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“Excellent Italian” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Andante Allegro Vivace

Andante Allegro Vivace
Calle don Sancho y Calle de la Mantilla, Cartagena, Colombia
(57) 5 6640156
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Ranked #100 of 353 Restaurants in Cartagena
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Small place with excellent food, Italian but adapted to the local ingredients. A reservation will be needed for dinner. Not to be missed.

Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sherman Oaks, CA
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Don't Bother”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

This restaurant is extremely tiny/cramped. The staff make you feel rushed. The food was very mediocre. The wait staff nodded their heads in agreement when we ordered, but what was brought to us eventually (after a very long wait), was wrong. There are many other much better restaurants in Cartagena.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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North Bergen, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very nice place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Let's suppose you want to have an excellent meal without making a big production of it... this is the place! It's a smallish Italian restaurant with very tasty food. The staff is very friendly and accommodating --- I'm vegan and went there twice in a week and had different dishes, the second time they made me fresh vegan raviolis. As an appetizer, get the Insalata Caprese,(I believe they called it -- although it included grilled, roasted veggies, not just tomatoes). Super tasty!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“VERY ENJOYABLE ITALIAN”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We ate here twice for dinner during a recent stay in Cartagena. The ambiance is quite lovely, the staff very attentive and friendly, and the cuisine wonderfully prepared. One bit of constructive criticism for the operators : wine by the glass was a modest pour for a ridiculous price of 12 dollars a glass (no, it wasn't a Barolo !)...it left us feeling a bit out of sorts (our mistake not to have priced it first, although presumably the modest pour would still have occurred) and took the glow off the evening slightly...on balance, though, a very respectable and enjoyable italian restaurant in the historic centre.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seoul, South Korea
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57 reviews 57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

The restaurant is tiny, so make a reservation!
The food was top notch -- best Italian I've had so far in Cartagena. We were with a group and everyone was pleased with their selection. The wine choices are a bit limited but very good, if expensive. I will go again for sure!

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