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“used our entertainment book, would not go again”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Bel Paese

Bel Paese
Ranked #80 of 596 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$23
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cairns, Australia
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“used our entertainment book, would not go again”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

fairly good veggie choice, nice service, but the most awful selection of salads ( for veggies) I have seen, ordered an Italian salad which really consisted on a bit of green and tomatoes, it was old fashioned and the menu & decor needs a revamp. Pizzas ok, but nothing special, needs additions like chills and fresh herbs not even offered Parmesan, would not go back

  • Visited October 2013
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Townsville, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Great service and food. Close to accommodation. Recommend to try the Gnocchi, was very fresh and tasty. Child friendly.
Authentic.

Visited April 2013
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Excellent pizza. Good value. Good service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013 via mobile

Good place. Good food. Good service. Good value for money. What can you ask for more.
Not to mention the fantastic weather of Cairns.

  • Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

Lots of pizza places around Cairns however this one was recommended by a friend and although it is a little out of the way it was well worth the extra walk,
In saying that, Cairns only has a small CBD so no big problem.
There is a good range of pasta and other Italian meal however I was ready for a pizza and they did not disappoint.
Its been there for a long time (I gather) so fitting, chairs, tables etc are fairly basic and showing their age.
Staff were friendly and welcoming.

  • Visited September 2013
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Culburra Beach, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great pizza, friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

It's sometimes a problem to find great pizza in a new town; we've had one bad experience here in Cairns but the menu at Bel Paese encouraged us to give it a try. We walked in with no reservation (quite early in the evening) and were greeted with a smile and seated immediately.
The service was professional but friendly and the pizza was terrific. We chose to sit outdoors and watch the passing parade. My partner is a garlic bread fan; I tend to not eat it when I'm having pizza as it doubles up on the carbs. But I had to try a piece at Bel Paese as it looked so good. Tasted great too.
The pizza is available in 10" or 13" sizes. We shared two small, a Capriciosa and a Supreme (minus the pineapple, with chilli added). The bases were crisp yet tender, cooked perfectly in fact. Toppings were generous.
It's too easy to compromise on quality by ordering cheap pizza from the chain stores but you ultimately get what you pay for. This meal was more expensive than an el cheapo takeaway but worth every cent. A small but good wine list with several labels available by the glass.
Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Maggie C
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