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Bel Paese

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45 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 6165
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    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
Fantastc

Best Italian in Cairns. You know its good when the clientele are mostly Italian. Can't believe it took me this long to discover it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Belinda W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Best Italian in Cairns. You know its good when the clientele are mostly Italian. Can't believe it took me this long to discover it.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you are a believer that the best Italian is simple, not an overload of too many flavours then this restaurant is for you. Their meals are well sized, flavours are simple and true, prices realistic and the service is good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Looking for an informal meal for dinner with my mother visiting from down south. She is fussy so decided to give this a try. The menu is what you would expect from an Italian restaurant without going to far into traditional fare. However, what they did provide was fresh and absolutely delicious. We had a homemade pizza, spaghetti bolognese (for... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Had dinner there on a Tuesday night. Very good Spaghetti seafood and a nice local beer. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. The price was good. $39 for main course and two beers.

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Perth, WA
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had a lovely dinner here with delicious traditional Italian food. We dined with 3 young children and they accommdated us well. Definitely recomoend the

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Narangba
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went here with my wife and parents while we holidayed in Cairns. The food was fine. The four cheese pizza and scallopini was not bad and the deserts were decent. Probably a three and a half if it were possible.

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Good Location for a great Italian restaurant. Food was very good and typical Italian menu. Staff friendly and service was quick. Outdoor seating available. Licensed.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We thought we would try one of the Italian eateries whilst on our visit to Cairns and even though we had one right next door to our hotel the reviews were less than favourable so we chose Bel Paese as the reviews were more favourable and I'm so pleased that we did. The staff were excellent, pleasant and happy to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I am not a fan of reviewing places more than once, but I need to make an exception for Bel Paese. From memory, my previous review (over a year ago) would have mentioned the excellent food, quaint atmosphere and great service. Can I honestly say, nothing has changed, in fact, it may only have improved. I arrived into Cairns in... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The waitress was lovely. The food was pretty average, but nothing special. The garlic bread arrived burned, but they happily replaced it when we asked.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 6165

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 21
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian, Pasta
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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