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Il Barile da Mario Bar Restaurant

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Hanchi Snoa 12, Willemstad, Curacao
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: This Italian gourmet restaurant, just opposite the Israeli synagogue, is a...
This Italian gourmet restaurant, just opposite the Israeli synagogue, is a must for the connoisseur. Lunch only, closed on Mondays.
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting place, good food

We had the best Lentil soup at Mario's, also enjoyed their pasta. This place is in downtown, on a small pedestrian street. If you are in the neighborhood, go check it out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2014
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Enfield, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Real Italian food. A very small restaurant across the street from the Synagogue (a must-see regardless of your religious persuasion). They don't stay open late, so if you want dinner, you should get there by 6 p.m. We were very thankful our new friends Jim and Richard recommended it; just sorry it was our last night on the island. Had... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by another guest at our hotel - and touted as a favorite of the local business people. We visited at lunchtime on a weekday and the place was, indeed, very busy. The 2 women working there were friendly and attentive. The food was good overall, but outstanding. Minestrone was wonderful, but the calamari was very chewy... More 

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california
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We had the best Lentil soup at Mario's, also enjoyed their pasta. This place is in downtown, on a small pedestrian street. If you are in the neighborhood, go check it out.

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Antilles
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

For a long time, this has been our favorite Italian, because the chef is Italian, cooking honest Italian food. Everything tastes real Italian (we ate lots of good Italian in Italy so we know what we like). Service of 2 ladies who's been here from the beginning are also good reason to visit. Only downside is probably the service charge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Fresh and great Italian food.. Best on Curaçao and with a personal touch of Mirty's creative art style it is the best spot for a break to cool off and recharge in Punda.. enjoy!!

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Willemstad, Curacao
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Il Barile da Mario definitely is one of the best restaurant on the island , actually its my favorite , the food it's really italian . I go every saturday to have lunch and every time there is a buffet with special dishes. With reservation and advance notice you can have dinner as well ( normally they are closed) and... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Love this place. Cute little place, good food, lovely staff. Owner Mirty personally welcomes most patrons ...many look like regulars. Review about the tiramisu is spot-on ...it is amazing. Wines are very good.

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Sarnico, Italy
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I am an Italian Vegan on vacation in Curacao. Ofcourse I was looking for my Pasta and my Espresso and I found it at Il Barile da Mario's. I had a fantastic Veggie Pasta al Cartoccio then a Veggie grilled plate. I enjoyed a glass of Pinot Grigio and finally my Illy Espresso. Famtastico! So if you are in Curacao... More 

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Armenia, Colombia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Came here during a business trip, and looking from the outside it seemed like a neat place, Coming inside owner was watching soccer; arrogant; not even greeted. Two girls were attending and were really nice, food mediocre (calamares where super-chewy, and tasted funny, pasta was good which you would expect from an italian place) When paying I only had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Service by Mirti is personal and nice. Cook Mario is excellent. Delicious Italian food. The wine is well chosen. You can sit inside or outside. Make reservations.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hanchi Snoa 12, Willemstad, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This Italian gourmet restaurant, just opposite the Israeli synagogue, is a must for the connoisseur. Lunch only, closed on Mondays.

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