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Mangiare Benne Restaurante

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Estevez de Toral 8-91 y Simon Bolivar, Cuenca EC010111, Ecuador
593-7-2826233
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 17
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  • 3
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian treat

We had just moved to town and were treated to an excellent meal at this pleasant restaurant by our new friends. Wonderful food and wine. Great ambiance and superb service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
MARILYN & LARRY C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had just moved to town and were treated to an excellent meal at this pleasant restaurant by our new friends. Wonderful food and wine. Great ambiance and superb service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waiter was prompt and friendly. Food was great. Had Speghetti with Chicken (sauce was delicious) and Margarita Pizza which was good. Very clean restaurant with a warm atmosphere. Added a very nice touch by giving us a complimentary desert for the 4 of us to share. Tasted great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

5 of us had dinner at Mangarie Bene and it was the best meal on our trip. We all had pasta dishes- Putanesca, Pesto, Carbonara- home-made pasta, I think. All were delicious! Prices about $10 for pasta served with garlic bread and artichoke and roasted pepper spreads. The Trapiche Malbec from Argentina was wonderful at $30 a bottle. Ice cream... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Probably the best Italian food you'll find in Cuenca. The pickled artichokes as a free starter set the tone -- the cheese platter was very good, and the penne putanesca [sic] were just fabulous. Unfortunately the service was unpleasantly slow (35 minutes between clearing the table and bringing the bill), and the prices aren't exactly cheap. Still (and despite its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The scrimp scampi here is the best in town. Reminds me of my fathers, excellent!! The service is warm and friendly, The place is clean. We've never had a bad meal here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

This Italian place serves pizzas and pastas from the chefs grandmother's recepies as far as I understand it. I had a pasta with pesto, which was well done, but really nothing extra. The restaurant in itself is nice and welcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This restaurant is absolutely excellent. The staff are charming, efficient and caring. The food is all freshly prepared and presented to a very high standard. I had a risotto and I watched him stirring it and slowly adding water for over 10 mins. Finally, the price for the quality was cheap. I can't recommend it too highly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

This was our third visit to Mangiare Benne. We stayed at the attached La Posada Del Angel a little over a year ago and ate here twice. The attention that you are given is amazing as is the food. Daniel and his family are the perfect hosts. We will always return here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This restaurant is in the Hostel that we stayed in, Posada del Angel. Mostly all pasta dishes and the sauces are amazing. The staff is very attentive and it was the perfect place to relax after a long flight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Daniel the owner is a charming young guy whos is allways pendient everything is allright, food is damm amazing I ll recommend all the plates together If you could u have no idea how is the best great flavour they have dont miss the chance to try this delicious food while you are staying in Cuenca city

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Estevez de Toral 8-91 y Simon Bolivar, Cuenca EC010111, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: 593-7-2826233

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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