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Aldonza Manrique, Porlamar, Margarita Island, Venezuela
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

This is a great place to have a decent Italian meal. Great service, nice staff and music. With a wide variety of pasta dishes. I had a great time there and the price is fair.

Thank RbnLondon
Caracas, Venezuela
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93 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2015

Not the best time of year to eat fresh fish in Margarita. All fishermen with their families and probably enjoying rum,beer and Hallacas the typical Christmas dish. So best best bet at the Dolphin are their salads with Tomate Margariteño (tomato only found in Margarita), Osso Bucco their casabe bread with cheese, and fortunately had very good spaghetti alle vongole... More 

Thank tom z
Kingston, NY
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265 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2014

Went there with some locals while visiting Margarita Island and the place was full for lunch on a weekday. Service is professional and prompt while the décor reminds you of an average modern restaurant in Italy...nice but no big deal. I had the chupe de gallina and can say that it was probably one of the best I've ever had.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

it is a restaurant with good food but nothing special for the price in bolivars has lost some luster in a food taste

Thank jimwarrior
Salta, Argentina
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Visited Dolphin after some recommendations. The food was really poor. The pasta with meat and vegetables had no taste at all. The steak of my wife was small and of bad quality. The service was just OK. The waiters mixed up the dishes and tried to serve us the food from the neighbours. This can happen, but the overall impression... More 

Thank Jorge V
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Been there three times, and each time it was great. Great food, pasta, ambiance, service. The owner is there most of the time and he makes sure everything is perfect! Love it and will go back again and again.

Thank John W
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2011

I was staying at the hotel next to the restaurant with my 2 sisters. We ate at the restaurant almosr every evening. It was very convenient to arrive to the hotel and just go downstairs to have dinner. Good was very good for the prize, waiters were very cordials.

Thank kfzaldivarw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2009

Wonderful Italian style restaurant. You can eat at a small bar if you want or inside or at the new glass extension which means you can watch the world pass by. Lovely Osso Bucco. Huge Fish Soup servings. Great service.

Thank Tony1948
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2008

Great restaurat, good job

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aldonza Manrique, Porlamar, Margarita Island, Venezuela
  • Location: South America  >  Venezuela  >  Insular Region  >  Coastal Islands  >  Margarita Island  >  Porlamar

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?