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Cuban & Italian Restaurants

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Philadelphia, PA
posts: 49
reviews: 2
Cuban & Italian Restaurants

For Cuban: El Siboney or El Meson de Pepe's?

Foir Italian: NY Pasta Garden or La Trattoria?

key west
posts: 3,339
reviews: 14
1. Re: Cuban & Italian Restaurants

El siboney and la trot definitely but why are you limiting to those choices?

Atlanta
posts: 77
reviews: 53
2. Re: Cuban & Italian Restaurants

I love Havana One. El Meson is one that will not get my business again. IMHO they are a tourist trap. Mediocre food and rushed service. We have tried this place twice but they will not get a third chance. Their bar is good but that is all that I can say. Have not tried El Siboney.

Key West
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posts: 5,199
reviews: 66
3. Re: Cuban & Italian Restaurants

I agree on Havana One. Much better then El Meson de Pepe and I prefer it to El Siboney as well. For Italian, I also like La Trattoria. For a more affordable option Mangia Mangia has great homemade pasta.

Several other places have good pasta choices including Blackfin Bistro or the wonderful Gnocci at Azur.

Fort Gratiot
posts: 136
reviews: 1
4. Re: Cuban & Italian Restaurants

Another thumbs up for Havana 1.

Philadelphia, PA
posts: 49
reviews: 2
5. Re: Cuban & Italian Restaurants

Thank you for your advice. Isn't Havana 1 a BYOB?

Philadelphia, PA
posts: 49
reviews: 2
6. Re: Cuban & Italian Restaurants

Thank you for your reply. Isn't Havana 1 a BYOB?

Pt. Pleasant, NJ
posts: 1,172
reviews: 53
7. Re: Cuban & Italian Restaurants

We are also La Trattoria fans...but have also had good meals at Antonia's and Mangia Mangia. In all honesty, I prefer the Cuban food in Miami as opposed to Key West. But I have not tried Havana One that others have mentioned.

But if you want Cuban for breakfast, I heartily suggest Sandy's on White St. We love their cafe con leche and Cuban bread breakfast sandwiches.

Central PA
posts: 3,842
reviews: 59
8. Re: Cuban & Italian Restaurants

Get the pork, rice and beans at the Cuban Coffee Queen, Like 6 bucks at lunch and will feed 2 people.

Key West
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for Key West
posts: 5,199
reviews: 66
9. Re: Cuban & Italian Restaurants

Yes, Havana 1 is BYOB. They have applied for a beer and wine license, so may not be for long.

Orlando, Florida
Destination Expert
for Key West
posts: 5,486
reviews: 34
10. Re: Cuban & Italian Restaurants

I'm not a fan of El Meson de Pepe, but we enjoy El Siboney and eat there frequently. I hope to try Havana 1 next month, but I said that before our July visit and never made it. Maybe we can fit it in this time.

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