Cuisine: Italian
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $30

Where do you go if you want an informal munch at the end of a long day? That's where Craft Mooloolaba comes in.

It's a relaxing spot with plenty of delicious, comforting grub . Its simple interior allows it to transition easily between afternoon chill and evening vibes. Using matching wooden panelling for the bar and furnishings and informal stools, it's wonderfully uniform and slick whilst still having heaps of personality.

Get your bistro on with some bruschetta or formaggio to start. Now, let's talk pizzas because it might take some time for there is a huge range of toppings. From India we have the Tandoori Chicken, from Hawaii the Hawaiian and a smoked salmon number for seafood lovers, as well as other classic and signature toppings that cater for every whim and fancy.

Not about the pizza life? No worries, there are creamy, tomatoey and pesto...ey pasta dishes that aim to please as well as gooey risottos and crunchy salads if you're after a light bite.

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Craft Mooloolaba
121 Mooloolaba Esplanade
Mantra international resort
Mooloolaba 4557

Open Hours:
Monday -Tuesday 7am - 8pm
Wednesday - Thursday 7am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday 7am - 9pm
Sunday 7am - 8pm

Phone: +61753736638
Website: www.facebook.com/Craft-espresso-bar-816482625402695/

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Craft Mooloolaba
Location: Mooloolaba
Cuisine: Italian
Mains: $20 - $30

Reviews

Jo Ellsum

There are not that many places where you can enjoy such a varied menu whilst gazing at the ocean. Craft is one such place that definitely warrants a visit or many return visits for a great meal and/or drinks.

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Wow what can I say the food was amazing cooked to perfection and delicious a real surprise with a beautiful setting overlooking the beach and can’t highly recommend it enough! Best risotto I’ve ever had!! I’m still thinking about it and will definitely be back to try more.

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Ted Gonera

Had a wonderful meal in a perfect setting. The staff were great and the food delicious. Thank you Craft.

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This was our first "first table" experience. We are please to say we were impressed. The process of booking was easy. We arrived and seated quickly. Staff were very friendly and attentive. The food.... it was 10/10. We had 2 children dinning with us and the food came out quick. The food was fresh and delicious, we would certainly recommend to pizza and pasta lovers.

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Narelle Walker

My friends and I had a lovely time at Craft last night. The food was delicious, the staff were great, the view was tops. We just sat and saw the world go by. A really lovely night. Would definitely recommend

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Beautiful dinner looking over the ocean. Service was outstanding and food amazing.
Had the gnocchi and lamb, both cooked perfectly.
Will be back to wander the esplanade and have another memorable meal in Mooloolaba.

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Georgie Moorcroft

We had a lovely meal. When something wasn’t available we were given other choices. The staff were wonderful. So friendly and helpful.

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Lynley Calnan

The wait staff at Craft are friendly and helpful. The calamari entree was melt in your mouth tender. We all 3 enjoyed our different main courses. Good beer on tap and also a very suitable wine list and cocktail selection. We love the venue and the beautiful view.

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Great location, good service, the chicken schnitzel, and kid's meal were both very generous. Allowing BYO wine made it perfect casual dining. Definitely recommended.

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Alison Flint

We loved our meal at Craft. The service was fantastic, they were attentive to my requests due to food allergies, nothing was an issue. We all enjoyed our meals and would definitely recommend Craft as a restaurant to visit.
Thank you.

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wendy jeffery

We had a great night,it was my birthday.The food was delectable, the staff friendly and helpful ,and who could ask for a better view of the ocean.And to top it off a cruise ship was anchored there as well.Would definitely recommend Craft mooloolaba.

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Nice location , good food, relaxed evening

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Blazenka Stewart

Nice dinner and service

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Karen Colin Judd

Had a delicious meal last night, chicken parmy was huge!
I had lamb backstrap that was devine, too full for desert
Food and service was great, would definitely return

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Rommany Forrest

What a beautiful all around experience. From the location, the atmosphere, the service and most importantly the food. So attentive to detail throughout making us feel very welcome. We enjoyed entrees, mains AND dessert including crispy pork, king prawn fettucini, deliciousTiramisu and my toddler devoured her spagetti. Thank you, we will definitely be back and have already recommended to our friends.

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Jo Ellsum

The food quality and portion size was excellent. We got exactly what we ordered and enjoyed it, all with a view of the sea at a locally owned establishment. Well worth trying for a delightful night out.

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worth going back to

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Natalie Barnes

What a little gem! Couldn’t fault it the food brilliant service brilliant loved it quote from 5 year old! “This is the best pizza ever!” Lol

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Christine Pitcher

Really delicious food and ambience was great

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Food was absolutely beautiful, very generous serves. Service excellent .
Great relaxed atmosphere.

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Very enjoyable. Quality meal, excellent service and location sensational.

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LYNETTE Cooper

We had a wonderful meal for four , the service was polite and professional .The food was great from a selection of meats, pasta and vegetarian. Had a great relaxed meal with no encouragement to hurry and we fully enjoyed ourselves.

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Service was great. Food was delicious. Had a great time.

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Top little spot, will be heading there again.

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Kelly Rowling

Amazing - will go back

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My partner and I has First Table here last night and we are both so happy with our experience! The restaurant is in a beautiful location right on the Mooloolaba beach front, with great access to parking. The time for the First Table was during sunset, so it really was a beautiful setting. The staff at the restaurant were so kind, welcoming and worked well together for a smooth experience. The food was fantastic; well cooked, hot on arrival and delicious! We will definitely be back, we had a fantastic evening. Thanks so much

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Kellie Rainbow

On arriving at Craft Mooloolaba we were greeted by very friendly staff who welcomed us warmly and asked where we would prefer to sit. It was a cold Monday night and when we chose to eat outside (to take in the view) staff automatically brought out a heater out for our comfort.

Our waitress took our drinks order and then explained the menu and left us to make our decision. On her return with our drinks we ordered the avocado bread - garlic focaccia, avocado and balsamic reduction. Fresh and delicious ingredients that delivered. We then ordered our mains and asked if we could have them in approximately 25 minutes.

The atmosphere whilst quiet, gave us the opportunity to talk while enjoying our focaccia and wine. Then before we knew it, 25 minutes later our mains arrived. We enjoyed the scallop and chorizo risotto and the spinach and ricotta ravioli. Nothing short of excellent and food to die for. The servings were very generous and left no room for dessert. We fixed that problem by returning later today and enjoyed the sticky date pudding and a great coffee.

On summing up the staff at Craft Mooloolaba are obviously passionate about their food and restaurant. Morning noon or night, you can't go wrong with spending time with these delightful and talented staff who provide great food and service.

See you again soon, because we could not be in the area and not return to try something else from the great menu!!!!

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Justin Evans

Excellent food & service wiwill be returning for sure.

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Georgie Moorcroft

We had a lovely evening at Craft. The service was excellent, friendly and helpful. We certainly enjoyed our meal. I would go back again.

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We enjoyed a lovely meal in a beautiful setting. Our waitress was terrific! We will be back.
Thank you Craft!

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Simon Banh

Great food and service!

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Cathy Nash

The food was great and service friendly and prompt. I loved the lamb and the gnocchi certainly did not disappoint.

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Tracey De Ruiter Hartmann

Beautiful dishes, great service! Thank you

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Robyn Dubois

Four of us dined at craft Mooloolaba last week. We were warmly greeted and shown our outside table with a heater. We ordered bruschetta and tri of dips to share which were very good. The two men had the lamb blackstrap which was very tasty but both meals could have been hotter. Two ladies had the gnocchi and ravioli which were excellent, hot and delicious. The only criticism is that the meals did not come out together and people were left waiting to start their meal. However service was very good and will definitely return for another dining experience.

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Very friendly atmosphere, fantastic location. Prompt service, staff very attentive. Food was fantastic and throughly enjoyed the meals we had. Lots to choose from and will definitely be back to try other dishes on the men. Thanks Craft we will be back :)

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Lindy Abbott

We had an enjoyable dinner at Craft. The food was good and the service excellent

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Paulina Zerafa

My partner and I really enjoyed our evening at Craft. It's in great location on the Esplanade at Mooloolaba with the beach right across the road. The meal was delicious, I had spaghetti marinara in a cream and garlic sauce which had heaps of seafood and my partner had the Lamb backstrap which was cooked beautifully. We highly recommend Craft for a great night out.

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Food was delicious!
Highly recommended.
We will be back

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Very relaxing and enjoyable

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Andrea Frankcom

Nice ambience, friendly service, great value, will absolutely go again and again and again

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Beautiful food, relaxed atmosphere, great service.

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Jo Ellsum

There are not that many places where you can enjoy such a varied menu whilst gazing at the ocean. Craft is one such place that definitely warrants a visit or many return visits for a great meal and/or drinks.

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Aaron Wood

Food was fantastic and service A1

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Wow what can I say the food was amazing cooked to perfection and delicious a real surprise with a beautiful setting overlooking the beach and can’t highly recommend it enough! Best risotto I’ve ever had!! I’m still thinking about it and will definitely be back to try more.

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Food was really good. Had two of the seafood dishes really fresh. Service was really attentive.

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Ted Gonera

Had a wonderful meal in a perfect setting. The staff were great and the food delicious. Thank you Craft.

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This was our first "first table" experience. We are please to say we were impressed. The process of booking was easy. We arrived and seated quickly. Staff were very friendly and attentive. The food.... it was 10/10. We had 2 children dinning with us and the food came out quick. The food was fresh and delicious, we would certainly recommend to pizza and pasta lovers.

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Narelle Walker

My friends and I had a lovely time at Craft last night. The food was delicious, the staff were great, the view was tops. We just sat and saw the world go by. A really lovely night. Would definitely recommend

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Beautiful dinner looking over the ocean. Service was outstanding and food amazing.
Had the gnocchi and lamb, both cooked perfectly.
Will be back to wander the esplanade and have another memorable meal in Mooloolaba.

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Georgie Moorcroft

We had a lovely meal. When something wasn’t available we were given other choices. The staff were wonderful. So friendly and helpful.

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Lynley Calnan

The wait staff at Craft are friendly and helpful. The calamari entree was melt in your mouth tender. We all 3 enjoyed our different main courses. Good beer on tap and also a very suitable wine list and cocktail selection. We love the venue and the beautiful view.

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Our first visit to Craft certainly wont be our last. Everyone at the table commented how great their meal was and consequently nobody wanted to share and numerous hands were slapped when they reached across the table to snatch something delicious.

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Great location, good service, the chicken schnitzel, and kid's meal were both very generous. Allowing BYO wine made it perfect casual dining. Definitely recommended.

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Tina Ledger

We did not know what to expect, but service was great and very friendly. The food was really good , my husband had the seafood risotto and it was beautiful ,it had, prawns, scollops, mussels and calamari lots of . Soooo good . I had the goats cheese and mushroom gnocchi and was delicious , good portions , we could not eat all of it . Very happy!

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From the moment we arrived The staff were friendly, attentive and very efficient. We ordered Pizza and pastas and could not fault any of it. The Spinach and ricotta ravioli melted in the mouth. Very happy experience. Staff were lovely.

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Alison Flint

We loved our meal at Craft. The service was fantastic, they were attentive to my requests due to food allergies, nothing was an issue. We all enjoyed our meals and would definitely recommend Craft as a restaurant to visit.
Thank you.

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wendy jeffery

We had a great night,it was my birthday.The food was delectable, the staff friendly and helpful ,and who could ask for a better view of the ocean.And to top it off a cruise ship was anchored there as well.Would definitely recommend Craft mooloolaba.

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Nice location , good food, relaxed evening

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Blazenka Stewart

Nice dinner and service

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Karen Colin Judd

Had a delicious meal last night, chicken parmy was huge!
I had lamb backstrap that was devine, too full for desert
Food and service was great, would definitely return

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Risotto and lamb were great. Prawn pasta was ok but quite heavy and not much flavour despite asking for extra chilli. Wonderful serve sizes. Took a long time for service to clear plates and had to ask to order dessert. Overall still a good night.

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Rommany Forrest

What a beautiful all around experience. From the location, the atmosphere, the service and most importantly the food. So attentive to detail throughout making us feel very welcome. We enjoyed entrees, mains AND dessert including crispy pork, king prawn fettucini, deliciousTiramisu and my toddler devoured her spagetti. Thank you, we will definitely be back and have already recommended to our friends.

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Jo Ellsum

The food quality and portion size was excellent. We got exactly what we ordered and enjoyed it, all with a view of the sea at a locally owned establishment. Well worth trying for a delightful night out.

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worth going back to

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Natalie Barnes

What a little gem! Couldn’t fault it the food brilliant service brilliant loved it quote from 5 year old! “This is the best pizza ever!” Lol

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Christine Pitcher

Really delicious food and ambience was great

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Danielle Tregenza

Service was ok, not amazing. Two waitresses were chewing gum with an open mouth while asking for my order and serving us.
Food was delicious and very generous servings.

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Food was absolutely beautiful, very generous serves. Service excellent .
Great relaxed atmosphere.

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Very enjoyable. Quality meal, excellent service and location sensational.

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LYNETTE Cooper

We had a wonderful meal for four , the service was polite and professional .The food was great from a selection of meats, pasta and vegetarian. Had a great relaxed meal with no encouragement to hurry and we fully enjoyed ourselves.

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Melinda Slonim

Enjoyed the food!

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Service was great. Food was delicious. Had a great time.

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Top little spot, will be heading there again.

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Kelly Rowling

Amazing - will go back

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My partner and I has First Table here last night and we are both so happy with our experience! The restaurant is in a beautiful location right on the Mooloolaba beach front, with great access to parking. The time for the First Table was during sunset, so it really was a beautiful setting. The staff at the restaurant were so kind, welcoming and worked well together for a smooth experience. The food was fantastic; well cooked, hot on arrival and delicious! We will definitely be back, we had a fantastic evening. Thanks so much

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Bernadette Falk

Very good in all areas Crispy pork belly entree was outstanding.
Chorizo and scallops risotto was good although maybe the Chorizo flavor was a little overpowering for the scallops and a few more scallops would of been better,however would recommend both these dishes.Looking forward to returning soon.Thank-you

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Olivia Rainnie

Very lovely and quick service!

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Kellie Rainbow

On arriving at Craft Mooloolaba we were greeted by very friendly staff who welcomed us warmly and asked where we would prefer to sit. It was a cold Monday night and when we chose to eat outside (to take in the view) staff automatically brought out a heater out for our comfort.

Our waitress took our drinks order and then explained the menu and left us to make our decision. On her return with our drinks we ordered the avocado bread - garlic focaccia, avocado and balsamic reduction. Fresh and delicious ingredients that delivered. We then ordered our mains and asked if we could have them in approximately 25 minutes.

The atmosphere whilst quiet, gave us the opportunity to talk while enjoying our focaccia and wine. Then before we knew it, 25 minutes later our mains arrived. We enjoyed the scallop and chorizo risotto and the spinach and ricotta ravioli. Nothing short of excellent and food to die for. The servings were very generous and left no room for dessert. We fixed that problem by returning later today and enjoyed the sticky date pudding and a great coffee.

On summing up the staff at Craft Mooloolaba are obviously passionate about their food and restaurant. Morning noon or night, you can't go wrong with spending time with these delightful and talented staff who provide great food and service.

See you again soon, because we could not be in the area and not return to try something else from the great menu!!!!

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Sherie Noble

Great food and great service

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Justin Evans

Excellent food & service wiwill be returning for sure.

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Blazenka Stewart

Good food and service however the waitress needs to learn not to reach over people and to serve the food to the correct customer.

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Georgie Moorcroft

We had a lovely evening at Craft. The service was excellent, friendly and helpful. We certainly enjoyed our meal. I would go back again.

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We enjoyed a lovely meal in a beautiful setting. Our waitress was terrific! We will be back.
Thank you Craft!

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Simon Banh

Great food and service!

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We ordered the gnocchi and the lamb backstrap for mains. The gnocchi was quite tasty and suitably filling whereas the lamb was the driest most over-cooked backstrap I have ever eaten. It certainly wasn't cooked for the first time for our first table meal and as it was sliced, whoever was preparing it knew exactly how over-cooked it was. For dessert we had a sticky date pudding and the berry 'compost' (no kidding - that's what some automatic spell check had done to compote!) The latter tasted like a packaged product but certainly was not compost. The sticky date pudding, however, was not a pudding but seemed to be a dry muffin with a little date on top and made bearable by half-melted ice-cream. The service was friendly and after the non-pudding was kindly deducted from the bill and the 50% first table food discount applied we were sufficed for an acceptable cost, but it was not a tasty enjoyable meal. For full price mains around $30 they need a better cook and better processes.

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Cathy Nash

The food was great and service friendly and prompt. I loved the lamb and the gnocchi certainly did not disappoint.

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Tracey De Ruiter Hartmann

Beautiful dishes, great service! Thank you

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Robyn Dubois

Four of us dined at craft Mooloolaba last week. We were warmly greeted and shown our outside table with a heater. We ordered bruschetta and tri of dips to share which were very good. The two men had the lamb blackstrap which was very tasty but both meals could have been hotter. Two ladies had the gnocchi and ravioli which were excellent, hot and delicious. The only criticism is that the meals did not come out together and people were left waiting to start their meal. However service was very good and will definitely return for another dining experience.

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