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This is the Cairns Italian restaurant, for lovers of fresh and fabulous Mediterranean cuisine. Traditional & innovative homestyle menu & daily specials board. “VILLA” as it’s known by the locals, delivers the freshest meats, seafoods & local produce, enjoyed by guests from around the world. Villa is Family owned and operated since 1999. Open 7 days a week, breakfast, lunch & dinner from 6.30am till late. Fantastic views, piazza style, this is the place to see and be seen in Cairns – you never know who you might meet!
PRICE RANGE
AU$10 - AU$42
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived late into Cairns and Villa Romana were very welcoming to leave the kitchen open for us. The food was delicious, Veal Scaloppine and Gnocchi Fillipene (unsure of spelling) with focaccia bread and fresh oysters. Staff were friendly and meals were served to us...in a timely manner. Will definitely go back for more.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic place on the esplanade with nice views. Service was very good and the staff were friendly and speedy without hovering. The food is excellent and the portion sizes are big

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely Italian restaurant serving Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. Indoor, outdoor seating on the Esplanade. My wife had the Meat Ball entree as her main but I went hole hog as they say. I had one of the best seafood meals of my life bar a...Muddy Crab which I just love. The Spaghetti Allo Scoglio is their signature dish and I could see why. Sautéed Crab, Morten Bay Bugs, Clams, Mussels, Scallops, Prawns, Calamari, Cherry Tomatoes, White Wine, Garlic on a large plate of Spaghetti. Of course, if you've read other reviews of mine, this was all washed down with a couple of Cold Beverages. I think we might dine here again in September 2024 before we head out to Winton to do the Outback Way. CheersMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

Service, drinks, and food were spot on! It was Chinese New Year, everyone was hungry…and the staff made it look easy while they worked their tails off! Hands down one of my fave places in Cairns!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

absolutely awesome Delicious food awesome service Really enjoyed Favorite restaurant in cairns. Friendly caring staff

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

Such a shame about this place - we had been for breakfast the day before and was nice. So I took the whole family the following night and I found the service ti be terrible - it just ruined our evening

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2024 via mobile

Wife and I managed to get table for early evening and the food, drinks and staff were all very good. Would recommend the risotto pescatore and house wine.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

This is the last time we'll go this restaurant. We've patronised the place for several years - but it's reached the stage where we almost don't need a menu - because nothing EVER changes except the prices. The passing flow of tourists and locals used...to be interesting, but those are now punctuated by beggars looking imploringly at your dinner plates and holding hands out.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

The first server did not put through one of our orders - 'when I told another waiter, I was asked did I want to order it again or cancel it? I thought the item should have been given to me for free - it was...garlic bread - really??? It should have been put on the table with the main courses, just saying......More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

Adderad White beans on the Max breakfast and I will give you 5 stars. Everything else taste excellent.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023 via mobile

Extremely busy Saturday night, the master of house doorman was exceptional at finding us a table despite this. Pizzas ($30) fantastic, beef tortellini ($32) just as good. Above average price but what you’d expect for it right on Cairns Esplanade. Couldn’t fault the service of...all staff that night. We enjoyed it so much and didn’t want to risk bad service so headed back there for lunch a week or so later. Lunch staff nowhere near as efficient which was disappointing. Despite this, calamari was delightful.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

Very busy restaurant on the esplanade. Food was delicious on our first visit creamy chicken with roast veg, so delicious that we went back a few nights later. This time surf and turf and again it was the bomb very enjoyable. So we decided to...go back again on our last night in cairns for the seafood stew and seafood pasta once again it was faultless very enjoyable. Service was quick and staff very friendly and attentive. If you do a walk up with no booking expect a lengthy line up and wait to get a table. Best to get there later after 7:30pm if not booked otherwise make a booking you won't regret it.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here on Sunday night. Food delicious, staff very attentive. Went to pay the bill with a gift card and was told by the cashier that ‘he hadn’t got the patience to scratch the card to reveal the PIN’ so we would...have to pay all the account with our normal debit card. We were shocked at such service as we have frequented this restaurant on many occasions. If staff haven’t got the patience to serve customers in a respectful manner, then they shouldn’t be working there. This episode and attitude spoiled our evening and we won’t be returning. The cashier in question was also rude to the paying customer ahead of me. I did mention this to the concierge as we left. Hopefully he spoke to the cashier so that he doesn’t spoil anyone else’s evening.More

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

Only rated 1 star because I can’t do 0. My partner and I lined up for about half an hour to then witness who I assume to be the manager come out. Two ladies with a teenager sweet talked the manager who then sent someone...out to take them straight in. There were at least 10 tables ahead of the women who had just joined the queue and essentially flirted their way to a table. Left immediately after that. Not sure what the food is like, but not worth the wait when our time was clearly not valued.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023

We were starving after exploring the Mossman gorge and the Cairns night market on one sandwich. Chanced upon this restaurant. Glad we went in. Was extremely busy but the staff was proactive in getting things quickly. Didn’t have to wait long for anything! The food...was beautiful, especially the vegetarian gnocchi, the spaghetti bolognese and all the desserts…(we ate a lot). Shall return!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Lunch deals are $21-$25 which includes a main and a drink. The full menu is available for a bit more.
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