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Mangiare Benne Restaurante

Estevez de Toral 8-91 y Simon Bolivar, Cuenca EC010111, Ecuador
593-7-2826233
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Ranked #9 of 244 Restaurants in Cuenca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Over nearly 3 years in Cuenca, I have often eaten in this restaurant - a piece of Italy/France in Cuenca :) Very nice atmosphere - open kitchen, a few tables, bar, soft light. . Additional sitting is available in the hotel lobby, but I like the main floor sitting better :) They always bring you their wonderful marinated peppers and... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Mangiare's is one of our favorite restaurants in Cuenca. It is conveniently located in el centro and within walking distance of most hotels in that area and a short cab ride from other sections of the city. The family that owns this restaurant comes from Argentina. The mother, one son and one daughter run the place and the children are... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is just average Italian food. There's nothing wrong with it per say, it's just not that great. I'm not quite sure why people on here rate it so highly. Perhaps ratings are inflated because of the excitement of being in Cuenca, or because of low expectations for food here. I haven't tried the other Italian restaurants in Cuenca yet,... More

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Ixelles, Belgium
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great pasta restaurant, you can choose from among 10+ pasta and the same number of sauces. Lasagna was average though. Beef sandwich excellent!

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Located in a hotel, you have a choice of hotel reception based or private room tables. I picked the former. It's cozy, the staff are very amiable and the food is above average. For free appetizers of peppers, eggplant and a variety of breads are nice; wine is reasonable and there's a long list of handmade pastas. At the end... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Four of us had a wonderful meal and a delightful evening! The food was prepared to everyone's liking and the service was attentive. A decent wine list. I would say a very good choice for Italian Cuisine. We will be back!

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I will come here again and again! Food, service,atmosphere... it is all excellent. The variety of pastas and sauces are plentiful and very well done. A great menu with many options. Good wine list and dessert options as well. Try to make a reservation as the dining room is a bit small and this place is popular!!!

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Washington, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Nothing to dislike here. Great food, great service, impeccable presentation. Our hotel recommended it, and we were glad we followed their advice.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We had 4 quesos fettuccine and an order of mushroom ravioli which were superb. The meal was loaded with mushrooms which could be overwhelming for someone who didn't love them. Excellent service. We will certainly keep coming back.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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171 reviews 171 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Had not been to Mangiare in quite some time - but in the last few weeks, we had occasion to go twice! One evening was a party for about 30 people in the lobby of Posada Angel, and the other just four of us. The food is copious, the choices in differing pastas wide, and virtually any sauce your heart... More

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