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“Best Italian Reasturant in Cobo”

Capo San Giovanni's Mari e Monti
Price range: $10 - $60
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Capo San Giovanni's changed location and names now Chef Gianfranco propose offers to is follower and to the public Neapolitan and Calabrian dishes without changing his cooking style and service. Our new name is IL CUORE DI NAPOLI AUTHENTIC SOUTHERN ITALIAN CUICINE Come and enjoy a new and traditional Southern Italian experience.Capo San Giovanni's Mari e Monti changed name and location and invite you to relax and savor the delicious aromas and flavors of our homeland,Napoli, in the south of Italy in front at beautiful isles of Capri and Ischia. Welcome to one of the most visited restaurants in Cabo San Lucas, a southern Italian style restaurant & bar with a beautiful dining room packed with guests in an unassuming cozy space remembering the charm of Gianfranco's back home town. A outdoor TERRAZZA beckons to you to dine al fresco - it seems to transport you from Cabo to a lovely Italian country . The story behind the restaurant Il Cuore Di Napoli and chef Gianfranco Zappalá raised in Calabria but of mather Napoletana he learn to grasp the essence of the cuisine of the two regions, Bova Marina a rock that indicates the southern point of the Italian peninsula, in the interior part of the famous boot, in the region of Calabria, facing the Ionio sea and the isle of Sicilia, an area of a thousand stories of civilization, culture, great battles. This volcanic land produces the most exquisite flavors in all the Mediterranean area. Gianfranco Zappalá , executive chef of the restaurant began his love for the food of south Italy by the preparation and the secrets in the kitchens of his grandmothers. He learned the recipes conserved in his family by hundreds years continuing the traditions Napoletana and Calabrese. Fisherman and hunter by heart and by heritage, with a great passion for the sea, the mountain, and their fruits. He participated in his youth in the fishing, hunting and the elaboration of dishes of the earth & sea in the family restaurant and hotel Girasole, which still exists, to the delight of its multiple clients from the north of Europe. Gianfranco later operated a restaurant and disco at the "Monte Papagallo", in Bova Marina, a gorgeous place, surrounded by olive trees, owned by his family. In 1993, with anxieties to fly, he accepted the invitation from the corporative of the clothing designer and compatriot Giorgio Armani, to become Executive Chef in two of his restaurants ( Armani's Beverly Hills and Costa Mesa, California ), immediately Gianfranco's "grandmother's recipes became famous". His success extended to the consultancy of five Star restaurants in Phoenix, Sedona, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada. The consulting firm offers a society to the first San Giovanni Restaurant, located in Anaheim Hills. In November 1997, attracted by the many stories from clients who shared his passion of fishing, they told him of a place, on the south of the Peninsula of Baja California, where the most exquisite tunas, mahi-mahi and marlins could be obtained from the Pacific, decided to visit this beautiful region, and fell in love with the rustic beauty, very similar to his home lands.Since March of 1998 Gianfranco, member of the F.I.C. (Italian Federation of Chefs), keeps his knowledge of Italian cuisine updated with some Master Chefs in Florence,NAPLES, Reggio Calabria and Rome, Italy. He has received a special recognition to preserve the culinary traditions as to innovate the dishes with modern ideas and the combination of ingredients of the old and new world. Gianfranco and his wife Hilda which is the sommelier invite you to relax in their cozy patio, at the most authentic style Italian Restaurant of this side of world, accompanied by live music. So, let take yourself by the flavors of the Mediterranean land... and remember, a glass of red wine with your dinner promotes a healthy life, so... Buon Appetito !!!
Reviewed March 13, 2014

We make it a point to eat here each time we visit Cobo. The atmosphere - patio in the back is geat - the service and the food it truly outstanding - we would recomment this to everyone.

Thank Leo S
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Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

There are a couple good Italian restaurants in Cabo, and this one is the best all around. There food is hands down better than any Italian restaurant in the area, and the service is top notch as well. Great pastas, and pizza. I can't remember ever having a better lasagna. Have gone back multiple times and is a must for years to come.

Thank Aaron D
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

We have been traveling to Cabo for the last 12 years and Giovanni's has always been one of favorites. Food is excellent, service is excellent. I highly recommend it!

Thank joykathryn
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

Upon walking into this restaurant we were greeted by the pushy hostess who also was our waitress.
As we were seated she was annoyed that we asked for water of the house instead of bottled water as this can add up. As we ordered she proceeded to correct everyone's pronunciation of dishes ordered though she obviously knew what we wanted. Also there were helpers around that would not come to fill our glasses of water or pour our wine until she gave approval to do so and watched them very closely.
The owner or head chef came out to greet regulars or people of importance to him only. It seemed his goal was prove how Italian he was. As he would walk around never paying attention greeting other patrons. The food was good but the overall experience was disappointing .

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

A very quaint Italian restaurant in the middle of Cabo. My wife wanted Italian and the concierge at our hotel (Capella Pegregal) suggested this restaurant. It has a cute inside area with about 6 tables, a few tables for two curbside, and a beautiful patio area in the back. The service was top notch. The food I would rate as very good. It was not the same Italian food I've had in LA or New York, but certainly the best I've had in Mexico. The owner is from southern Italy and his wife works there as a server. Very romantic. Would definitely recommend. Not sure why they are not rated higher for Cabo. I have been to Cabo about 5 times, and this was by far one of the finest dining experiences I have had in this city.

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1  Thank Bradley B
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