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Vitalia's Italian Restaurant

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$5 - $34
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 07/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a great experience from start to finish. Easy online booking which is a must if you want to eat at most of the restaurants on the pier or anywhere where along the Esplanade in Cairns. We had entrees, mains and dessert. All meals...are large portions and delicious. Service was efficient and the owner was going from table to table making sure everything was OK. Definitely give this restaurant a go.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As Italians we really loved this place. I had pasta and my husband and son had pizza. Everything was delicious and the pizza was a proper Italian pizza. Staff was very nice and professional.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go at Vitalia’s as much as we can as it’s the best Italian restaurant in Cairns! Food is excellent and beautifully presented and not to mention the great Italian wines list! If you happen to be in Cairns, Vitalia’s is a “must go”! You...won’t be disappointed!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great, but the service was exceptional. One of our party mixed up their order and when it arrived it wasn't what she expected. She queried it with our waitress who then arranged for the meal to be replaced. This was all done...with no fuss, she just made it happen. Really impressed with this restaurant and would thoroughly recommend it.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow…I just love a classic authentic Italian restaurant. Pizza bases are beautiful, toppings are great quality too. The salmon with the mushroom sauce was superb. HIGHLY recommend. The whole dish was flawless. Service was polite and swift. Lovely outdoor tables on a warm night capped...it off nicely. BYO Allen key as the chairs are wobbly ;)More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick service, great food, surpassed expectations. I was torn between choosing a local seafood selection but went with the Atlantic salmon with pistachios on roast potato and carrots. Simply delicious. My partner went with the seafood platter and my mum the carpaccio-all very happy with...their meals. We shared a salad, which in itself was good with the addition of pickled onion? We think? It made a great contrast and turned a simple salad into a delicious simple salad. Some less than perfect salad leaves in the mesclun, but other than that 5 stars.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 27, 2022

Great Italian food with the family. Gnocchi were divine. Antipasti platter was huge and delicious. Atmosphere was pleasant. Quite pricy but worth it.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 21, 2022 via mobile

Beautiful Italian food in a fantastic location. Risotto was amazing. Fairly priced and the staff were great. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 18, 2022

Very well located, this restaurant offers authentic Italian food with a very friendly and accommodating staff.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 7, 2022

We ate here recently & the food & atmosphere was great. It was very busy for dinner but the staff were quick bring out meals & were very pleasant & happy. A really nice place o eat.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 30, 2022 via mobile

This restaurant is set within the Shangri-La with harbour views. We booked online, which was really easy. Staff were friendly and efficient - always there when we needed. Pizzas were awesome - the dough is so good! We had another main (the drunken beef) and...it was great too. Meal sizes are very generous, so make sure you are hungry! Prices are reasonable for the quality, quantity and nice location. Nice night out.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022

Vitalia's has genuine, wood fired, Italian pizza- tha best. The other main dishes are average but you can make almost any of them GF or vegan, the kitchen is very flexible with it. they even have vegan wine. Service is always very good.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed May 20, 2022

The views of the wharf are lovely and the ambiance is definitely there. The food was authentic and we didn’t have to wait long. The staff were Italian and added to the authentic vibe.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 18, 2022

Vitalia's, what can I say... A great restaurant in a great location offering good, traditional, and reasonably priced food. I can personally recommend the Taliata Steak, juicy and cooked to perfection. My only negative is the food takes a looong time to get to the...table. It's not the waiting staff, it's the kitchen that's slow.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 4, 2022 via mobile

It is was a beautiful view of the wharf, we were were sitting in the corner so we didn't really see much of the inside. The staff were friendly and hard working. Our waitress did forget to bring the dessert menu, but she was trying...to serve other people too, so I wasn't upset. The food was overall pretty tasty. The nutella ice-cream was so good but you definitely need to share it, to finsh it. My husband and I had the cheese pizza and some sort of cool looking entree. It had meat and vegies inside, so good. Tasted like mac and cheese but looked like a hash brown on the outside. The pizza could have been better. It tasted a little too burned and smelled burnt. It was a little off-putting. My husband had the steak, it came out covered in salad which was also tasty. I had some sort of stew, it was so good. I loved it a lot. The taste was homely and reminded me of winter.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Response from Sue B | Reviewed this property |
I am not the owner. Pehaps call the restaurant and ask them. Enjoy your lunch
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Hi , we are not BYO Thanks
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Yes, Vitalia's Italian Restaurant offers takeout services.

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Vitalia's Italian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5