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Montecristo/Castillo Pittamiglio

Francisco Vidal 638 | Pocitos, Montevideo, Uruguay (Punta Carretas)
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Ranked #135 of 430 restaurants in Montevideo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Punta Carretas
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Vila Velha, ES
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Great for some pasta and medio y medio. Couples will enjoy the romantic environment. The decor is very nice, it looks like an European castle.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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136 reviews 136 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I went here with high hopes. A dinner and tour was arranged for us, but after a 3.5 hour dinner, we passed on the tour. The food was good enough, but the service was just off. We would spend 15-20 minutes waiting for the server to return, we had to retrieve our own wine, dinner orders came out by ones... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012 via mobile

Intresting place on a historic buillding. A place you have to consider to go in Mintevideo. Excellent Food, good service and Nice place.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Housed in a historic building, tastefully decorated, artfully served food, privacy for visiting with the people at your table... We had a lovely experience! Ask for a tour of the place, as it is fascinating. The rest of the historic building is under separate management, and worth a tour on another day, too.

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Brasilia, DF
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

We were on holidays in Montevideo, and in a sunny afternoon of December we walked by the restaurant façade. The fact that it was located in a charming museum instigated our curiosity and we returned in the evening for dinner. The door was wide open and we could see a lot of customers and amusement with strong music inside. I... More

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

It was a decision that came to me after touring the Castillo Pittamiglio with my husband on a bright Montevideo day. I will write about that castle tour in another post, but to tell the tale of this castle restaurant experience, you need to close your eyes and envision a castle from the fairy tale books of your youth. You... More

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The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2010

Quite a new experience, dining in an old castle. The scenery is very beautiful, the only thing that is out of place is a wide-screen television. Food is delicious and there is plenty of choice for everyone (pasta, meet, fish etc.). Definitely my best restaurant-experience in Montevideo. Would recommend anyone to go there.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2009

We originally thought this restaurant was closed because the map location is off by one block. The restaurant is actually in the block south of 21 September. The atmosphere in the castle takes you outside the hustle & bustle of the Montevideo streets. There are many private dining areas, that if you have either a romantic get-away or a group... More

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Austin,TX
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2009

Exploring the Pocitos area we stumbled upon a museum/restaurant located in the Victorian Castillo Pittamiglio.The castle was built and designed by the architect/alchemist Pittamiglio. The main museum entrance on the Rambla Gandi is appointed with a sculptured ship's bow jutting over the sidewalk, however the restaurant entrance is on the block behind, off Francisco Vidal. The restaurant's Maitre'd Raphael offers... More

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