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Piccolo Cucina

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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: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    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
It's an Italo-French contest in Cairns!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
mccorquinn
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
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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Vermilion, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I didn't really expect to get authentic Italian food in Australia, but this was the real thing. The food was so good, we ate dinner there both of the days we were in Cairns. The owner and the waitress were not very friendly or I would have given it 5 stars.

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Good place to eat, nice food and good prices. Was busy when we went so service was a little slow but still a good place to eat.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Dinner with Hubby - "Lets just go there for a pizza, the last one was awesome"... We had plenty of time so we settled in on the verandah and started with a very simple pizza. Light, crunch base with a simple tomato sauce, topped with prosciutto and fresh rocket and drizzled with great olive oil - Amazing. Then we decided... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Whatever you do don't arrive early as you'll be told to wait outside! Not sure why the owner thinks he's above the clientele but it's a turn off. Crab lasagna superb but you have to put up with feeling he is serving you is an annoyance. Shame as it could be great. Mother and daughter team make the place and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Truly a lovely dining experience! Food was amazing reminded me of being back in Italy! Give it a try you wont be disappointed, service was attentive and friendly, definately recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

came here for lunch with the work peoples. The pasta was very nice and the dessert was even better. The restaurant was alittle deserted but im sure they get more people for dinner. Its quite a nice restaurant a unique kind of shape. The staff were nice. mid to high price range.

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Additional Information about Piccolo Cucina

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

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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?