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La Fettuccina

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41 Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 5959
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was so bad, when I paid the bill I said to the waitress "the Head Chef isn't Italian is he?" Her honest response was "no, none of the chefs are Italian". Pretty much sums the food up. No love here. The restaurant is nice enough. The staff were lovely. The wine menu was good. But the food? Wow.... More 

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Thank MHBJ
Schwyz, Switzerland
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The antipasti Casalingo was excellent accompanied by garlic bread (extra). The pasta was "al dente" and the sauces, i.e. carbonara and amatriciana, were tasteful and good. All drowned in a good Merlot and topped by a "doppio". A compliment for the professional and unobtrusive service staff. An unexpected pleasure in remote Cairns. Even the pouring rain could not spoil the... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Johnnie for putting the beef strips on the menu this week as a special entree. As usual they were delicious. Anyone going to La Fet this week or if you see them on the specials board, I would highly recommend having them This is an authentic Italian restaurant with a range of meals to cater for everyone Great... More 

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mackay
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Cairns we often go to La Fettuccina because its normally good value. Whilst service was good this time both our pasta dishes came out lukewarm and mine was dry and under cooked. Parmesan cheese was also not offered. A bloke from Sydney sitting at the next table said " this is the best spaghetti marinara I've ever eaten"... More 

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cairns
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Have visited over the years. One of the oldest surviving restaurants in cairns and you can see why. Delicious food, unobtrusive, friendly service. My only gripe is now that I'm coeliac and must eat gluten free, whilst the options are available, I would just love to have the choice of spaghetti or linguine rather than just penne all the time.... More 

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Santa Clara, CA
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

After two weeks offshore diving with friends from around the U.S. on the GBR it's only fitting you end the holiday with a nice meal and pleasant conversation. La Fettuccina is something to remember when it comes to good food. The sauces on the dishes are really superb and the service pleasant and non-interruptive. I'm always surprised when visiting Cairns... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We come here every now and then because it's one of our favourite restaurants and the night we went this time my wife surprised me for my birthday dinner. I had the beef and spinach fettuccine which is always Devine, perfectly cooked meat, excellent sauce and fettuccine was great as well. My wife was also very happy with her carbonara... More 

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Thank Chris R
Smithfield, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Food was absolutely devine, I had the ravioli and it was the best I've ever had in my life. My friends had the fish and the straw and hey and all of our plates were licked clean! We gave a tip but felt for the service and quality of food we had that just wasn't enough we needed to leave... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

A wonderful restaurant - no wonder it is one of Cairns' oldest. Laid back and welcoming with great staff and prompt service. Authentic and quality food and reasonable prices too.

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Cairns, Australia
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It had been many years since attending this restaurant in the centre of Cairns. Many options to choose from Pizza, pastas & main meals. Desert menu looked good but will power prevailed

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 5959

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