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“Until Today one of my favorite places” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Il Cuoco Trattoria

Il Cuoco Trattoria
270 Jesus T. Pinero Ave., San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #316 of 639 Restaurants in San Juan
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Memphis
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Until Today one of my favorite places”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I used to visit this place every year for the past 9 years. Today everything was totally bad. Waitress forgot me and wait for 15 minutes to bring me the menu, and then after another 15 minutes my order was taken, after standout and call her. Food was without flavor. I believe that it was my last time.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Pasta wouderfull service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The best place to eat Pasta in San Juan... Ask for what plates the have not in the menu that day... The make good red sangria. I am always returning to this restaurant, great food quality.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dorado, Puerto Rico
1 review
“If you like Pasta for lunch...this is the place!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

IL Cuoco is a small argentinean restaurant with a lot of character and nice atmosphere. If you like pasta for lunch, this is the place. The pasta is cooked to perfection and they have a variety of sauces that are very well prepared. I will be returning soon!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Excellent Pasta! Need to Improve on Speed and Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We are always looking for good new places to eat and after checking out the online reviews we decided to venture into Il Cuoco. The place could easily be a candidate for diners-drive-ins-and-dives - it's dark, small, and has a slight musky smell. If you can stomach that, you are in for a treat: they make some of the best fresh pasta in Puerto Rico. The rest of the food has a good caliber but I strongly recommend going with the house special. We tried six of their home made sauces and they were all very well made. They need to improve on the serving and checkout speed however. Maybe I am not still used to island time - but 10 minutes waiting for a check is a bit too much. Despite the circuses shortcomings we will be going back in the future.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto ON
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Wonderful lunch spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

This place was the best restaurant I've ever had the pleasure of dining. It is very tiny, but absolutely a must if you are in Puerto Rico. The pasta was fresh, and cooked to perfection. MmmmmMmmmm!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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