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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

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Bellocale italian establish in 2010 have been providing the locals and tourist of Cairns with tasty modern Italian meals with great ambience to create the ultimate dining experience in Cairns. With a plentiful array of fresh locally caught seafood such as Gulf prawns, you’ll find dishes including Tuna Carpaccio and Seafood Ravioli filled with blue swimmer crab, large mouth nannygai and black tiger prawns in a lobster bisque butter sauce and the very popular Pappardelle Bugs. Meat lovers are well catered for with our sensational South Australian Angus beef and traditional Osso Bucco Cigar, while Scaloppini al Funghi is a crowd-pleaser. All dishes can be beautifully matched to a stunning selection
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, Seafood
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
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All reviews pappardelle pasta prawns bread panna cotta antipasti steak italian food shields st specials board wine by the glass melt in your mouth service was great place to eat main meal amazing food recommend this restaurant
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was so good, the Seafood Rissotto was superb. The Ravioli was amazing also, even the water was crisp. I would 100% reccomend this place to eat, awesome.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JackMFranklin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven’t been to bellocale in a long time. However, I was very impressed by their fresh new design. It’s welcoming and very modern. My partner and I tasted a few different dishes between us and there wasn’t anything we could fault! It isn’t ‘traditional’...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Petals312
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our food was poor quality wise and over priced for what was plated up. As older customers we were not treated well when all aspects of the service was considered. I suppose that the lesson for us here was, if the restaurant is not run...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Henry89Marshall
kevinl8888, Owner at Bellocale, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Henry, We do apologize if we have had at anytime mislead you to think bellocale italian is an authentic italian restaurant. Since open in 2010 we have always been classified as a modern italian restaurant using cooking techniques and ingredients influenced by the French,...More

Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

I have lived in cairns for two years and had not heard of bellocale. when my friends said we were eating here for dinner, I did not expect anything exceptional - otherwise I would of heard about this place. I was so impressed with the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Georgina H
Reviewed 19 January 2019

Whilst visiting Cairns felt like Italian food and found this place from Trip Adviser. Made the right decision - great Italian dishes with good service with relaxed atmosphere. No BYO but reasonable priced wine by the glass. Had a great night. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank allant4
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

My partner and I had the best Italian meal ever here. We both had the bug pasta (thank god he had the same meal so i didnt have to share) and it was incredible. So much bug meat, much more than expected which was amazing...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank ElleS94
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

I ordered the calamari (appetizer), garlic butter scallops (appetizer) and seafood risotto (main) for dinner. They all tasted AMAZING and I was very impressed. Definitely one of the best restaurant I’ve been to. HIGHLY recommended!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank basilrong
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

The food was super delicious. We ordered a Beef Carpaccio and Gnocci.. both were very good. The ambiance and hospitality was standout. A must must visit place.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Smriti2016
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Had dinner on Saturday evening, ordered the seafood risotto, the most expensive dish on the menu at 36 AUS dollars. Plenty of risotto, very good taste but the seafood was nowhere what I had expected: 3 (three) mussels, 2 (two) clams, 2 (two) prawns and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gstroe
kevinl8888, Manager at Bellocale, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2018

Hi, We glad you enjoyed your risitto. With our seafood risotto and marinara we weigh up with 120g Spanish Mackeral, 80g squid, 100g spencer gulf mussels, 60g clams, 100g Tiger Prawn and 80g moreton bay bugs. So all together we put in over 500g worth...More

Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

Seafood ravioli and bread for dipping into the scrumptious lobster butter sauce is a must. Owner was kind and gave me samples of Australian wine when I didn’t know what I wanted.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank jessicahH9033EX
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4 December 2018|
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NO BYO ALLOWED just rang restaurant myself
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