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Trattoria Del Centro

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Calle 26 between Avenue 5 and Avenue 10 | Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 803 2037
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best pasta I have had at a restaurant since I visited Italy

This small, unassuming, reasonably priced restaurant was a treat after being gouged by high prices and mediocre food at restaurants near by. No fancy decor, very simple. There was none of the blaring music, so we could actually carry on a conversation without yelling at each other across the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Keatsa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This small, unassuming, reasonably priced restaurant was a treat after being gouged by high prices and mediocre food at restaurants near by. No fancy decor, very simple. There was none of the blaring music, so we could actually carry on a conversation without yelling at each other across the table. We were here twice, and our only complaint was that... More 

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Canton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We ate here 3 times on a recent trip... pizza (thin crust) and 2 types of pasta. All were excellent. Good salad, too.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was a must-go recommendation from an Italian, so it caught my attention. The good was excellent. Pizza with crust so thin and delicious you will not want to leave a crumb on your plate. The pasta is homemade and cooked to perfection. The service is also friendly, helpful and from time to time, there's even live music. Who could... More 

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Cambridgeshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I Truly liked this little find, its just off the fifth so no overpriced menu and no loud cacophony of music from surrounding establishments vying to be the loudest. The Pizzas were large and very tasty but the pastas whilst being perfectly cooked were lacking in taste, the pesto was bland it needed a lot of parmigiana to give it... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We will return to this wonderful, off 5th Avenue, gem. Extensive and varied menu offers all home-made items. We had the Cannelloni, Seared Tuna, Spaghetti Carbonara and Shrimp pasta. All 4 of us agreed the presentation and seasonings of our entrees was outstanding. The service was friendly and attentive. We also enjoyed the live, unplugged music by Maria and Alejandro... More 

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Saskatoon, SK
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Enjoyed the service and the food from this little place. Sitting in the bar across the street, they actually brought a menu over, took orders from about six of us, then brought the food over (on plates, with silverware) when it was ready. And brought our bills to us as well. Unreal service! The pizza was perhaps the best I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Went 2 nights in a row and was wowed by the flavour of their fresh pizza and their home made fresh pasta! Forget il Baretto - these guys are mere steps away and 10 times better! No excessive salt to mask bland flavour. This is my go to spot for every visit to Playa.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Have been going to Trattoria Del Centro for several years now since it was at it's old location. It's within walking distance from our condo so when we want a good inexpensive, Italian meal it is our to go to place. The ravioli, cannelloni & Pizza are always fresh & tasteful. When ordering a Pizza with mixed toppings they do... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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107 reviews 107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We really enjoyed the homemade pasta, delicious sauces, and yummy desserts here. The waiter was incredibly friendly and attentive. Some of the earlier reviews indicated that no alcohol is served here, but that is no longer the case; they have wine and other spirits. We will definitely return!

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Fernley, Nevada
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We went on our last visit to Playa. Although I have been there before this is my first review. The restaurant is authentic Italian food. I had pasta carbanara and my husband had ravioli. Both were delicious and very large portions. I highly recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 26 between Avenue 5 and Avenue 10 | Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 2037

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 12
  • Cuisine: Italian

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