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“Enter the courtyard and be charmed by this small restaurant”
Review of Casa Mediterranea

Casa Mediterranea
Ranked #41 of 1,266 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $56
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Alessandro and his staff are glad to offer you a great quality in a friendly place, where you can enjoy a lot of delicious recipes prepared with the taste of the real traditional Italian cooking.
Montreal, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Enter the courtyard and be charmed by this small restaurant”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Yes again and again I have gone back to this Italian restaurant, it is one of my favorites in Playa. I was there for 3 weeks and went 3 times and was always satisfied, this year we made a decision to try other things on the menu and not just our favs, OMG you have to try the white wine scallops and any and all seafood. Of course the homemade pasta is excellent. One of the nicest atmospheres in Playa that is away from the Beach. Bravo!!

  • Visited February 2013
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Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Fabulous home-made pasta”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

After 15 days in Playa Del Carmen trying out different restaurants we found this gem off 5th avenue. An authentic Italian family restaurant with delicious pasta and fish. The ambiance is truly Mediterranean and the service is efficient and done with a pleasing smile. The lasagna was a dream.

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Warren, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

After reading a few reviews, we decided to try Casa Mediterranea on night. We were blown away! Who would have expected amazing Italian food in Playa Del Carmen? A beautiful Italian couple own and run this restaurant. They were there both nights we ate and you could tell they took great pride in their tiny gem tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of 5th.

Between the 6 of us, we ordered and shared the tuna carpaccio, ravioli, lasagna, calamari, gelato and tiramisu (to name a few) and each dish was homemade using only fresh ingredients. The favorite by far was the tuna carpaccio with the flavor combination of the finest olive oil, capers and the exquisite tuna.

  • Visited February 2013
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“Great food, atmosphere and service!”
Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Reservations recommended, and for good reason! My wife and I enjoyed a bottle of wine (reasonably priced), bruschetta, scallops in a white wine sauce, seafood fettuccine, shrimp and fish ravioli, cappuccino and coffee. Everything was superb. Lovely atmosphere, friendly attentive service. We'll be back!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A Quiet Escape from the bustle of 5th Ave”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Four of us had dinner there recently and although it had poured rain all evening this place was an oasis. The staff were terrific and the fodd was fantastic. A big thank you to the owners for such a lovely evening.

  • Visited February 2013
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