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La Ricotta

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Carrera 10a N0 11-49, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
7321 042
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Next to Playa Mayor.

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Like in Italy

After having lived almost a year in Italy I can tell you: this spaghetti carbonara was one of the best ones I ve ever eaten. The restaurant is nice, with italian background music, nice service and fantastic food. A good choice if you get hungry in Villa de Leyva!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
AgnesI86
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Budapest, Hungary
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Budapest, Hungary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

After having lived almost a year in Italy I can tell you: this spaghetti carbonara was one of the best ones I ve ever eaten. The restaurant is nice, with italian background music, nice service and fantastic food. A good choice if you get hungry in Villa de Leyva!!!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The risotto di mare is absolutely delicious. The services is also pretty good and the prices are very accessible! I really recommend this place!

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Bogota, Colombia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I ate here with a group of people from my work. We each ordered a different plate and each plate was ESPECTACULAR!! The pepper steak, the blue cheese steak, the pesto pizza, and the risotto. We also ordered cannelloni but is was just average. I have rarely eaten at a restaurant where a variety of the food is all delicious.... More 

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Villa de Leyva, Colombia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I haven't eaten here but a friend recommended the bread they sell. It is excellent and very popular among the locals.They have seven grain, baguettes, rye bread and whole wheat. It is deliciously fresh and a deal at 3000 pesos. The catch--it is only available on Thursday evenings and on Friday until they run out, which happens pretty quickly. Get... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This Italian restaurant has some nice wines on offer, and a good selection of dinners. I was not so impressed by the food, but it wasn't at all bad. My spaghetti bolognese was yummy but the portion was tiny. My girlfriends spinach and cheese tortellini was decent, but not great, and again small portion. What saved the experience was the... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Some relatives recommended this restaurant as was of their favorites in Villa de Leyva. It is not only inviting and cozy, but the food was simply amazing. Everything from the antipasti, to the pasta, to the main courses. One of us ordered the chicken lasagna, one the peppered beef, one the chicken with blue cheese sauce and it was all... More 

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New York City, New York
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111 reviews 111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

For Italian food in the middle of Colombia, this was decent fare. The menu, consisting mostly pizza's and pastas, was largely cooked to order. Service was relaxed in this informal setting. While we would not rush to return to this eatery, we did not see more tempting alternatives in this touristy town.

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Oslo
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We arrived late to the restaurant and there were few people this Friday night, but for a meal! We chose our respective pizza - a Margaritha and a Quattro statgioni - and got food that could not have been better in an Italian village. A little disappointing that they did not have Italian red wine (too expensive to import?), but... More 

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Austin, TX
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

After reading the great reviews, we had to stop in. The place is not cheap, as wine bottles started near US $40 (70,000 COP). We had an antipasti plate and a pizza, and I was very underwhelmed by the quality. The pizza had fresh basil, but the crust was burned, the tomatoes tastes as if they were out of a... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The ambiance is awesome, the place is well located, and above all the price is very reasonable! If you are looking for a nice Italian restaurant in Villa de Leyva I'd recommend this one.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carrera 10a N0 11-49, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Boyaca Department  >  Villa de Leyva
  • Phone Number: 7321 042

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Next to Playa Mayor.

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