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Piccolo Cucina

Italian, Pasta
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17 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
0740515137
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Pasta!

I've eaten here twice now and enjoyed the food. Great selection of food and wine and the Arancini Balls are delish! The meals are a little on the small side and could be bigger for the price. The let down was the fact that the waitress never wrote down our order. Whist its impressive when they get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Bree D
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Cairns, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cairns
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Went here for dinner with a group of five friends after a glowing recommendation from someone else. We arrived at 6:30pm to try and avoid possible wait times. Well we needn't have bothered because we were still not served our mains until past 8pm. I think maybe it was because we opted for no drinks except water when "interrogated" by... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

After going once and having an awful experience with my wife when the owner treated us very rudely (and did not respond to my email feedback about it, unsurprisingly), I was part of a small group who went there on the advice of one of us who said it had improved. It had not. Owner / staff still dismissive and... More 

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

as a walk up on a busy night great service and owner was flat out making sur evey one was well looked after

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Cairns, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I've eaten here twice now and enjoyed the food. Great selection of food and wine and the Arancini Balls are delish! The meals are a little on the small side and could be bigger for the price. The let down was the fact that the waitress never wrote down our order. Whist its impressive when they get it right, its... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My husband and I live in Cairns and frequent the many (great) restaurants in the city. We were told that Piccolo's had moved to its new location in Abbott St and were keen to try it since it is practically at our doorstep. Unfortunately for us and Piccolo's we will never return to this restaurant!! Our meals were enjoyable, the... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My Husband. Good Friend and I went to this Resturant Last Night. We had not booked and it was busy but the staff was very curtious and organised a table for us on the balcony. My Friend who is from Melbourne was very impressed and made the comment that it was fabulous Italian food made by Italians and served by... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Queensland
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Friendly staff offer great service and excellent food! Good choice of menu items and drink selection. Loved the hand-made pasta dishes.

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nice decor and attentive staff and the usual family favourites. We made the mistake of ordering the recommended special (saltimbocca) without asking the price...and were charged almost $40 for it for a fairly small portion with a mound of mashed potato and over-cooked carrots. So meal ended up costing the same as at a very fine dining place nearby. Disappointing.

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Cairns
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43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have visited here on a bi monthly basis since first attending some 3 years ago. The food is always outstanding as is the service. The prices are a little on the high side however you get what you pay for and the meals here are worth every cent. Leesa is passionate and knowledgeable as she is a foodie herself.... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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171 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Piccolo Cucina is at the Pullman Hotel end of the laneway separating it from the Lake Street end which houses the oh-so-French "C'est Bon" Restaurant. Both are housed in identical hexagonal structures, both have al fresco and indoor dining and each is authentic in its cuisine. Where, however, C'est Bon is white, light and airy, Piccolo Cucina is in shaded,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 0740515137

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?