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Mangiare Benne Restaurante

Estevez de Toral 8-91 y Simon Bolivar, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-282-6233
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (80 reviews)
“puttanesca” (9 reviews)
“tiramisu” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Estevez de Toral 8-91 y Simon Bolivar, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant, although rather pricey for Cuenca, is always superb. It’s a quaint little restaurant with great service and delicious food. The pasta is home-made and there are several types of pastas as well as sauces. The steak and chicken meals are wonderful, as well....More

Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, cozy, Italian restaurant. A rarity in Cuenca! Good food. Great service! Highly recommended! Had in mind a good down to earth spaghetti dish with Salsa Italiana Amatrice sauce. They didn't have it but a good waiter suggested a good Arrabbiata sauce, I requested a...More

Thank aacueva
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for some good pizza and we were disappointed. Both our Margaritas had a very thick dough, we felt like eating bread. It was drowned in cheese and the tomatoes on top were acid. This place needs a real pizzaiolo. I lived in...More

Thank Corina C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love Italian food, and clearly, this was outstanding. Not only was the service unbelievably quick, the pasta was fresh, and the sauce was spiced just right. Highly recommended.

1  Thank SeasonedTraveler2050
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Randomly wandered in for lunch even though it looked a little tourist trappy but was pleasantly surprised. Had a similar dish to what I had in La Mercado yesterday evening, only better, cheaper and served with a real smile. Sincere staff and great atmosphere.

1  Thank Werner D
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Good restaurant if you want Italian food or a good sandwich. The waiter is very kind and the service was quick.

1  Thank 603noemir
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

To this point, this is the best food we have had in Cuenca. The opening plate of cheeses was excellent followed by a pasta with pesto that was as good as I have had anywhere. The house Cabernet was delightful, as was the Tiramasu to...More

1  Thank SMA51
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

We came upon this place by chance. We’re seeking advise from the hotel staff. Very helpful. Large portions and could not finished but wanted to. Best pasta ever.

1  Thank Larry B
Reviewed December 18, 2017

We ate there once, and returned two days later! Ask for the "Pollo con Mozarella" you'll love it, ask for any Risotto, you'll love it! Absolutely worth the price you pay, nice atmoshpere and the staff is into detail a lot. Offered us a "Tiramisu"...More

1  Thank Kloisli
Reviewed December 18, 2017

There are a lot of Italian restaurants in Cuenca, and some are very good. We live in Cuenca and this is our favorite Italian restaurant. The food is great and the service is fantastic. We always leave stuffed because there are so many good things...More

1  Thank gpollice
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Donald B
January 27, 2017|
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Response from Jan N | Reviewed this property |
Saturday can be quite busy, so better reserve! best regards, jan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estevez de Toral 8-91 y Simon Bolivar, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 7-282-6233
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