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Piccolo Cucina

Italian, Pasta
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17 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
0740515137
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Italian food

This is perhaps the best Italian availabe in Cairns. The atmosphere is very up market and the service excellent. If you are hankering for pasta, go no further. Also try the potato pizza as a group starter, it is unusal but very nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Z_FNQ
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Kuranda
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kuranda
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This is perhaps the best Italian availabe in Cairns. The atmosphere is very up market and the service excellent. If you are hankering for pasta, go no further. Also try the potato pizza as a group starter, it is unusal but very nice.

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Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Recently I had the delightfull pleasure of having a meal at Piccolo Cucina for the first time. It will certainly NOT be my last time. The food was exceptional, the service and staff great, the atmosphere unique and I found the menu to be extremely extensive. I did ask for one change to be made to my main meal and... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Food is so delicious here! Decent prices and good quality food. Good wine selection however I think the glass I had might have been off as it was quite bitter/sour. Staff are hot and cold, sometimes they are spot on and very friendly, and sometimes you can see they've had a hard day.

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Recently had a work lunch at this lovely restaurant - the choice on the menu was extensive and the daily specials sounded delicious, and they were. I had the calamari (a long time fave) and my work mates had the specials - we were not disappointed. Service excellent and ambiance was lovely - highly recommend.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

I sat outside on the balcony, which was lovely, and ordered a reasonably-prices glass of moscato. The service was good, very fast. My meal - chicken parmigiana - also came out very quickly, too quickly for my liking. It cost me $31 and looked as though it should've only been $18-$20. Tasted that way too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Absolutely love this place! Food is great the service is great and love the atmosphere. Great pasta and their home made chicken pate is amazing!

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Brisbane, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Claiming family connections from the 1950s at Lygon Street, Melbourne, this Italian restaurant is located opposite the Casino. You can either dine in indoor air-conditioning or in an outdoor verandah tropical setting. The menu has a typical offering of pasta, pizza, salads and suchlike with daily specials. Looking for a light meal I selected garlic bread and calamari. The garlic... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Probably the worst pasta I have ever had. A heat up weight watchers pasta is better value for money and may even be better cooked. When you pay $24 for a pasta dish which consists of: pasta; chilli; bacon; tomatoes and oil you at least expect the meal to be filling. AVOID at all costs as cairns has no shortage... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Situated adjacent to the Stamford Hotel in Cairns, this Italian restaurant was a joy to behold. The food was excellent, the seafood, the pasta and the veal were outstanding, The wine list was extensive and the servers were very knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Cairns

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Yungaburra, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Popped in here for a quick bite and what a surprise! Service was as friendly and efficient as you would expect but even better was the food. The daily special (grilled barramundi on this occasion) was cooked to perfection and served with fresh vegetables and a delectable sauce - not a lick left on the plate! Chef has a special... 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: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?