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Damiana Elena

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magallanes 341, Punta Arenas, Chile
(61) 222-818
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Ridiculously fresh local fish, seasonal menu, inspired by traditional Italian with w nouveau spin. Charming Victorian atmosphere, popular with locals and tourists alike.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ridiculously fresh local fish, seasonal menu, inspired by traditional Italian with w nouveau spin. Charming Victorian atmosphere, popular with locals and tourists alike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and excellent food as well as great and professional service! Prices are a bit higher but absolutely worth it!

Thank ankelenz
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This was one of the few restaurants our hotel recommended. It was in an old residence/house and was kind of upper scale. We did not have the chance to make a reservation but they were able to accommodate us. Dishes were good, but we did not find them outstanding. My favorite was a drink made from local blueberry - very... More 

Thank Rulian F
Santiago, Chile
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I really think so! This was my second time in this restaurant and I confirmed my first impression. Foods are original and very well presented. Wine list is very good, and we enjoyed our "garron de Cordero" (lamb leg) and some pastas with a fabulous Carmen Cabernet Sauvignon - Syrah from 2006, unbeatable. I really recommend this experience!

Thank Chilean2014
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Reviews preceding this have accurately reflected on the slight intimidation of no written out menu or accompanying price list to spoken menu, large portions, superb wine listings including low price offerings. The decor adds a nice ambience that made our dinner a true success. Unfortunately no room for dessert given portion sizes. I noted a few probable regulars who skipped... More 

1 Thank Taylo102
Waterbury, Vermont
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This place is like a hidden gem. I must say at first we were a little intimidated by the lack of menu written out, however, even with our lack of spanish and very patient waiter we were able to order the best dinner of our honeymoon.

Thank exporer1987
Adelaide, Australia
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57 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

a restaurant in an antique shop? food was excellent but be prepared for huge serves. good wine list and varied menu. table service mostly v good, but occasional lapses. I would go back, and make sure someone came with me to help eat all the food!

Thank Tnuh
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Bottom Line: The food is above average (but a good value for the money) and changes daily, the service is the best I’ve had in Chile and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The Food: The restaurant does not have any menus and the dishes change every day. Therefore it was tough to understand what was being offered since the... More 

2 Thank Eric N
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Walk In party of ten at 8 pm. In October, no problem. Whatever temperature you want, ask for one less. Very lovely place.

Thank Joewill316
Santiago, Chile
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is probably the most elegant place in Punta Arenas. Old style decoration, with lovely tableware and silverware. Service was friendly and the food arrived very quick (I think I dined in less than 45m). My only concern is that the prices were quite high compared to what, especially in quantity, was served, but I guess one is also paying... More 

1 Thank jvleminc

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: magallanes 341, Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Magallanes Region  >  Punta Arenas
  • Phone Number: (61) 222-818

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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