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“Homemade pastas in beautiful courtyard” 4 of 5 stars
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casa mediterranea
5th Avenue, between calle 6 & 8, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Pasta
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
VIENNA VA
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Homemade pastas in beautiful courtyard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Went here for dinner with family of four and had a wonderful meal in a beautiful and authentic courtyard. Stick with the homemade pastas and you cannot go wrong. We had the seafood antipasta and pastas and both dishes were wonderful. The kids had the calamari and stuffed ravioli and they liked them as well. The wine list was also very good. Had a bottle of white Italian wine, which complemented the meal perfectly. The courtyard surrounding this restaurant, art studio and other stores was beautiful and authentic. The restaurant is hidden away in the courtyard and away from all the 5th Avenue foot traffic, which is nice for a quite dinner. Our first impression when seeing the restaurant is that it may be stuffy, hot, and infested with mosquitoes because it is hidden away in a corner of the courtyard and that it has rained for two days straight in Playa Del Carmen but it has fans throughout the restaurant and none of us felt any mosquitoes. We would definitely visist this restaurant given the opportunity.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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LEEDS UK
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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“Nice courtyard trattoria”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The courtyard setting just off 5th avenue is good.
The menu choice is not huge but more than enough to cover meat, fish and veggies.
Lasagne was disappointing tho, too much sauce not enough meat+pasta.

Visited August 2013
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Cliffside Park, New Jersey
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“Buonissimo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

First of all, the location is just perfect. It is off Fifth Avenue, right into a little alleyway facing an art gallery. Not noisy at all.

The food is simply amazing, great NORTHERN Italian cuisine.

We had the dry rose wine, 2 sodas, caprese salad, caesar salad, 2 lasagnas, ravioli con porcini e tartufo, spaghetti a la bolognese, gelato di vaniglia, tiramisu. Yum. Complimentary bruschetta and bread. All for $150 including tip.

The price was not outrageous at all for a high quality meal with great service and a lovely location.

My food discriminating kids loved it so I highly recommend this place!!!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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65 reviews
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“One of the best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We have been to Playa del Carmen many times, and this restaurant is one of our must stop places. Because it is hard to find, it is never crowded. The pastas a great. It isn't the cheapest in Playa, but you always know it will be good.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Scotland
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“Don't miss this !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Stumbled on the sign pointing out this wee treasure as we strolled along 5th Avenue.It's on the beach side next to an art shop/gallery.Restaurant is in a small quiet courtyard off the main street. Unlike the majority of restaurants in town we were allowed to look at the menu in peace without being hassled to come in. The owner simply said"Just to let you know -we are closed on Tuesdays" then walked away-Deffinate brownie points there as far as we were concerned!
Having already eaten at the hotel we were not looking to eat that night-just looking for some options to escape the "all inclusive" another night. In fact the restaurant was,so good we went twice.
Food was excellent -one of the best Italian meals I have ever had and service was faultless. Wine was great and not overpriced.
If you are in Playa Carmen do not miss this wonderful restaurant. It's a real gem !

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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