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Situated just few steps away from the coral coast of North Queensland, Il Chiosco it’s the new MUST GO of Cairns surroundings. Run by a team of youngs Il Chiosco will surely leave you amused and fascinated by the original italian cuisine an its crispy hot pizzas while enjoying a fresh beer looking at the ocean. Home made pasta and signature dish are just few of our must try, GF and VEGAN options available.
PRICE RANGE
AU$15 - AU$35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went based on the reviews. We were met and seated, and then asked 3 times in 5 minutes were we ready to order. We felt this insane pressure Then we ordered. Without exaggeration, the meals turned up in less than 5 minutes, we (family...of 5) we excited to get our meals but my wife and I were beyond shocked at the speed. Another red flag to get us in and out fast. Food was tasty and well done but the experience is the full package. We were not felt as if we were important, just a transaction to get the table filled for the next patronMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

Absolutely outstanding food & service. Quality of food is superb and the taste amazing. Garlic focaccia. Pumpkin gnocchi and fettuccini carbons. Possibly the best we’ve ever had & we’ve travelled the world.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024 via mobile

Ate here for Breakfast and dinner during a weeks stay at Trinity Beach. Both meals were excellent and great variety. I needed the Gluten free option, and this was no issue. I was warned if coeliac the breakfast options, may not be completely GF as...gluten products were used in the same kitchen, but for me as gluten intolerant this was fine. The Pizza for dinner was huge and would easily feed two. We ordered Garlic pizza to start to share, and combined with the GF pizza, was way too much for me. They provided the take away box happily for me to take half my pizza home. All the food is home made, and you can tell, it was delicious, and generous servings of pasta too. Brilliant service, reasonable prices, relaxed atmosphere, highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 December 2023

Was staying in Trinity Park while visiting Cairns, and chose this restaurant for dinner randomly. Turned out to be the best Italian restaurant I we been to. We had 3 pastas and 3 pizzas between a group of 7. Food was cooked very well and...was delicious. Correct portions. Very happy to have stumbled onto this gemMore

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

absolutely delicious !!! we went for a celebratory dinner and got the passion fruit slushie daiquiri which was to die for !! for food we got the calamari which was wonderful as well as the carbonara and the lamb gnocchi which were very generous serves....we will definitely be back!!More

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

Yumo authentic Italian food, beer and wine served by friendly wait staff from Sicily and La Spezia. Buffalo Mozzarella, house made fettuccine and pizza

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

At first we where happy with our experience but after we waited an hour and a half after our entrees it was a bit unnecessary to wait that long . Then when our food finally arrived my lasagna was ice cold and under cooked ,...my other family members food came out completely wrong and we have since all been vomiting We are definitely not going backMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023 via mobile

Cute little restaurant across from beach however food was terrible. Pizzas were so soggy they couldn’t be picked up without the toppings falling off and the steak ordered medium rare came very rare and covered in so much mushroom sauce including the vegetables you couldn’t...see what was on the plate let alone taste a vegetable, inedible and had to be returned and refunded. Second time disappointed in the food. Won’t be back for again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023 via mobile

Authentic, delicious Italian food! Amazing service, delicious coffee and cannoli. Definitely a spot to revisit, time and time again. Waitstaff went out of their way to provide a special experience for us.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023 via mobile

We went there as a family one morning, a couple followed behind us and were seated after us. That couple got their menus handed to them, I had to stand up and walk to the register and request menus. I was polite, the girl behind...the register was abrupt and barked at me that she would bring them over. The couple had their order taken, we sat there, waiting, waiting and waiting. 15 minutes later, we stood up and walked out. The male waiter gestured to us ‘where are you going?’. Well, after being effectively ignored we were leaving as you did not deserve our hard earned money. All I can say is, do not bite the hand that feeds you. We are a local family and would happily have returned if we had received service. Now, I have absolutely no desire to return. Such bad form.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about this restaurant. We showed up with out a reservation and the restaurant was full we asked the waiter if he had a table for four. He said some people had just paid so we were welcome to hang out...across the road at the beach for 10mins and he'd give us a wave when it was free for us. I'm glad we did the waiter was great, the food was awesome (our son loved the spaghetti bolognaise) the food was also super fast considering the place was packed. Reasonably priced too!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023 via mobile

DELICIOUS. The Nduja eggs were amazing and the portion sizes were large! Friendly staff, lovely atmosphere and beautiful view.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023

The best pizza in Cairns and one of my favorite places! The Gnocchi and lamb ragu are also amazing. The staff are always friendly and helpful, and I love going back again and again! Thank you!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023 via mobile

A pleasant change from the more salubrious areas, this place absolutely rocks. Food, location and service all right on point. Nothing to improve here, except maybe some quaint to add to the fabulous atmosphere. A special mention to the staff ALL of whom were courteous...and efficient, with a side order of humour thrown in!! In the words of Arnie : I’ll be back!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023 via mobile

We sat outside and enjoyed the lovely views. Staff were excellent. We ordered a pizza and it was delicious. One of the best pizzas I’ve ever eaten. Will be visiting again whilst we’re here

Date of visit: August 2023
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Il Chiosco is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5