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Villa Romana Trattoria

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Cnr Esplanade & Aplin St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4051 9000
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 67
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good food in a lovely setting looking out on the water

Had the black muscles in a garlic and white wine sauce while my wife had the spinach salad. Both quite good. We shared a very good pizza. Quite a nice overall menu and the various preparations we observed while there looked very appealing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
GANDMB
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Indiana
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Great location, excellent food and amazing staff, thank you Roberto for making us so welcome! Can highly recommend the pasta dishes and the tiramisu was to die for! The wine is exceptionally reasonable...which made it very easy to drink! Well worth a visit (or 2), you won't be disappointed!

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Thank CathyT200
Indiana
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had the black muscles in a garlic and white wine sauce while my wife had the spinach salad. Both quite good. We shared a very good pizza. Quite a nice overall menu and the various preparations we observed while there looked very appealing.

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Thank GANDMB
Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely view looking onto the Esplanade, the Coral Sea was pretty. The hostess convinced me to choose this spot because of an "early bird" dinner special, 10% off the food total. (However when it came time to pay, the discount was not reflected. Once I brought it to the staff attention, then it was adjusted.) The pizza was very good.... More 

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Thank Jen J
Hoi An, Vietnam
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lunch sign says $17.95 for pasta and a beer. But the bill says $10 dollars more. When i asked the rude manager, he said i ordered a paster that wasnt included. I used to eat here each time i come to cairns... i said to the manager, that it looks like i will never eat here again and he... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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74 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled on this place right on the esplanade. It's a real tourist place but I thought the service was excellent, the food great and I really enjoyed the entire experience. Would recommend to anyone - especially the prawn spaghetti

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Thank JayWestYorks
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304 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best meal of our holiday so far! I had Calzone Pizza, my wife had Veal. Both were beautifully cooked, and large portions. Reasonable value for money, accompanied by a nice bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. Only complaint, took around 45 minutes to arrive, but the place was very busy!

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Thank MaryBarryJackdon
Cairns Region, Australia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with my mum for breakfast. It was buffet. I thought it wasnt too expensive for breakfast at the beginning but when we finished I thought it was not value for money. We never returned.

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Thank Monica K
Darwin, Australia
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is in a great location, we had the best outside table and the staff were friendly. The beer was cold and in great tall glasses. Villa Romana had everything except good food. Tastless, mass produced meal, and the trio of breads was terrible thick paste not pesto, and expensive. Very disappointing:-(

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Thank Steve B
Brisbane, Australia
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate with work colleagues on a trip to the far north. The service was excellent and our waitress was funny and efficient. The food was just average but reasonable priced. Not bad, if the food matched the service, this place would be excellent

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Thank Anthony M
Chester, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant twice for breakfast whilst in Cairns and it was excellent, really tasty, well cooked and presented for a reasonable price. Staff were helpful enough and its a really nice spot to sit (when its not raining!).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cnr Esplanade & Aplin St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 07 4051 9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 53
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?