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Bel Paese

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

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Fantastic little Italian pkace

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Dosshell
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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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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Castlemaine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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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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8 helpful votes 8 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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15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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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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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, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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?