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“Fantastic food, service and location...”

L'Unico Trattoria Seafood Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: L’Unico Trattoria started life as a small BYO in 1994. Set in an Idyllic location on the waterfront at Trinity Beach about 20km north of Cairns, the word soon spread, and L’Unico quickly became a regular dining spot for tourists and locals alike.In 1997, after three years at Trinity Beach we moved just 400 metres further along the beachfront to take advantage of even better ocean views and new, larger premises complete with wood-fired pizza oven and cocktail bar.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic food, service and location...”
Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

All I can say is the dining experience was fantastic. Prompt and attentive service from the moment we sat down. Kids said it was the best chicken pesto pasta and pizza (lamb) they had ever had and my spaghetti marinara was also one of the best ever for me. Place has a very clean and positive vibe in great location.

1 Thank Tim C
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English first
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice place to dine by the water.”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Lovely and breezy, very tasty pizza thin base like a wood fire pizza. Very accommodating as they were closing early that day for a function. Polite friendly staff. Would love to go back.

Visited January 2013
1 Thank Krissy J
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good Staff, Good Location, a little pricey”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Date of Visit: 6th Jan, 2013
I went to dinner there with my two boys. My eldest read the menu and had decided up front that he wanted his mud cake for dessert. He had the Lasagne and Chips from the "bambini" menu and my 4YO had the Fish and Chips. Dad performed quality control on both. :-) I had the Penne with Chorizo.

All of the mains were excellent. The fish was very very good and the lasagne got the two thumbs up from my 7YO. The Penne was good too.

Both boys decided on the Mud cake. It came out as half a large muffin size (no complaints on size, this is the kids menu after all) with vanilla Ice Cream and Mixed Berries.

My only complaint about the meal was the dessert. It was an incredibly rich chocolate cake, bordering on being burnt to my tastes, the real killer was the berries. They have used a liqueur (or liqueur taste at least) which makes it a very adult tasting dessert; neither of my boys liked it because of this. Though they did enjoy the ice cream.

Overall a good, solid meal.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank ChrisGWarp
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Melbourne, Australia
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Wasn't our first choice”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

This hotel is well placed and we tried for the first time this visit. The food we had was very good - the service was a little slow but it is always busy.

Visited January 2013
1 Thank Trudi0
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Hyderabad, India
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best italian fare on the beach front”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

We tried their pasta and pizza - both very good. Interesting thing to note is they have outside "free" seating which does not have any waiting. You order at the counter, pay for the food and drink and they bring it out to the table. Pretty cool idea - you get your food just as quick and get great seating.

Visited January 2013
1 Thank Shreesh66
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