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“Good casual restaurant”
Review of Bel Paese

Bel Paese
Ranked #101 of 622 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $24
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed October 15, 2012

If you're looking for a more casual and affordable place to eat in Cairns, this is a good choice. The appetizers are decent, although the pizza is the highlight of the menu in my opinion. There are unique choices, but charging an extra fee for putting different toppings on each half of the pizza is excessive (especially since the whole pizza is charged based on the price of the more expensive half). There's outdoor seating but it's not as busy a location as places closer to the Esplanade so less people watching. Service is fairly good but disappears at times.

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Thank vvv3
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Very authentic Italian food. We had the spaghetti puttanesca which was full of flavour and the pasta was cooked just right. Calamari serve sligtly small but the pizza was excellent. Good value for money compared to some of the other places to eat in Cairns. Enjoy.

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Reviewed September 3, 2012

I always have a good feed here when in Cairns.

I wont bore you... just say its definately worth a visit.

Thank gs-aussie
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

I ordered the putanesca without anchovies as a substitute for arrabiata, which wasn't on the menu. The pasta was excellent, nice and spicy and came out quickly. The service was good, though being called 'sir' by a Queenslander was disconcerting.

My main gripe would be the price for what it was. The serving could have been much larger for what I was paying. Maybe that is just the local price but it was a bit disappointing.

Still, it was a decent meal, better than some I've had in cairns, so I'd recommend it.

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Thank OttomanScribe
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Simple no fuss well made meals. Good taste and friendly staff. Great wine. Excellent pizza. I would recommend to anyone wanting a convenient and easy meal out.

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Thank TheSC0TTMan
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