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“Best Italian in Oaxaca”
Review of Vieja Lira

Vieja Lira
Ranked #268 of 498 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Hands down, best Italian food in Oaxaca. If you want to try something different while in Oaxaca apart from all of the great Oaxacan food available, go to Vieja Lira. Skip the other "Italian" places...you won't be sorry. Great pizza, great salads, great fish and a decent wine selection. Tip: try the Pino Suarez location.

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Reviewed December 6, 2011

I went there to meet my good friends from highschool on a Thurday night. The place is nice but empty (which was great for me because me and my friends got the place for ourselves), so I can't say if it's packed during the weekend.
They offer your traditional Italian menu and imported beer (Peroni was about 55 Mexican pesos). I liked the food and the waiters were always there for you.
Not the best pizza you'll ever had but if you want a break from Mexican food this is a good choice.

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Reviewed July 17, 2011

Great service, best pizza we have ever had and a fresh salad all washed down with a couple of glasses of sangria. Not very mexican but after a week of refried beans and tortilla chips, that was just what the doctor ordered! Highly recommended and there are 2 of these restaurants in Oaxaca.

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Reviewed June 12, 2011

Compared to other restaurants we tried in Oaxaca (many of which should be closed), this restaurant stands out as the freshest and cleanest. This does not mean the food is great. The Pizza is fine but not great. Although it bills itself as an Italian restaurant, it is a Mexican version of Italian, so when you ask for Pomodoro sauce on your pasta, expect a heavy dose of hot peppers.

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Reviewed April 10, 2011

We ordered a pizza with "salchicha", which means "sausage". Since Vieja Lira is a moderately expensive Italian place, and we'd heard the owner was Italian, we figured we'd get a really nice Italian sausage. We got sliced hot dogs.

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