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La Fettuccina

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41 Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 5959
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In a city awash with "restaurants" this small Italian restaurant is quite good. The staff are great and the bruschetta is top notch. A lot of locals go there, which is always a good sign.

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Thank Paul A
melbourne
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The three of us had a wonderful dinner at la gettuccina. We order a carpaccio di manzo, which surprisingly came with wonderful bread, and some delicious garlic bread for starters. As mains we had a terrific spaghetti al ragu bolognese, and the special, which was penne with a creamy sauce and smoked chicken. The only miss of the mains was... More 

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Thank rheoghan
Beijing, China
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place and come here for excellent abs fresh pasta every time I'm in Cairns. Good wine list too. Highly recommended this gem in the midst it tourism joints.

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

The food was so bad, when I paid the bill I said to the waitress "the Head Chef isn't Italian is he?" Her honest response was "no, none of the chefs are Italian". Pretty much sums the food up. No love here. The restaurant is nice enough. The staff were lovely. The wine menu was good. But the food? Wow.... More 

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Schwyz, Switzerland
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

The antipasti Casalingo was excellent accompanied by garlic bread (extra). The pasta was "al dente" and the sauces, i.e. carbonara and amatriciana, were tasteful and good. All drowned in a good Merlot and topped by a "doppio". A compliment for the professional and unobtrusive service staff. An unexpected pleasure in remote Cairns. Even the pouring rain could not spoil the... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Thank you Johnnie for putting the beef strips on the menu this week as a special entree. As usual they were delicious. Anyone going to La Fet this week or if you see them on the specials board, I would highly recommend having them This is an authentic Italian restaurant with a range of meals to cater for everyone Great... More 

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mackay
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

When in Cairns we often go to La Fettuccina because its normally good value. Whilst service was good this time both our pasta dishes came out lukewarm and mine was dry and under cooked. Parmesan cheese was also not offered. A bloke from Sydney sitting at the next table said " this is the best spaghetti marinara I've ever eaten"... More 

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cairns
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

Have visited over the years. One of the oldest surviving restaurants in cairns and you can see why. Delicious food, unobtrusive, friendly service. My only gripe is now that I'm coeliac and must eat gluten free, whilst the options are available, I would just love to have the choice of spaghetti or linguine rather than just penne all the time.... More 

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Thank pixie001Cairns
Santa Clara, CA
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

After two weeks offshore diving with friends from around the U.S. on the GBR it's only fitting you end the holiday with a nice meal and pleasant conversation. La Fettuccina is something to remember when it comes to good food. The sauces on the dishes are really superb and the service pleasant and non-interruptive. I'm always surprised when visiting Cairns... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

We come here every now and then because it's one of our favourite restaurants and the night we went this time my wife surprised me for my birthday dinner. I had the beef and spinach fettuccine which is always Devine, perfectly cooked meat, excellent sauce and fettuccine was great as well. My wife was also very happy with her carbonara... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 5959

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