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Bel Paese

45 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
0740516165
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Ranked #43 of 411 restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $26
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cairns, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

family meal out - great welcoming service and the food - well just great - take note generous portion size so don't eat too many entrees :) We obviously did not know this we were not able to finish all our mains - staff offered to package up to take away. We had a table 52 discount card (to encourage... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We loved the food & the service was great, lovely staff. Gluten free option as well which was good for me. Garlic prawns were beautiful & seafood pasta excellent. Would highly recommend

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Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The pizza we had today ("Salvatoré original") was really bad: it looked like a frozen pizza with some toppings, and the the ingredients were all but fresh. Moreover, it was tasteless... I actually already tasted frozen pizzas that were better than this one.

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BelPaeseCairns, Owner at Bel Paese, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience on TripAdvisor. I am sorry that you didn’t enjoy the pizza. We prepare our dough on site and use fresh ingredients. The Salvatore Original often attracts very positive reviews. If a customer is unhappy with the product, we encourage them to bring it back to us and we can offer... More

Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Bel Paese is not a mind blowing pizzeria but I have to admit that their pizzas are quite good. Obviously the pizzas are quite "australianised", it is to me not an authentic italian experience, but in Cairns it is hard to find some good pizzas and Bel Paese does pretty well when it comes to make some good ones. Definitively... More

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Well presented cuisine with very good service. Friendly staff, wonderful atmosphere. Will be back again.

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Cairns
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Dined here last Thursday with 2 friends after work, and not overly impressed. I thought the main meals were expensive ($30 for chicken/steak and salad) for a casual family restaurant. All food came to the table inconsistently and my friends pizza order was mixed up with other tables so good was put down in front of her, then the waiter... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We used to live in Cairns, and ate here regularly. We now make sure to stop in for a meal every time that we visit. Nick and his team never fail to impress. The pizzas are to die for, and the veal is always brilliant. Can't wait to return.

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Cairns
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We have dined here 4 times now and keep coming back due to the quality of the meals, efficient service and value for mony (which is not easy to find in Cairns). Have enjoyed the pizzas, pasta meals and calamari and the scallopini over our visits and don't have a negative word to say.

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Smithfield, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Went for dinner with our adult children. Food was great, as was the service. Definitely will be back again!

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Cairns
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My friend and I chose this place cause it had great reviews on trip advisor so thought we would give it a try...man are we glad we did, it tasted like really authentic Italian food! I had the most amazing spaghetti Bolognese and was a generous size too. Service was great and meals came out in a good time!

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