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Piccolo Cucina

17 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
0740515137
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Ranked #84 of 409 restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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78% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We really only chose this as it was close to our hotel. Tripadvisor rating was ok but our expectations were not high. What a fantastic meal all 5 of us had. Beautiful home cooked fresh pasta. Took us all back to Italy. Service was great once we got the lovely Italian lady assigned to us.

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Braidwood
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went for dinner on a Wednesday night, seated straight away and served with water and drinks within minutes. Food waa quick to come out. We ordered an entree of garlic pizza which looked huge for 2 people but had a very thin but tasty base, meaning it wasn't overly filling. Delicious!. Mains came promptly and my entree size meal was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Pasta cooked to perfection and a generous serve. Very tasty and service was great. Nice atmosphere and good wine choices

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had the bruschetta piccolo and the lamb cutlets for starters. The lamb was nice! The bruschetta toppings were cold and a bit soggy unfortunately. For mains, we had a pizza and a pasta. The pizza was quite delicious and a decent size. The pasta was good but too small. A main size pasta at $28 should be quite a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I dined here with my partner and son.it wasn't busy.As it was a Thursday night. I was recommended to go there for my birthday dinner. I found the service very slow.so slow I wanted to leave. Drink service slow.oh $11 for a glass of bubbly..overpriced. Food was edible..just. prices should be adjusted to meet the standard of the food.staff need... More

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Kuranda
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Came here today for a business lunch with some friends. had one of the specials which was Barramundi and it was superb. Service, ambiance and location all very good. I would highly recommend it for lunch and am eager to try it for dinner.

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Cairns, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Dined here with friends - bit of a mixed bag. Food was very expensive for what it was and took a long time, even though restaurant quiet when our order was taken. I want to give 5 stars to the flavour of the spinach and ricotta ravioli - something that can be very ordinary - this was so divine, unique,... More

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Gatton, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The food was very good. Would have liked to see the staff wearing shoes instead of the one girl wearing thongs. They don't have full bar service so drinks were limited, but the food was definitely worth it.

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Cairns, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Have been here a couple of times and although not one of my favourite restaurants in Cairns, I decided to try it again. The food is consistently good although the wait time was a little long for the food to arrive. All in all it was an enjoyable dinner and the service was adequate and pleasant but as I have... More

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We went to this restaurant as it looked like a really nice menu. However, the waitress was appalling, bought us the wrong wine, the wrong pasta dish and she couldn't have cared less. The people at the table next to us were obviously regulars and we could see the difference in service, at one point she was telling us something... More

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