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Piccola Italia

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Rocafuerte y 16 de Diciembre, Banos, Ecuador
095023633
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We were so lucky to find this restaurant. Me and my mom ordered Pizza and was very delicious. The staff is so friendly and affordable prices. Go there!

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Thank Sarah F
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Although it is a really nice establishment with a great atmosphere, the food was quite average in my opinion. The pizza hardly had any sauce, and the pasta was bland and not very creamy for an alfredo. I bought some pizza from a take away stand the week before, and it was half the price and much better. It was... More 

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Stephenville, Texas
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67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Jose Luis and Lorena are not only like second family to me but turn out authentic Italian cuisine. He was trained by Italians in Germany and so he knows what he is about. Karla, the oldest daughter lends a hand in the kitchen as does Maria Jose the middle child while Domenica, the youngest keeps everyone smiling.

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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

The pizza was definitely above average, especially for Ecuador. The family that owns it seems really nice. The place is clean, which of course is not always the case here, they don't blare music like a lot of Banos restaurants. Prices are very fair. Also, even though it's open air, looking out onto the street, it,s relatively quiet. If I... More 

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Stephenville, Texas
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67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Jose and his wife Lorena are very nice folks. The pizza is better than average and a glass of wine for $3 is filled to the brim. The only downside is when Jose isn't there the young people left in charge hang out in the front of the dining room and the kissing and petting gets pretty heavy. Love the... More 

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Thank bobinman1
London, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We went to Piccola Italia last week, on a recommendation from an Ecuadorian friend from Quito. The food was delicious. It's a cosy little place, and as is common in Banos, family run. Prices are reasonable. I still think El Papagallo has the best Italian food in Banos, but Piccola Italia is worth a try.

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Thank dolly-2010
Wichita, Kansas
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281 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Restaurant is very simple but has great selection of Italian pastas. Waiter was very courteous and knowledgeable about all dishes on the menu. Prices are very reasonable.

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Thank NayiU
Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I went here with my wife, we came here just before 8pm on a Thursday night, and were the only ones here, so the atmosphere was a little lacking! The food was really good though- the lasagna especially ($5.50). They cooked it differently to what I previously had known lasagna to be- two layers of lasagna, then all the meat... More 

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Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We skipped over this place a few times going to Banos, but hit it last time when our pizza place didn't have pizza. We are so glad we went. The staff was very welcoming and the food was wonderful and very affordable with a great ambiance.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Had a pizza here when we arrived late in Banos and was pleasantly surprised by the great food and good value. We ended up eating here a few times and can recommend the Carne Lasagne, Pan de ajo y queso, and Italian pizza. Good service, clean and tasty, good for a quick eat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $12
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rocafuerte y 16 de Diciembre, Banos, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Tungurahua Province  >  Banos
  • Phone Number: 095023633

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