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Piccolo Cucina

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17 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 5137
18:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Cairns, Australia
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The menu has a lot of choice without being overwhelming. Again, the wine list has plenty of choice without making it a challenge. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was absolutely delicious, prepared to perfection and all round first class. It was a pleasure to have a dining experience that didn't involve a safari through the menu or... More 

Thank Fong-Gha
Townsville, Australia
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So pleased that we decided to give them a try, a delightful experience, fantastic wait staff, the menu was full of the sort of dishes you would expect from a good Italian restaurant and we were not disappointed. I had the pate, the crab lasagne, followed by mousse. The staff were a delight, the food outstanding, overall a delightful experience.... More 

1 Thank Dave_halberg
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was as I expected .... lovely. My husband had the chicken liver pate followed by the crab lasagne and I couldn't wipe e smile from his face. I had the lamb cutlets for main, so nice. Desserts were fantastic we had the tiramisu and the two chocolate mousse the only complaint was from my husband that I ate... More 

1 Thank Karen H
Mooloolaba, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an absolute shame - this little restaurant is in a gorgeous building and could do a great business apart from the overall rudeness of one waitress in particular - not the lovely Italian ladies. We ordered an entree and asked if we could have a break in between courses. An hour later my husband asked why the meals were... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Nice stylish restaurant, and elegant Italian staff, but my duck was a little dry. My husband had gnocci, and he said it was perfect. My children liked their pizzas too.

Thank Jakkimaree
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had an adequate but unexciting meal at Piccolo one evening, with pasta, salads and a bottle of wine. The veranda is the more pleasant part of the restaurant as the interior is a bit dark and dis-jointed in looks. The meal was fine but nothing special, and the service on the slow side, despite there not being many guests.... More 

Thank Johan H
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Delicious grilled salmon and calamari....service was very friendly and welcoming. Try the bruschetta! It's wonderful. Highly recommend this restaurant for those seeking a lovely, reasonably priced dinner.

Thank Artiesfood
Sydney, Australia
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4,776 reviews
2,680 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,771 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It's often said the best food in Italy is a home cooked meal but in all my years, I have never had such a beautiful gnocchi - a beautiful sauce with leek like nothing I have had - Mamma is doing a great job but the atmosphere is wonderful too, a seat at the front watching the people go by... More 

Thank RonWamberal
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Mamma is still doing the cooking!!. The food is really good. Our usual is Bruschetta, calamari, lasagne, tiramisu with prosseco. Seriously- service can be a bit on and off but the quality of the food exceeds every time. Just chill and enjoy. Try 6 or 7 plates and just share.

Thank JetLagged1960
Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We went to this mediocre restaurant this evening. It was not very busy when we arrived. A very unfriendly waitress showed us to a table. I asked if we could have a window seat and I was abruptly told that 'it was already booked'. About half an hour later a couple came in off the street and were seated at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 5137

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?