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1 Block off Malecon, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Our best meal in Ecuador

We were so fortunate to find out about this oasis in Puerto Lopez. It was hands down the best meal we had during a month in Ecuador and the garden setting is wonderful !

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Jim B
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Okotoks, Canada
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Okotoks, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were so fortunate to find out about this oasis in Puerto Lopez. It was hands down the best meal we had during a month in Ecuador and the garden setting is wonderful !

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Much more expensive than your average Puerto Lopez restaurant but definitely worth it!! The Lasagna in particular was amazing.

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Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

If you are looking for real Italian Food, just follow the Bella Italia signs in Puerto Lopez and find this great spot. The restaurant has a great ambiance, it's like dining in a secret garden having perfect Italian Food. We loved the lasagne and cannelloni. Everything is fresh and homemade.

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Bali, Indonesia
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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The bamboo restaurant with lush garden had a very romantic atmosphere. It was beautiful, green and peaceful. Good vibes from the staff an the owner. The food was delicious. Best in Puerto Lopez

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Best paste ever. Very recommended. Don Victorio is a real gentlemen. Will definitely visit again before his retirement.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A little off the beaten path, but well worth the visit. I recommend it highly and I have eaten true Italian all over the US and world. This is probably the best I've ever had. We ate there 2 nights. Go early.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Hard to find but when we did it was well worth it. The atmosphere was beautiful and peaceful and food wonderful.

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Canmore, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I was intrigued by the several signs that point people from the Malecon to ¨BellItalia, Garden Restaurant¨. However, the signs are all over the place, and a bit confusing. On my last evening, I decided to persevere, and was rewarded by eventually locating the property on a dusty street one block back from the Malecon. I stepped through the gate... More 

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Bodrum Turkey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lovely restaurant set in a quiet beautiful garden.the hosts Vittorio and Elena are true professionals and have created an authentic charming Italian bistro. The food is exceptional, the service flawless , the ambiance romantic and the hosts interesting, informative and charming. Impossible not to go back again.

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Bodrum City, Turkey
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Set back away from the sea shore, this oasis in the middle of a dusty, ramshackle neighbourhood is wonderful. The menu is obviously Italian based, the seafood is excellent and the home made pasta brings back memories of Italian travels. Vittorio is a generous host and the service is great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Block off Malecon, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Manabi Province  >  Puerto Lopez

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?