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“A Gem!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Locanda Paolo

Locanda Paolo
Ranked #61 of 852 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Locanda Paolo, Italian Fusion Ristorante. We are a family run restaurant that just celebrated its 23rd Anniversary. Proud to be a Downtown Restaurant.. we provide service to both locals and turists. The experience of visiting Locanda Paolo is never the same. Owners are on site and greet, serve, recommend and cook for you. We are a small and discreet restaurant. We like keeping it like that!! Let Paolo and his nephew Albert help you personalize your own meal. "Food for the soul made with the Heart"
Washington DC
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“A Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is the best italian restaurant in Cancun: don't miss it! I visited it twice in a single week with my daughter and we were absolutely satisfied in every way. Delicious food, excellent wine, professional and attentive staff without being over-bearing, caring owner who pays attention to customer needs (well travelled himself, with excellent rapport with clients), and good ambiance. By the way, don't miss the tuna on the menu: mouth-watering! Can't wait to go back next time in Cancun!!!
-Francois.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank MLee110
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English first
Coatzacoalcos, Mexico
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189 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Most enjoyable Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Last night my family and me were meeting with relatives that are quite known for been world wide food experts and i wanted to take them to a restaurant that they could enjoy but in places like Cancun some times its difficult to find not so commercial tourist oriented places .
so by recomendation we made reservations at Locanda Paolo and found not only quite elegant establishment but also with the most attentive service and food was prepared extremely well and with the finest ingredients , we spent a wonderful evening dinning there and been taken care by all the staff even mr Paolo stoped by our table a couple of times to check on us.
atmosphere was quite nice and sophisticated mostly with local couples and groups of friends .

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank TonyCardenas
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Homemade Italian Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We were taken here by mutual friends who have been to this resturant before and we were all surprised when Jr Paolo came to our table to explain the menu specials for the day, then when back into the kitchen to prepare our meals. We were not dissappointed and will return again next year.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Clo4yanks
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Cancun, Mexico
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Unique and Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Spent a nice evening in this quaint little Italian place. The owner and chef grew up in Italy and the quality of the food shows it. It is decently affordable, $25-$40 person and the atmosphere was very nice. I would recommend this place for couples and not so much for families.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank agconrad
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Ottawa, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Italian Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

My husband and I celebrated our son's Christening at Paolo's. The service and food were amazing. We were allowed to chose a menu and we were not disappointed. I highly recommend this restaurant who is in the mood for authentic italian cuisine.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank angi6
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