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“Lovely meal in nice setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marina Paradiso

Marina Paradiso
Shop 1, 1 Marlin Parade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 6969
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Ranked #53 of 383 Restaurants in Cairns
Price range: $11 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Beautiful waterfront restaurant offering Modern Italian Cuisine. Stunning location, catering for lunch and dinner 7 days per week. Full cocktail bar and specialises in functions.
Cairns, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Lovely meal in nice setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Quick friendly service. Food was fresh and tasty. Had relatives visiting from overseas and they enjoyed it very much. Nice outlook over the Trinity Inlet.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Cairns, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Fast, Friendly & Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I have lived in Cairns for the past 5 years & had been meaning to dine here since it first opened, & Finallyhad a chance to have dinner with my husband last week and we were both plesantly suprised. Everything we ate was delicious- the pastas were perfectly cooked & the sauces were super tasty, & the marinated strawberries I had for desert were divine, we will be back thats for sure. & have been telling all our friends. The staff were very attentive & the food was fast & red hot, (nothing worse than cold food at a restaraunt) Well Done Marina Paradiso another great place to dine in Cairns... We will be back for sure.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian in Tropical Australia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Two friends and I visited Cairns recently and found this delightful Italian restaurant on the boardwalk near the Marina, overlooking the harbour. The owner/chef is Sicilian and many of the wait staff are Italian. This really helps with the ambience. The service was brilliant and staff were attentive without being pushy. We ate there on 3 occasions. My favourite meal started with garlic pizza bread; barramundi with asparagus, carrot and Tuscan potatoes and then a delightfully light strawberry liqueur dessert. We drank Chianti Classico and finished with a complimentary glass of Limoncello. The bill was $165 for three people so it represents good value in beautiful surroundings. We were all impressed.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Geelong, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Next door to the Hilton”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Lots of typical Italian style choices on the menu. My chicken dish, along with the wine was divine. The cheese platter that followed wasn't great but we ate it all!! The atmosphere was fun and lively, with high ceilings it had a modern warehouse feel to it. Sitting on the each of the Marina and just around the corner from the Hilton & the Casino.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Evening to remember”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We've eaten at Biagio, the restaurant in Brisbane which Biagio and Sarah had before moving to Cairns, so we weren't really surprised to have a great meal when we visited Marina Paradiso, but the night we were there, they really outdid themselves. The food was wonderful, everything absolutely delicious, great service and friendly atmosphere. The decor is very modern with white marble tables and the latest in stemless Italian glassware. It's right on the waterfront so the view is wonderful.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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