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“Nice restaurant - great atmosphere”

L'Unico Trattoria Seafood Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: L’Unico Trattoria started life as a small BYO in 1994. Set in an Idyllic location on the waterfront at Trinity Beach about 20km north of Cairns, the word soon spread, and L’Unico quickly became a regular dining spot for tourists and locals alike.In 1997, after three years at Trinity Beach we moved just 400 metres further along the beachfront to take advantage of even better ocean views and new, larger premises complete with wood-fired pizza oven and cocktail bar.
Reviewed 11 November 2008

My husband and I stayed in Trinity Beach for two weeks and ate four or five times at the Unico. We loved the atmosphere of the restaurant - right next to the beach, you hear the waves on the shore, and get a nice breeze from the sea. The food is OK - I had a tasty pizza one evening, and then I remember deep fried shrimp another night. It isn't exceptional, but nor are the prices!! For a bistro-type meal in a great setting it is a good place to eat.

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Reviewed 13 June 2008

the pizza i ordered was supposed to have prawns and shallots. unfortunately, the prawns weren't fresh tasting (they smelled slightly) and their consistency was grainy/mealy-tasting (not fresh). there were not any shallots on my pizza (the kitchen ran out?) and instead substituted chopped green onions (which were raw) and did not go well on the pizza. my husband had the fish and chips which tasted "okay" (nothing special) but was a little too greasy from the deep fryer. when the food came very quickly (which it did, the one positive aspect), we realised that it wasn't freshly prepared and may have been pre-cooked/sitting in the kitchen (?) for some time perhaps.

it was all quite disappointing. we expected more of L'Unico given the website's photos of the food and representations about the quality and freshness of the seafood.

when the server asked how are meals were she barely had asked the question before she cleared her dishes and walked away. when i started to answer her question and say "well, no,... my pizza..." she was already walking away from me and not interested in what i had to say at all.

our disappointment in L'Unico unfortunately also affected our decision regarding whether to eat at the Atlantis Restaurant -- as we learned that Atlantis had recently been sold to the owners of L'Unico. given our poor experience at L'unico we didn't want to risk another poor restaurant experience in trinity beach.

there are a large number of italian/pizza and seafood restaurants to choose from within the northern beaches area and we'll explore those options more widely the next time we're in town.

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