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“A nice Italian restaurant, also good for people-viewing”

Ambasciata D'Italia
Ranked #106 of 1,236 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Born since 2009, Ambasciata de Italia keeps growing and renewing as one of the most memorable Italian home cuisine restaurants in Playa del Carmen. Always conscious of our clients’ demands, we are focusing in providing the best service, making them feel appreciated and comfortable as being at home. We receive and treat our clients as special and familiar guests. We believe that the most important thing is that our clients live a memorable life experience; therefore we have improved the complete Italian taste experience.Inside our restaurant we will make you feel like being in a traditional Italian home, providing kind treats and the best Italian taste, absolutely comfortable. With an interior bar and outside tables, you will be able to appreciate the extraordinary feeling of being in the 5th avenue, while you enjoy the fabulous taste of our high Italian taste cuisine.Ambasciata D´Italia Abierto desde Diciembre del 2009 es distinguido por su excelente y autentico sabor a Italia desde la vista hasta el paladar. En esta nueva etapa nos enfocamos a hacer sentir al ciente en un lugar acogedor, comodo,es decir como en casa, mediante un maravilloso servicio logrando que nuestros clientes se conviertan en nuestros invitados ya que para nosotros lo mas importante es que se lleven una experiencia que quede en su memoria.El restaurante tiene un diseño totalmente Italiano y comodo.Contamos en el interior con un pequeño bar y mesas en la terraza donde se puede apreciar el extraordinario ambiente de la 5ta avenida mientras deleita su paladar con nuestra excelente comida.
Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
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“A nice Italian restaurant, also good for people-viewing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

We went to this restaurant because my grandkids remembered its pizza. They devoured one pizza margarita each. I ordered the pasta with Italian sausage and mushrooms, which was very good indeed; my daughter's pasta with seafood was more conventional but also very tasty. The wine was a bit warm, but the waiter offered a cooler. Overall very nice experience, nice staff, great people watching at 9 pm.

  • Visited July 2013
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Barrie, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Pizza and a pint”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

On our trip to Mexico we did a shop day at Playa del Carmen, the resort buffet was getting old and my 6 year old wanted pizza. Typical child wanted cheese only. We found Ambasciata D’Italia very inviting on 5th avenue. We had their cheese pizza, 2 beers and a bottled coke for $17..$20 after tip. Not a bad deal as we had a great view of the shoppers and food was great.
Totally recommend this and they have happy hours 2 for one cocktails! Gotta like that.

Visited July 2013
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Austin, Texas
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51 reviews
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“Great food at a fair price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

About 8 years ago, my wife rented an apartment in Playa for a month. One thing we remembered specifically about the town that surprised us was there were some fantastic Italian restaurants. We had frequented one at 5th Ave. and 24th and since this was our first time back, we decided to relive old memories. The place we were looking for had since closed, but we stumbled across Ambasciata D'Italia, and it was a great surprise. It was everything we remembered about the Italian food we loved in Playa - really fresh ingredients, simple, delicious and at a fair price. My wife had the Magherita pizza and I had the Gnochi Sorentina - both dishes were amazing. Both dishes with a bottle of wine came to about $60 US. Not sure when our travels will take us back to Playa, but when we do get back, we will definitely look to return here.

Visited July 2013
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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“Enjoyable evening”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

After strolling up 5th Avenue and being hassled by many other restaurant's we checked the menu on this one and went for it. We genuinely had a good evening, the view was good, the food good,the brandy not too bad and the staff attentive.

  • Visited June 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Nice view, so so food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Bread stale and cold. Hubby had decent lasagna. I had garlic shrimp with an olive oil based spaghetti. All I could taste was garlic but it was decent. Pretty presentation. Enjoyed people watching.

  • Visited May 2013
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