A complete guide to Cairns Restaurants

Italian Providores


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

Il Convivio

58-62 McLeod Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 7477

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

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Oliveri's Continental Delicatessen

41 Edith Street, Innisfail
(07) 4061 3354

Fantastic lunch rolls and sandwich options from an outstanding Italian delicatessan in the heart of Innisfail. Selling 60 cheeses and Italian favourites such as prosciutto, salamis, real ham off the bone, and their own marinated olives - get your supplies after lunch.

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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.

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