Alberto’s Lounge accepts a small amount of reservations every day and night.
The remainder of our tables are kept available for customers on a first come first served basis.
We were five pax and were seated at a table for four, squeezed in between two other tables of two pax each, either side of us.
None of us had any elbow or leg room we would need to eat and allow blood flow to our legs. Also, our conversations would have been heard by our neighbours.
The maître d’ was unable to find a larger table and commented that our table was big enough for six pax.
So, we left without being able to sample the quality of the food, drink, or service.
I worked in restaurants in the 70’s and there was more room and less volume to the ambient music.
Maybe when my wife and I next dine one weekday evening, we might think about trying Alberto’s Lounge.
Until then, adieu.
Great restaurant!! What a find!!
The food it’s incredible !!
Alberto's Lounge is 'must visit' for everyone. The food, wine, service and ambiance cannot be faulted. The music was a little loud for my liking though would not turn me off returning again and again.
Cool vibes, measured level of service (attentive but not painful), and the food was exceptional. The tongue dish was outstanding.
Amazing food and service thank you.
Great meal - Go now it’s too tasty not too. Great service to top it off
It’s hard to write a review on Alberto’s mainly because it has positives & negatives. What we did like was the food and the outstanding professional staff. What we disliked was the noisy squishy venue and the limited Sauvignon Blanc list.
The food was delicious especially the bread, prosciutto & the John Dory.
We had probably the best meal we have had in a long time. The tripe was the winner tonight. Fantastic service and overall couldnt fault it. If only all restaurants were as good!
Absolutely delicious, great atmosphere, bopping tunes and friendly service.
Amazing food along with expert advice matching people to food and wine all in fabulous venue! One of our favourites
This is a cosy little place, great atmosphere, service and food, lots of gluten free options.
Great service, fabulous food.
Wonderful food, interesting menu, excellent wine list! Love this place!
Great service and atmosphere, food suggestions from the staff were terrific , very accommodating when we arrived early, tongue and anchovies were to die for !
We were disappointed with our experience at Alberto's Lounge. There were too many people crowded around tables that were far too small for a place serving food - more like a very crowded noisy pub which is fine if that is what you are after. The food was of good quality but was far too rich and salty for our liking and did linger for quite a while on the palate. The staff had difficulty catering to the number of people in the restaurant and while good considering the constraints imposed on them, the standard customer lines did seem a little false.
We had a beautiful evening at Alberto's, the food is beautifully done, and the restaurant fit-out is warm and classy - film posters on the wall making no pretense of the taste and humour beneath everything. The wine list is fantastic and immersive, exploring contemporary edges of Italian winemaking and it's funky neighbours in Slovenia, Georgia, and Croatia. Floor staff's knowledge and enthusiasm was exciting, casual and well informed. The busyness of the service felt on the brink of controlled chaos; being greeted/seated by the bar to await our table, then feeling a little ignored as a crush of guests arrived in a crammed entrance-way. We loved the Trippa alla Romana - such a rich depth of texture and savour, faintly curry-like, then tart, sweet and warming.
We spend three months every year in Lucca, Italy primarily to enjoy the food. Alberto’s Lounge could happily relocate to Tuscany and even the Italians would not complain! Complimenti. My only criticism would be the noise in the restaurant.
Great staff, very knowledgeable and helpful with recommendations.
Venue and decor was spot on too. Food is very authentic Italian, all dishes were great.
Cool venue. You wouldn’t recognise the old Berta site. Excellent pasta & great Italian driven wine list. We will definitely be back.
$5/head charges for sparking water *without* notification - it was offered together with still water, both served from recycled wine bottles.
Music was too loud for conversation without shouting.
Food was good quality but overpriced.
Service was good but pretentiously bohemian aloof.
Lovely ambience, romantic even though the tables were quite close to each other. Pasta is amazing, one of the best Italian restaurants around
Alberto’s has a lovely atmosphere with great food and service. Loved it!
Great atmosphere and food is really authentic with fabulous choice of wines
Fabulous food and very enjoyable night overall and will certainly be going back.
Absolute hidden gem. Everything you could want in an Italian restaurant. Perfect food, wines and service. Will keep going back as often as possible.
I have highly recommended Alberto's to everyone that will listen.
If you don't mind a noisy environment in a cramped space you will be very happy. I was there to celebrate my partners birthday so not a great choice. The food was excellent, i even tried the tripe and was greatly impressed with the flavour. The wine list was not too extensive and reasonable priced. Tone the volume down and give me some breathing space and i will definately return.
Great staff, buzzy atmosphere and great pasta
First time at Alberto's and it will not be the last. Food was faultless, service was excellent and certainly not invasive.
Not the place for an intimate dinner for two!! The place is rocking and vibrant with people enjoying company of friends so conversation needs to be louder than usual.
Get some friends together and do yourselves a favour and get along to Alberto's
Always excellent God’s and service and very friendly staff
Favourite restaurant. Food, service, atmosphere without compare.
Fantastic ambience, great food. Friendly staff. Menu is small but each dish is well made and balanced. Servings a little small for the price though.
Fabulous food and wine choices. Awesome and friendly service. No attitude which was great. We will be back ✅✅✅✅✅
We really enjoyed our dinner at Alberto’s Lounge. We loved the atmosphere - like many fabulous places we’ve dined at in Italy. Service was friendly, informative, relaxed but efficient. Food very good, but very disappointing to be charged $6 for bread - not Italian at all!
Good atmosphere and service
Wine by the glass way to expensive
Amazing food and wine!
Great place if you’re into atmosphere and intimacy. Really enjoyed Romeo’s exceptional CS too. Will definitely visit again.
Fantastic - early family dinner, was pretty busy and energetic but great fun and atmosphere
Staff were awesome and food was so good!!
will definitely be coming back