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62C Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 7777
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Non-traditional Italian meal

We didn't choose Bellocale at first thinking it was a traditional Italian fare. We happened to walk by so perused the menu which turned out tobe interesting. A nice gentleman came to answer any questions and we ended up making a rez for that evening. I assumed he was the owner. We started with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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  • Late Night
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Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We didn't choose Bellocale at first thinking it was a traditional Italian fare. We happened to walk by so perused the menu which turned out tobe interesting. A nice gentleman came to answer any questions and we ended up making a rez for that evening. I assumed he was the owner. We started with a daily special, yellow tail carpacchio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My wife and I quite enjoyed this restaurant. The linguini marinara was good, as well as the other main, barramundi. For desert we had the panacotta, which was really nice. The only thing I could fault was the entrée- bruscetta- where the bread was a bit burnt and tomato which could have been more finely sliced. Other than that, the... More 

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Atherton Tablelands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Greeted by subtle lighting, scenic wall pictures, soft background music and an attentive host all added to its ambience. Primo was Arancini in a fine, delicate Lattina, Rome spaghetti sauce my mamma made on special occasions. The Funghi entree was a winner for my mushroom connoisseur. Secondi was a flavour filled creamy chilli Pappardelle Bugs and a light Veal Scallopine... More 

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Queensland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We are frequent visitors to Cairns and often eat at a rival Italian restaurant. We were recommended this restaurant by a friend and were not disappointed. We arrived before the dinner meal service started but they were happy to cook us a garlic bread to tide our young son over until we could order our meals, which we were extremely... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the second time we have dined here, and it was just as good as the first. Nice food selection and great wine selection. Love that I can get a quality Chianti at a very reasonable price. I think the meals are priced perfectly and very tasty. Great option if your want to have a few different things as... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

had dinner here tonight and wow what a huge let down , very over priced and slow on service , the wait staff did the best they could as they were very understaffed, the so called manager was very rude and dis interested in any feed back that was offered,which is a shame when you are prepared to pay full... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It was a classic style authentic Italian menu, in a relaxed atmosphere with friendly attentive staff. Some of the old traditional meals had been revamped for the current market, however maintaining the taste integrity of the old style recipes. Moderately priced and recommended for a visit

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Cairns, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Nothing wow went to this Italian place twice maybe the chef was not working. First time order the seafood pasta did taste nice but one big problem SAND they did not clean the seafood right. Also ordered the slow cooked beef it was dry. 2nd time fish was over cooked and just no wow in the food I could of... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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175 reviews 175 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We spoke to the chef at Bellocale after enjoying a superb meal there and he commented that a sure sign of this restaurant's success is the fact that it has managed to stay open and flourish in Cairns! The restaurant trade can be very fickle in Cairns and during our 20 years here we've seen many restaurants come and go:... More 

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Queensland Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nice little place tucked away on Shields St. Excellent menu and selection of specials. Food is fresh and cooked well. Recommended to those that appreciate good Italian and fresh pasta. My only suggestion would be to have a better selection of wines by the glass and to also serve the red wine a little cooler. Overall, the service was excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 62C Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 7777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?