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We are Piccolo Cucina, a traditional Italian restaurant located in the center of Cairns. We take pride specializing in handmade pasta and hand stretched pizza. We support our local quality producers and their seasonal ingredients. Eat with us and be happy!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Pizza, Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner here this evening ! The service was impeccable and the food was excellent. We enjoyed the homemade pappardelle pasta, veal and lemon cheesecake for dessert.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant, lovely people, and fantastic food ! It is wonderful to eat traditional Italian food that really sings. Generous servings of scallapine that just melt in your mouth and little clouds of potato gnocchi that are oh so light - absolutely delicious! Good selection...of wine and cocktails. I would definitely recommend you enjoy a little bit of Italy - make sure you book a table at this fabulous restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Favourite Italian restaurant in the City, food is always fresh and delicious, staff are wonderful and I love hearing Italian spoken in an Italian restaurant. Management always make us feel welcome and they have a great Cocktail and WIne list. Definetly recommend for your...next Italian dinner.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Piccolo Cucina does not need my help for business. It’s busy and deserves to be. We just ordered a salad and pizza to share. Wish I could’ve eaten more. And then the dessert menu came, wasn’t a dud on the list. But unfortunately can...only comment that the salad and pizza AND SERVICE were top notch.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

Fabulous restaurant. We dined here twice during our stay in Cairns. I mentioned it was our Anniversary when we booked online and we were treated exceptionally well. It's a family business so the staff (mostly family) go to great lengths to have you enjoy the...dining experience and return - as we did. We had a lovely waitress and waiter, the food was beautifully cooked and served promptly - the restaurant was busy too. Our dessert was served with a sparkler to celebrate our Anniversary and the waitress and waiter sang us a celebratory song on presentation of our dessert. A night really made special by he staff at Piccolo Cucina - Thank You :-) Better book ahead though to avoid disappointment!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

Great restaurant in the heart of the Cairns City, great Italian food and the staff are wonderful, as locals its one of our Fav's. Don't forget to have Tiramisu for desert its delicious.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

Clean restaurant. Nice atmosphere even on a Monday evening. Very friendly staff. Had a beer, some marinated olives and a pizza. All of which was lovely and came out efficiently. Truthfully, somewhat over-staffed. As aforementioned it was a Monday evening and there was probably at...least 6 floor staff. It’s not my business but when waiters stand around because there’s nothing to do it can be annoying. As someone that has worked in the industry their whole life it’s a basic mistake. All in all, good food. Nice to see real Italian influences on the menu, not just all pasta and pizza dishes. That being said after seeing the table next to me have a pizza i just knew i had to have one. It was sublime.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2023 via mobile

Great food, amazing service. The wine was excellent. One of the best places to eat in Cairns. Only one minus was the veal, no flavour, everything else was 100%.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

The food was very tasty and the service excellent. Only minus was that the veal was nothing special. But all other dishes we had were really good.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023

Amazing atmosphere, menu has so many options we ate here a few times pasta and steak delicious. Friendly staff that took their time to explain the menu and recommend options. My new favourite place to eat in Cairns

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful traditional Italian food; matched only by the quality of the service! Always look forward to visiting every time I'm in Cairns.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

We dined early (pre show) on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The serving team were efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. The 'Boss' obviously a character. The food was excellent. Not sure we needed the Limoncella but it made the 18 minute walk to CPAC necessary!...We live in Palm Cove and come regularly to town for shows events etc. Will be back!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2023

This was our first visit to Piccolo Cucina, and what an experience it was. The best Italian food we've had in a long time. Staff were wonderful, led by a management team that prides itself on making the night an enjoyable one. It's a must...for anyone visiting the Far North!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023 via mobile

We went looking for good food with a menu that offered more than one gluten free option. The staff were friendly, efficient and professional. The food was exceptional and the wine list comprehensive. Looking forward to my next dinner here. What a great find.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2023

This spot is a great place for dinner. The service was good, and the food even better. My husband and I had a share plate of Pure Black Angus which was absolutely perfectly cooked and delicious to eat. Our daughter had a ragu with the...home made pasta which she loved and the Cheesecake di Limone was the perfect way to end the meal. If we are ever back in Cairns we will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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I wrote so much & couldn't work out how to add more of our experience so I'll add it here. "Jolene looked after us so well on our first visit, so warm & welcoming. We then headed for the first part of the sit & the homeowners asked us how our stay in Cairns was, of course PC was mentioned - not just the food but also the real egg Whiskey Sour Jolene organised for me. Looked after their lovely home & Rottweiler "Millie" for a week & then the HO's returned, how lovely are they ... "We want to take you out to lunch @ PC to say thank you & to also try out their fare for ourselves". Jolene wasn't there this visit but the lovely "easy on the eye" boys looked after us fabulously! The HO's wholeheartedly agreed with our recommendation to visit here. After lunch we headed for our new digs once more @ the Mantra Esplanade, after a few nights where did we end up for a meal again ... PC of course! Jolene was back on deck & greeted us as old friends, really makes your custom feel appreciated. Had a lovely young lady look after us (only new to the restaurant), she was delightful. If you're in Cairns YOU REALLY MUST VISIT HERE, MAKE SURE YOU'RE HUNGRY COZ SERVINGS ARE GENEROUS & YOU'LL WANT TO TRY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. We're back @ Palm Cove now but when we return to the Mantra Esplanade for a few days before we head home to SA we'll be having our Farewell FNQ dinner here!" Kindest regards & prosperous wishes from Marty & Me. ;)
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Not sure what the question is, but PC is great !
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Response from Nicole0999 | Reviewed this property |
I would email the restaurant if you can't call its always best to find out yourself!
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Piccolo Cucina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4