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“Beautiful Meal”

L'Unico Trattoria Seafood Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful Meal”
Reviewed May 31, 2010

We had a fabulous meal here the night we arrived. Service was friendly and prompt, meals were generous and delicious. And the prices were reasonable too. Great night out and great introduction to Trinity Beach.

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Cairns
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54 reviews
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“Best Pizza in Cairns area”
Reviewed March 25, 2010

This delightful restaurant overlooking the Coral Sea at Trinity beach has a fine Italian menu, but it's wood fired oven and pizza chef produce the most authentic and delicious pizzas in Cairns. We have tried every pub, bar and restaurant in Cairns offering "authentic" Italian pizzas and for us none rate better than L'Unico. The base is thin, the texture perfect and they serve traditional pizza toppings as well as modern derivatives all of which you can modify to your own taste.

As well we can recommend the mussels in white wine sauce and their carpaccio. The coffeee they serve is also superb - well worth a detour off the Bruce Highway on the way to Palm Cove or Port Douglas. L'Unico has a wide verandah for outdoor eating right on the Esplanade, one of the best located restaurants in the cairns area, just love it!.

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cairns
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best Barra ever!”
Reviewed January 30, 2010

I have been to this restaurant MANY times and it is always a pleasure, the staff are fantastic, the owner is very warm and polite to his customers. This particular night I ordered the barramundi (the special), and it was by far the BEST fish I have ever eaten in any other restaurant. It was just full of flavour! They do a great cocktail to, fast efficient service, right on the beach, what could be better! I will be back very soon.

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Sydney
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Dine by the beautiful Coral Sea at Trinity Beach”
Reviewed November 7, 2009

Lunico is in a top location. Sit on the verandah gazing at the Coral sea and spectacular Trinity beach as you enjoy your superb meal and sip on something refreshing. The food is delicious, the staff are like old friends and the atmosphere both day and night is truly magical. You can watch the world go by, as a tropical zephyr gently rustles the coconut palms. On moonlit nights you can marvel at the sight of a golden pathway rolling out to sea. All your senses are catered for at Lunico. What a lovely way to dine!
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Sydney
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“Unadveturous Italian”
Reviewed August 7, 2009

We went there at night and, although it waswithin reach of the beach, it was of course not visible. The place itself looked drab with absolutely no personality or warmth. Probably in the daytime the view of the water would compensate for it, but at night it was not appealing.
We ordered 2 pastas and a salad, and there was nothing special or interesting about them. However this was one of the few restaurants in the area which was both licensed and BYO (Bring Your Own wine).

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