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Villa Romana Trattoria

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Cnr Esplanade & Aplin St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 9000
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food, (excellent service - happy and prompt), and particularly good value for money, also a v warm and inviting atmosphere :) We found it v difficult to beat in Cairns. No wonder it's always so busy - but no wait - as it is more than adequately staffed :) Hats off to the management and also the staff!

Thank suesparks61
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Quick attentive service. Good coffee. Nice food. Great location and view. Right next to the beach. Slow and quiet traffic along the esplanade

Thank John s
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

They have another restaurant in Melbourne where my all time favourite meal is their signature dish - Spaghetti allo scoglio. I couldn't wait to try it here.... Seafood was plentiful and fresh , but the spaghetti was a bit dry & lacked the oil & chilli that I loved. Mentioned this to the waiter & he promptly returned with chilli... More 

Thank Betty V
Gilroy, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate breakfast and dinner at this restaurant twice. Food was very good and reasonably priced compared to others. Pleasant and efficient staff made each visit a pleasure. Nice views along the waterfront. Highly recommended!

Thank Fred G
Lima, Peru
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was amazing, funghi risotto was out of this world and insalatta di pollo! Mamma mia! Very nice! Kudos to the Chef! Great location and service, specially the young italian waitress, the rest of the servers look very shy, she was the only one smiling and greeting everybody, very nice personality of this young lady. Great place, very reccomendable!!!

Thank vaneenc
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pasta was done well but the seafood was not fresh & we didn't eat it. Would not visit again. Overpriced for the quality of food

Thank Bob Y
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we thought we would try a different restaurant and choose this one. Prices are very dear but meals were nice. I had the ceaser salad with fresh salmon.. nice but could of done with more bacon and probably some avocado. Service was excellent though. Although we had a good experience here i wouldn't be attending again due to the... More 

Thank Lisa B
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Top pizza - calzone a winner and great GF options here too. We had an entertainment voucher so even better great catch up with mates. Good service from the Host.

Thank 1st_Point_Review
Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here about 5 times now. Each time it has been average but excusable. Last night we went with a big group of friends and our dinner was flat out terrible. Seafood risotto had a foul flavour, gnocchi that was like eating a spoon of flour and a horrible sauce. The only things that were OK were the... More 

Thank wendymaney
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great bustling, family restaurant. Recommend the seafood and pasta. Extensive menus with something for everyone. Great family night

Thank Sarah D

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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
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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: +61 7 4051 9000

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