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41 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 0611
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 42
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great meal

On what was a very hot sticky evening that eventually turned to rain we had an excellent meal. The food we really good and the service was as good as the food. The Italian owner was extremely friendly and spent time speaking to us on our many Italian experiences. This is an excellent restaurant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Albert E
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Wickford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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405 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wickford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

On what was a very hot sticky evening that eventually turned to rain we had an excellent meal. The food we really good and the service was as good as the food. The Italian owner was extremely friendly and spent time speaking to us on our many Italian experiences. This is an excellent restaurant with great food and wine the... More 

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sorrento
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Read my other reviews, I'm a hard marker. Like Italian food? This is sensational. Loved it. We come to Palm Cove about every two years, this and Chilled Cafe are or two 'go to' places.

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Scotland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We ordered take out pizza to eat in our suite so we could watch the Australian open tennis. We didnt have to wait long and it was very good. their garlic bread was also devine!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Visited off season on a Sunday in february. Starter of special arraccini balls was good, but for mains we ordered polpette pizza and pear salad. Mains very disappointing. tasteless pear and far to much cheese on the pizza-didn't really taste of anything. As locals we will not be returning. Disappointed. Also the music playing was terrible!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Service was horrible. Food orders mixed up. Hair in the pasta was the last straw. Not even an apology from the owners. Contrasts immensely from the last time we were there 2 years ago when it was my favourite dinner spot. So dissappointed.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stayed a couple of days in Palm Cove and had dinner two nights at Portobello. The food was great. Very good service and wine list. I recommend this as a good Italian restaurant in Queensland.

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

No breeze coming off the beach tonight so it was very hot and humid. We shared the garlic prawns for entree which was a good introduction. For mains, I had the sirloin steak with roasted veggies and potato which was cooked as ordered and tasted great with the red wine reduction. My wife had agnolotti Gorgonzola which she said was... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had dinner at Portobello and it was a delightful experience. Wait staff was very attentive. We had bruschetta for entree the tuscany pasta and penne alla matriciana for main. The meals were delicious!!!!!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Waited over an hour for our pizzas and mine needed a magnifying glass to find the goats cheese that was supposed to be on it, my cocktail was sickly sweet but to their credit they didnt charge. I didnt try the pastas as they make carbonara with cream and that is not the italian way to make it. Very similar... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

we have eaten here twice this week, brilliant as usual. Owners are great, service and food great. pizzas fantastic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Palm Cove
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4059 0611

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?