A Taste of Italy

A Taste of Italy

Our little Italian restaurant has been delighting locals for over 18 years.

We invite you to join us for an authentic trattoria Italiano experience!

With an amazing selection of award-winning pizzas, anti-pasto share plates, freshly prepared pastas, seafood, salads and desserts, our family-focused restaurant extends its hospitality to you and your guests to sit, eat, talk and enjoy.

And, in true Italian style, we complement our meals with a great range of imported and Australian beers, wines, softdrinks and spirits to really create a long lunch with friends and family!

The Taste of Italy story

Back in 2002, a new pizza shop was opened in the brand new Clifton Beach Shopping Centre by our friend and chef Roberto, who had moved to this beautiful part of the country from Melbourne. By day Roberto worked as a labourer on the shopping centre and at night made plans to open his pizza restaurant.

As soon as the dust settled, Roberto’s was opened with an authentic menu that echoed the flavours, smells and atmosphere of dining in an Italian trattoria. 

Many years later Mario and Silvia bought Roberto’s, building on it’s success as the locals favourite place for pizza, adding table service and a liquor licence so guests can enjoy a glass with their lunch or dinner.

After renaming it 'A Taste of Italy', they added even more authentic flavours to the existing menu, perfecting dishes featuring fresh local seafood and finding great local produce for excellent Napoli sauce, refreshingly crisp salads and satisfying antipasti dishes.

In 2016, we were delighted to be voted as the best pizza by our locals, for which we say grazie mille! Since then, we’ve been doing what we do best; hand making our doughs and pasta, while ensuring the freshest and tastiest ingredients are used in every single dish.

Get your taste of Italy today!

We’re proud to have a great team of locals serving locals, and to have employed a number of young people from Clifton Beach and the Cairns area. Everyday we provide service with a smile to all our regulars and visitors, who enjoy an authentic Italian taste experience with high quality food that’s prepared by hand every day using the recipes and techniques handed down over generations.

We invite you to view our menu and order pick-up or arrange delivery for you and all your friends, or to come in and let our friendly team recommend a selection of specials and favourites that will satisfy every appetite!


Explore Our Pizza Menu