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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
Good for:
Large groups

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  • 152
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  • 129
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 44
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  • 43
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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
21st birthday dinner

We're locals and our son was 21 so we decided to eat at Portobellos We have only ever been there once, the young lady serving was very attentive and pleasant, the atmosphere was great Lighting can make it slightly hard to see the menus and the candle kept blowing out but the location is beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
978Cairns
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We're locals and our son was 21 so we decided to eat at Portobellos We have only ever been there once, the young lady serving was very attentive and pleasant, the atmosphere was great Lighting can make it slightly hard to see the menus and the candle kept blowing out but the location is beautiful. The duck spring rolls are... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We ordered two pizzas for takeaway- the Gamberi and Pizza for a friend. There were hardly any prawns on the Gamberi and few thin slices of pumpkin on the Pizza for a friend. Both pizzas were slightly burnt. Thought it was a pretty good deal, 2 pizzas for $35 but I would have rathered paid more for better food. Don't... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family dined here for dinner one night on the esplanade. The food we ordered were mains, the steak was fantastic, carbonara delicious and the calamari was hands down the best I have ever tasted. We tried a few restaurants on our stay but this one was probably the best.

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Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The view of the ocean through the palm trees, the balmy sea breeze, the exceptional service, the delicious pizza and the sensational berry and mint cocktail made for a truly relaxing and enjoyable evening dining experience.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The ambience of this restaurant is great, located just over the road from the beautiful Palm Cove Beach. Service is great and the food was superb. The sirloin steak with seafood was one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. The seafood containing prawns, mussels, pipis, scallop and calamari was cooked in a beautiful creamy garlic sauce. Steak was... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Spent many year in Italy from south to north, east to west. We went in for what we hoped would be authentic Italian style pizza. We got Pizza Hut. That is not dramatizing or being overly negative. It was what I remember from pizza hut when I last visited one some time back. Over filled so the flavor is just... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Had pizza takeaway deal as it was raining sounded great but really wasn't happy stuffed up order rang them when we got back to resort no answer left message never returned call , or even the next day. Pizza have very little on then substandard for price. I can vouch for dine in though.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The most tender calamari you'll ever eat. Fantastic pasta and risotto. I loved the italian music in the background and the naturally warm friendly blonde waitress

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South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was our favorite place in Palm Cove. We ate there 2 nights the week we were there. We tried other really good restaurants but the food, wine and wait staff here was the best. The owner is a friendly man, too.

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Campbelltown, Australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Haven't been here for about 2 years, but happy to say that Portobellos has remained as good as it was then. Our meals were superb, service was tremendous, and value very good! Highly recommend dining here!

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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?