A complete guide to Cairns Restaurants

Cairns CBD Italian Restaurants

Italian

Italian food is one of the most popular forms of cuisine around the world, and has infiltrated its way into the regular diets of many people in western countries.

An Italian diet contains many grains, vegetables, legumes, nuts and fruit. These are very healthy foods, and it is well known that the Mediterranean diet has many health benefits, including reducing the risk of heart disease and many types of cancer. However, over consumption of Italian food can add many pounds around the waist so diners need to exercise caution.

Common dishes include:
Pizza - Flat bread topped with a variety of toppings, commonly including tomato sauce, cheese, meats, and vegetables.
Ravioli - stuffed pasta that may be filled with combinations of vegetable, meats, ricotta, fish and chicken.
Tortellini, Fettuccini, Spaghetti, Gnocchi and more

Types of pasta sauce include:
Napolitana, puttanesca, carbonara, lasagne, bolognese and more

Bel Paese

45 Spence Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 6165
http://www.belpaesecairns.com.au

A cute Italian restaurant with a warm friendly atmosphere and genuine, tasty cuisine. The kind of trattoria you'd expect to discover accidently tucked away in a quaint alleyway in Sardinia. Great location for people watching, al fresco dinners and casual romance.

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Bellavista at the Marina

1 Pierpoint Road, Cairns (The Pier)
(07) 4041 3991
email/weare)(bellavistabar.com.au
http://www.bellavistabar.com.au/

Superb location on the marina, ideal for watching the sunset with afternoon beverages. Great range of pizzas with tatsy, innovative choices all cooked in a wood-fired pizza oven. Ideal venue for group celebrations or social dining.

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Bellissimo Gelateria Artigianale

54-60 Abbott Street, Cairns (Nightmarkets)
(07) 4041 6989

Very popular and attractive gelati store with a wide variety of flavours on display. Lots of tropical fruit flavoured gealti available.

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Bello Caffe

68-70 Grafton St, Cairns
(07) 4031 8842
email/bellocaffe)(hotmail.com

A comfortable low-key cafe in the heart of Cairns CBD with simple, elegant, uncomplicated modern southern Italian cuisine.

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Bellocale

62 Shields St, Cairns (Shop C)
(07) 4051 7777

A new restaurant worth talking about with Italian cuisine even Italians are raving about! Passionately serving local, seasonal produce.

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Il Convivio

58-62 McLeod Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 7477
email/info)(ilconvivio.com.au

A rare food concept in Cairns, Il Convivo combines a well-stocked delicatessen with a restaurant, patisserie and bakery.

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Perrotta's at The Gallery

Cnr Shields & Abbott Sts, Cairns (Cairns Regional Gallery)
(07) 4031 5899

Top spot for casual dining in Cairns with an all-outdoors breezy deck. The food and service has been consistently strong for many years.

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Piccolo Cucina

92a Lake St, Cairns, 4870
(07) 4051 5137
http://www.piccolocucina.com.au

A small, cosy, family-run restaurant located in Cairns city centre, Piccolo Cucina is one of the finest Italian restaurants in Cairns.

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