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Cantinetta Il Becco

Javier Barros Sierra 54O, Mexico City, Mexico
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Ranked #408 of 1,755 restaurants in Mexico City
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

It is a very nice italian restaurant. But is very expensive. Since its in one of the poshiest neighborhoods, the crowd, obviously is very snob. Even waiters are snob. You will find extraordinary bread, one of the yummiest burratas in the city, nice pastas and really good desserts. Go for lunch and sit in the terrace. You will have a... More

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Nashville, TN
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We only wound up here because CC was completely booked. The food was fine but certainly not for the price. The wait staff could not have been more rude and inattentive, especially since the restaurant was not particularly busy while we were there. Our Mexican host spent most of our trip apologizing for this restaurant. There are much better options... More

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Miami, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Every time i go to Mexico City i have dinner here! i love it, i am Italian and i feel like i am in Italy , i got the best white truffle, i feel i am in Alba!! go there! Marco Norma

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant has a nice setting and atmosphere, but they confuse being classy with being snob. Food is ok, wine list is way too large, and service is good but not up to the price charged.

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Cali, Colombia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is my favorite restaurant in Mexico. I went to the Santafe Cantinetta and had octopus carpaccio and cacio e peppe which is pasta with cheese and pepper. I tasted my friends dishes too and could not tell which was better than the other. Service is just excellent, place is beautiful, margaritas are great.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Excelent food in a very well decorated space with good service. They offer a good selection of wines and depending on the time of the year, there are some specials. Please try ant risotto. They are to die for. It can be quite expensive but its quality is worth it.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Location is modern and with a modern italian touch. Food choice is not based on traditional italian dishes but on particular combinations within italian cuisine. So no pizza & pasta place but rather a upper italian cuisine approach. I took the "affogato di barolo" that is veal meat slowly cooked in barolo red wine for 8hours. Very soft and tender... More

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Mexico City
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297 reviews 297 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Our waiter Francisco, really knows his job and can speak wit a lot of expertise about the menu. The veranda is beautiful. Food is really good, Shrimp carpaccio and tuna carpaccio were excellent. Risottos are big and good. It is an expensive place, around 800 pesos per person. Reserve ahead.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

As usual I go visit my daughter during new year, and this time, when in Mexico, I decide to try this new restaurant and it realy surprised me...the ambiance perfect, and I do recomend the varanda instad of inside...the food fantastic , the wine carte is WOW !!! and the service...well in Mexico city in this kind of restaurants is... More

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Mexico City
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297 reviews 297 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Food is really good as well as service and location. Try to book a table on the balcony, the view is really nice. Ambiance and decor are great too. Really expensive. Book ahead.

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