Monday - Sunday 11:30am - late
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
About Ollies Italian
Ollie’s Italian Steakhouse is a waterfront Italian restaurant where people can eat, drink and celebrate day or night. Located on one of Cairns’ award winning dining strips Ollie’s Italian overlooks the Cairns harbour and features outdoor deck seating and indoor air-conditioned seating. With the outdoor deck set amongst colourful umbrellas, it makes for the perfect destination to soak up the Cairns sun all year round.
Ollie’s Italian brings the best of Italy to Cairns where handcrafted pastas, classic pizzas, charcoaled steaks, fresh seafood and warm hospitality come together to create a casual dining experience.
Head Chef Ollie and his team have kept the concept simple: honest and rustic food with a modern touch. Walk past Ollie’s in the afternoon and you’ll see pasta of all shapes and sizes strewn over long tables in the kitchen, pizza dough fermenting with fresh yeast, and the smell of charcoaled steak wafting through the restaurant.
Ollie’s menu highlights the freshest Far North Queensland produce including vegetables and seafood as well as the quality seasonal ingredients that bring bright and refreshing flavours to the table.
A main hero of Ollie’s Italian is its unique charcoal oven (Josper) that is used to cook all their meats and seafood. The very first of its kind in Cairns the Josper originates from Spain and has been around for 80 years producing high quality charcoal fired char grilled ovens.
Using no electricity or gas, the charcoal heats the heavy steel oven up to 500 degrees Celsius. This allows the large variety of meats and seafoods to seal faster and cook for shorter periods of time while keeping in the moisture and making the food super juicy. The rendering fats from the meat also drip onto the charcoal creating delicious smoky flavours that permeate up into the produce.
Ollie’s is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner from 11:30am - late.