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La Fettuccina

41 Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 5959
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (51 reviews)
“scaloppine” (3 reviews)
“garlic bread” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

We have been dining here since 2003 and it's our favourite restaurant in Cairns by far. Everything is beautifully prepared, cooked and presented. The beef carpaccio is to die for! All our visits have been topped off with a lovely bottle of Masi (Italian red...More

Thank Meg_Foodie
Reviewed June 27, 2017

Went to dinner with friends. They ordered the pasta which was fantastic, my Seafood Bisque was very disappointing and really acidic in taste. Dessert was amazing again, perhaps I just misordered.

Thank N0Kitchen
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Get off the Esplanade and relax at this little Italian gem. Peace, quiet and time to be in the moment away from the crowds. If you want to take the time to enjoy your meal and company then this is a good place to be.Lamb...More

Thank Bleeter
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Food was average and price was high. We went there about 8 pm Wednesday. There were only couple of tables having dinner.

2  Thank Sulu D
Reviewed May 15, 2017

This is the 2nd time we have been here. Previously about 6 years ago. Still fantastic food, wine, service, atmosphere. This is the real deal without being in Italy propa.

1  Thank Magruta
Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Ample sized portions and home made pasta. The wine list was also very good and reasonably priced. A very good meal without the hustle and bustle the esplanade dining experience!

1  Thank shannon m
Reviewed May 1, 2017

This restaurant serves great food. Shield Street is a mall in areas and a wonderful place to stroll along. Sit outside the restaurant and enjoy your meal. Dont forget to go back again!

1  Thank Faye H
Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

This wasn't our first choice but the restaurant recommended by friends was not open on a Sunday night. We definitely wanted pasta and La Fettucina was not far away. Fortuitous! You bet, as soon as we started our meals it was clear we had inadvertently...More

1  Thank Pointer61
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

When you order at a restaurant and the food does not meet expectations, the restaurant is usually happy to make you a fresh meal or offer you an alternative, however not this place. Do not expect the restaurant to be accommodating. I ordered fish and...More

1  Thank gourmetandquality
Reviewed March 22, 2017

For years this has been our favourite mid-range Italian restaurant in Cairns and having previously had numerous fine meals there I have reviewed it favourably. But after our two most recent experiences we won’t be returning till we hear that ‘normal’ service has resumed. About...More

2  Thank Gurusan2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$15 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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Cairns oldest Italian Restaurant. Since 1986 we have been serving up local meats, seafood and homemade pasta to generations of Cairns residents and visitors.
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