Stylish and sophisticated Italian restaurant in the heart of tropical Port Douglas.
+61 (07) 4099 6744
4 Macrossan St, Port Douglas QLD 4877
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La Cucina Port Douglas
The essence of Italian

About Us

Located sea-side in the heart of Port Douglas you’ll find timeless Italian food with a contemporary twist and a fragrant lightness of touch to suit the tropics.

We offer outdoor seating under the umbrellas and stars, street-side seating or tables inside in air-conditioned comfort for the hot summer months. You can also enjoy a more casual meal or pizza in our bar with a glass of wine, cocktail or cold beer. A great place for people watching or simply holiday chilling. All of this accompanied by our renowned hospitality.

Vincenzo di Cugno

Your Host

Born in the seaside town of Trani, the pearl of the south Puglia, Italy, Vincenzo di Cugno has spent the most part of his life so far immersed in rich, traditional Italian culture.  Surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, his home region is well-known for wines, mozzarella and a revered variety of seafood including octopus and sea urchins, red prawns Mazzancolle and more.

Moving to Australia in 2014 brimming with hospitality experience, Vincenzo brought with him an enthusiasm and commitment to creating an authentic Italian dining experience in his chosen new home of Port Douglas.

Working at Sassi La Cucina for over 8 years, holding the position of Restaurant Manager and eventually taking on ownership in 2021, Vincenzo has excelled.  He is surrounded by a team of like-minded Italian hospitality professionals, whose aim it is to share their knowledge of Italian food and wine and of course, ‘la dolce vita’.  

Vincenzo prides himself on the customer experience, ensuring a consistent high quality in food and service, a relaxed ambience and the warmest of Italian hospitality all combine together to create a wonderful dining experience for every visitor.

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At La Cucina, our all-Italian team of hospitality professionals each bring a little piece of quintessential Italy to the restaurant.  With careful attention, knowledge and charisma, our team will ensure you have a memorable dining experience.

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Fresh from the region

Local Ingredients

The Tropical North is often described as the food bowl of Australia. With extreme climatic and geographic diversity we are able to source the freshest of local produce from seafood and dairy to fruits and vegetables, it all comes from the north to give you a unique La Cucina dining experience.

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