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Flynn’s Italian, Cairns City (QLD)
Flynn’s Italian, Cairns City (QLD)

Italian Birthday

Flynn’s Italian

8.4/10
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85 Esplanade, 4870 Cairns City (QLD)See map

Average price A$50

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Restaurant menu

Average price A$50
East Queensland Prawn Linguini
A$38
house-made linguini and charred East Queensland tiger prawn served in a creamed shellfish sauce, tomato concasse and parsley
Risotto Al Tartufo Nero
A$34
risotto, porcini mushroom ragu, mixed forest mushrooms, truffle pecorino
Ricotta Gnocchi
A$35
fried house-made ricotta gnocchi in a rich tomato sugo sauce, basil pesto and 24 month aged prosciutto

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Reviews

8.4/10
Very good31 reviews
8.4/10

Food

8.7/10

Service

8/10

Ambience

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  • Trevor B.
    Trevor B.

    December 8, 20221 review

    5.5/10

    The entree & dessert were delicious, but the mains were wanting. My steak was cooked exactly how I like (medium rare) the taste was exceptional, but it was very tough & chewy. The view was spectacular, the ambiance was average, seating was uncomfortable & A/C was set to low & the Italian music was nice, but to loud. The service started slow, improved as the night progressed. Absolute no Italian atmosphere, with exception of the music. Overall we give the Flynn Italian restaurant a 6 out of 10.

  • Anita V.
    Anita V.

    September 22, 20221 review

    6.5/10

    The welcome was really lovely and warm. The hostess gave us complimentary Prosecco on arrival to congratulate us for our honeymoon. The waiter was very friendly and helpful. We really liked the atmosphere as there was authentic Italian music being played in the background. A few things were disappointing however. When the mains came out the duck risotto was very ordinary and bland. The chocolate ravioli dessert was also very average. I couldn’t eat it as it was very dry and not enjoyable. The prawn linguini however was fantastic. Another thing that we were disappointed with was when we read the bill afterwards the hostess had charged us for the so called complimentary Prosecco! We couldn’t believe it. We didn’t realise until we got back to the hotel so we couldn’t question it. Overall, for the price we paid for the food and drinks, it was an average experience.

  • Linda E.
    Linda E.

    July 12, 20221 review

    7.5/10

    The food and wine was nice, however I thought it was expensive for what you get. The restaurant was missing ambience. Staff were friendly and attentive.

  • Elvia M.

    December 2, 20212 reviews

    3.5/10

    Menu and food not really Italian Noise not good Waiters not good

  • Garry D.

    November 16, 20211 review

    6/10

    Steak was medium to medium well instead of medium rare. Everything else was fine, pleasant staff and ambience . If the steak was cooked properly then I would have nothing to complain about.

  • Jess C.

    October 29, 20216 reviews

    8/10

    Excellent location and attentive service. However the food left me a little underwhelmed. I had the four course meal with scallops, pumpkin risotto, sous vide steak and orange polenta cake. Unfortunately the scallops were ruined when I tried the cream under the shells which I thought was a celeriac/cauliflower purée, turns out it was just for decoration to hold the scallops in place and was full of salt. The risotto was nice, but very soupy. The steak was also dry in places and the cake so very gritty. There are other items on the menu I’d like to try but I won’t be rushing back.

  • Gary C.

    October 14, 20212 reviews

    4/10

    A disappointing experience. It felt like the staff were moping around and unhappy not a lot of smiles or motivation from the team. The food was ok not brilliant. For the prices they are charging we should have received a fine dining experience. We were given a desert menu and had to ask the waiter 40 minutes later to take our order and there were only 8 people in the restaurant. I am a local and support our local restaurants on a regular basis but unfortunately I will not return to this one as we have plenty of good competition in Cairns.

  • Larissa C.

    September 11, 20211 review

    10/10

    The food was just amazing:) we ordered the 3 course set menu. The service was exceptional, the wine was Devine . Thanks for a lovely evening. We be coming back:)

    Flynn’s Italian (Owner)

    Hi Larissa Thank you very much for your great feedback, we shared it with the team and they were very appreciative. Hope to see you again Kieron

  • Steven H.
    Steven H.

    September 4, 20212 reviews

    5/10

    Whilst the food itself was tasty, the portion sizes were small. I had the linguine as a main and it was really an entree size. It took almost 90 minutes for the mains to be delivered. The service was pretty ordinary by our waiter. We were a party of 6 and after our initial drinks orders were taken, we were never asked if we wanted them refreshed. Pretty ordinary overall. Very disappointing

  • Asher M.

    August 28, 20211 review

    7.5/10

    They have overcharged me twice now and makes think about whether I will return!!

    Flynn’s Italian (Owner)

    Hi Asher Thank you taking the time to provide us with feedback. I’m very sorry to hear there was an error on your bill, please can you send me through the details to Kieron.walsh@crystalbrookcollection.com so that I can look into and rectify this for you. Regards Kieron

  • Jodie M.
    Jodie M.

    August 19, 20219 reviews

    9/10

    Staff are friendly, relaxed environment. Food was lovely.

    Flynn’s Italian (Owner)

    Hi Jodie Thank you very much the feedback and rating. I am very happy to hear the feedback on the team and the venue. Hope to see you again. Kieron

  • Kerrie G.

    July 24, 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Dinner here was incredible - the restaurant is gorgeous and the food was amazing. The mushroom risotto tasted like nothing I'd ever had before, it was bursting with flavour and the garnishing mushrooms were so juicy. And the gelato - just perfect. It was my boyfriend's birthday and he had such a lovely time here, thank you so much.

    Flynn’s Italian (Owner)

    Hi Kerrie Thank you very much for the great feedback, we are really happy to hear you had such a good time with us. We hope to see you again! Kieron

  • Michael Aw

    July 9, 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Authentic Italian n probably one of the best in the Cairns area. Seafood was indeed done extremely well. Risotto. Incredibly flavoursome . fillet steak juicy medium rare n melt in my mouth. By the way this is our 3rd visit in a week. Only this time we booked ahead Also can’t fault the service especially Kieren I presume the maître D

    Flynn’s Italian (Owner)

    Hi Michael Thank you very much for the great feedback., myself and the team really appreciate it. We hope to see you again! Kieron

  • Nina B.

    July 6, 20211 review

    7.5/10

    The restaurant is beautifully appointed. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Would be great if a locally loyalty or birthday surprise was be extended. Only criticism was with the serving of the mussels that no spoon for broth or bowl for shell was provided until I asked for them. Chef and wait staff would benefit from eating mussels at Hopscotch. Children enjoyed their meal but not their favorite menu so probably wouldn't bring them back as a family venue.

    Flynn’s Italian (Owner)

    Hi Nina Thank you very much for the feedback. I am sorry that we didnt provide you with a spoon and bowl, this should have happened and I will follow up with the team to ensure everyone knows this. I will also pass on your feedback to the chef and team for the points to address, we appreciate the feedback. Kieron

  • Toni H.

    May 21, 20211 review

    7/10

    Restaurant and food was ok but not the best. Food Menu was a bit narrow so went for the steak which was cooked perfect but tough meat and grissle. My wife had the Lasagna which again was ok but generally flavour less. Wine menu was good and the staff service we found very good

  • Reannah H.

    May 8, 20214 reviews

    10/10

    Food was great, staff were very attentive and polite, atmosphere was refreshing and calming.

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Monday
07:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tuesday
07:00 AM - 10:30 AM
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday
07:00 AM - 10:30 AM
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday
07:00 AM - 10:30 AM
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Friday
07:00 AM - 10:30 AM
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Saturday
07:00 AM - 10:30 AM
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Sunday
07:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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85 Esplanade, 4870, Cairns City (QLD), Australia

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