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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
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

In a more or less sleepy neighborhood like Trinity Beach you just do not expect a quality Italian restaurant. But there it is! Crispy pizza's, the right toppings and decent pizza seize. Pasta's are very well too. Attentive service who seem to be happy to help and make sure you have nothing to complain. Highly recommended.

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

Dear Appeltjes. I think you may have missed your calling. ' In a more or less sleepy neighbourhood like Trinity Beach '. Sounds like the beginning of a great novel. Thank you for your efforts Best Aldo More 

Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Superbly presented, mouth watering lunch. Friendly efficient staff and a lovely view of the beach. Top class.

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

Cheers couple from Emerald. Lovely turn of phrase. couldn't wish for better. Hugs Aldo More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Admittedly it was a busy night and we arrived at 8pm. We had a drink at the bar while we waited for a table. We were seated on the balcony in a great position. However, the service was lacking. Had to ask for menus after about 10 minutes. Calamari starter was good, but the pasta mains were average. In particular,... More 

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

Dear Nigel Binu. Thanks for taking to write. Your review is pretty fair and measured and unlike some you point out particulars which help us improve. Thanks for noticing that the night, like most of late, was very busy. Our calamari is proving to be very popular and for good reason. I truly think our ravioli clanger was an aberration.... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Lovely staff, the food was excellent, great variety on the menu, great wine and an ideal spot overlooking the beach. The afternoon was perfect time to come down & sit & have a few drinks.

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Thank Yvonne T
Aldo D, Owner at L'Unico Trattoria Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Well covered Yvonne. Not a lot missing there. Thank for taking the time to write. regards Aldo More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2016

As locals we have tested and tasted and found this little piece of Italy in the northern beaches a real gem and can only fault my pig head attitiude to eating the same thing..(calamari fritte ) every time we dine there.(I also drink the Italian beer ..Moretti as well). Last Sunday it was pretty busy and our food was a... More 

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

Hello Keith G. I remember you well and you and your partner are always courteous and happy. The calamari was lukewarm but you didn't need counselling. You didn't take it as a personal affront. You didn't threaten to never come back or demand a refund. You probably would have been happy with the lukewarm offering and just got on with... More 

Trinity Beach, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

L'Unico is across the road from the beach and the road is pretty quiet - not like Palm Cove. We sat on the verandah for lunch which was lovely. Started with the carpaccio, oysters and a nice Chardonnay. Beautiful. Main was bbq seafood - scampi, prawns calamari and barramundi. Great. It was an expensive lunch but high quality. Unfortunately service... More 

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Thank Y1294MUjamesl
Aldo D, Owner at L'Unico Trattoria Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello. Thanks for the kind words and the feedback re the service. Our wine knowledge is at the moment not our strong point for the following reasons. We are experiencing a higher than normal rate of floor staff changes though we have 2 staff remembers returning from overseas who know their stuff. A year or so ago i produced a... More 

County Down, Northern Ireland
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We ate at l'unico twice in the week that we spent at Trinity Beach. The first time we got takeaway pizzas which were very good. Had a drink at the bar while we waited for them. Staff were all very pleasant. On our second visit we hadn't booked a table and the restaurant was busy when we arrived. The guy... More 

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Thank Deborah4
Aldo D, Owner at L'Unico Trattoria Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Deborah. I do remember you as does Giuseppe the guy with the beard. Hope you enjoyed the wine and sounds like the overall experience was also to your liking which helps. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Makes it all worthwhile sometimes. Regards, Aldo More 

Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have dined at L'Unico at Trinity Beach several times and I cannot fault, the food, staff or prices. It is a great place and looks out across the beach front. The food is freshly cooked, they have a great variety and the waiting time in good. Staff are friendly.

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Thank chrissie245
Aldo D, Owner at L'Unico Trattoria Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Chrissie. Couldn't have said it better meeself. Best Aldo More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
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206 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This place was packed but still managed to give us good service and some amazing meals. Easy to see why the place was packed. A good menu and great daily specials.

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

Thanks jimmy D. For the most part except for some punters with Trump like qualities, the place has had a great and relaxed feel even when busy. Cheers Aldo More 

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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Dropped in after a disaster of a lunch at Palm Cove. L'Unico welcomed us in for coffee and apple crumble. Coffee was great and the crumble divine! Great service and location to match! Thanks team L'unico!

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

Cheers Peter. I was ( and still am ) the bloke pretending to work on the round table that you spoke to. Thanks for the kind words. Best Aldo More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:00
Saturday
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
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.

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