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The Italian Restaurant

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95 Charlotte St | Cooktown, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
+61 7 4069 6338
16:00 - 20:30
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Tue - Sat 16:00 - 20:30
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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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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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215 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent pizza, tasty pasta - gnocchi with chilli, onion and bacon - and a great beer selection. We drank Coopers Sparkling Ale! Also lovely cheesy garlic bread - disappeared instantly! Definitely a good place to have dinner in Cooktown. Big portions so we shared!

Thank David B
Darwin, Australia
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great food - risotto, fettucine, mixed veges with pasta, pizza - all very nice - just some of the myriad of choices - reasonably priced, large sized meals, popular with the locals and travellers....highly recommended

Thank address012015

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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
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, 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 St | 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?