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Restaurant Row, Punta de Mita, Punta de Mita, Mexico
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Description: New management/menu for 2010/2011 season - Rivals Des Artistes for...
New management/menu for 2010/2011 season - Rivals Des Artistes for ambiance, service. Very elegant but affordable. Italian/continental cuisine. Spectacar wine list but also "affordable" beverage options. Don't know why they don't have a website, but certainly deserve a TA listing. Pizzas will stuff two. Try three cheese. I suggested Cafe Como No Cafe and see they now have a TA "following." This is for a completely different market, but really good. we lioe here 4-5 months a year. agree with your other listings/rankings but this also deserves recognition.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unique Beachfront with European Style

The owner bent over backwards to make our anniversary dinner (Valentine's day) special. Beachfront table, watch the sunset by candlelight, and gourmet touches. I love Italian and this was very good. The atmosphere was romantic as it was but the European style building added authenticity. Stayed 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2014
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Cowichan Bay, Canada
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Cowichan Bay, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The owner bent over backwards to make our anniversary dinner (Valentine's day) special. Beachfront table, watch the sunset by candlelight, and gourmet touches. I love Italian and this was very good. The atmosphere was romantic as it was but the European style building added authenticity. Stayed 2 hours, no rush and the owner proudly showed off his wine cellar before... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

This has one of the best views & most romantic settings of all the restaurants in Punta de Mita! It's located at the end of the street, and has a quiet and intimate setting-- I love that's it's not over crowded & doesn't serve chips. After a few days of eating in Mexico I get tired of chips and margaritas.... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I don't know what happen, maybe need to be managed better, I went with a friend, she just will be joining me with a dessert and I wanted a light dinner, besides been not too crowded it took around 5 min to get attention of someone to get a table, then when we asked the desserts menu immediately waiter told... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

Italian in Mexico! Not only was the food delicious, authentic, but the ambiance of this "joint" was a lot of fun (patio = funky architecture, occasional mariachis). We were greeted at the door, shown to a seaside table, and were served warm bread, and marinated olives that were so good... The wine list is ample. Seafood risotto is tasty and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Visited Punta de Mita for the second time with a friend this past April, and we both LOVED Villagio. I wish I'd taken pictures of the place itself, because it had such a wonderful ambience. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE palapas and traditional Mexican decor, but it was kind of nice to find a place with European/Italian flair. Yes,... More 

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Mexico
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Amazing wood burning oven, great pizzas. Pasta bolognese was ok, not enough meat but tasty nonetheless. Got takeout twice this week & great service. Drinks a little pricey but a definite must visit for their pizzas.

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Seattle
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Had a great table by the beach area. Ate the seafood risotto which was wonderful. The wait staff suggested a wonderful wine to go with the risotto. Would definately go again.

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Marengo, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

very good food and great staff. ocean views quiet candle light dinners.

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Chapala, Mexico
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132 reviews 132 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

We enjoyed dinner here. The food was excellent. Recorded music was romantic Italian. Prices are higher than we would expect in such a casual beach town. Most customers were expats. Only real downside was competitive music from the restaurant next door. We will dine here again.

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Chicago
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

What a beautiful restaurant that makes you feel as if your in Italy. The food was fresh, get the fish of the day! The pizza is out of this world and you'll be going back for more!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Restaurant Row, Punta de Mita, Punta de Mita, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Punta de Mita

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

New management/menu for 2010/2011 season - Rivals Des Artistes for ambiance, service. Very elegant but affordable. Italian/continental cuisine. Spectacar wine list but also "affordable" beverage options. Don't know why they don't have a website, but certainly deserve a TA listing. Pizzas will stuff two. Try three cheese. I suggested Cafe Como No Cafe and see they now have a TA "following." This is for a completely different market, but really good. we lioe here 4-5 months a year. agree with your other listings/rankings but this also deserves recognition.

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