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Bel Paese

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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian
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45 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
0740516165
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great local restaurant

Been here numerous times and it has always been excellent. A local favourite. Staff are friendly and the food is authentic and very tasty. The potato pizza is particularly good. Book in advance as it is usually packed. Not fine dining, but just perfect for a family or a couple to enjoy a casual... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
mbm1986
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Been here numerous times and it has always been excellent. A local favourite. Staff are friendly and the food is authentic and very tasty. The potato pizza is particularly good. Book in advance as it is usually packed. Not fine dining, but just perfect for a family or a couple to enjoy a casual evening out with good food.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We arrived and were the only ones in the restaurant but we enjoyed everything we ordered. Bruschetta was very tasty. Our mains were Penne Vegetarian and Spaghetti Seafood and both dishes had good depth of flavours which were well balanced. Dessert was freshly made Tiramisu and that was delicious. The gentleman who first greeted us was warm and friendly and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Service was very good and the pizza we had was of a good standard. However, the pasta dishes were not as good. There were plenty of vegetarian options

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Not impressed with the price. Group function all you can eat, complete rip off. I have a 9 year old that only eats 2 slices of pizza was charged $15 this did not even include a drink or even a scoop of ice cream. Disappointed local. The adults table was great if you were sitting at the other end. By... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This little place I would have to say is a lovely place for anything from a single meal to a family get together. The food is excellent the staff are friendly and professional. I would eat here again no problems, the only place I have eaten at more than once after being here for two weeks. The pizza is fantastic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We happened upon this Italian restaurant because another was closed. It was quiet and the staff were friendly. We weren't in a hurry which was good because it was a relaxed atmosphere. The Bruschetta was the best we've had but mostly because their bread is homemade and not crunchy hard! We shared a pasta dish and were pleased overall. Very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Have been here twice, both time with 6 or more people. first time was Okay, second time not so Okay. of the 6 order, 3 people order one dish the same then 2 other ordered a dish the same then i was the odd one out, i Spaghetti Carbonara. all meals came out together......except 1. i sat politely waiting, thinking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I found this restaurant online after a quick search for a simple reasonably priced Italian. We were in Cairns for the Australia Day long-weekend and had not made a booking, so we headed off to the restaurant early in the hope of securing a table before it got busy for Saturday night service. I was amazed to find the restaurant... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 0740516165

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 22
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian
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

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