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Villa Romana Trattoria

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Cnr Esplanade & Aplin St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4051 9000
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always enjoy our meals here. Had breakfast and dinner. Service was excellent in every way. Food didn't take long to arrive and each of us were very pleased with our choices. Main courses were cooked to perfection. Always look forward to visiting this restaurant when we are in Cairns.

Thank rayBunbury
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213 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The title says it all as far as I am concerned. We walked along The Esplanade trying to find a restaurant which appeared to have a vacant table, a challenge at 6:30pm. We looked at menus posted in front of each restaurant and let our 15 year old grandson make the decision where to eat. He chose Villa Romana Trattoria.We... More 

Thank overthehill79
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

In cairns for a conference , tired after a long day and wanted a quick and comfortable early dinner. Was seated at a single table , served promptly and had the beautiful fresh grilled barramundi and Greek salad side - highly recommended ! Washed down with an icy cold Asahi ! This venue suits anyone from solo business travellers like... More 

Thank Dean D
Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food very average, food VERY overpriced. Pizza set me back $24 when all the other pizzas I've had it Cairns are around $17 and are so much better! Was waiting 10 mins for my bill, it was the older waitress who was serving us, still standing there doing nothing so I asked where my bill was, and she asked "are... More 

Thank Chris J
Atherton, Australia
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55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a group of 20+ foreign travel industry visitors to Vila Romana. Service was abysmally slow and substandard. Two courses arrived without serving spoons. When dessert was due each of us was issued with a teaspoon and paper napkin. A few minutes later a dish with three scoops of ice-cream was placed in front of groups of three. The... More 

1 Thank Gordon G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch yesterday, staff unfriendly, food was firstly over priced and I had was described a veal schnitzel, but tasted like something from the cardboard factory. My wife's meal wasn't much better. I have to say that most restaurant along the esplanade are nothing more than tourist traps, hygiene could improve at those places. Not going back ever.

Thank JanKarl1956
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Must be the worst restaurant in all of Cairns. So many to choose from stay away from this place.. the older female waitress was so rude couldn't get our order quick enough and food once arrived was inedible.

Thank ros453
Cairns, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for breakfast during last week and we were very disappointed especially since there was good reviews, the meals were very small and the eggs way over cooked there was nothing special about our meals to warrant the larger price than other local spots. My wife and I left annoyed so much so that I am writing this review... More 

Thank 516scotty
Livingston, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in without a reservation feeling like some Italian food. The menu and food are unpretentious - it does not present to be fine dining. The food was plentiful and well cooked, the house wine was adequate. If you are on holiday and simply want an evening meal you can do much worse than heading here. I would go back... More 

Thank Bobble50
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138 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While walking on the Esplanade I notice Villa Romana, always busy, so stopped by and decided to have a meal here. Had a great meal, service was fast and friendly, brought friends over for a meal and they were also impressed with the Italian meal.

Thank mulato68

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $53
Italian, Pizza, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Esplanade & Aplin St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 07 4051 9000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?