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Bel Paese

45 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
0740516165
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Ranked #41 of 421 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
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It's good to know that this is a proud family run restaurant and that the dishes have some family heritage involved. A group of us had very satisfactory meals there recently and we all left very satisfied. On this occasion though, it didn't deserve an excellent review: Our serves were very generous but some of the composite parts were lacking... More

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

1st night in Cairns on this occasion and I ate in the motel restaurant so I had my usual steak but come the 2nd night and went on a walk to check out the eateries which are plentiful. However after going several blocks I found that I was heading back to where I started and found my way into the... More

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Cairns
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

From the time we walked in we were treated well, had booked a table and was glad we had as the restaurant seemed to be quite busy. We wanted to try the garlic bread however decided to save that for another time. We both had the veal and it was too die for. The best veal I have had in... More

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Perth, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A slight walk from the Esplanade where most tourists congregate. It's worth the walk here because the pizza was great. The garlic bread was the absolute BEST garlic bread we have ever had. So fluffy and buttery. Soooo good. We dreamt about it for days after. Then we ordered the Salvatore Original and Paesano. Yum yum yum. Felt like I... More

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Excellent Italian pasta, pizzas and desserts (highly recommend the banana panna cotta); lovely waitress who was most attentive to our family and very friendly, this is not an inexpensive restaurant despite the paired back med ambience - expect AUD 120-150 for a family of four but the tasty, quality food makes it worthwhile. We would visit again!

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BelPaeseCairns, Owner at Bel Paese, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to add your review. I am glad you and your family enjoyed the meal and I look forward to your next visit! -Nick Owner and Manager More

Cairns
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We've had dinner here a few times before. The food has always been spot on and we think the best Italian food in Cairns. Service was quick too.

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BelPaeseCairns, Owner at Bel Paese, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we look forward to seeing you again soon! -Nick Owner and Manager More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Grabbed a pizza takeaway. Yummy toppings, not too much. A thin base although not as thin as in italy. Service was very friendly. They called me by my name when I walked in!

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BelPaeseCairns, Owner at Bel Paese, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I'm glad you enjoyed the pizza and hopefully we'll see you again soon! -Nick Owner and Manager More

Cairns, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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BelPaeseCairns, Owner at Bel Paese, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our service and we hope to see you again soon! -Nick Owner and Manager More

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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BelPaeseCairns, Owner at Bel Paese, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed our gluten free options and cant wait to see you again soon! -Nick Owner and Manager More

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

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