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Bel Paese

45 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
0740516165
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Ranked #50 of 396 restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Perhaps I got lucky, perhaps others didn't. After arriving in Cairns late in the afternoon, I unpacked my bags and went for a walk to find something to eat. I stumbled onto Bel Paese and was met at the door by a very friendly back packer who informed me I could get take away food if I preferred. I entered... More

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Wangaratta, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This place was recommended to us by a Cairns local for it's home style food & we were not disappointed. The food was plentiful and amazing . We ordered a pizza & pasta dish and shared , as well as a little of red which suited both dishes & we didn't pay an arm & a leg . The service... More

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

After not getting an order right by missing ingredients and an entire side this was very disappointing. They sent another pizza and the side again to our hotel. The pizza was still wrong and shows a strong lack of attention to detail. Also value for money wasn't great paying $89 for a garlic cheese bread ,2 regular pizzas and a... More

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Top Contributor
267 reviews 267 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Although the value (particularly when combined with an entertainment book voucher) was fantastic for the amount of food eaten, there is a real distinct lack of atmosphere in this place. The setting and decor is a bit lacking and results in a real lack of ambiance. The service was pretty good however and the food was great - without being... More

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

My son and I like it here! Delicious and friendly. We recommend to travellers... Better food than most in Cairns............

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Cairns, Australia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

People want views when they dine and while this place doesn't have that, it does have great Italian food. The prices are amongst the best value for Italian dining in Cairns. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Simple in form, but it's all in the food. Lovely..!! Indoor and outdoor seating, excellent service from friendly staff, and the food is just like Momma used to make..

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Cairns
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5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Good honest Italian food at a value for money price. We visited with friends before going on to another function. Service with a smile in a timely fashion enabled us to finish our meals with plenty of time to make it to the next event. Food was varied and delicious.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

Went here during the week. It's a cute little resturant. Kind of has a romantic atmosphere but you can still go there with friends and be comfortable. We went here because there seemed to be good reviews on here for it. The waiter was polite and sociable. We ordered the paesano and napoli pizza. They came pretty quick, which was... More

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I live & work In Port Moresby and whenever I return to Cairns Bel Paese is on my to do list. The pasta aways gets a run, up there with the best I've had.

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