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El Italiano

Puerto del Buceo 1 | Puerto Buceo, Montevideo 11326, Uruguay
+598 2622 7930
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good42%
  • Average25%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
6 days ago
“Good food but terrible service”
Feb 25, 2018
“Nice relaxed seafood restaurant by the beach”
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Seafood, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Puerto del Buceo 1 | Puerto Buceo, Montevideo 11326, Uruguay
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The food is good, nothing great, but the service is terrible. Even to pay we needed to wait at least 40 minutes. They don't know how to manage the tables.

Thank Karicrosi
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

El Italiano is a relaxed beach resraurant with spacious terrace. They are somewhat famous of their seafood and their dishes are good - nothing special, but fresh. Service is OK and price level is very reasonable.

Thank Vuopalat
Reviewed January 13, 2018

Excellent food. We tried calamari and fish "miniaturas" (medium..not small...buttered fish pieces) as appetizers. Then rice with seafood very well served (with clams, mussels, prawns) and salmon ravioli with prawn sauce. Very large servings! We had no room for desserts! Having very good quality meals...More

Thank Canuck5711
Reviewed December 29, 2017

I ordered the seafood spaghetti and it was one of the best cooked seafood I have ever eaten. The price is really good for Montevideo standards and certainly for the quality of the food. It was great find!

Thank Jacksiani
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Don’t really understand the negative reviews. This is the best meal we’ve had on a business trip to Montevideo. Both prawns and hake were extremely fresh and tasty. Fish stew was superlative, according to my colleague. Nice laid back service and very friendly. We had...More

Thank Elspeth J
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

The is ordinary, nothing different and not so bad. No internet connection, don't accept credit cards e very old furniture. Away from everything in the city. It's in front of the river, but you cont see the river while you eating.

Thank Leonardo P
Reviewed July 2, 2017

Fried, fresh? fish. I really can't understand how people like this place. We had to wait for over an hour to be seated because locals seem to love this place. The fish we ordered tasted like mud, with an awful texture and completely soaked in...More

Thank Gargui63
Reviewed December 22, 2016

Staying at the After Hotel, this was a short walk along la Rambla towards the Uruguayan Yacht Club. From the outside, it looks nothing special but it filled up fast after 8pm though we were there a little earlier. I wasn't expecting 3 salmon fillets...More

Thank JanehAmersham
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We came to this place by a recommendation from the hotel. We hate touristic restaurants, and the guy told us this was a place where locals eat. The restaurant is nothing fancy, but the food is really good. The seafood is the special here. The...More

Thank Liliana G
Reviewed August 14, 2016

We order sole. What we received was pangasius (we believe). In any case nothing similar to sole. They accept only VISA cards or cash. If you like fish and seafood, go elsewhere. There are very good real restaurants in town.

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Pablo R
January 23, 2018|
Response from Canuck5711 | Reviewed this property |
Si; no tuve problemas
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
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11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
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11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Puerto del Buceo 1 | Puerto Buceo, Montevideo 11326, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: +598 2622 7930
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