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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 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 6165
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 11
    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
Favourite pizza restaurant

I can't go past the award winning 4 cheese pizza. .. An addiction. The seafood pizza is good too. Good selection of pasta and mains. A nice bottle of Zema and who could ask for more. We prefer sitting at one of the outside tables and watch the world go by. Super friendly service. A favourite with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Jane N
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Queensland, Australia
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Queensland, Australia
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

I can't go past the award winning 4 cheese pizza. .. An addiction. The seafood pizza is good too. Good selection of pasta and mains. A nice bottle of Zema and who could ask for more. We prefer sitting at one of the outside tables and watch the world go by. Super friendly service. A favourite with locals

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Very nice and authentic trattoria ! Very accommodating for a large group with active/choosy kids. Freshly made pasta was awesome and tiramisu heaven ! Grazie mille !

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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

sensational cheesy/garlic bread and real Italian staff :-) Calamari Salad and traditional Lasagne for mains were pretty basic but certainly fresh amd tasty and how fancy can a lasagne be I guess. Would come again for a well priced Italian feed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

A good solid Italian restaurant. Yummy spaghetti and fabulous friendly service. We were there with our baby and were made to feel most welcome. It was so yummy we went back for lunch!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Really nice food with very good service, a great selection of traditional Italian dishes all at reasonable prices. Lots of options for the kids also. Nice atmosphere sitting outside watching Cairns pass by over dinner.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had a really good family meal here. Food not too expensive and we all enjoyed it. Just in the main area of Cairns easy to find.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Food was good but the fact we got asked if we wanted desert before our mains came was a joke. Bit over priced for what you get

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We were extremely surprised by this amazing meal and cannot wait to go back again. To start we shared pizza bread and caprese which was made with the most beautiful mozzarella I have had in ages. Next course was a BBQ meat lovers pizza which was absolutely divine and then we both had a veal dish for our main course.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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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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BelPaeseCairns, Owner at Bel Paese, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review! Looking forward to serving you again in the future. -Nick Owner and Manager More 

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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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BelPaeseCairns, Owner at Bel Paese, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We pride ourselves on creating a warm and welcoming environment, and of course great food! Hope to see you again. -Nick Owner and Manager More 

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Additional Information about Bel Paese

Address: 45 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4051 6165
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 21
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian

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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, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 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?