Presided over by gregarious Italian owner/chef Tony Sassi—who’s something of a local celebrity—this traditional Italian cucina offers fresh seasonal flavors done simply and well. Start with some spuntini (small plates) of delicacies such as crispy fried small local prawns with garlic and chili, then move on to a pasta or risotto. If you’re really hungry (and price is no object), the house specialty, piatto del pescatore (seafood platter), is piled with reef fish, prawns, bugs, calamari, mussels and clams, at A$140 for two to share. Sit inside in the air-conditioning, on the pavement outside, or in the garden out the back. Prices are lower at lunch!
Sassi Cucina e Bar
Macrossan St (at Wharf St), Port Douglas
Our Rating Neighborhood On the Northern Beaches Hours Daily noon–10pm Phone 07/4099 6744 Prices Main courses A$20–A$49 Cuisine Type Italian Web site Sassi Cucina e Bar
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