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Il Mondo

Kurmainz strasse 24, 55126 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
06131604352
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Ranked #1 of 392 restaurants in Mainz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $33
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I've lived in various cities in Germany for over 11 years, and this is the best Italian I've had overall. The ambiance was amazing; quaint, spacious, with a piano player setting the mood. The food was delicious and original. I selected meals from the seasonal menu (octopus and scallop carpaccio followed by the spaghetti with razor clams). I might as... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had just arrived in Mainz and had searched for a good Italian or German restaurant. Saw this on and decided to give it a try. It was a little out of the way but well worth the drive. Looked more like a local place but that changed when we opened the door. There were maybe 20 small tables with... More

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Mainz, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

the only place where you get true italian pizza.very thin, crusty base. Aromatic but light tomato sauce and god toppings - you wont get a spaghetti pizza here or any other crap. I have only had pizza this way in Milano or Rome.

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Rochester, mi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Excellent atmosphere and food. I was taken her by some local guys and they were right about it being a great place.

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Vienna, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We chose Il Mondo based upon its Trip Advisor rating and they didn't disappoint. My teenage son's diet consists of pizza, pasta and Chipotle so we search out Italian/pizza restaurants in our travels. Il Mondo has some of the best pizza we've had north of Naples. We started with bruschetta. Drizzled with their house spiced up olive oil (I think... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

In short, the most satisfying meals in Germany. Service is excellent. Atmosphere is cosy. Want to impress that special someone with a great night out? Start here. I plan on making this place a must visit each time I travel through Mainz. Try the mama mia pizza :f you like spicy food, it is perfection on a pie.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

It is always a pleasure when I come back to Mainz to go to restaurant Il Mondo. I went with an old acquaintance and we shared one of their classic dishes, Tris di Pasta which consists of equal portions of Truffle Fettuccine, Salmon Pene and Prawn Fettuccine. Together with a half litre of one of the house wines, a Cannonau... More

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Wiesbaden
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was our fist time at the IL Mondo. The atmosphere, décor and staff were all nice, but the food was very disappointing. My sister ordered a filet steak with gorgonzola sauce which consisted half fat, half steak, plus the taste was just not what we're used to from beef filet. When we told the waiter, he explained to us... More

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Antonio M, Inhaber at Il Mondo, responded to this review

Dear we really apreciate to be first restaurant, you ever rated. If your intension was to damage our hard worked good reputation, you might be happy to know, that you were succesful with your misplaced feedback. We remember exactly that evening and your case. Please don't forget to say, that your sister ordered her filet absolutely well done. Normaly we... More

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Overall, the restaurant was a great find. The homemade pasta was great and added to the overall evaluation. On the downside, the attention to detail of the waiters was less than desired. There is no air conditioning so durin the summer, weather permits, eat outside on the patio. Stay any from the seafood. The chef over cooks the seafodd.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I was staying in a hotel just down the road and so decided to try this resuarant. I was a little worried that my lack of German might be an issue due to the location being out of town but the waiters were more than happy to help me. It was a nice evening so I was taken through to... More

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