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La Caneva

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Avenida Ignacio L Vallarta 2763, Guadalajara, Mexico
+52 33 3630 2064
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Yo soy parte italiana y una cocinera decente, así que tomo la comida italiana muy en serio. Siempre me decepcionan los restaurantes italianos en Guadalajara porque siento que puedo hacer mejor comida en casa. Pero, La Cavena es distinto. La comida es muy buena, si no excelente, y el ambiente me recuerda los cafecitos lindos de Nueva York o Roma.... More 

Thank LaKimyElAlexis
Rome, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is clean and friendly, good music at reasonable sound level. Very good food including superb meat tagliata, delicious apetizers such as parmigiana and asparagi. Excellent choise of wines. Good prices

Thank AlessandroItaliaRoma
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant and were not disappointed. There is a wonderful ambience that you feel as soon as you enter the front door, the service is superbly efficient but more importantly very friendly and helpful. The food is excellent, probably the best pasta I have ever eaten, including restaurants in Italy! Will certainly visit again next time we... More 

Thank tojrebor
Guadalajara, Mexico
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

En amazing small, quite and romantic place. The Sangria is amazing as well as the food. We had the portobello carpaccio, and two stakes, 3 peppers sauce and mushrooms and red wine sauce with mashed potatoes. Everything was delicious. For desert lemon and basil gelato soooo good. I'll recommend to make a reservation and Parking is complicated. As well as... More 

Thank Kurt O
Copan, Honduras
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 4, 2016

Found this little Italian place within walking distance from our hotel. Tucked away and easy to miss if you're not looking for it, but so worth the effort! Our food was excellent, service was attentive and helpful but not overbearing. Meals for two people, drinks (including wine, bottled water, and sangria), and an appetizer of fresh, delicious bruschetta for less... More 

Thank Amy S
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229 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2016

We decided to try this small italian restaurant, the service is very good, nice wine list. We try the fritto misto and it was really good, the eggplant parmigiana was light, and we tried the seafood risotto, which we liked but was not our favorite. Next time we go we will order a pasta, people were having pasta dishes in... More 

Thank natalia64
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

I happen to walk by this little Italian restaurant as I walked to my hotel from Minerva area. I have traveled extensively and can honestly say this was one of the best Italian meals I've ever had. The Ravioli Bolognese was deliciousness. The spaghetti pomadoro was to die for. You can really taste the garlic and sauce cooked to perfection.... More 

Thank Mari32griffin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

what a great place to have a nice dinner. the food is excelent with a professional service, the wine list is just perfect. can't miss this place when you visit Guadalajara. carpacio di portobello is a very good option to start and the pasta with shrimp is amazing. got to come back

Thank Lechuga M
San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2015

We went based on the recommendation of an elderly expat we met at our hotel. He said it was small, but served the best Italian food he'd had in Mexico. Our cab driver drove past it twice before we spotted it, as it's immediately on the approach to a very busy traffic circle, Minerva. Our food was superb! Lovely salad... More 

Thank Charles B
Guadalajara, Mexico
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a little hideaway that you would miss unless someone told you about it as it is tucked between other businesses on the super busy Minerva. Go there with only one or two other people as it is small. One can sit outdoors, only three or four small tables, or inside, only three or four more tables. The busy... More 

Thank SuZAnnemariposa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Ignacio L Vallarta 2763, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Guadalajara Metropolitan Area  >  Guadalajara
  • Phone Number: +52 33 3630 2064

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?