A complete guide to Cairns Restaurants

EFTPOS 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.

View More Info

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.

View More Info

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.

View More Info

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.

View More Info

Dominos Pizza Smithfield

Shop 4 Facility Close, Campus Shopping Village Cn, Smithfield
(07) 40556361

View More Info


Donnini's Ciao Italia

The Pier Marketplace, Cairns
(07) 40511133

An authentic Italian restaurant & cafe inside The Pier Marketplace. Donnini's Ciao Italia features an open kitchen, highly attentive staff, and some of the best Italian food available in Cairns.

View More Info

Eagle Boys Pizza Smithfield

Shop 2 Cnr Faculty Cl & McGregor Rd, Smithfield
(07) 40576622

View More Info

Fasta Pasta

68 Shields Street, Cairns (Cnr Sheridan St)
(07) 40410388

Pasta that's fasta than the rest. For a quick, quality meal, Fasta Pasta is excellent value for money, and ideal for family dining. Laid back and informal, with a licensed bar.

View More Info

Holloways Pizza

Palm Street, Holloways Beach
(07) 40550185

View More Info

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.

View More Info

L'Unico Trattoria Italiano

Cnr Vasey Esp & Trinity Beach Rd, Trinity Beach
(07) 4057 8855
email/enquiries)(lunico.net.au
http://www.lunico.net.au/

A stunning location on the Trinity Beach Esplanade, L'Unicois designed for diners to take advantage of their gorgeous surroundings... wide, open verandahs with large doors and windows. Playful and efficient staff marry a delicious array of interesting menu items. L'unico is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

View More Info

La Pizza

93 Esplanade Street, Cairns
(07) 40312646

Walk past La Pizza and the strong pizza aromas will beckon you to dine. Extensive pizza menu and other Italian favourites.

View More Info

Nick's Restaurant

An Alpine Chalet Style restaurant, owners Gina & Nick are passionate about service and quality. The main feature of the restaurant is the Yodellers Bar, and it is not rare to find Nick yodelling with patrons and playing his piano accordian.

View More Info

Olanos Ristorante e Lounge Bar

On the waterfront at Harbour Lights, 1 Marlin Parade, Cairns
4041 5002
email/dine)(olanos.com.au
http://www.olanos.com.au

Olano's is a beautifully located restaurant and lounge bar overlooking Trinity Wharf. Perfect for large or small groups. The Sicilian head chef provides a fresh, interesting menu with Italian influence.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

View More Info

Peppers Gourmet Pizza

Barang Street, Kuranda
07 40938733

Gorgeous pasta with interesting Chef's Specials every night. Large range of pizzas, with outdoor dining on a huge balcony. Bookings Essential.

View More Info

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.

View More Info

Roscoe's Piazza

3B Ernest Street, Innisfail
(07) 4061 6888

Conveniently located on the highway, Roscoe's Piazza is a family Italian restaurant with a range of seafood, pizza, pasta, salads and a-la-carte meals. Well priced Reef & Beef buffets on Fridays, with a seafood buffet on Saturday and Sunday is pizza and pasta, salad and dessert.

View More Info

Tosca Trattoria

127-145 McLeod St, Cairns (Shop 145 Cairns Central)
(07) 4041 0822

Old world aromas and a casual, rustic atmosphere. Enjoy the quiet away from the bustling of Cairns Central shopping centre.

View More Info

Victor's Gourmet Deli

229 Sheridan St, Cairns North, 4870
(07) 4031 2922

One of Cairns' few delis, and a worthy stop off for any self-respecting foodie. Victor's Deli has a good range of European cheeses and smallgoods, as well as a wide range of groceries from Italy and further abroad. They also make decent coffee, sandwiches and rolls. They do subscribe to the Italian slow food concept though, so don't rush quality.

View More Info

Vivo Bar & Grill

49 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Australia, Palm Cove
(07) 4059 0944
email/info)(vivo.com.au

This highly acclaimed restaurant just added another award to its long list with the 2008 Restaurant and Catering Award for best Breakfast Restaurant.

Superb service, great quality food and an impressive cocktail and wine list. Enjoy all of this whilst relaxing on the balcony and looking through the palm trees to the beach.

View More Info