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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Views of the Coral Sea
1. Views of the Coral Sea
"highly recommend, beautiful views overlooking the beach"
johncathys
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2. Wood-fired pizzas
2. Wood-fired pizzas
"A brilliant location with excellent food and friendly service"
kam_baker
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3. Cheeky cocktails beach side
3. Cheeky cocktails beach side
"As always, great service, great vibes, great cocktails and great food."
EmmyYuasa
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Enjoy unparalleled views of the glistening Coral Sea and Marlin Coast from L’Unico Trattoria Italiano on Vasey Street in Trinity Beach. This family-run Italian seafood restaurant is nestled on the stunning foreshore in a beautiful, iconic North Queensland-style building. Expect succulent, fresh seafood, hand-stretched pizzas, and homemade pasta, alongside ice-cold beer, fine wine, and cheeky cocktails, from an extensive menu spanning from breakfast through to dinner. Early risers can delve into rich coffee, freshly squeezed fruit juices, indulge in tropical waffles, or eggs benedict; while those dining later, can enjoy starters of homemade bruschetta, mouth-watering carpaccio, or truffled scallops,
PRICE RANGE
AU$4 - AU$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach, BYOB, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible, terrible service. We were seated and waited 15 minutes before someone bothered to come and greet our table. He said words to the effect “oh I thought someone who have come and taken your drinks order”. Well, no. We were effectively ignored. My drink...then came out 30 minutes after we were first seated. Our mains then took more than an hour to come out. An hour when you have young kids is pretty weak. The excuse we got was that it was a new chef. Honestly, the food wasn’t even that tasty. 1 star for the one decent waitress and another for the garlic pizza. We are locals and honestly, have no desire to return.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 10 April 2023 via mobile

We are long term Locals and knowing our visitors from Adelaide would be here for Easter two weeks ago I booked for Easter Sunday Lunch knowing the food and service is consistently good! We knew it would be busy (which is great for business) and...yes it was! The staff were in total control and our meals outstanding! A very special ‘shout out’ to Brooklyn! Her friendly disposition attention to detail and meal suggestions were great. Very lucky to have her as one of your team members Keep doing what you are doing Lunico’s cause it’s working! Thank YouMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived to the beach this afternoon and was recommended to try this restaurant by our driver He was spot on The meal was delicious in a friendly environment Recommend with no hesitation

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

20 minutes for a coffee, one person in the queue before me and others served that turned up after me. I approached to counter to ask and was met with nothing short of “couldn’t give a stuff” attitude and no apology. The smallest of things...such as an apology would have avoided this review. Won’t eat here now. There is a bigger picture here people, customer service !More

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

Wide selection of food and great service. All the usual Italian options, with a list within each. Had two evening meals here during a weeks stay at Trinity Beach. Unfortunately on the first Sat night, not all the specials were available, but I did manage...to try the mussels I wanted on the second visit. Very small, but probably the type. The carpaccio was lovely, and really loved the veal. Really good size portions and you can elect for a smaller or larger size main, which is great depending on appetite. The service was great, really prompt and friendly. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

Terrible meal will never go again New Year’s Eve failure took a long time to be seated even with booking oysters were full of water I’d say were frozen baked Camembert was cold not so baked and bug pasta should have been called raw garlic...pasta uneatable had to check bill to see how many drinks were charged as were regularly asking for them and then they would not even split the bill surprised this restaurant is still open !!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023

OMG the food is amazing and the service is second to none. Everyone os friendly caring and lovely. We went back for breakfast and desert the following night. You have to come here.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

Our favourite place and never lets us down. Hint is to order 1 course at a time otherwise you can be rushed.

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

We've visited L'Unico twice this visit to Trinity Beach and once a little over a year ago. Highly recommend. Great food and good service. Try the degustation (book 24 hours in advance) and the cocktails especially el Diablo

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2023

We have been there several times and always loved it. Great food, great service and a lovely ambiance. We had our 50th wedding anniversary dinner there. We live in Perth. The date selected is incorrect because the drop box did not cover our visit dates.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 8 October 2023

Wonderful spot! We had an amazing dinner at L'unico. The food was excellence. Especially the Misto Di mare. Not many places who serve such a good seafood in Cairns. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. This really made our night. We will definitely be...back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

Been twice. Terrible service, think they are "the only one" at trinity beach but how can they justify seving warm drinks, cols food, wrong meals, long waits never again. Let's try "the other ones". Eg yada thai is superb, easy tiger is ok. Or a...bbq on the beach with some nice meats and salads would be better than lunico.More

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

Great atmosphere overlooking the sea and staff attentive but the food is very average. Have given this place a go every year on coming to Trinity Beach however once again we have been left disappointed, our pastas had way too much oil and my risotto...was swimming in so much oil that it was inedible and had to be returned.More

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

Beautiful, authentic Italian food. The waitstaff were attentive and enthusiastic, ensured we were happy with our meal. L’unico has the most beautiful wood fired pizzas, the gamberi (garlic prawn) is unbeatable, a must try. We have visited this restaurant time and time again and it...never fails to deliver. Thank you for the beautiful experience! We will definitely keep this in our favourites list.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2023

Beautiful location, especially on a sunny day. Last time we came here the food and service was good. Today was a bit mixed. My friend had the pear and walnut salad which was good. I had the barramundi, chips and salad. Fish was ok but...chips were of poor quality and overcooked. Salad was non-existent. Staff were friendly but service, overall was very slow. Staff seemed to be somewhat distracted. Not sure why as the restaurant was not busy at the time of our visit.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Response from Lunicotrinity | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your inquiry - sorry we're just getting to this now. We do invite guests to bring their own wine, however, we do charge a corkage fee.
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It's fine to wear shorts and thongs if you want. A very casual and friendly restaurant.
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Frequently Asked Questions about L'Unico Trattoria Italiano

Yes, L'Unico Trattoria Italiano offers takeaway services.

Yes, L'Unico Trattoria Italiano is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

L'Unico Trattoria Italiano is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5