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Mel's Pizzeria

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Trinty Beach Road, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
16:00 - 20:30
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Fri - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Geelong, Australia
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148 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Floor to ceiling pine panelling and kitsch red and white chequered table cloths, got the mental picture? Food was ok, pizza a little undercooked, could have done with a little longer to firm up the base. Carbonara delicious but pasta over cooked. No air conditioning, no alcohol (BYO only) and no EFTPOS. Good takeaway or delivery option.

Thank Margherita_Lover
London, England, UK
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

This place is amazing value. It is Italian with some Greek dishes. By day it is a cafe. By night a restaurant with cafe level prices. Portions are generous. You can get most Italian foods - pizzas, pastas, meat dishes here. Service is quick and efficient. only downside is it shuts at 8:30pm in the evening. You can get your... More 

Thank Bajan_Lad
Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

The best pizza in Cairns, hands down ! Any other place is just serving you bread with cheese, so do your stomach a favour and eat well at Mel's. His authentic flavour is to die for, its the only place I ever get pizza from :)

Thank AnitasSpice
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

We had the gnocchi with tomato sauce and the veggie supreme pizza. Both were very good and priced well (12.90 and 14.00 respectively). The best part is that they offer BYO and charge no corkage. There is a Liquorland market just next door so you could buy libations before entering the restaurant. Seems busy for takeaway for the locals but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

We had two take away meals from this restuarant. The first was a pizza and the second was Pasta Tortellini. The pizzas were fresh and tasty. Pasta was very rich and with lots of sauce. Both meals were reasonably priced.

Thank Julieejoy
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

Went to Mel's for takeaway pizza, saw ribs on the menu so ordered that too. Never had such amazingly tender and succulent pork in my life. The bbq sauce was also just delicious. The pizza was fine, but nothing I couldn't make myself at home. Maybe its because I love loads of flavour. The garlic pizza was more a cheese... More 

Thank MrsFitz1
Cairns Region, Australia
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

We love Mel's pizza. It always has great flavour and is well priced. On our last visit we picked the $26.95 special with two pizza's, garlic bread and a 1.25lt drink.

Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Overpriced for what it is, I've had frozen pizza that tasted better. Not bad pizza but nothing to rave about.

Thank kierendaniel
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

tried to phone order after seeing reviews here. after 20 futile minutes called them. find them on facebook then click in photos. they have photos of their actual takeaway menu. strange but it worked. ordered by phone delivered 40mins later to our unit in blue lagoon resort. pizzas hv a good variety. some pastas better than others but a good... More 

Thank willea
Cairns, Australia
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216 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

Mel's have a great variety of pizzas and are always good value - I've tried a number of varieties & have loved them all. Their pastas are also great & well priced. If you are lactose intolerant & can't have cream in their creamy pastas, just ask them to do it with olive oil instead - a whole new taste... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trinty Beach Road, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?