Southern Italy Food & Wine Degustation


July 27, 2023

6:00 pm

- 10:00 pm






Piccolo Cucina, 17 Abbott Street, Cairns City



Home to some of the oldest cities in Italy, the South is filled with treasures, from the ancient ruins of Pompeii to the Trulli of Alberobello, across to the Gulf of Taranto and around to Strait of Messina. With three seas, volcanoes and olive groves as far as the eye can see, Calabria, Sicilia, Puglia, Basilicata, Sardegna, Campania, & Molise are the homes of some of Italy’s most famous dishes.

Our friends at Piccolo Cucina will be preparing a menu showcasing dishes from “the food bowl” of Southern Italy.

With wines to match these regional dishes, this “Festa del Sud” promises to have you dancing a pizzica and tarantella like a local.

Be quick to book as this will sell out quickly.

Contact Piccolo Cucina direct to book your table at (07) 4051 5137.



Baccala in Polenta
3 cheese and prosciutto panzerotto
Sheeps Ricotta crespelle served with salmoriglio


Sarde e beccafico
Capocollo and calabrese salsiccia
Stuffed zucchini flowers
Focaccia and Pane Carasau
Grilled eggplant, capsicum, zucchini, with marinated octopus


Fregola con vongole e cozze
Toasted Fregola with clams and mussels served with rich fish stock, tomatoes and herbs
Orrechiette con salsiccia e crema di zucchine
Orrechiette with Aiello family recipe salsiccia, cream of zucchini, finished with mustard greens


Sardinian Porchetta
Stuffed with prosciutto and herb salsa, served with Mirto jus
Pescespada alla Messinese (served ai cartocchio)
Served with a loose tomato sauce with green olives, capers, basil and salsa verde


Capsicum and Potato
Broad Bean, pea, roasted almond and ricotta salad


Fried Raviolo with sheeps milk, lemon and honey
Traditional Sicilian Cassata

A traditional Italian restaurant located in the centre of Cairns, Piccolo Cucina take pride specialising in handmade pasta and hand stretched pizza. They support their local quality producers and their seasonal ingredients. Buon Appetito!