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Fasta Pasta

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Italian, Pasta
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68-72 Sheilds Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
(07) 4041 0388
Website
Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, Large portions

The owner is an international traveler so understands different cultures and will pretty much make you what you want. For instance what we call Alfredo sauce is Monte Carlo sauce there. Nice quick in and out. The potions are so big I suggest eating half and then have them pack the remainder for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
olin j
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Denver, Colorado
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The night was very busy being mothers day which we didn't mind, however, 2 of the meals out of 4 that we got were cold and we could tell that they had been sitting there for some time before being brought out. The pasta was not the best considering it is a pasta place, however, it is very ceap and... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The family and I always love going to Fasta Pasta, great service with delicious food, great buzzing atmosphere and very family friendly! Sit inside and enjoy the vibe or outside to watch as the world goes by!!!

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Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Not much to say about Fasta Pasta. I asked for the cannelloni which they didn't have and so I got the spinach and ricotta ravioli. It was smothered in cream and a tiny smudge of pasta sauce across the top. My mother and brothers salads had mushy tomatoes in the salad and a weird taste to the pork belly. One... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The owner is an international traveler so understands different cultures and will pretty much make you what you want. For instance what we call Alfredo sauce is Monte Carlo sauce there. Nice quick in and out. The potions are so big I suggest eating half and then have them pack the remainder for your lunch the next day.

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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Went here for lunch and ordered a pasta and a burger. The turn around is really quick - so that's good ! The pasta portion was very generous and it was well made as well. So that was a winner. Unfortunately the burger was a bit of a disaster. Didn't taste right at all and the chips were really bad... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Despite the name, the pasta was actually pretty good! I had the penne pasta with chicken mushrooms in a cream sauce. Close to my accommodations so it was very convenient and yummy.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I had a very good pasta dish (don't remember the name) which normally had chili's in it but they were happy to make it without for me. The serving was huge. I could have used it for 2 dinners easily.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My partner and I recently had dinner here while we were in cairns as we saw how busy it was we assumed it was a popular decent restaurant only to find out the only good thing about it was that it was fast. About 5 mins after we ordered our meal the garlic bread came out which was nice and... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Passed by this place a few times and it was always busy, so taking in the adage, if its busy it must be good,that adage died tonight. I ordered a simple pizza, what arrived would make the people of Napoli cry I, the toppings remained uncooked, the tomato base tasted mass produced from a tin, the base was soggy and... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We walked past this restaurant a couple of times during our stay in Cairns. It was always busy which seemed to be a good indication as to the quality of the food. We ordered a very simple meal, I ordered linguine turismo and my husband a pizza. It was possibly the worst pasta dish that I have had. The fact... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 68-72 Sheilds Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: (07) 4041 0388

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 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?