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Rafaello's Pizza

Calle 60 Between Calle 49 and Calle 47, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 9249943
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Ranked #102 of 405 Restaurants in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Small Pizza and Pasta restaurant run by Italian Owner
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English first
Chicago
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

"This is the best pizza I have ever had." We started with The Rafaello salad, beautiful mixed greens with avocado, tomato and fresh shaved parmesan. The salad was huge, big enough for two to split. Dressing is make your own, with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. The salad comes with yummy bread fresh out of the stone oven. We followed... More 

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washington dc
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My mom and I stopped in here late one night after a long day of visiting ruins. It was in our neighborhood and we were just craving something simple. We stopped in around 10 - the adorable patio seating was already taken and highly coveted (everyone who came in the door eyed those spots), so we settled for a table... More 

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London, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I used to praise this establishment until they brought in two terrible waiters. They are now gone and the frustration to eat there has gone away... Food hasn't change tastes just as good as it did a year ago when I stopped going.

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Merida, Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

After reading last night about how good the food is at Rafaello's and looking at the pictures of their food on Trip Advisor and wondering if it could be as good as it looks, my wife and I took a taxi over there for pizza, salad and dessert tonight. The one thing I can say right off the top is... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I had gone here once for a function and a party of about 12 people. We had our orders taken right away, granted its a smaller opertation and the pizza did come out a little slow which is totally understandable. I am not sure where the people who gave this place a "poor" rating got hostile service.. I guess you... More 

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Merida, Yucatan
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I've lived in Merida for 5 years and have been traveling here for over 20. The choices of restaurants have GREATLY expanded, so there's no need to patronize a restaurant owned and run by person who treats his customers like Rafaello does. The pizza is made in a 'roman oven' outside on the back patio of this tiny restaurant, so... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Truly excellent pizza and starters. Fine Pizza Oven. Garden dining is a very nice area complete with a tame green parrot who likes to 'chat'...

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San Diego
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Rafaello must have worked out the staffing issues that caused some to give bad reviews because I received great service from two very polite and attentive young men. That being said, if the price to pay for eating this man's pizza is to be either ignored or harassed by a surly employee... Then brother, sign me up. Like his namesake,... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Yes, I can suffer through a mediocre pizza too, but why bother when this place is around. They have a brick wood fired oven, simple, but great surroundings and even air if you want it. This is the best pizza anywhere in the area. The owner is flamboyant. His parrot is a kick, but I digress. Oh, and the anti... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I'm sorry that so many people have had bad experiences here, this has never been the case for me. And it's not because I'm Italian and I can speak to the owner in his language, since I've always gone with American friends. I'm from Naples, so I have to disagree with the people who call Raffaello's "real Neapolitan pizza"—it isn't.... More 

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Additional Information about Rafaello's Pizza

Address: Calle 60 Between Calle 49 and Calle 47, Merida 97000, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 9249943
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Italian

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