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“Fantastic Pizza, GREAT location!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Pizza Trattoria

La Pizza Trattoria
Ranked #64 of 592 Restaurants in Cairns
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fantastic Pizza, GREAT location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

I could smell the wonderful food from this place as I approached and I absolutely HAD to eat there! The seating is outdoor only, which was fine for me as I was there in early spring (October) rather than in the tropical summer heat! I ordered a pizza that had generous slices of pumpkin on top as well as pine nuts. It was SOOO delicious! I practically wanted to stop people who were walking past and enourage them to try it. It was THAT good.
The service is typical Australian--somewhat laid-back--which is fine with me. If you're a tourist from another country (*cough* America! *cough*) you're probably going to feel like you're being ignored. The wait staff couldn't be more lovely, so just get in there and ask if you need something in a hurry!
It is also reasonably priced and the portions are generous. Plus, you're right there on the esplanade with views of the water and in an open-air patio to show off your good eats to all who walk past!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Yeppoon, Australia
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best pizza I have ever eaten!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

After reading some of these reviews you would think we ate at different places. We chose to eat here because the smell was amazing when you walked past. They didn't disappoint. Our 2 pizzas were devine. The service was good and their desserts were yum too!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Queensland, Australia
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Food was good. Service was awful.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We dropped in for brekkie whilst walking along the Esplanade on our last day in Cairns. We chose this place as the food people were eating looked good.

What a mistake.

We were shown to a table and then forgotten about. We had to ask for service, the waiter then took 35 minutes to get our drinks, no water was provided. In this time, all of the tables around us had been served, and some had received their food.

15 minutes after this, food arrived. The food was good. However, when you wait that long, you're kinda over it.

The senior male waiter on the day was clearly more keen to fill the restaurant than to provide good service.

We won't be returning. Ever.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank BorisBrisbane
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very ordinary”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

We dropped in for breakfast whilst wandering along the Esplanade. Our order was taken promptly, but we waited half an hour for our food to arrive. I had the big breakfast, which was ok, the poached eggs were cooked nicely. The other dish ordered was a breakfast bruschetta, which was nothing like brushchetta at all. It consisted of what seemed like pizza bread, a pile of cooked spinach and slices of undercooked panchetta - horrible. Will not go there again.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Shane_Rugger
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Horrid pizza”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Not the worst pizza I've ever had, but would never return. I love thin crust pizza, which this is, but it was so overcooked and dry like a cracker. Cheap toppings. It was a long wait for food and the place was almost empty. The waitress asked how the food was and i said terrible. She smiled.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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