! John and Wiki

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2  Thank John E
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albertosretford, Owner at Alberto's Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2014

Hi Guys, and thanks for your brilliant review!
I remember your visit and enjoyed chatting to you at the bar.
I hope you get some helpful votes for this informative review and that it's not too long before you venture over to Retford again!
Many thanks,
All at Alberto's.

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Had such a lovely night. Fantastic food! Lovely cosy Mediterranean atmosphere. Will be returning. Such a nice place to go in Retford.

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1  Thank THH08
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albertosretford, Owner at Alberto's Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

Thank you for appreciating what we do. Hope it's not too long before we see you again.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Lovely little bistro so friendly and welcoming we were there Tapas night had a selection each and every dish delicious and well presented, excellent value great service I understand nee Decor it has a Mediterranean feel very tasteful and relaxing. Wish they would open a branch in Cheshire then I would certainly be a regular

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Thank Di R
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albertosretford, Owner at Alberto's Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

Thank you for your kind review....and for finding us! Hopefully you will pay us a visit next time you are in the area.

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Made our first visit just the two of us to see for ourselves if it was as good as its reviews. It was. Great food, fantastic service (thank you again Abbie) and nice surroundings. Chocolate fondue to die for!!
Went back again a few nights later with our son and daughter-in-law who came up to see us for the weekend. Food was still great, service was ok, but the big problem was it was just so stiflingly hot in there it spoilt our enjoyment quite a lot.
I do realise the hot weather was not something they could control, but there is totally inadequate ventilation in there. I did ask if they had a fan available because there would have been ample room for one but sadly not.
Eventually the waitress opened the window slightly but was unable to open the door as it was blocked by scaffolding. We would have stopped for coffees but couldn't stand it any longer. It's such a shame because it would definitely have been a 5.

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albertosretford, Owner at Alberto's Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

Hi, and thanks for coming back to Alberto's for a second visit. The chocolate fondue is pretty special isn't it?
That night was a freakishly hot and humid night. Even outdoors, it felt as though there was 'no air'. I heard that not many people could sleep in their homes despite leaving windows wide open. Unfortunately the scaffolding, which we were assured would be removed before we opened, was still in place, making it more difficult for us to open some extra windows.
Even on the hottest summer evenings, we have never experienced such humidity as we did that night so it's no really something we can plan around. Using fans with trailing cords was not a safe option I'm afraid and if there was anything more we could have done, believe me, we would have. After all we were having to work in that heat also.
We have had some really, really hot days since that night, and it's not been a problem for comfort, so I hope you do come and visit us again in the future.

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Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

First visit since their recent refurb,still as good as ever!A few pleasing additions to the menu and the bistro is looking great!
We went on a Friday evening for a birthday celebration , were so glad we chose to return,weve never been disappointed!!The food and service was excellent!10/10

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albertosretford, Owner at Alberto's Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

Good to hear that you approve of the refurb and the new additions to the menu. Many thanks for leaving this possitive review, hope to see you again soon.

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