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Piccolo Cucina

#121 of 441 Restaurants in Cairns
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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
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, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Average

Service was average, the food was average and the entire ambience, average. My pasta certainly was not hand-made as it says on the menu.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Brendoony
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Cairns, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cairns, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Service was average, the food was average and the entire ambience, average. My pasta certainly was not hand-made as it says on the menu.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Terrible experience. Wrong food came out, one customer got his once everyone else had finished. Asked for medium steak, came out rare and barely cooked. Wait staff avoided our table continuously. Manager was wearing thongs. Possibly the rudest ever wait staff ever encountered. Avoid at all costs.

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Townsville, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Gnocchi melted in the mouth. Service was what you expect from a Family business. If you don't book, you sit outside, which does not bother me, but may others. Pizza was very good, very reasonable priced.

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Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

we tried this restaurant, because it was next to our hotel. The food was okay, but not good and they had only really small portions. Saddly, only the price was high and not the quality that we did expect. Even the waiter was very unfriendly, so that we would definitely would not recommend this restaurant.

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Scarborough, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Lovely family run Restaurant, all pastas are homemade, I really loved the pappardelle modenese, never had pasta like this not even in Italy.Service was attentive as well, and the vanilla creme brûlée was to die for. Overall I been to lots of Italian Restaurant, but this is the real deal, simple big flavours, clean presentation, nice deco, and a nice... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We saw this restaurant and thought it looked nice, so went in. I was surprised that we were treated with a woman wearing thongs. This should have given us an insight into the restaurant. We ordered 2 entree's of calamari, and for mains, my husband ordered the di mare (seafood pasta) and I ordered the crab lasagne. We were surprised... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Really. Home made fresh pasta as good as it gets. Prawn and crab ravioli with the lightest tomato sauce that you will rarely taste. These people have been in the business for ever and are now in cairns. Count yourselves lucky. Go there and u will be happy you did. And the wine was great too. Not cheap but worth... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Described as a main but smaller than most starters in other restaurants. Persuaded to go for one of the specials but proved to be an expensive un-special special. Nothing more than pasta in tomato sauce, trout and prawns must have escaped the chef. Very dissatisfied.

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geroge4982
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The food here is absolutely beautiful and the service very friendly and efficient. My friend and I shared a scallop special as an entree which above and beyond delicious, and she had a homemade papperdelle while I had crab lasagna. Her papperdelle was perfect and my lasagna was filled with crab meat and very tasty although a little rich for... More 

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Lennox Head, Australia
Top Contributor
330 reviews 330 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I decided to eat here as it was very close to our hotel and are not sorry that we did. Good location and great ambience but the service was painfully slow even allowing for two big groups eating there. One would have thought more staff should have been rostered on under the circumstances. The staff members were... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, 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?