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La Fettuccina

41 Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 5959
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (48 reviews)
“scaloppine” (3 reviews)
“garlic bread” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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41 Shields St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Love this place and come here for excellent abs fresh pasta every time I'm in Cairns. Good wine list too. Highly recommended this gem in the midst it tourism joints.

Thank Lagavulin16
Reviewed 8 January 2017 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...More

Thank MHBJ
Reviewed 7 January 2017 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...More

Thank Bernard S
Reviewed 6 January 2017 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...More

Thank Travis_and_Ross
Reviewed 2 January 2017

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...More

Thank allan t
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank pixie001Cairns
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...More

Thank markencom
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...More

Thank Chris R
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...More

Thank cararodgers
Reviewed 25 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.

Thank SCSW-Simon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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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