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45 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
0740516165
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Ranked #48 of 434 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $22
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cairns, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The food was nice with fairly generous portions. Our waitress was friendly & attentive. There is nothing outstanding about the restaurant though and it isn't cheap. $130 for 2 garlic breads, 2 pastas, 1 salad, 1 veal, 2 soft drinks & 2 glasses of wine.

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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Bel Paese is a no frills homely Italian restaurant. After many nights out it was great to eat some food which tasted like the food at home (even if we were away). The pizza was nice and the pasta amatriciana and cotletta were generous in size and flavoursome. We finished with a nice serving of Tiramisu and thoroughly enjoyed the... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Another great night, no reservation, just walked in. The service was spot on, the girls know what ' hospitality' means. The food was wonderful, the garlic bread, was very tasty, just melts in the mouth. The calamari, was very tender, and tasty. The main course was Veal scallopini, served in a white wine sauce, we had a choice of salad... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We knew there was an Italian Restaurant in Spence Street, so we decided to try it. My partner had a veal main course; I had fettucine and some sauce not unlike carbonara. This was huge. A glass of wine each, too: I had the red from Great Southern (WA). Waitress came back and back: I was still eating. Finally I... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I recommend the whole experience, there guys make an effort and it shows. It's very WYSIG, no frills, clean, true to type, full of love for fine food and simply good food at its best. Service is genuine and sincere, Bel Pease hits the spot! Nick's Mussels for Entrée or Main are a great choice and just marvellous.

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Went to dinner the other night, wife felt like pasta. What a great choice Bel Paese was. Wife had slag bol, she loved it, what a serve she could not eat it all which was great because I ate the last bit of it.Was going to lick the plate but people were watching. I had the chilli prawns and penne.... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We have had a couple of meals at Bel Paese and have been very impressed on both occasions - Excellent service, good prices, good sized meals & food to Die for. The veal Scallopini just melted in your mouth.

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Cairns, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My wife and I had lovely night and enjoyed authentic Italian cuisine. Although small the restaurateur was able to recreate a really authentic Italian trattoria atmosphere. Too many places claim to be Italian but are unable to deliver. IL Belpaese really manages to convey the Italian je ne sais quoi, Friendly, courteous staff. You will certainly be able to taste... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Good italian food, great service. Pretty much the best Italian food in Cairns. Highly recommend it!!!!!!!!!!!

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geroge4982
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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Went here for lunch with a friend and each had two glasses of wine as well as a caprese salad to share and each our own main course and the bill was only $70. The service was good and we were left alone to chat and enjoy our time without feeling rushed whatsoever. We left full and happy! I would... More 

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Additional Information about Bel Paese

Address: 45 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: 0740516165
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 22
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta

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