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“Best Lasagna” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria Del Centro

Trattoria Del Centro
Calle 26 between Avenue 5 and Avenue 10 | Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 803 2037
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Ranked #101 of 788 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $12
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Naples, Florida
1 review
“Best Lasagna”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We took our Daughter, son in law and granddaughter to this little restaurant off 5th Avenue at the recommendations in Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. Two of us had the Lasagna that some Americans who were taking out recommended. My wife had the special of the day, Eggplant Parmesan. My daughter had the Gnocchi and my granddaughter had the Ravioli in butter sauce. Each of the meals was about 100 pesos each. We played Chinese and shared the meals and each of them were just excellent. The provide a tapenade and brioche for appetizers and a small salad with fresh bread. We were extremely please with all of the homemade pastas and will return before we depart Playa del Carmen. Highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Montreal
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best espresso..in playa !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Mexico offers fresh ingredients and the italiens were able to bring it to there advantage .. Trattoria Best Italian dishes..in Playa and the espresso is delicious! The owner is awesome!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A treasure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Great little place as described by other reviews. We Choose this place as my 14yr old daughter wanted something familiar. It was easy to find at night as is closer to avenue 10 than 15. Our Spanish is next to none so the waiters English was pretty good and very helpful with the menu. The menu is simple and easy to understand, with just the right amount of choice.
Food was fantastic!!
We ordered 3 x mains, 3 x drinks and 2 x tiramisu for $500 peso's. i noticed that the locals dining in there didn't tip for their meals so we followed suit and didn't receive any funny looks that we hadn't. A nice change to 5th avenue!

  • 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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Wisconsin
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
“Great value, local favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We come to Playa del Carmen every year, and find we eat at Italian restaurants more often. There are so many good ones! This little place is next to the Italian Cultural Center (a good sign!) and was recommended by local gringos as THE place to go for old school real deal homemade pasta at bargain prices. Most pasta dishes were 100 pesos, with the ravioli priced higher: 120 pesos. There are always several ravioli choices, I went for gorgonzola/pear. - my only complaint was that I could not taste the pear, it was overpowered by the cheese. The cream sauce it came with I would not choose again, too rich and cheesy for me, but that's just my taste. All in all, the pasta itself was perfect, and the value was excellent.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dundas, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great meal for a great price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This is an amazing place to relax and enjoy the atmosphere and the food! It is rustic and very comfortable. We love the feel of the place and the friendly staff. The food is above average! The service is great. The waiter even helped us get a taxi back to our condo! The cost of the food was very good...the quality was wonderful. We highly recommend this place!

  • Visited February 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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