【Cairns】The Old Italian Restaurant, “La Fettuccina”


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At the main tourist spot in Cairns, there are numerous restaurants and bars, and it easily to give you a headache, “Which restaurant is really great?”

Not to waste of your limited time with wandering, I recommend you La Fettuccina, which is located within walking distance of Cairns Esplanade. They offer you authentic Italian cuisine as well as seafood and meat.

They emphasis on local products and you can enjoy the great dinner with wine there.

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The History of La Fettuccina

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La Fettuccina opened in 1989. At that time, it was the only restaurant on the street. Since then, they have served the regional and traditional Italian cuisine, their style hasn’t changed and always welcome hungry locals and tourists alike.

The staff there has not changed a lot as well. Most of them are long term employees, hence you see always same face at La Fettuccina. This makes you feel that you come back.

Now La Fettuccina grew to the one of the famous restaurant in Cairns and the environment which surrounds it changed a lot. However there is always same good foods and staff which found more than 15 years back at  La Fettuccina.

For the Entree

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When you step into La Fettuccina, you will smell the garlic. Yes, this is what you should have for your entree, Pane All’Aglio. Crusty semolina roll is seasoned with herb and garlic butter, and so flavorful. I know everyone loves this.

Bruschetta is another popular menu. The Italian breads are  topped with fresh tomato, basil, red onion, garlic and olive oil. The colorful looking is lovely and sooo Italy.

If you would like to have some seafood, try Gamberi All’Aglio. Prawns are sautéed with a creamy garlic sauce and sitting on spinach fettuccine. You will love the sauce for sure.

The Great Pasta

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They prepare all pasta every day before service, this is why their pasta is fresh. You may opt for medium or large size.

You can not go wrong whichever you choose, all pastas are absolutely great. However if I must say, please go for Fettuccine. They have 3 types of Fettuccine, chili, mushroom and seafood. Fettuccine lets you enjoy the texture of the pasta more and the sauce coats a flat thick perfectly.

Gnocchi Ai Quattro Formaggi Small, potato dumplings with a four cheeses sauce, is mouth-watering as well.

In additions to the lineup on the menu, the black board shows today’s special and don’t miss it!


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La Fettuccina opens for lunch only Fridays, on other days only dinner time is operated.

A lot of locals as well as tourists visit there for the great foods, that way I recommend you to make a reservation. A reservation is made only vie call.

Near La Fettuccina, there are many famous restaurants found in the guide book, so don’ be misled! Bring your strong will and go straight to La Fettuccina.

Restaurant Details

【Address】41 Shields St, Cairns City QLD 4870
【TEL】+61 7 4031 5959
【Opening Hours】Sat – Thu: 17:00 – 22:00, Fri: 12:00 – 15:00, 17:00 – 22:00
【Official Website】http://www.lafettuccina.com/