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Esmeralda, Guaynabo 00969, Puerto Rico
787-731-1270
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent

If you really love traditional Italian food, this is a place you should visit! I have Italian friends who loved and approved this place. Great service!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Carlos C
,
San Juan, Puerto Rico
via mobile
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you really love traditional Italian food, this is a place you should visit! I have Italian friends who loved and approved this place. Great service!

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Thank Carlos C
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Costumer from day one! Food is great. Service is great. Great to visit with family. Spaguetti Carbonara, Linguini Pesto, Salmon Gorgonzola, Salmon Buongustaio, Churrasco, Sofia Loren Chicken, etc AMAZING!!! The sangria is really good. Price of food is ok (quality and portion). What I think is over priced is the beverage. Wine, beers, hard liquor, Sangria etc is charge as... More 

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Thank Ojdiaza
Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Costumer of years, food is great, everyone is friendly and willing to go the extra mile to comply with your request. Love the place!

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Thank hrauffant
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

One of my favorite restaurants by far. The food is excellent. Pastas are fresh home made...sauces are great authentic italian. Meats are excellent quality. Needs some remodeling / refreshing but forget about that. ¿Did I say the food was great? Great wine selection.

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Thank IT_Professor
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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136 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I went for lunch with my wife. First we had a glass of Pinot Grio white wine that was excellent. Then we had a Vitello al Limone with spaghetti pomodoro and for aperitif carpaccio di manzo. We did not have any dessert because we were "full". The food was excellent and the service superb. We recommend it.

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Thank Ricardo V A
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Good food, average service, somewhat dark setting, occasional wait. It is a typical neighborhood restaurant.

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Thank Anonymous1024
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We went to this restaurant with one of the Gustazo special offer. Sometimes we have faced when using this kind of offer, a different service from the one we received when not using the offer. But the restaurant personnel were eager to assist us. The service and meal were great. The atmosphere was cozy and romantic. We will definitely return... More 

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1 Thank Maritza709
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great Italian restaurant, Magda and the staff are excellent. The bread and sauces are made fresh daily and are incredible. MUST try the Churrasco!

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Thank zach F
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Been to this restaurant many times. Service has always been excellent. The food I rate as excellent to very good, depending on the dish. Lasagna bolognese is my favorite, though I have tried other dishes. Food has always been fresh and well cooked. I will keep going back.

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Thank Kermode73
United States
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This restaurant is great for all kinds of food ;from pizza to seafood. You'll enjoy even the spreads for the warm bread. Food is prepared when you order it, so be prepared to wait for your food while you enjoy a nice soup or salad. Fresh codfish is delicious as well as the "churrasco". Service is very good and waitresses... More 

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Thank Travelpr-54

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Esmeralda, Guaynabo 00969, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Guaynabo
  • Phone Number: 787-731-1270

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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