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“Homemade Pasta? Are you kidding?”

Il Baretto Italian Restaurant
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Ranked #83 of 1,310 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $18
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed December 2, 2013

My half Italian husband always looks forward to visiting Playa del Carmen's restaurants, since most seem to be real Italian (not the Americanized spaghetti & meatball kind.) Homemade pasta on Il Baretto's menu tempted us to eat here. With its little wooden tables and checkered table clothes the restaurant was inviting, and we like looking at people passing by.
But the friendly ambiance, and good service could not make up for the disappointing food. Though my pizza Margarita had a crisp thin crust, it was topped with shredded mozzarella (not fresh), a marinara sauce that tasted like straight from a glass, and I could count the basil leaves on three fingers.
And my husband's supposedly homemade gnocchi? Their uniform shape and hard consistency proved that they were definitely NOT homemade.

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Thank hanseata
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Great italian place--small and crowded, just like it would be in Italy. Excellent wood-fired pizza with the typical Italian crispy crust and light on the tomato sauce.

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Thank Judy K
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Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Food was great. Clean and friendly service and fair price. Should give this little bistro a try if you are in the neighborhood. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Great flank steak with a side of penne, my lady had the lobster linguini,
both excellent.
Staff is friendly, wine is well priced.
Good choice on 5th Avenue

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Thank Mike D
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Great pizza. Also, good salad and bruschetta. The food is very fresh. The wait staff was very helpful.

they are not open for lunch.

Thank Theresa J
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