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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 #11 of 239 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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English first
Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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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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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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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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147 restaurant reviews
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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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Cuenca, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My husband & I went on a recommendation of Cuencano friend that it was 'the best Italian food' in town. We decided to go for lunch today & shared a salad & pasta dish. Both dishes were split in the kitchen & presented with delightful culinary art edging. The agnolottis con salsa bonguestay was, how do you say ???? amazing.... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Well this afternoon my sister, my cousin and me got there and set us a table and they were like mean to us the appetizer was cold and tasteless .. the food was plane with not taste at all.. i do not recommend it for customers that care about the service and not the food .. this is my first... More

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