Cairns Al fresco Italian Restaurants
- Sri Lankan
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
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
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
A comfortable low-key cafe in the heart of Cairns CBD with simple, elegant, uncomplicated modern southern Italian cuisine.View More Info
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
A rare food concept in Cairns, Il Convivo combines a well-stocked delicatessen with a restaurant, patisserie and bakery.View More Info
41 Shields Street, Cairns
A trendy Italian restaurant offering a comprehensive selection of pasta and seafood pasta dishes. Exceptional service and great food make LA Fettuccina a high calibre dining experience.View More Info
93 Esplanade Street, Cairns
Walk past La Pizza and the strong pizza aromas will beckon you to dine. Extensive pizza menu and other Italian favourites.View More Info
On the waterfront at Harbour Lights,
1 Marlin Parade, Cairns
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.
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.View More Info
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
79 The Esplanade, Cairns
The enticing aromas from Pinnocchio's Pizza will always make you want to stop and try one! Great views of the esplanade lagoon, and a perfect place on the weekends to just sit and watch the myriad of people walk by.View More Info
Cnr Esplanade & Aplin Sts, Cairns
(07) 4051 9000
Sensational location with an abundance of alfresco tables, Villa Romana is the celeb spotting restaurant of Cairns, often advertising in magazines with pictures of the latest famous faces in Cairns. Combines traditional and innovative Italian cuisine.View More Info