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casa mediterranea

5th Avenue, between calle 6 & 8, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
005219848064679
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Norwalk, Ct.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Still THE BEST food in PLAYA. I can no longer call it a hidden gem, when so many people know of this fine establishment. Their TAGLIATA, a thinly sliced seared Filet Mignon drizzled with hot rosemary accented olive oil is to be held high amongst the best dishes being served today, anywhere. I bow to the Kitchen Staff, Mary, Maurizio,... More

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Los Gatos, California
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46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were 8 of us and ordered 5 different entrees. Each one of them was delicious! The service was very good. We even got complimentary bruschetta! It was a great change from all the Mexican food we had been having but even apart from that, the food was very good. The portions were big for some of us, so we... More

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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Our daughter & son-in-law recommended this little Italian restaurant since they had dined there several years ago on their trip. It's located down a small alley and we were their first customers of the evening - so had excellent service. Our gnocchi and Ravioli was tasty and hot; good portion size; also great bread!

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Four of us had dinner here each with a different entree. Everyone thought their food was exceptional and with a nice and not overpriced wine selection it was a very enjoyable evening. We also had the bruschetta hors d'ouerves which was very tasty. We are returning tonight (our last night in Playa) with our family of 6 and will submit... More

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

One of the most highly rated restaurants in PC? We had an awful meal there last week. Approximately one hour and a half wait for the main course. The pasta with meat sauce was extremely salty and uninspiring. Seriously, it was not edible. My daughters meal was even saltier than mine. I could not wait to leave. I hope they... More

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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Small in an alley, but great food and service. Classic Italian food with local twist. Obvious that some of the patrons continue to come back. Definitely on the list for next year. Good size portions and food very tasty. Exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable staff. Trip Advisor review and menu specials out front.

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Basically inedible. Unbelievably salty. This has to be 100 characters so I'll add, I've eaten microwaved pasta that tasted better. I can't understand the hype. The Italy comparison is preposterous. For Reals! Setting is nice : )

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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This place is kinda hard to find since you can't really see the restaurant from the street. However, that provides a secluded restaurant that has a great atmosphere. Had the lasagna and thought it was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is the most authentic Italian I have ever had. I have been to many Italian restaurants and nothing comes close to this. We had the classic spaghetti and meat sauce, spaghetti with Italian sausage, and bruschetta. Very romantic and relaxed. Loved that it was a small restaurant. A must go to here!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is small, owned by an Italian couple, and the food is as good as being in Italy! We went there twice on our trip and was my favorite place to eat in Playa.

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