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Bel Paese

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45 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 6165
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Loved it!

Lovely staff, lovely food and not very pricey either! Will definitely be going back :) I got the seafood pasta and it was beautiful! Tasted very authentic and you knew they only used fresh ingredients

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2015
Kristy G
via mobile
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nick has always me feel welcome...great family restaurant. I had my 60th birthday dinner with close friends and it's the best birthday iv had they looked after us all and the food was great as always... Great restaurant and device is good....

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Thank Vincent D
Atherton Tablelands
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The ricotta & spinach Cannelloni for the entree was perfetto. The Veal Cotolette was tender with its side of sapore (flavoursome) vegetables. Finished with their delicate melt-in-your-mouth homemade Tiramisu delivered by their Italian chef was outstanding. Definitely worth it for authentic Italian food.

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Thank mpare5
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I went in this restaurant after reading all the good reviews in tripadvisor. But, unfortunately I was a bit disappointed. Staff: I was immediately greeted by staff after few minutes they placed my order. The staff were very polite, professional, and very welcoming. Service: simple but fast. Food: We had 4 cheese pasta and pizza capricciosa. Unfortunately, pasta was overcooked... More 

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Thank Maryrosa1989
australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Not much atmosphere. Passable quality Italian food. Unremarkable service. No problem about splitting the bill though!

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Thank MiLinAustralia
Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Located within easy walking distance from the waterfront, this restaurant offers authentic Italian cuisine. It is quaint, with friendly staff. The chicken salad was very tasty and the portion size was good. My husband had a pasta dish and loved it as well. This was our second trip here, and we were not disappointed.

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1 Thank Kls430
Senden, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Just walked to Bel Paese because of Trip advisor. The location isn't nice - sitting outside at a busy road. Starters we didn't get - after asking they would like to serve them while main course - which is too late. Pizza was okay but not really outstanding. Not what other guys are telling here...

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Thank Binki1985
Trinity Beach, Australia
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We were able to make a very last minute dinner booking only with the help of wonderful staff at bel paese. The restaurant was busy when we arrived however we were greeted with a smile and efficient service. We couldn't go past the pizzas (meat lovers and mexican) and the chicken calzone. Pizzas were cooked perfectly and definitely more than... More 

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Thank Myss T
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Not good at all. Salad looked sad and tasted very bland. The pizza was ordinary and too cheesy. On a main road and atmosphere more like a takeaway

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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

This is my go to place for italian. service is always fantastic. The entree's are a reasonable price, the mains are delicious and drinks are yummy. I have never jad dessert here as the entree and mains have alwayd filled us up.

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Thank cameron h
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Lovely staff, lovely food and not very pricey either! Will definitely be going back :) I got the seafood pasta and it was beautiful! Tasted very authentic and you knew they only used fresh ingredients

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Thank Kristy G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 6165

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 21
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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