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“Homemade food at very reasonable price”

Casavecchia La Cucina Italiana
Ranked #572 of 1,258 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Price range: $1 - $8
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff
Description: Avenida 10 between Calle 2 y 4 Norte
Northbrook
1 review
“Homemade food at very reasonable price”
Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Excellent dinner at very reasonable price. Everything was made fresh. We made reservations in the morning and they went to market to purchase incidences for that specific dinner, just for us. It's located 1 block off the strip, for a fraction of a price. Recommend very highly. It's very small and can accommodate only 10 people.

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  • Russian first
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English first
Chilliwack, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Small restaurant, great food”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

Brothers Arnaldo and Gabriel run a small restaurant with only a few tables outside and one or two inside, but the food is lovingly prepared from Mama's recipes. Arnaldo is friendly, attentive and enthusiastic above the authenticity of the food. Two separate visits allowed me to sample the lasagna and the spaghetti a la carbonara. The lasagna was actually light and the carbonara was sublime. The food takes time to be prepared, but the wait is very much worth it. There are other Italian restaurants a block closer to the beach along 5th Avenue, but the prices at those places are nearly double what Casavecchia charges. If you are looking for simple, home style Italian food that is simply delicious, Casavecchia won't disappoint.

  • Visited March 2014
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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“Great food and family atmosphere”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

It was so nice to have lunch at this family owned restaurant. The food was excellent, the best espresso during my 2 weeks stay in Mexico and amazing real tiramisu from real italian chef hands.
Worth to have a little turn from Avenida 5 and enjoy great italian cuisine cosy atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2014
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Austin, TX
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Small, authentic Italian food made by Italians”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

We ate here New Year's Eve and weren't disappointed. Be warned, it is a very small place with maybe 3-4 tables--mostly outside on the sidewalk on a somewhat busy street. The atmosphere isn't fancy but the food is great! It's owned by Arnoldo and his brother (the chef) from Sardinia. They take great pride in their food and rightly so. Pasta and sauces were all homemade, everything we had was very good. And, to top it off, it was very easy on the pocketbook.

Be warned, though, they only take cash and I don't think they are open for lunch. However, it is well worth a stop to sample what Arnoldo and his brother are cooking for the day!

Visited January 2014
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Florinas, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good Autentic Italian Restaurant”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

I went there at lunch time only once because it was my last holiday's day but i have to say that the fish fillet i had was delicious, staff is professional and very friendly.
Very good combination quality food - price .

Visited November 2013
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