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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
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Reviewed 13 February 2023 via mobile

First visit to this restaurant, food home cooked Italian, I mean home cooked! Enjoyed every last mouthful, service great with a lovely young lady who did all she could to look after us, very rare nowadays so thank you. Food,service & value for money.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2022 via mobile

Back in palm cove again and thought we would try a taste of Italy again since our last visit back in 2018. Soo good food and tasty. In comparison with more up end establishments, value for money and quality of food is excellent. Compliments to...Maria who we spoke to and expressed our gratitude for a wonderful meal which she cooks with love and it shows. Well done and if back in palm cove will definitely eat there again.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 28 April 2022

We had to wait for our meal for 45min. The table seated after us got their meal first. We asked the waitress how long till our meal to come and her reply was that restaurant is very busy with pick up orders so you need...to wait!!! Really?? We put our effort to get there to enjoy our family dinner and we were the last to get served. What a joke. We went there to celebrate my husband birthday but it was totally ruined. The waitress who served our table had no customer service skill what so ever. Food was nice but food is not everything. Everybody appreciate for the good customer service and nice atmosphere They had none of that. It was very very disappointing. .More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 15 April 2022

Haven't tried this place before, so thought we'd give it a go. Service was fast, food was okay, but nothing special. There are better Italian places to get a meal.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 22 June 2021 via mobile

The food at this place was beautiful. Couldn't believe our luck when it arrived (home delivered) hot and exactly as described on the menu. I had the 9inch pizza. So good (vegetarian 4 pieces). Reasonably priced. We all really enjoyed the 3 meals.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 11 September 2020 via mobile

A balmy night to dine outside which we did and really enjoyed the food. Kelly looked after us and apart from being very entertaining , she was also very knowledgeable about the local area. My veal scallopine was so tender and delicious and the creamy...mushroom sauce topped it off. Donny couldn't resist the Moreton bay bugs in a Napoli sauce which was a special on the night. A very reasonable price for such a special meal. Lucky us🤗More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 21 August 2020 via mobile

This is an awesomely wonderful restaurant, the food was incredible everything is so yummy. Kelly our waitress looks after us so well we love her. She’s the best ever. We have nearly eaten our way through the entire menu and we can’t fault a single...dish.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 12 August 2020 via mobile

Steak, chips, and salad. Prepared just how I asked for it, and even went and got mustard for me tho it wasn't listed as a condiment. The house red was perfectly drinkable, and a good generous pour, none of these mean 'portion control' marks on...the glasses here. The service is friendly, polite, and efficient, which counts for a lot. You're coming here for a relaxed, local neighbourhood feed, not a resort dining experience, which people should remember when leaving a review. They do a good trade in take away pizza and pasta, tho I haven't tried them, so can't comment. I'll be back :)More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 23 January 2020

Went there for Pizza ...Had better pizza, sign says voted Cairns best Pizza...? really In Shopping centre, not really the best atmosphere, chef stands out the front smoking, not a good look,More

Date of visit: November 2019
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peterm928, Marketing at A Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2020

Hi , Thank you for taking the time to post this review. I'm sorry your experience was not to the standard we desire. I invite you to call in and chat, let us know where you feel we are not meeting the standards. We are...More

Reviewed 13 January 2020

I ordered a takeaway serve of lasagne, it was $20 for a plastic tray, and it was terrible. Tasteless stodge. Honestly, the family sized lasagne from the supermarket is much better. Save your 20 bucks and buy a black and gold frozen lasagne from the...supermarket instead, it will be much tastier.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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peterm928, Marketing at A Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2020

Hi Dave, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. I'm sorry your experience was not to the standard we desire. I invite you to call in and chat, let us know where you feel we are not meeting the standards. We are...More

Reviewed 1 January 2020

Have only ever had takeaway, but the pizzas are sensational. Have had several different styles, and they have all been great!

Date of visit: December 2019
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peterm928, Marketing at A Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2020

Hi Darren Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Our pizzas are pretty special so we have been told. Try our pasta, you will love it.

Reviewed 9 October 2019

place was very good for pizza and pasta dishes and staff where very friendly and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for italian food

Date of visit: September 2019
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peterm928, Marketing at A Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2020

Hello Pat Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. So pleased you loved your pizza

Reviewed 15 April 2019

Wow! This cafe has won awards for pizza and evident in the tasting. Fresh, crisp base and delightful topping. Super friendly staff although very casual.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

Great pizza and pasta place, great prices on food and wine, good atmosphere and friendly staff Give it a go

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Supreme pizza was spot on - thin base & right amount of fresh topping (btw, the pepperoni packs a punch - autentico!) Pasta Pollo E Funghi was subtly creamy, more traditional style like what your Nona would make. Five minutes drive from Palm Cove, fast...service, great meal at peak dinner time on a Saturday night. Well done to owners & staff 🙂More

Date of visit: January 2019
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You can call anytime after 11am and make a reservation in or outside with a mountain view. They will set the table for you for any occasion 😊
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A TASTE OF ITALY, Cairns - Clifton Village Shopping Cente - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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Yes, A Taste of Italy offers takeaway services.

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A Taste of Italy is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5