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“Excellent dinner. Lovely setting and great Service ”
Review of Marina Paradiso

Marina Paradiso
Ranked #102 of 676 Restaurants in Cairns
Price range: US$10 - US$28
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Beautiful waterfront restaurant offering Modern Italian Cuisine. Stunning location, catering for lunch and dinner 7 days per week. Full cocktail bar and specialised in functions.
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We dined here on a Friday night. It was an excellent experience. We were well looked after and the meals were excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank Glenn w
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

After a week up north I was ready to relax and enjoy civilisation. Marco is probably one of Cairn's best chefs, attention to detail, freshness of the food, simplicity of approach and focus on flavour and enjoyment of the dish. I knew things were going to go well with a delightful bruschetta, this attention to detail evident in the presentation, taste, and most importantly, perfect ripeness of the tomato's. Then onto a special, honey and almond encrusted king prawns, just delightful, locally sourced prawns (as is I understand all the seafood), and a unique& delicious guacamole, perfect with the italian pinot gris I was served by Nicholas the very experienced sommelier. then with Marco's encouragement, following up with an indulgent and totally worth it chocolate brownie!! really a pleasure to eat here, all the staff are very friendly and create a lovely atmosphere, lovely to eat here looking out over the marina, boardwalk and parks adjacent. A great night out and nice to enjoy genuine italian hospitality and cuisine with a modern, local approach.

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Thank 80flavourmonkey
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Raw fish for kids meals, replaced, and raw again! We were told it was fresh crumbed, but the consistent size and shape suggested otherwise!
A bug in a wine... not nice!
Wagyu beef pasta had minced beef (who knows what type of beef it was) and no mushrooms as advertised.
The seafood platter was disappointing- over cooked and minimal selection. Tiny mussels and bugs, prawns with digestive tracts still in.
The front of house was brilliant, friendly and apologetic.
Disappointing meal.

Thank bungendore2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

A group of ladies recently had lunch here. The food selections for the $25 lunch is fabulous that is with a glass of house wine, beer or soft drink.

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Thank Mollymoo_10
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Ate at the Marina Paradiso on Sunday and the food, setting and service were all very good.

Our server Sylvia was lovely, very attentive and helpful without being intrusive. My girlfriend and I shared a starter of Ciabatta with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar which was more than enough for both of us to share. My girlfriend had a pizza which was delicious and being Vegetarian was pleased with the choice on offer. As recommended by the waitress I went for the Risotto on the special menu, again this was very tasty, I just wished the portion was a little bigger! We finished our meal off with Affogato and the coffee was delicious.

All in all, good value for money and a very nice meal. Sure to be back in the future, thanks for looking after us Sylvia.

Thank Max R
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