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L'Unico Trattoria Seafood Restaurant

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75 Vasey Esp | Trinity Beach, Trinity Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4057 8855
12:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:00
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Thu - Mon 08:00 - 11:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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94 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had this place recommended to us. Setting was lovely right on the beach. There were four of us for dinner. My husband and one friend really enjoyed their meal. Our other friend and I both had Caesar salad with prawns. Worst I've ever had and had 4 prawns on it. Asked the Manager for the bill and I'm sure he... More 

Thank AussieJanEtte
Aldo D, Owner at L'Unico Trattoria Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Aussie Jan. Sorry to hear that your experience wasn't up to par. As for the caeser salad being the worst you've ever had i would love to know why. its then and only then that we can improve. 4 prawns I'm afraid is our standard and yours is the ist complaint i have had re the quantity Sincerely Aldo More 

Trinity Beach, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lunicos is an excellent restaurant, the food is always good and the staff are always efficient and pleasant. The location is great too.

Thank jessnem76
Aldo D, Owner at L'Unico Trattoria Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Jess for taking the time to write and your kind words. Best Aldo More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked in for lunch with three friends and was greeted and sat immediately. I believe the owner was the one who took our order. He talked and joked around with us. Great overall service. The food was absolutely delicious. I had the blue mussel special with red spicy sauce and was not disappointed. My friends had the sea chowder, mediterranean... More 

Thank Paola D
Aldo D, Owner at L'Unico Trattoria Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Paola D. I think i remember serving you on the deck. One of the best hospitality sayings i have heard of late goes as follows ' good customer service is helped by having good customers and from memory you looked happy and excited to be in our establishment.' thank you for the mention. Kind regards Aldo More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant on the beach restaurant. Ate there twice in our week on Trinity beach for dinner and the service and meals were suburb. The Barra was cooked to perfection. Best I have eaten anywhere. Definitely recommend. Also really reasonably priced. And amazing views of the beach right in front.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Aldo D, Owner at L'Unico Trattoria Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Cheers Jenny. Thank you for the greta review best Aldo More 

Yorkeys Knob, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for lunch very impromptu after a swim at the beach with my visiting family (including well behaved 2 year old granddaughter) and found the whole experience rather awkward. Not really sure why but can only assume that the restaurant is not child friendly. The meals were pretty good although rather expensive. Can't wait for the return of the... More 

Thank Jan S
Aldo D, Owner at L'Unico Trattoria Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jan. Thanks for your review. Frankly its really hard to pinpoint what you actual gripe with us is. We are known for being possibly the most child friendly restaurant apart from Maccas. We give out pizza dough so kids can make shapes for us to cook for them for free and are incredibly warm to children. I would love... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated across the road from the beach this is sure to be a spot you are going to want to sit back, have a drink or two and enjoy. We did this on certainly more than one occasion. The food here is good, the calamari - outstanding and drinks are great however you will have to be prepared to wait... More 

Thank vacaymaster
Aldo D, Owner at L'Unico Trattoria Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Firstly thank you for the kind words regarding our restaurant. Many would have overlooked the good things about their experience and just concentrated on the negative so thank you for that. I also have to give you my side of the story regarding the above incident. 3 ladies orderd cocktails one of which was our " desire " which contains... More 

Victoria, Australia
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all enjoyed our meals at L'Unico which is in a lovely spot right opposite the beach. You can eat inside or outside on the balcony. We ordered chicken pollo, vegetarian lasagne, pasta marinara and a vegan pizza. All our food was amazing and great value for money. The staff were helpful with the vegan option also. We went back... More 

Thank Roslyn M
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous location right on the esplanade in Trinity beach - perfect spot to enjoy one of their delicious cocktails. Unfortunately the service was below average, as was the food. I had a chicken ceasar salad which is a basic dish to make but the Parmesan and bacon pieces were clumped at the bottom, there was too much chicken and it... More 

Thank thamis k
Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place, right across the road from the beach, good service and great food. Good variety on the menu, pizza, pasta, seafood and salads. We had a margarita pizza and a salad and both were so fresh and tasty. The mud cake is a must for dessert!

Thank Stan14
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After ordering 3 courses (entre,starter & main), the first course they completely forgot and asked at the end of the meal if they should bring the entre! They brought the main course before the salad starter and when asked why they did this they the reply was 'I only have two hands!' The main meal was ordered without cheese and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Vasey Esp | Trinity Beach, Trinity Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Trinity Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4057 8855
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.

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