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“Great food great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Marina Paradiso

Marina Paradiso
Ranked #123 of 596 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$24
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Beautiful waterfront restaurant offering Modern Italian Cuisine. Stunning location, catering for lunch and dinner 7 days per week. Full cocktail bar and specialises in functions.
Lennox Head, Australia
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great food great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

We were greeted at the door by a very friendly waiter who was very helpful and informative throughout out meal. The lunch special veal cutlet and fish were great valuve for money and of very high quality. The marina pizza my partner had was also very nice and well priced.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank kazmac22
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Toowoon Bay, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“What a perfect evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

I wouldn't often rate a restaurant as perfect but tonight was one of those special moments where everything worked. A cool breeze over the water, attentive, friendly staff, our favourite wine and delicious meals cooked perfectly.

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Smileydevah
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sarah b, Manager at Marina Paradiso, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Marina Paradiso Restaurant.
We are very happy that you listed your experience as perfect as we always try to give our customers an amazing experience.
We look forward to serving you on your next visit.
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Brisbane, Australia
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170 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great attentive Italian service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

It's so nice to be served by Italians in an Italian restaurant, even in Australia, which does great Italian. This is great relaxed and informal Italian service. Great location and the food was very good. Came for lunch so hard to pick the ambiance at dinner but I imagine it's very nice. Quite a few kids around at lunch though.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank SeanKennaway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautifully Romantic.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

We rang ahead and booked a table in the water.
We were waited on all night and what seemed to be perfectly timed with each arrival of the waitress and our food.

We had the Penne Salmon and A chicken dish and I must say, it were the best food I've had in Cairns. Period.

For dessert we ordered strawberries and ice cream and a choclatey hazlenut dish (I've forgotten the names but the food was divine) these dishes were exquisite.

We will defiantly be coming back as regulars :)


1 Thank Adam S
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Cairns, Australia
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Ok but not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

For sure the food tasted nice and our pre-ordered meals were brought out without delay, however we had to request a drink order for the table rather than the waiter asked when we seated. Wine comes in stemless glasses which I don't like. I ordered pollo parmigiana which was ultra thin and only came with a side salad. I was expecting chips also. The pizza's looked a good size. General consensus from my group of of 15, was the taste was good but the quantity left us hungry.

Thank Twoin F
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