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“Don't forget the private dining room...amazing”
Review of Fantino

Fantino
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Ranked #51 of 1,048 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $80 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Retorno del Rey
Transit: 5 minutes away
Description: A gourmet tour of Mediterranean cuisine in an intimate and romantic setting. Dress code: long pants, closed shoes and collar shirt for gentlemen.
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Had dinner for 17 in the private dining room for my wife's birthday. Samantha, who is amazing, pulled off a five course tasting menu with wine on a Saturday night during Spring break week without a hitch. Even found 17 staff and domes to do a simultaneous main course reveal. I don't put much stake in such things, but when pulled off for 17, it was kind of impressive. The room was beautifully decorated for her birthday (nice touch), the food and wine were fantastic, a forgotten cheese allergy was instantly handled, as we're replacements for a couple of fish courses, and the special request birthday cake was exactly as requested, with plates with nice chocolate designs for everyone. Every detail was handled perfectly, and there were a lot of details. Thank you Samantha and all your staff.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

I can't say enough about this restaurant, food and service. Expensive but not pricey. The food was superb and the service extraordinary.
If you are in Cancun and celebrating a special occasion this is the place!

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

We had a wonderful dinner at Fantino. It is in the Ritz Carlton and is definitely 5 star. At least 4 waiters catering to your needs. We did the tasting menu with wine pairings, which was wonderful. A very fancy restaurant, so I don't recommend children. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

We ate at Fantino back in November. We had been there years before and it continues to be a great experience. Rose petals on table, soup ladeled at the table, elegant decor and professional and responsive wait service. We highly recommend this restaurant for a special ocassion. It won't disappoint.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

We always dressed well for Fantinos as men require jackets, long pants and shoes. We love that. And of course they mention jackets required no exceptions when the reservations are made. When we arrived I found that myself and another gentleman wore jackets, no one else. Women in tube tops and men in shorts with flip flops. And children uncontrolled making the dining experience that of a Sandles resort. And the chef needs additional schooling. The food was at best average. The service was great but the shine this great resraurant once held is lost. 2-6-13. Once our favorite, now to be avoided.

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1  Thank Rick G
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