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11 Calle Poniente, Col Escalon, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Santa Ana, El Salvador
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

The food is good. Pasta, pizza. I am not a big fan of Italian food so am hesitant to comment but we've eaten here several times and have found El Rosal to be a quiet oasis in the city with excellent service and a nice atmosphere. Please note we are usually there for lunch and it might be more crowded... More 

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Thank Jan S
San Salvador, El Salvador
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Cozy ambiance, excellent for family. Home made pasta is outstanding but wine list limited. The only problem is not air conditioning in the premises.

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Thank ReynaldoFloresMD
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

I went to this place by a recommendation of a friend, and he was right: the food here is excellent! You can experience all the flavors of the original Italian cuisine.

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Thank jangepineda
Miami
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Had not been here for about 20 years, but I'm really glad they continue serving one of the best pasta in San Salvador. The place is located in a nice zone, and the restaurant is clean, nicely illuminated and ample. No overcrowding which is nice for me. Also, it is quiet, just some ambient music that allows for conversation. Love... More 

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Thank Doemens
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

the first time I went to this restaurant I wasn't really impress about the location or the décor...but as soon as we order and I smell the fresh cilantro, basil and other herbs on my appetizers I fell in love of this place, now every time I go to El Salvador I make sure to have a dinner there...awesome place,... More 

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Thank emsamayoa
San Salvador, El Salvador
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

You should try Basil & Tomato Pizza, or Anchovies & Mushrooms Pizza. If you ask for a beer, it comes with a delicious mini-pizza. I have tried pasta, it's good, but the pizza is unbeatable. Service is so-so, but you will forget that once you try the food.

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Thank Charlie F
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful place, I can't wait to go back. Amazing Italian food , lovely place to eat..!! Value is excellent , near Hotels.

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Thank Chalon-Toronto
San Salvador, El Salvador
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I have gone several times, the pizzas take a while to come to the table but the wait is worth it. I would go again

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Thank emma10800
San Salvador, El Salvador
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

This cozy little restaurant has been one of the go to places for a couple of generations. The food is as authentic old school italian as you'll get in El Salvador. The lasagna is magnificent and the pizzas are definitely worth a try. The pasta is all homemade, so you'll notice a big difference while eating here. Recommended: lasagna, pizzas,... More 

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1 Thank Jaime H
San Salvador, El Salvador
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159 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

now, it is the worst italian restaurant in El Salvador... Sorry but it is the true, I ate a terrible ñoquis... really bad...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Calle Poniente, Col Escalon, San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Location: Central America  >  El Salvador  >  San Salvador Department  >  San Salvador

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