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L'Unico Trattoria Seafood Restaurant

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75 Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
07 4057 8855
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: L’Unico Trattoria started life as a small BYO in 1994. Set in an Idyllic...
L’Unico Trattoria started life as a small BYO in 1994. Set in an Idyllic location on the waterfront at Trinity Beach about 20km north of Cairns, the word soon spread, and L’Unico quickly became a regular dining spot for tourists and locals alike.In 1997, after three years at Trinity Beach we moved just 400 metres further along the beachfront to take advantage of even better ocean views and new, larger premises complete with wood-fired pizza oven and cocktail bar.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, atmosphere and friendly wait staff

Ate at this restaurant several times whilst staying in trinity beach and enjoyed it very much! We had a casual lunch at the bar where we enjoyed a generous pasta marinara and delicious fish & chips; on another occasion four of us had a 3 course meal and every dish was perfectly cooked, the service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
susieq298
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Melbourne, Australia
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I have been to L'Unico's on many occasions over many years, never missing an opportunity to eat there when in Cairns. The food is always at high standard, as is the service. On our most recent visit last week, we enjoyed pasta and pizza, followed by sticky date pudding, all of which we shared between 3 of us. The waiting... More 

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Aldo D, Owner at L'Unico Trattoria Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. wen hope to see you again. kind regards, Aldo More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We arrived at the restaurant just after 8pm hoping we would be able to have some dessert before heading back to our accommodation. It seemed as though the restaurant was not very busy, it seemed like they were winding down for the night, and we were seated straight away. We ordered two of the chocolate mud cakes and a hot... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Quite simply one of the best meals out we have had for a long time, every element was delicious, beautiful ambiance, good music and made to feel very welcome on a packed night. Only regret is that we are now back in Melbourne so will be a while until we can revisit.

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Aldo D, Owner at L'Unico Trattoria Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review. I too love the marinara though often just have it with prawns and mussels only and of course a truckload of chilli. regards Aldo More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have reviewed this in the past...and am unashamedly reviewing it again as each time a go I enjoy the experience so much. This is a must eat at destination if anyone is within the Cairns region.... Our latest adventure had 6 of us arriving on a relatively busy evening. We had no booking, but no problem. All it took... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fabulous food and consistent. Great staff and owner, beautiful location. You will never be disappointed. Enjoy!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ate at this restaurant several times whilst staying in trinity beach and enjoyed it very much! We had a casual lunch at the bar where we enjoyed a generous pasta marinara and delicious fish & chips; on another occasion four of us had a 3 course meal and every dish was perfectly cooked, the service friendly and efficient. Very good... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Just dropped-in to this little gem on the esplanade overlooking gorgeous Trinity Beach. Buzzy Sunday afternoon (late) lunch crowd. Italian. Great selection food and wine. But the wonderful staff really make it the trick (thanks Aldo, Gordie/others) see you next time.

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Adelaide, Australia
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15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Partner and I dined here on a Wednesday evening this month and had a very relaxing, intimate evening inside at a lovely table for two. Everything went well until it came to paying the account which had two discrepancies that were not of our doing. Manager on the night sorted things out quickly although we sensed a lack of real... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I must say that the food we had was really nice. The staff was average or below.. Younger staff seem to never heard of allergies and made odd comments about it. (Chef made food allergen free so no worries there). My son didnt want chocolat icecream but ended up getting coffee flavour, no many 5yrs like that.. I think this... More 

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Aldo D, Owner at L'Unico Trattoria Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at our restaurant. Im glad that you enjoyed the food. we have been receiving some lovely compliments of late which is heartening. Am not clear as to what type of odd comments were made by staff re food allergies. Would love to know what they were as... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Authentic Italian at its best great place to eat.Pasta was all home made and thoroughly delicious. Staff on the night we attended were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble, would definitely recommend this place and will certainly go back again

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Additional Information about L'Unico Trattoria Seafood Restaurant

Address: 75 Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4057 8855
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Trinity Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $35
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75 Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Trinity Beach
  • Phone Number: 07 4057 8855

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $35
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups

Description

L’Unico Trattoria started life as a small BYO in 1994. Set in an Idyllic location on the waterfront at Trinity Beach about 20km north of Cairns, the word soon spread, and L’Unico quickly became a regular dining spot for tourists and locals alike.In 1997, after three years at Trinity Beach we moved just 400 metres further along the beachfront to take advantage of even better ocean views and new, larger premises complete with wood-fired pizza oven and cocktail bar.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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