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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
FRITTO MISTO
$ 25.00

Crisp fried baby whitebait, school prawns with shell and local baby calamari served on rocket salad and mayo.

OSTRICHE NATURALI
$ 26.00

6 freshly shucked oysters, shallot mignonette dipping sauce.

CARPACCIO DI SALMONE
$ 27.00

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

CARPACCIO DI MANZO
$ 27.00

Thinly sliced raw Black Angus beef, extra virgin olive oil parsley, pepper, chilli, parmesan, capers berries and horse radish dressing.

CAPRESE BURRATA
$ 25.00

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

CAPESANTE
$ 29.00

Tasmanian roe on scallops in their shells, topped with crisped Breadcrumb Parmesan, parsley, and garlic butter.

COZZE PICCANTI
$ 25.00

Mussels cooked with white wine, herbs, chilli and crispy bread.

COZZE PICCANTI
$ 25.00

Mussels cooked with white wine, herbs, chilli and crispy bread.

GAMBERI GRIGLIATI
$ 28.00

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

TARTARE DI TONNO
$ 29.00

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

PRIMI & PASTE
PACCHERI ASPARAGI & GAMBERI
$ 37.00

Paccheri pasta with local prawns and their bisque, asparagus, basil, lemon, chilli, cherry tomatoes, and a touch of cream.

PAPPARDELLE AL RAGU DI CERVO E FUNGHI PORCINI
$ 39.00

Handmade egg pappardelle, slow cooked Queensland venison and Italian porcini mushooms ragù.

LINGUINE AI FRUTTI DI MARE
$ 42.00

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

SPAGHETTI ALLE VONGOLE
$ 36.00

Spaghetti tossed with clams cooked in white wine, herbs basil and topped with toasted breadcrumb.

RISOTTO DEL GIORNO
$ Market

Seasonal daily risotto.

SECONDI DI PESCE – SEAFOOD MAIN COURSES
ZUPPA DI PESCE
$ 52

Rich fish soup served with risoni pasta and packed with salmon, reef fish, tiger prawns, bugs, mussels, and clams cooked in white wine and fish stock with cherry tomato herbs, chilli, and lemon.

PIATTO DEL PESCATORE
$ 184.00

Hot selection of fresh seafood including reef fish, tuna, prawns bugs, mussels, oysters, scallops and marinated baby octopus.

BISTECCA DI TONNO
$ 44.00

Grilled local caught yellowfin tuna steak, marinated in lime juice, chilli and pepper served on a bed of miso marinated tangy wakame. Served only rare.

SECONDI DI CARNE – meat main courses
TAGLIATA DI MANZO
$ 49.00

250 gr Rangers Valley black angus sirloin steak chargrilled, served with rocket and cherry tomatoes salad topped with parmesan and balsamic reduction.

POLLETTO ALLA GRIGLIA
$ 46.00

Juicy chargrilled spatchcock with tangy lemon sauce, mash potato and grilled cos salad.

SCALOPPINE AL MARSALA
$ 46.00

Tiny sliced premium veal, coated in thick marsala wine sauce served on a bed of house made mash potato and crispy leek.

CONTORNI –sides

PATATE FRITTE
$ 9.50

Hand cut red royale potatoes, rosemary and sea salt.

FRIES
$ 9.50

Crispy shoestring fries with a side of paprika mayo.

CAPONATA
$ 16.50

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

INSALATA MISTA
$ 13.50

Mixed leaf salad, dried kalamata olives, spiced chickpeas, cherry tomatoes and shaved parmesan, dressed with rosemary and orange dressing.

GREENS AND MASH
$ 14.50

Sauteed vegetables with mash potato and spiced almond.

TORTINO DI PORRI & PATATE
$ 17.50

Leek and potato bake served on a parmesan cream with pine nut and chives.

CIABATTA
$ 9.50

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

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.

BAR MENU

CIABATTA
$ 9.50

with house marinated olives, extra virgin oil

GAMBERI FRITTI
$ 20.00

crisp fried whole school prawns with shell, parsley and chilli, served on rocket salad with a side of lime mayo

OSTRICHE NATURALE
$ 26.00

6 freshly shucked oysters, dipping sauce with chilli and finger lime

TONNO MARINATO
$ 26.00

fresh tuna marinated in lime juice chilli, black pepper, evo, served on a bed of wakame seaweed

CAPESANTE
$ 27.00

Hervey Bay Scallops in their shells, topped with crisped breadcrumbs, parmesan and garlic butter

SALUMI PLATE
$ 32.00

for 2 – Prosciutto, hot salami, mortadella, coppa, grissini, olives

PENNE ARRABBIATA
$ 26.00

penne pasta with hot, spicy tomato sauce

SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE
$ 32.00

spaghetti with traditional Italian pork and veal ragu’

FRIES
$ 9.00

Shoestring fries

MOZZARELLA STICK
$ 12.00

crumbed mozzarella stick, thyme and honey dressing, chilli mayo

ARANCINI
$ 6.00

Fresh house made arancini of the day

LE PIZZE ROSSE

MARINARA
$ 20.00

Tomato sauce, garlic, oregano, evo

MARGHERITA
$ 23.00

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

DIAVOLA
$ 25.00

Tomato sauce, fior di latte, salami, spicy n’duja, olives, basil, oregano,evo

NAPOLETANA
$ 25.00

Tomato sauce, fior di latte, anchovies, capers, chilli, olives and basil

VEGETARIANA
$ 26.00

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

CALZONE
$ 24.00

Folded pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham, basil, oregano, evo

LE PIZZE BIANCHE

SAN DANIELE
$ 28.00

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

QUATTRO FORMAGGI
$ 29.00

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

SMOKED SALMON
$ 29.00

Fior di latte, cherry tomatoes, smoked salmon, cream, dill, capers

Add fresh burrata to any pizza
$ 10.00
GAMBERETTI & N’DUJA
$ 29.00

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

FOCACCIE

BIANCA
$ 16.00

Garlic, rosemary, oregano, evo

CAPRESE FOCACCIA
$ 20.00

Cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, oregano, evo, balsamic vinegar, basil

COPPA
$ 22.00

Garlic, mozzarella, rosemary, olives, coppa, oregano, balsamic vinegar

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.