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Ituzaingo Resto

1548 Ituzaingo St, Mendoza 5500, Argentina
54 261 9 156665778
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Ranked #3 of 318 restaurants in Mendoza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $65
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Ituzaingo is a close doors restaurant in the most bohemian neigbourhood from Mendoza. The building is a loft wich shows real mendocinean lifestyle. The atmosphere is very eclectic style and combines artistic expresions (paintings and sculptures).The food is mostly tradional Argentine Cuisine in a real gourmet style. Wines are from the personal cellar of the owner (no wine list).The phrase for our concept is:¨Ituzaingo is a restaurante but still a house, welcome.
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98% Recommend
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  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Dallas, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Best meal in Mendoza! An experience unlike anything else in this city. Gonzalo was a great host, sommelier was friendly, everyone spoke English and the night was fun. You can't get this at a restaurant. Food is excellent, atmosphere is, too. There's no sign out front. It's his private residence. Pull the string out front which rings a bell inside.... More

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We ate here tonight and loved it. The staff spoke English and the owner was so gracious and spent time checking on us throughout the evening. We brought our own bottle and had that along with several wine pairings. We ate appetizers and had wine on his couch by the fire. The cannelloni and stuffed pork were delish! The desserts... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This restaurant is definitely a MUST in Mendoza. Gonzalo is an excellent host that will make you feel welcome and at home. Dinner is a wonderful experience with different dishes with ingredients from all throughout Argentina. Amazing wines were served with the hors d'oeuvres (loved the torrontes!) and for the main course you may chose your wine from an exquisite... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Delicious food, fabulous atmosphere. It really feels like you're at a private dinner party in someone's home. Gonzalo is great and makes every guest feel at home. Don't miss this experience--it's well worth it.

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Chillan, Chile
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Gonzalo opens up his home to diners and provides a delicious meal, great wine, and excellent company. Upon arrival diners meet each other in a cocktail party atmosphere and are served 2 hor devours - ceviche and a corn soup- along with a cocktail and a glass of white wine. Guests are then seated and their tables and are served... More

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Austin, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My husband and I were greeted by Gonzalo back in March. It was a first class experience starting with prompt responses for reservations and clear directions to his house. Gonzalo and his staff were so welcoming throughout the night. We were served a multi-course dinner ranging from ceviche, empanadas, filet mignon and a chocolate dessert. We opted to eat dinner... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

What a really special night of wine, food, music and conversation. Gonzalo really does open up his home and life to complete strangers and before the night is over you're best of friends. The food was tremendous and Gonzalo helped pick out a great Mallbec/Cab blend. One caution: There is virtually no outdoor signage so make sure you have the... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Nothing to add execpt: if you have the opportunity to book a table do not hesitate. Nice: place, people, food, wine, garden... What else?

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This was our first experience with the "puertas cerradas" (closed doors) tradition in Argentina. Private homeowners open their doors to paying visitors, who are treated as welcomed guests -- which you are. DON'T be put off by the location on Ituzaingo Street, or by your taxi driver's hesitation to drop you at the door. The neighborhood wasn't too sketchy, but... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

At first, being at Gonzalo's place for dinner felt a bit like a dinner party where you know few people. A little awkward at first, but as the booze and starters came and went, inhibitions were lowered, and conversation flowed much more easily. The design of the restaurant / house, with the huge, high-roofed living room and sitting area meant... More

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