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Stylish and sophisticated Italian restaurant in the heart of tropical Port Douglas.
+61 (07) 4099 6744
info@lacucinaportdouglas.com.au
4 Macrossan St, Port Douglas QLD 4877
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Our Menu

A traditional Italian Menu, served with contemporary elegance, in the relaxed tropical sophistication of Port Douglas.
Finest Italian Cuisine

Lunch & Dinner

Whether it’s lunch, dinner or a casual cocktail and a bite to eat, La Cucina + Bar offers a large selection of authentic Italian dishes, as well as a selection of desserts. Please browse our menus below and we look forward to seeing you soon.

ANTIPASTI   – entrée
KINGFISH CRUDO
$ 29.00

Thinly diced Raw Kingfish, parsley oil, citrus soy, chives, finger limes pearl, Japanese mayo, and wild scampi caviar.

CARPACCIO DI SALMONE
$ 29.00

Thinly sliced raw Tasmanian salmon, extra virgin olive oil, citrus soy, pepper, parsley, and chilli.

TARTARE DI TONNO
$ 29.00

Raw sashimi grade tuna, sesame seeds, soy, lime, avocado and celery served on a bed of lemon cured cucumber.

CAPRESE BURRATA
$ 26.00

Fresh burrata served on a bed of crispy crostini, cherry tomatoes, basil, red onion, dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

TARTARE DI MANZO
$ 29.00

Rangers valley mb3 beef tartare, horse radish and goat cheese dressing, caper berries, beetroot, and crispy crostini.

CAPESANTE
$ 29.00

Half shell Tasmanian scallops, backed and topped with aromatic breadcrumb.

GAMBERI GRIGLIATI
$ 29.00

Local caught prawns chargrilled and served with a fresh paw paw and avocado salad dressed with chilli, mint, lime, and feta.

WHITING BECCAFICO
$ 26.00

Local whiting filet, pistachio crumb, sweet & sour onion and lemon zest.

POLPO ALLA GRIGLIA
$ 29.00

Charred octopus, chilli and soy dressing , leek and potato cream, ricotta and n’duja dip, herbs oil.

PRIMI & PASTE
PAPPARDELLE AL RAGU DI CERVO
$ 41.00

Al dente egg pappardelle, slow cooked venison and porcini mushrooms ragù topped with stracciatella.

LINGUINE AI FRUTTI DI MARE
$ 44.00

Al dente Linguine with green bugs, prawns, mussels, clams, salmon, barramundi, basil, chilli, and parsley.

SPAGHETTI ALLE VONGOLE
$ 39.00

Al dente spaghetti tossed with clams with white wine, herbs and toasted breadcrumb.

SPAGHETTI ALLA PUTTANESCA
$ 39.00

Tomato sauce, anchovy, chilli, olives, capers, garlic, toasted breadcrumb and parmesan.

RISOTTO AI FUNGHI
$ 39.00

Porcini and exotic mushrooms risotto with truffle.

SECONDI  – MAIN COURSES
ZUPPA DI PESCE
$ 56.00

Rich fish soup served with toasted fregola pasta and packed with salmon, reef fish, tiger prawns, bugs, mussels, and clams and a touch of chilli.

FILETTO DI MANZO
$ 60.00

200 gr Rangers Valley mb3 chargrilled eye fillet, mash potato, green peppercorn and cognac sauce

ANATRA ALL’ARANCIA
$ 41.00

Sous vide duck leg, orange glaze, pink peppercorn, sage carrot puree, grilled broccolini and red cabbage.

SCALOPPINE AL MARSALA
$ 46.00

Thiny sliced premium veal, coated in thick marsala wine sauce served on mash potato.

BISTECCA DI TONNO
$ 46.00

Grilled yellowfin tuna steak, marinated in lime juice, chilli and pepper served on sautéed spinach and onion. Served only rare.

PESCE DEL GIORNO
$ Market

Market price Local caught fish of the day

TO SHARE
PIATTO DEL PESCATORE
$ 169.00

Seafood platter with an abundance of grilled seafood, including: Moreton Bay bugs, tiger prawns, marinated baby octopus, grilled yellowfin tuna, reef fish, scallops and mussels.

LINGUINE CRAYFISH
$ 149.00

Al dente Linguine with a whole 700gr painted crayfish, cooked in it's bisque, with herbs and cherry tomatoes. *subject to availability

SPAGHETTI MUD CRAB
$ Market

Al dente spaghetti served with our famous chilli mud crab, tomato sauce, herbs, and basil. *subject to availability

CONTORNI –sides

FRIES
$ 10

Crispy shoestring fries with a side of paprika mayo.

CAPONATA
$ 16.00

Sauteed vegetables including zucchini, eggplant, capsicum tomato and celery dressed with capers, olives, chilli, garlic and basil.

INSALATA MISTA
$ 14.00

Local mixed leaf salad with cherry tomatoes and fetta, dressed with evo oil and white balsamic vinegar.

VERDURE SALTATE
$ 16.00

Seasonal vegetables, olive oil, garlic, pepper.

Specialità Della Casa

Seafood Platter

PIATTO DEL PESCATORE

A perfect selection of fresh locally sourced seafood, cooked to order. Featuring reef fish, salmon, prawns, Moreton Bay bugs, mussels, freshly shucked oysters, scallops in shell and marinated baby octopus,

The ultimate in seafood indulgence, let us take you on a journey through the bounty of the sea.

Salmon Carpaccio

CARPACCIO DI SALMONE

Thinly sliced raw Tasmanian salmon, extra virgin olive oil, citrus soy, pepper, parsley and chilli.

The perfect entree combining elegant flavours with framed a hint of chilli. Perfect for the endless sunny days of the tropical north.

SEAFOOD LINGUINE

LINGUINE AI FRUTTI DI MARE

Moreton Bay bugs, prawns, mussels, claims, salmon & barramundi cooked with white wine, basil, chilli and herbs.

A celebration of seafood featuring locally sourced ingredients, all cooked in a stunning white wine reduction set with basil, chilli and herbs.

Local Mud Crab

The freshest, locally caught mud crab, delivered daily and prepared perfectly for you dining pleasure.  Special advance order required.

There are few ways to experience this jewel of coral sea as fresh as this. We carefully select locally caught mud crabs and prepare them for your delectation.

Superb service and food on a steamy Sunday night in November. We had seafood - reef fish and tuna both prepared with great skill. Standout fish meal for us in PD
*****

Ema Wayans

Menu looked good and the rest delivered beyond expectation. Recommend you save room for dessert.
*****

Mark Hopkins

Amazing food! So good we came back for dinner. Lunch, perfect seafood pasta. Dinner, amazing mussels and fillet steak followed by tiramisu.
*****

Mario Andretti
Available daily in our bar area.

Bar & Pizza Menu

Traditional pizzas and bar meals to enjoy, share and while away the tropical days with a beer, cocktail or glass of wine.

LE PIZZE

PIZZA MARGHERITA
$ 24.00

Tomato sauce, fior di latte, basil, oregano, evo.

PIZZA MARINARA
$ 20.00

Tomato sauce, garlic, oregano, evo.

PIZZA SAN DANIELE (white)
$ 29.00

Fior di latte, prosciutto San Daniele, cherry tomatoes, rocket, basil, balsamic glaze, evo.

PIZZA DIAVOLA
$ 28.00

Tomato sauce, fior di latte, spicy salami, olives, basil, oregano, red onion and evo.

PIZZA TONNO E CIPOLLE
$ 28.00

Tomato sauce, fior di latte, tuna, red onion basil, oregano, evo.

PIZZA LEG HAM E FORMAGGIO
$ 26.00

Tomato sauce, mozzarella, leg ham, basil, oregano, evo.

PIZZA CAPRICCIOSA
$ 28.00

Tomato sauce, fior di latte, mushrooms, leg ham, olives, artichokes, basil, oregano, evo.

PIZZA VEGETARIANA
$ 28.00

Tomato sauce, mozzarella, caponata, basil, oregano, evo.

PIZZA FUNGHI E TARTUFO (white)
$ 29.00

Fior di latte, taleggio, mushrooms, truffle, parsley, evo.

PIZZA QUATTRO FORMAGGI(white)
$ 29.00

Fior di latte, gorgonzola, taleggio, parmesan, oregano, evo.

PIZZA GAMBERETTI & N’DUJA
$ 29.00

Fior di latte, cherry tomatoes, garlic prawns, spicy n’duja, rocket, evo.

FOCACCIE

FOCACCIA BIANCA
$ 18.00

White focaccia with Garlic, rosemary, oregano, evo and olives.

FOCACCIA CAPRESE
$ 20.00

White focaccia topped with a fresh cherry tomatoes and basil salad topped with stracciatella and balsamic glaze.

PIZZA ADD ONS

CALZONE PIZZA
$ 3.00

We can fold any pizza of your choice

FRESH BUFFALO BURRATA
$ 10.00

Add fresh buffalo burrata to any pizza.

PROSCIUTTO SAN DANIELE
$ 6.00

Add prosciutto San Daniele to any pizza.

SALAME PICCANTE
$ 4.00

Add spicy salami to any pizza.

LEG HAM
$ 4.00

Add premium leg ham to any pizza.

N’DUJA
$ 4.00

Add spicy n’duja to any pizza.

OTHER INGREDIENTS
$ 3.00

Add your choice from: Olives, capers, mushrooms, chilli, garlic, anchovy, rocket.

SIDES

FRIES
$ 10.00

Crispy fries, herbs sea salt, paprika mayo.

CAPONATA
$ 16.00

Sautéed vegetables including zucchini, eggplant, capsicum tomato and celery with capers, olives, chilli, garlic.

CAPONATA
$ 16.00

Sautéed vegetables including zucchini, eggplant, capsicum tomato and celery with capers, olives, chilli, garlic.

VERDURE SALTATE
$ 16.00

Seasonal vegetables, olive oil, garlic, pepper, and lemon.

VERDURE SALTATE
$ 16.00

Seasonal vegetables, olive oil, garlic, pepper, and lemon.

CIABATTA
$ 12.00

Stone backed bread roll, served hot, extra virgin olive oil balsamic vinegar and house marinated olives.

The Perfect dessert to follow the perfect meal

desserts

DOLCI

Choose from our traditional and contemporary Italian desserts or from our Chef’s selected cheeses.

TIRAMISU
$ 19.00

Savoiardi biscuits soaked in coffee and liqueur layered with zabaglione, mascarpone, cream and dark chocolate, served with bitter dark chocolate sorbet

GELATO AL BASILICO
$ 18.00

Basil gelato, with figs, prunes & walnuts macerated in Armagnac

TORTINO DI CIOCCOLATO
$ 19.00

Premium chocolate warm pudding served with raspberry coulis, crème anglaise and vanilla ice-cream

GELATI DELLA CASA
$ 16.00

Assortment of house made ice-cream

PANNA COTTA
$ 17.00

Coconut Pannacotta served in glass with tropical mango, pistachio, toasted coconut and seasonal berries

AFFOGATO
$ 17.00

House made vanilla ice-cream, espresso coffee, Frangelico and Biscotti

FORMAGGI
$ 24.00

Chef ’s selection of 3 cheeses, served with seasonal fruit, pairing marmalade and homemade grissini

Specialità Della Casa

WARM CHOCLATE PUDDING

TORTINO DI CIOCCOLATO

The perfect chocolate dessert. 

Premium chocolate warm pudding served with raspberry coulis, crème anglaise and vanilla ice-cream.

LAYERED COFFEE & CHOCOLATE DESSERT

TIRAMISU

House made, traditional and indulgent.

Savoiardi biscuits soaked in coffee and liqueur layered with zabaglione, mascarpone, cream and dark  chocolate, served with bitter dark chocolate sorbet.

All prices are GST inclusive. A surcharge of 15% applies on Public Holidays.