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Esmeralda, Guaynabo 00969, Puerto Rico
787-731-1270
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Today
11:30 am - 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

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    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
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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
A good Italian restaurant

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Ricardo V A
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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22 reviews
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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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 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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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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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Lots of staff and a poor service. More than 30mins to receive the apetizers and drinks, and don't even talk about the main courses. The food was very very good. Good prices and great quality, but the experience would've been better if the service was as the same quality as the food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a restaurant worth trying. We had a group of 8 and everyone's meals were just perfect. I had the eggplant parmigiana that was to die for with lots of cheese just like I like it and the fresh baked biscuits just delicious. They only forgot one of the salads but I will overlook this since it was all... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had the shrimp appetizer was fabulous be sure to soak up the juice with your bread (by the way a nice bread) chicken Sofia Loren served in a mushroom cream sauce was very good. The dessert was amazing, it's called semi-fredo. Service was fast and friendly.

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant about four times lately. The food is consistently top level. The service is friendly and quite good. The decor is outdated and a redo would be most welcome, but I go to eat and not to see and be seen at the hottest spot. The home baked bread is superb. Do not miss the scallops... More 

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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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