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The Italian Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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95 Charlotte Street | Cooktown, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
+61 7 4069 6338
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 20:30
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic!!!!!! Unreal seafood pizza!!! So fresh and tasty we decided to back the following night for the beef and reef! WOW yum! Steak was cooked to perfection. The owners and staff here are wonderful down to earth people and we really enjoyed our dinners here. Thank you Captains Table!!!!

Thank Annie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best GF Pizza and have since had a GF works Pizza. I am a Coeliac and there was no cross contamination at all. Prices good for small town takeaway. Drink prices reasonable.

Thank Karen O
Cooktown, Australia
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

everything on the menu is overpriced food was of poor quality and there was a lot of confusion with the staff getting our order right

Thank jameshB3092IE
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

There are not many places to eat in Cooktown so we decided to try The Captains Table which used to be called The Italian, the Singapore noodles scored 3.5 but the chicken chow mein had far too many vegetables and we would have preferred soft noodles but maybe as this is an Australian thing we had to have crispy noodles.... More 

Thank Flobble F
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This place is now called "The Captains Table" and has changed its management and its menu. We visited on the first night of the new operation in August and the extensive menu listed both Asian and Italian dishes and pizzas. The staff were friendly and the service efficient.

Thank Leo G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great night out with my son and all his work colleges.A great staff who seem to totally love to be sure everyone is having some fun. Great food and loved the Turkish delight liquor the boy's spoilt us with at the end of the night. A real treat and top evening enjoyed by all.Cheers Deb K

Thank Debra K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were ushered in welcomingly to the semi-open area which comprises the restaurant. An extensive menu to choose from, good basic, inexpensive wine list. We both went the pesto risotto which was absolutely fine and the waiter was jolly and helpful. Lively music selection helped set the mood. We'll be back again.

Thank Bill W
Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful friendly staff, prices are rich but it is an Italian restaurant in Cooktown, so you get that. Their cheesy bread is to die for. Only recommended if you have a hankering for some good Italian Eats whilst you're in Cooktown.

Thank Twocup
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Went with a few mates, came upto Cooktown for a night. Saw the restaurant & decided to give it ago. Was not disappointed at all. The cheesy garlic bread was amazing! We all had pizza and they were freshly made dough & the toppings were really fresh. I had the prosciutto pizza & added basil with blue cheese, hands down... More 

Thank Livsim1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had pizza, salad and dessert here and really liked every bit of it. The pizza was as we expected, salad was perfect and dessert cool and tasty. We recommend this to others particularly as there are Italians here making sure you get authentic meals.

Thank Vic_Traveller_8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$27
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Charlotte Street | Cooktown, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cooktown
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4069 6338
No longer trading as the Italian Restaurant. Sold in January 2016. Premises now trading as the Captain's Table.

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