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Vivaldis Restaurant, Cairns City (QLD)
Vivaldis Restaurant, Cairns City (QLD)

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Reviews - Vivaldis Restaurant

Level1 Mantra Esplanade, 4870 Cairns City (QLD)See map

Average price A$50


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Excellent163 reviews











What diners said about this restaurant:

Excellent value for money
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  • Michael W.
    Michael W.

    January 14, 20234 reviews


    Highly recommended. First class dining in the heart of Cairns. I am a regular diner at this restaurant and will be back again. Great three course menu option which includes a drink and three courses.

  • Annette A.
    Annette A.

    December 17, 20223 reviews


    The staff were impeccable, always checking to see how our night was going. Would highly recommend the restaurant. Beautiful food and the atmosphere was excellent.

  • Michael W.
    Michael W.

    December 9, 20224 reviews


    Highly recommended. Will be back.

  • Max E.
    Max E.

    October 29, 20223 reviews


    Been here before. Not disappointed then, and certainly not tonight. Excellent food. Great atmosphere ( balcony table). Service exceptional, especially in relation to accomodating my wife’s fructose and lactose intolerances. Thoroughly recommend Vivaldis

  • Ernesto G.
    Ernesto G.

    September 10, 202215 reviews


    Great Restaurant super friendly staff .. definitely would go back !!

  • Kevin F.
    Kevin F.

    July 11, 202227 reviews


    A surprising find on the Esplanade in Cairns, with a great balcony with a view and fantastic, friendly service. The food was tasty and fresh with a lovely French flavour. The only sad thing was to hear that it's about to close, which will be a loss to Cairns.

  • Lyn A.
    Lyn A.

    July 5, 20222 reviews


    Our meals were sensational! It is the very first time I've had a steak cooked exactly as I requested.....medium rare, but more rare than medium. I was in heaven! My husband enjoyed a large lamb shank meal, with the meat just falling off the bone. Service was professional, but friendly & unobtrusive. How does one convey the experience of exceptional excellence? Vivaldi's!!!!

  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca S.

    June 30, 20221 review


    Beautiful atmosphere, welcoming and professional staff and exceptional food - just a great night all round. Thank you to all the staff and the chef!

  • Chantal M.
    Chantal M.

    June 24, 20222 reviews


    The food was absolutely delicious - couldn’t fault it at all. On the slightly more expensive side but not massively so. Wait staff were friendly and welcoming and great ambience. Wine list had a great variety including French wines. Unfortunately we waited over an hour for our food only to find out they hadn’t put it through properly. So this was disappointing - however the manager gave us our drinks for free as compensation and was very apologetic. If I didn’t have kids with me who were getting very very restless it probably wouldn’t of mattered as much but it did put a dampener on the whole evening. I would definitely return but not take kids again as it wasn’t overly family friendly.

    Vivaldis Restaurant (Owner)

    Hi Chantal, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience, and yes, I felt very embarrassed and sorry about our mistake. It is very elegant of you to detail your experience in such a respectful manner, and I hope on your next visit we reach a perfect score. The team Kevin

  • Olga T.

    January 12, 20223 reviews


    Our food was delicious. Unfortunately,there were not many options on their menu, possibly due to Covid but we absolutely loved what we ordered.

  • Etienne V.
    Etienne V.

    January 4, 20221 review


    The food was amazing and service very friendly. Excellent GF options, especially on the dessert menu. Seemed knowledgeable about Coeliac and I did not have any reaction after eating there.

  • LeeAnne F.

    November 3, 20212 reviews


    Great location! Great menu! Great food! Great service! Never fails to impress!

  • Douglas M.

    October 9, 20211 review


    Meals served were not hot, took a long time to arrive Multiple attempts to deliver food not ordered Attempted to charge for bottle of wine not ordered.

  • Troy D.
    Troy D.

    September 13, 20212 reviews


    I hate to hurt people's feelings, so I don't usually leave negative reviews. The services is good enough, but really, the food is stuck in another time - 1980's?? The four of us didn't complain - what was the point, if this is what they do? But when I quietly asked our friends if they were 'enjoying' their meals, they just barely could say 'oh yeah, it's fine.' (meaning, it's awful). I got a more honest appraisal when I was just with my partner on the way home: "Was that as bad as I think is was?" I'll leave it at that.

  • Paul S.

    July 24, 20211 review


    Excellent food and great staff. By far the most enjoyable meal we have had for some time. Highly recommended trying and let the food speak for itself.


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  • Vinay K.

    July 19, 20211 review


    The food was just appalling.

  • Ken S.

    July 14, 20213 reviews


    This was a meal to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday and it was truly memorable. The food was great, the service fantastic, even up to the apartment on the desert. It was also great in the middle of a Melbourne winter to sit outside in Cairns!

  • Naomi M.

    July 12, 20212 reviews


    Vivaldis was the perfect restaurant for taking Mum out for her birthday. The food was amazing, the staff were silver service & the evening view of Cairns was enchanting. Comments all round was that it was the perfect evening for our small gathering.

  • Lacey L.

    July 2, 20211 review


    We decided to spontaneously have dinner at Vivaldi and we are very glad we did. The service was exceptional and food was delicious, presented well and served quickly. Totally recommend a visit to this restaurant!

  • Ian J.

    June 29, 20212 reviews


    Not many restaurants in Cairns produce really good food like this ….well this and C’est Bon. Frankly both would stand up in any major city in the world along side any other top restaurants. One (two) not to miss.

  • Jonathon A.

    June 23, 20211 review


    Steak is the best I’ve had in town hands down! The services was really great and the staff were very friendly! Would definitely recommend this restaurant to all my mates. Thankyou very much

  • Angela Y.

    June 19, 20211 review


    Hidden gem… every dish our group of 3 had was delicious, which were the cauliflower soup, bao buns, steak, pork belly and mussels. I’d recommend ordering the chips for the mussels, as the side bread served wasn’t all that great. Their spicy margarita was perfect to wash it all down with. Only complaint I would have is that the food took long to be served. Would def go back again though.

  • Cozmo S.

    June 18, 20211 review


    For a romantic night out the tables are too big and the service was way just too fast. I was disappo i need with the mussels when I was served several that had not opened whilst cooking but had been forced open after by the chef. Due to the terrible taste of the off seafood I was unable to finish my dinner, which was pricey.

  • Rose L.

    June 17, 20211 review


    Great find, food was nice and decent serving sizes, good ambiance, easy to find but bit pricey. Would come back again for another dinner though.

  • Dave A.

    June 15, 20211 review


    Good food and service quick but not very busy at all. Waiter arrogant, asked for chilli's to come separate rather than in the entree which was supposedly not a problem and just got brushed off with the wave of a hand when it didn't happen and we pointed it out. Have lost at lease four furture customers because of this. However food was good. Compliments to chef. Dont touch the toilet entry doors with your hands though, Guys please wipe the doors at least if not for covid, then just visual effects. Thanks

  • Michael b.

    June 15, 20211 review


    very nice location service very good food was ok.............not sure if we would go back but it was OK.. It was very quiet and not many customers so little atmosphere but as I have said it was OK.

  • John K.

    June 14, 20214 reviews


    Wünderbar. Cocktails were very good and they went beyond the menu to accommodate. The food was amazing and a good price. Will definitely come back when we visit again!

  • Ann B.

    May 22, 20211 review


    This restaurant was very disappointing considering the standard we had encountered at other restaurants in Cairns service and food quality for the price was very poor and the tiki glass for my cocktail was ridiculous such a pity

  • DAVID M.

    May 17, 20213 reviews


    My wife and I had been to Vivaldis in 2020, and at that time everything was excellent. Our visit in 2021 was a bit disappointing, as it just wasn't as good. My wife had the Coral Trout, and it was served as a 6cm thick piece, not like the rather nice fillet which she was expecting. I had the beef "eye fillet" which unfortunately was just not particularly good. Maybe the butcher had a bad day or something, but it wasn't as good as it should have been. We had enjoyed a very nice cocktail and some wine so overall the experience wasn't a complete let down, just disappointing.

  • May L.

    May 11, 20211 review


    Beautiful food, ambience and attentive service. Good selection of menu items and drinks. Thank you to the team at Vivaldis we will be back again :)

  • Leigh F.

    April 20, 20211 review


    This restaurant was a great find. Initially were a little concerned about it being inside a hotel however after the amazing service, delicious drinks and mouth watering food it was no issue in the slightest. We were out on the deck and LOVED every second of our experience! Kudos to the amazing staff!

  • Norman F.

    April 17, 20211 review


    Good location, great value for money. Very considerate wait staff and good food. Good venue for our wedding anniversary celebration. Portion size was ideal for me as a 90+ kilo male and generous for my wife. Would very definitely recommend this place and intend to return

  • Kerry T.

    April 17, 20211 review


    Table of 4- loved the mushroom arancini for entire & the steak cooked perfectly for main. 2 of my friends said the prawn entree was a bit chewy but everything else was Amazing thank you ????

  • Jennifer K.

    April 10, 20212 reviews


    We have not been to Vivaldi’s for maybe five years, but we will not leave it that long for a return visit, great customer service and friendly staff, we all had the set menu which was exceptional value, plus great tasting dishes. Lovely setting with a lovely breeze coming through for outdoors dining. Very satisfied customers were we.????

  • Robbie G.

    March 27, 20211 review


    Great spot. Friendly service. We both had the steak on recommendations, was fantastic! Also had garlic bread and bao buns as entrees, was delicious. Will definitely return.

  • Jenny B.

    March 20, 20211 review


    Location on balcony lovely. Wait staff friendly. Pasta dish had clumps of linguine. Food tasty. Had to ask for s&p. Table needed sanding refinis

  • Tamara W.

    February 19, 20211 review


    The food was delicious and the atmosphere out on the balcony was really lovely. The staff were really pleasant and welcoming, however, I felt for a nice dining experience the staff could wear nicer clothes.

  • Kaz O.

    February 12, 20211 review


    Great food, great service, we were there to celebrate a birthday, and the staff went above and beyond to make it very special. Lovely location overlooking the park, we will be back.

  • Laurie E.

    February 3, 20211 review


    Amazing food, especially entree. Very friendly & professional customer care. Only in town for five days but will definitely be returning before departure.

  • Peter S.

    January 15, 20211 review


    Recommended to us by friends at the Wolf Distillery, and we were not disappointed. Next visit to Cairns Vivaldi will be on our ‘must visit’ again list.

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