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Portobello

Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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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, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 158
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    Very good
  • 63
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  • 45
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  • 45
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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
Nice meal, uninterested service

Nice things from the kitchen but let down by the front of house staff that clearly wanted to be somewhere else.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
ToniP25
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Palm Cove, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We dined here on the last night of our holiday and had high expectations. Generally speaking, the atmosphere was pleasant and the food was good, but we weren't blown away. The reason for our poor rating relates to the 'off' wine we received. When we raised this with the wait staff, they responded with 'well you tasted it before you... More 

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Palm Cove, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Nice things from the kitchen but let down by the front of house staff that clearly wanted to be somewhere else.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Had dinner here one night. The food was good I had the entree Garlic prawns and my partner had a medium pizza.. My entree was $21 and medium pizza was $24. I thought the prices were at the top end for what they were.. The service was disappointing. Was asked if I would like water and my understanding is they... More 

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Sydney
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We had two takeaway pizzas from here last week. At two for $35 reasonable value for the area. Recommend if you want quick and easy takeaway in Palm Cove to take back and chill on your balcony, or across the road beside the sand.

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Phillip Island, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Had a lovely bottle of wine and nice starter followed by a generous and delicious, yet different style of lasagne. We chatted to an irish waiter who was absolutely lovely, but a little shocked when he referred us to the owner's son for payment, who was not in possession of any people skills and just took our money without as... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We ordered a take away pizza to eat in our apartment while we watched the Australian Open men's singles final. There was a longer wait than advised when ordering but the pizza was first rate.

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We dined here tonight and both had gnocchi which was so light and tasty. I had gnocchi Tuscany and my husband had gnocchi portobello. Servings just the right size and authentic Italian and full of flavour. For desert I had tiramisu and my husband had the roulade both delicious. Prices reasonable considering the quality of meal. This is our last... More 

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Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Eaten here a few times having garlic bread, bolognese, pizzas. Garlic bread always has burnt garlic in It which has a bitter taste, pasta either bland or way over salted and almost inedible. Pizzas over cooked and dry. Average food for the area but it is overpriced. Wait staff are very friendly and always do their best to accommodate, which... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I love the food and atmosphere here. Food is excellent. The service can let it down though. I have been a number of times and disappointed with the service.

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Cairns, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Had take away pizza (2 for $35), was amazing. Very tasteful and seasoned to perfection. Loved it. Need to come back for pasta.

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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, Pizza, Pasta

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