Cairns Italian Cafes
- 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 comfortable low-key cafe in the heart of Cairns CBD with simple, elegant, uncomplicated modern southern Italian cuisine.View More Info
209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns
(07) 4031 6297
A funky location with a lengthy wine list, Blue Mango is a popular after work venue on a Friday with locals; Miles Away, a funky jazz band plays regularly. Innovative cocktails and interesting pizzas keep the regulars coming back. Great views of the Esplanade.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
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
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
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