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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 157
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  • 140
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Decent Italian food

The owner was an interesting chap. Really good at working the tables and having ‘fun’ with his guests without causing offence. Nice mains, decent size portions. Both pasta dishes cooked nicely. Could do with some salt and pepper in them as a little bland, but once added very nice. Dessert... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Dr-R-Fun
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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366 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The owner was an interesting chap. Really good at working the tables and having ‘fun’ with his guests without causing offence. Nice mains, decent size portions. Both pasta dishes cooked nicely. Could do with some salt and pepper in them as a little bland, but once added very nice. Dessert – pretty good. Wine – excellent. Service – pretty good.... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We are locals and eat here regularly and it never ceases to amaze me how I never have the same thing twice. I always order the barramundi as they change the menu regularly. I love that it is always full of flavour and always a suprise. We take family and friends there, vegetarians alike, anyone, they cater for all. I... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

been here many times and always very happy with food, service is great. The waiters never write down your order, all from memory. Great location and a lovely place to chill out.

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Victoria, Canada
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229 reviews 229 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We met up with a friend from Cairns and she took us to this restaurant on Trinity Beach. The location is lovely, as is the room. We ate from the daily specials - I had the appetizer portion of mussels in white wine and garlic. The ladies both had the appetizer sized salad that had arugula, prosciutto, marscapone and fresh... More 

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melbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

always delivers with great food, great staff and a good night out. we were served promptly, the food was as promised, the manager was exceptional, making everything run like clockwork.

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Trinity Beach, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Location, Location, Location that's it for sure. Food wise always a bit like X-mas you never know if it's great or not. For the price I would expect more consistence and the service is a bit a gamble too. If you are in for a punt at absolute Beach front, have a go or have a save bet just have... More 

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Perth, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We ended up here twice whilst staying in Trinity Beach. Neither times had we booked but managed to get a table for 4 on both occasions. The service was a bit slow but the food was tasty and an average price for an Italian restaurant (the spaghetti Marinara was about $30). They also serve kids meals which both of mine... More 

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Gold Coast
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

no problem coming here to eat, maybe a little pricey, maybe a little "resting on our laurels" but you will not be disappointed with your meal

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Long Melford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Such a lovely spot. Excellent food, top notch staff Had dinner here every evening of our stay!! Loved the pork risotto

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Friendly staff, Great menu with share plates or pizzas. Sit on the lovely deck and have an ice cold bevvie!

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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 1 - 35

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?