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La Tabella Trattoria

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The Esplanade, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4948 1888
07:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 23:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quality of food and presentation at La Tabella was top notch. Well priced for the exceptional quality and choice. It was definitely our favourite restaurant during our recent visit. Service was good but the star is definitely the food.

Thank kiwitraveller55
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the high price, the food was quite average. The beer I was served was past the best-before date, and the pasta sauces lacked flavour. The service was ok, but not particularly attentive. The specials board was placed near us, but nothing was explained at the time. We didn't realise until it was moved away and we had already placed... More 

Thank Jono_1989
Warsash, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived in Airlie Beach 3 weeks after the Cyclone so the restaurant was just getting back on its feet. Great waiter ( Chris I think) very attentive to our party. Excellent food, we had barrumundi , finished the evening with cocktails. Lovely views - somewhat spoilt by the effects of the Cyclone - hope the area recovers quickly.

Thank Colette C
Eureka Springs
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

High class dining with an amazing menu, superb food and great presentation. The staff and management go out of their way to make you feel welcome and the semi alfresco dining is so ambient overlooking to bay. Have eaten there on numerous occasions and have enjoyed it everytime.

Thank Lareen D
Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of dining here for dinner on April 24. Our server (who was on the job for only 2 days) was super professional and answered all of our questions like he had been working there for years. We both had a pasta and each was fantastic. The gnocchi must have been made in house as it was... More 

Thank Trevor L
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must do we visited this amazing restaurant for a brunch twice whilst in Airlie would highly recommend to every one who visits and try the eggs bendy 😍😍 there amazing

Thank Dave D
Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we ordered here was delicious, specifically the beetroot gnocchi, and the lamb backstrap salad. The flavour combination worked so well together.

Thank jannesco
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a takeaway Ragu pasta dish. By the time I ate it we were back at hotel and it was fettuccine with dried mince meat. No flavour no sauce. When we rang up to enquire if it was the wrong dish we were told that's what a ragu is. I understand everyone has their own recipes but we googled ragu... More 

Thank 007sg
Norman, Oklahoma
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cyclone Debbie has affected the number of choices for quiet, evening dining. This was our choice based on the menu offered. We had the seafood pizza because we wanted something light. It was flavorful and the crust was perfect. Good wine list. Highly recommended.

Thank Surfside3
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I saw here on trip advisor the good rating of this restaurant and went there to have dinner. We asked the waitress for a table, she called the manager and he came in a very rude way to say that the restaurant was fully booked. We didn't like the way that he spoke to us... very disrespectful... the food can... More 

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Richard F, Owner at La Tabella Trattoria, responded to this review

My sincere apologies that you were unable to participate in the excellent cuisine we provide. We do get busy and you best book before hand so not to be disapointed. If our manager was curt that is probably because he was run of his feet, I know this is no excuse but reflects reality from time to time when we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$60
Italian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Esplanade, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Airlie Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4948 1888
Open 7 days All day dining Full Table Service Outdoor seating Views Private air conditioned function room Cocktail Bar Homemade pastas Fresh locally caught seafood Morning and afternoon Tea

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