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“Twice in one week”
Review of Piccolo Cucina

Piccolo Cucina
Ranked #69 of 597 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We are Piccolo Cucina, a traditional Italian restaurant located in the center of Cairns. We take pride specializing in handmade pasta and hand stretched pizza. We support our local quality producers and their seasonal ingredients. Eat with us and be happy!
Melbourne, Australia
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“Twice in one week”
Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

We're on a trip down memory lane of sorts, before leaving Cairns. Popped into this stunning new location for an early week dinner for two, ended up booking for 10 on the Friday night. It takes skill, experience and intent to ensure a seamless experience no matter the table size. This family run outfit is really hitting its strides in the bigger location, thankfully now well away from the dead heart of Cairns that is the Lake St City Place wasteland. Now in the 5 star precinct, amongst the hotels and new waterfront parklands and boardwalks nearby. And just a toddle from the cruise liner terminal, meaning many more folk will share in this authentic Italian experience. Ciao Piccolo and Lisa. Thanks for the memories.

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“All Round Amazing!!”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Another awesome meal at Piccolo Cucina...super tasty food and delightful staff. Have eaten almost everything on the menu and can highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. I often have an agonising decision on what to eat, as it is all soo good!! If you're looking for an authentic italian meal, then this is the place to go...you won't be disappointed!!

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“Exceptional food, average service”
Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

Some of the best Italian cuisine I've ever had. Well balanced and interesting dishes with impeccable presentation. The experience was tainted by very average service. Our group was not well attended to during the course of the evening and they had run out of two of the four desserts on a fairly quiet night. Neither an alternative or apology was offered. It seems the higher prices are only reflected in the food.

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“Truly amazing”
Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Upon arrival I was greeted with friendly smiles, it has a very family atmosphere, all the staff were happy to explain the menu. The food was a taste sensation, by far the best Italian cuisine I have ever had in the far north. Dining at piccolo cucina was a pleasure and I will be recommending it to my friends and family, and will be returning myself very soon.

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“great food, awkward service”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Being from an European background, I totally loved the food! it tastes like Italy, we had brushetta to start and then pasta and arracini balls, was really really yummy! Love the new venue too...
Saying that, not sure whether we will go back as the service was awkward and made us feel very uncomfortable
The waitress serving us, I think the owner's daughter? was rude or maybe she was having a bad day?

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