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Rocafuerte y 16 de Diciembre, Banos, Ecuador
095023633
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great option for italian

The pizza was definitely above average, especially for Ecuador. The family that owns it seems really nice. The place is clean, which of course is not always the case here, they don't blare music like a lot of Banos restaurants. Prices are very fair. Also, even though it's open air, looking out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2013
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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Although it is a really nice establishment with a great atmosphere, the food was quite average in my opinion. The pizza hardly had any sauce, and the pasta was bland and not very creamy for an alfredo. I bought some pizza from a take away stand the week before, and it was half the price and much better. It was... More 

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Stephenville, Texas
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67 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Jose Luis and Lorena are not only like second family to me but turn out authentic Italian cuisine. He was trained by Italians in Germany and so he knows what he is about. Karla, the oldest daughter lends a hand in the kitchen as does Maria Jose the middle child while Domenica, the youngest keeps everyone smiling.

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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

The pizza was definitely above average, especially for Ecuador. The family that owns it seems really nice. The place is clean, which of course is not always the case here, they don't blare music like a lot of Banos restaurants. Prices are very fair. Also, even though it's open air, looking out onto the street, it,s relatively quiet. If I... More 

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Stephenville, Texas
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Jose and his wife Lorena are very nice folks. The pizza is better than average and a glass of wine for $3 is filled to the brim. The only downside is when Jose isn't there the young people left in charge hang out in the front of the dining room and the kissing and petting gets pretty heavy. Love the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We went to Piccola Italia last week, on a recommendation from an Ecuadorian friend from Quito. The food was delicious. It's a cosy little place, and as is common in Banos, family run. Prices are reasonable. I still think El Papagallo has the best Italian food in Banos, but Piccola Italia is worth a try.

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Wichita, Kansas
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101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Restaurant is very simple but has great selection of Italian pastas. Waiter was very courteous and knowledgeable about all dishes on the menu. Prices are very reasonable.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I went here with my wife, we came here just before 8pm on a Thursday night, and were the only ones here, so the atmosphere was a little lacking! The food was really good though- the lasagna especially ($5.50). They cooked it differently to what I previously had known lasagna to be- two layers of lasagna, then all the meat... More 

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Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We skipped over this place a few times going to Banos, but hit it last time when our pizza place didn't have pizza. We are so glad we went. The staff was very welcoming and the food was wonderful and very affordable with a great ambiance.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Had a pizza here when we arrived late in Banos and was pleasantly surprised by the great food and good value. We ended up eating here a few times and can recommend the Carne Lasagne, Pan de ajo y queso, and Italian pizza. Good service, clean and tasty, good for a quick eat.

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Rio Verde, Ecuador
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

We found this place to be as friendly as it was affordable. The plates are huge and the sauses are original. Very nice. Come hungry.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rocafuerte y 16 de Diciembre, Banos, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: 095023633

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
  • Cuisine: Italian

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