We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Food, service & atmosphere all great!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cenacolo Traditional Italian Restaurant

Cenacolo Traditional Italian Restaurant
Reserve with OpenTable
Cenacolo Traditional Italian Restaurant is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #11 of 939 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $70
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Food, service & atmosphere all great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We ate there last night and the dining experience was excellent! I had the tuna tartare and lobster "guitar" and my wife had the baked penne. The homemade pasta makes the difference. We sat out on the deck which is very nice if the weather is pleasant although the dining looked nice as well. They had a singer/sax player and a pianist for live entertainment. Normally I do not enjoy this type of entertainment but was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed it very much. Service was great as well. They really made the effort to make sure we were happy. When we left I got to watch one of the cooks make the homemade ravioli. They prepare the pasta and breads out in the open so you know it is fresh. When we return to Cancun, we will come back. If you are staying at the Ritz, try this place as it is right across the street. It seems the concierge recommends it because we recognized most of the other diners.

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank Scott H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GRCENACOLO, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo Traditional Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Dear Customer, we are glad to know that you enjoyed your dinner at cenacolo mare, we're going to tell to our staff and performers about your positive comments.

we´ll be waiting for you to come to visit us again
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

432 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    311
    80
    25
    7
    9
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bloomington, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Penne pasta again and again”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

I had lobster pennette with tomato sauce and two friends had baked penne. Another member of our party had Spaghetti. All the sauces tasted exactly the same; as if we had a can of Ragu sauce dumped on each plate. The bread was good. The piano was so out of tune we could barely stand listening to it. The man singing was waaaay past his prime and shouldn't have been singing. The wait staff was attentive. We sat outside and it was so dark we were unable to see very well. The staff carried flashlights around to help with menus and reading your bill. They put extras expenses on our bill which we had to discuss to get removed prior to paying. Overall, not a great experience. Not going back.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Sue A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GRCENACOLO, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo Traditional Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, March 22, 2014
Dear customer, we´re going to take in count your comments to get better in our service, but we want to comment that was the first day of our new singer and we had some tecnical troubles so that´s why the sound wasnt good enough.
the dishes that your order that night had a tomato sauce base thats why taste is equal

we have other sauces in or menu, cheese sauce, vodka sauce, bechamel sauce and others

We hope you can visit us again and give us the chance to improve your opninion about us
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mt. Laurel, NJ
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“cenacolo mare”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

The food was delicious and had a nice wine selection.. It was on lagoon and seating was either inside or outside. The piano player made it extra special.

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
Thank compassrose
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GRCENACOLO, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo Traditional Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Dear customer, thank you for your comments, we are glad to know that you enjoyed your visit to cenacolo mare

we hope you can visit us again
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
293 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Good homemade pasta”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

We were the only patrons although we ate early. Service was friendly and attentive. Bread was hot out of the oven, sort of like pita bread flavored with rosemary and other herbs. Pasta that was homemade was yummy. Mushroom pasta called plin was delicious. Shrimp lasagna pasta was overcooked and slightly mushy. Baked penne was nothing special. Portions were not large, especially by American pasta restaurant standards, but probably appropriate serving sizes. As with all restaurants in Cancun (it seems), meal was expensive. Atmosphere was nice; restaurant was almost open-air, on the water (bay side).

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank sjc43
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GRCENACOLO, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo Traditional Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Dear customer, thank you for your comments about our service and our homemade pasta .

we hope you can visit us again
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Highland Village, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Perfect evening!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

We had dinner at Cenacolo on Monday night and loved it! It was a perfect evening to sit out on the patio - and the waiter was fabulous! I had laughling told my husband that I was hungry for pasta and shrimp and wished for shrimp lasagna - guess what? It was on the menu :) Many excellent selections - will absolutely return

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Michelle C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GRCENACOLO, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo Traditional Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear customer, we appreciate your comments. its good to know that enjoyed your visit to cenacolo mare.

we are constantly updating our menu to provide better and various options, the shrimp lasagna is one of our new dishes.

We hope you can visit us again
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cenacolo Traditional Italian Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Cenacolo Traditional Italian Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing