Inspired by the modern Italian enoteca, Alloro Wine Bar and Restaurant’s goal is to serve simple, authentic Italian meals paired with some of the finest wines available from Italy and Oregon. Along with a variety of handmade pastas, the chef uses only the freshest seasonal produce, seafood and meats to ensure each dish has the quality to accompany the wines offered on their list.
Big prices Small portions Average (at best) food i had the Bolognese; my son's recipe is far superior; small portion but that's alright since it wasn't very good. Had bites of the other diner's dishes; nothing I'd order again. Waiter was the high point of the evening.
We found a gem amidst the franchise jungle
Surprisingly good. The chef, a woman, is quite competent. In the spirit of Italian cuisine she does show off vegetables the way they should be. The decor is quite simple and elegant, mostly whites, white table cloths, small tables, a very intimate setting. A nice touch began with the appetizer that day: an oyster shooter: One raw oyster submerged in small cocktail glass in sake, lemon juice, and chopped ginger. Very tasty slurp! I opted for the sirloin. It was perfectly medium rare, topped with fried broccolini, roasted brussel sprouts, oyster mushrooms, and finished in a rich demi-glaze. My wife was served a hefty steak-like piece of halibut, king oyster mushroom, broccolini, atop risotto. We shared a very tasty lemon tarte. Excellent. ~tiaotse~
We were looking forward to eating at this restaurant during our stay in Bandon, but it did not live up to our expectations. When we arrived and entered, we were “pounced on” quite aggressively by the host and ordered to wear a mask. I have no problem with this, but have to point out that by the time my mask was attached we were already seated at our table, when it was removed. I felt aggrieved that there was no welcome by the staff and more aggrieved that later, other customers arrived and were not treated in this manner, no one asked them to put on a mask! This made us feel like lepers. Following our arrival, we both ordered a main course dish. From our arrival to the dishes being served took an hour. We are British, we don’t mind waiting, but AN HOUR? No word of explanation, or apology. The food was good, but overpriced, we are foodies, we know. Overall a great disappointment, we had expected much more from the reviews and from the service. The musician, performing at the venue was the only highlight of the evening.
From reviews, didn't live up to expectations
The food lived up to the stellar reviews but this was not a five-star experience. The servers were very nice but seemed uncomfortable with questions, almost like they knew they would get in trouble if they brought a question back to the kitchen. Also kind of annoying that they automatically charge a 3% fee for using a credit card and apply it to the bill without telling you. Then they take it off the bill if you see it and decide to pay cash. Also was surprised when we booked the reservation they said they charge $25 per person for no shows. Four people out of our six-person reservation were on a flight that was canceled and they couldn't make it in time dinner. When we called the day before to explain the situation they told us they would charge us $35 a person. When we asked if they could change the reservation to another day, luckily they were able to accommodate us and we ended up not getting charged the extra fee and we appreciated that very much. Still would recommend this restaurant but they have some service issues to work on. Food was excellent!
My husband and I ate here last year when we were staying at the Bandon Inn. At that time, they were still under strict covid restrictions and you could only order food to go. Not a problem at all. We both ordered 2 small Caesar salads and the Halibut w/ Risotto and Broccolini. All of the food was amazing. The fish was perfectly cooked and flaked easily w/ a fork. The risotto had a good flavor and was perfectly cooked as well. We also ordered the Limencello Panna Cotta, but forgot to take a picture of it. It was crazy good! The lady who helped us came across as a little standoffish at first, but then warmed up a lot as we were placing our order. The food came out in an appropriate amount of time and was nice and hot when we got back to our room (we walked there, as it was a short distance from our hotel). We will definitely be back!