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Simply Italian

34 The Esplanade | Hilton Hotel, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4050 2020
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible12%
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34 The Esplanade | Hilton Hotel, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined here 3 separate occassions twice (1) 26/8 (2) 3/9 & (3) 6/10/17. First time service excellent hence return 2nd time. Initial greeting awesome food average. What a difference a month makes food same service appalling. Waiter took my order all charm/appearance of Mafia hitman....More

Thank E6824KLrobertr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

- Easy to find - in the ground floor of the Hilton, Cairns. - Food was adequate but nothing special. - Service - we were shouted at from across the room as to whether we had a booking! - Waitress did not even know what...More

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We had a meal and dessert here. From the start they had the attitude that customers were more of a nuisance than their source of income. The waiter was rude and obnoxious. At the end a scrawled piece of paper was shoved under our nose...More

Thank GlobetrotterJSH
Reviewed 19 August 2017

My husband told me the Hilton's restaurant used to be Cairns best restaurant 20 years ago so we wanted to check it out... I was dying to eat lasagna so I ordered their traditional lasagna and he had the lamb shanks... To be honest, I...More

Thank Nathy M
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Conveniently located in our hotel (Hilton). We had several glasses of wine and a Stuffed mushroom/salad appetizer. The bartender was most helpful and friendly. We just didn't feel like getting out after a long day in the rain forest and this was a great place...More

Thank beachbumglenda
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Visited for dinner with a family group. Menu is pretty basic pasta and pizza. Those who had pizza were happy. My veal was a little oily and over-priced. The prices are too high for average quality. The wines were generally low end quality but top...More

Thank TKrieg
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This hotel is in the lobby of the Hilton and did the trick after a full day excursion to the Dianetree. We ordered 5 Pizza's and some Pasta for dinner. The Pizza's were really good. It was a little pricey being in a hotel. Also,...More

Thank Mikepoly
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is inside the Hilton but has no charm at all, just like a large cafeteria. And the food and service reflected that, they showed no interest in taking care of us and clearly the chefs have no ambition to do well in that enviroment....More

Thank lisa026
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Very poor quality food. There were 3 of us dining and all have very poor meals. The service was very abrupt and borderline rude Will not be returning

Thank Kaneko1
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Great staff , great food ,been here plenty times always way too full afterwards , Nice variety of food and wines Never a disappointment:)

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Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 The Esplanade | Hilton Hotel, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Donnini's Simply Italian)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4050 2020
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Located within the Hilton Hotel Cairns, Simply Italian Incorporates traditional Italian cuisine with fresh local produce. Simply Italian creates a relaxed atmosphere for dinner, special functions and events and caters for all occasions.
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