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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, 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
Just the place for us!

. Staff very helpful and the place has a good buzz.Great location, family friendly and with great food and wine

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Caesar salad was very ordinary. My friends prawns were overcooked but sauce was lovely. Overpriced by a long shot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

. Staff very helpful and the place has a good buzz.Great location, family friendly and with great food and wine

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Despite it being a crowded Friday night we had a great meal at L'Unico Trattoria. The service was fast and cheerful. The food was excellent, good portions and reasonably priced. The vibe in the restaurant was wonderful with people eating drinking and laughing at every table and bar. They didn't bat an eye at being asked to do BYO, unlike... More 

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geelong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Last minute decision Sunday night, very busy but our waiter was so accommodating and found us a table for 3. The pizzas were scrumptious whilst the service, views and ambience was lovely and relaxed. A great night for all of us.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had a table of 9 as a walk in. We were accommodated quickly. Meals were well presented and of good proportion. Our Waiter was excellent and even got involved with the kids Magic tricks with Uno cards. The Waiters ( french accent) and the barman were perfect hosts who made us all laugh and really enjoy the night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We caught up here with friends for mid-morning coffee. Great service, great food and great view meant we were all here for lunch and left a little after that. This is a gem that only the locals know - definitely worth a stop

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We have not eaten at the bar previously, but on last Saturday's gloriously sunny afternoon we found a perfect table under the umbrella for a good spot of people watching. The relaxed atmosphere of no table service but great food is a big plus. A tasty pizza with a scrumptious rocket salad as the perfect accompaniment for the cold glass... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We called in for Sunday lunch and were glad we got there about 12 as by 1 it was packed. The food was good with great veal. There seemed to be a complicated system of were people were seated and one section had to order from the bar. We noted a couple of walk outs, going before ordering and yet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

We were visiting a friend at Trinity Beach and went to this restaurant for lunch. The owner/manager was fantastic, but his staff let him down. They made you feel like an inconvenience and were very indifferent to needs. The chefs need a pay rise as their fantastic food is carrying the restaurant. A nice location.

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

As always i thank you for taking the time to review the restaurant. I wonder if you would be so kind as to make contact so we can establish the day you dined with us. This is the only way i feel we can learn by our mistakes and educate the staff in question. Thank you for your comments re... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I chose the garlic prawns with rice from the very extensive menu and they were delightful. The sauce was articularly good. My husband had the pork belly which he also thoroughly enjoyed but didn't realise that it did not come with sides.. The waiter recommended a very good Pinot (by the glass).. My desert (sticky date pudding) was also very... More 

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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

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