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All 429 Cairns Restaurants

Piccolo Cucina

17 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
0740515137
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Ranked #101 of 429 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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325 reviews 325 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Located next to the Pullman International Hotel, lovely menu, all our courses were delicious, portion size a little too big. The service was excellent and friendly. Highly recommend a visit.

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Cairns
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Hi Just a short walk from Spence St is Piccolo Cucina, tucked into the edge of the alleyway right next to the Pullman. We enjoy good service and a balcony table. Our main selection choice of rice balls in tomato is superb. Entrees are great, we choose either bruschetta or prosciutto on pastry, and there is a good selection of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had a nice meal here. We started with bruschetta, then I had pasta and my partner had salmon. Both were enjoyable, though not superb. The Staff were polite, though not overly friendly to us, a tourist couple. The location and the decor were nice, with an interesting dome ceiling.

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Port Douglas, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We heard a lot about this place and maybe were more dissapointed because of that.nice ambience service average but where the dissapointment lay was in the quality of the food .the local scallops were not local or maybe they were but the shells that they were served in where definatly cold water scollops.irrigardless the breadcrumbs tasted from a pack were... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We love Piccolo Cucina! We attended recently for our wedding anniversary. From the fantastic service to the very traditional (read delicious) Italian food we never ever leave here disappointed. Be sure to try the Bruschetta, Pappardelle alla Modenese and save room for some of the beautiful home made deserts. If there is crème brûlée - this is a special though... More 

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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

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