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Piccolo Cucina

Piccolo and his family, along with experienced Italian chefs strive to deliver the best quality Italian food in Far North Queensland (if not Australia!).

Recently winning Restaurant and Catering Queensland's "Best Italian Restaurant" award further proves that distinction.

Let Piccolo choose a wine from his selection of Australian and Italian wines to perfectly match your dish and be sure to try the daily chef's specials which use the best fresh produce of the day.

Piccolo Cucina is open for lunch and dinner Monday to Friday and for dinner on Saturdays.




Visa, Al fresco, Family Friendly, EFTPOS, Licensed, Mastercard, Amex, Disabled Access, Cairns CBD

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(07) 4051 5137
92a Lake St, Cairns, 4870

What people are saying...

Linda Renouf
9 Aug 2013

I like many locals have been to this restaurant 2 or 3 times a mth for many yrs & never been disappointed.
Everything is handmade & simply delicious.
I have spent some time in Italy & the food at this place is comparable or even better than anything I ate in a restaurant over there.
Yes the owner poss needs better people skills & sometimes the service lacks a touch but the food is simply to die for & well worth it.

9 Mar 2010

I have been here on several occasions over the last few weeks. I find the food and service to be excellent. Congratulations to the owner and the staff.

6 Jul 2009

I always dine at this restaurant when visiting family and friends in Cairns - the menu is not extensive, but what they serve is fresh and always cooked to perfection with enough variety to suit the most discerning palates! Highly recommended.

Pete Samper
17 Feb 2009

This has to be one of the worst establishments in Cairns in my opinion. I sat down for a nice mel only to wach the owner tos a young couple with two small children simply because they were not ordering enough food for his liking... I never knew there was a minimun to buy in a restaruant but there is in this one.. furthermore i paid 25 dollars for a small lump of pasta that was overcookd and the sauce tasted slightly burnt.. make sure you pck somewhere else and avoid this place like the plague.

5 May 2008

The first time that i ever went to Piccolo Cucina i thought it was going to be a normal italian restraunt.
"you know once is enough."
But as i tasted the food, as the staff welcomed me and were so polite i had a quick change of mind.
When i went to Piccolo Cucina i ordered the special, gnochii with a sweet mushroom sauce. I was so delited that a couple weeks later im looking for the number on a site and i stummbled upon this comment box.
"It was the order of my life."

by Chrissy Sophocleous

4 Mar 2008

I have never been treated so rudely by the owner and his daughter. We have dined all over the world and this Italian establishment is quite mediocre. When they finally decided to wait on us, the owner was so condescending. We ordered a bottle of the house cab, which was decent. He tried to talk us into a more expensive wine and from then on we were ignored. We finally ordered the cheese pizza and spaghetti pomodoro. I asked for garlic to be put on both and he said flat out "No". I asked for chilli flakes and he said "No". The pizza was cooked in a wood burning stove but the crust did not stand up. It was soggy and tasteless. The spaghetti was done perfectly but the sauce was bland with no fresh seasoning or garlic.

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