I visit Santo Domingo frequently and enjoy trying the top rated restaraunts (rated by my fellow travelers in tripadvisor). Still, I come back to Caffe Bellini as consistently the best. The food, the service, the ambience all resonate with me.
The steaks are the best I have tasted in Santo Domingo. The pasta (risotto) is fantastic. The service is a real pleasure, with all of the added touches of small tastes provided by the house. The final touch is the music, which is such a pleasure to listen to. The classical pieces broadcast over fine speakers are not a live 5 piece jazz band or chamber orchestra, but still a charming break from the overly played top 40 USA hits you find at other top rated dining locations.
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