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“Nice to have lunch and beer”

Guido's Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #46 of 138 Restaurants in Nuevo Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $31
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Cozy indoor dining room, gated street side palapa and private chef's table
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice to have lunch and beer”
Reviewed April 26, 2012

We appreciate the decoration and the amability of the servers. The food is good and well prepare. The only thing, you do not have to be hurry... the service is long a bit... but for the rest is perfect..

Visited April 2012
1 Thank RaynaldSaguenay
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Hungarian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Las Vegas
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115 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“When you're stuck out in Nuevo, you kind of don't have a lot of choices”
Reviewed April 19, 2012

Great service, beautiful tables, average portion size, but sadly, sub-par food. We’ve walked by Guido’s many times and always ask “Do you have any tiramisu tonight?” and every night they would say “No – tomorrow”). Finally after asking nightly they explained their ‘tiramisu maker’ went back to Canada. We decided to give them a shot anyway and walked away a tad bit disappointed.

I ordered the eggplant parmesan and my husband ordered a pizza. The pizza looked and tasted just like a Tombstone or Tony’s pizza straight out of the frozen section. It’d be ok for kids, but I wouldn’t recommend it. I don’t know why hubby ordered it.

Anyway, our meal began with a basket of focaccia bread and oil and vinegar and a beautiful bottle of Mexican cab. The best thing about our dinner was the wine – it was absolutely delicious. I could have (should have) made my meal out of the wine and bread. I ordered the eggplant parm and it wasn’t bad. The sauce tasted homemade, with a rich, strong but slightly sweet flavor, not too thick, but not runny – just a perfect consistency. The eggplant was breaded but I really didn’t detect any seasoning in the coating. I love when my eggplant or chicken parm has a hint of Italian herbs in the breadcrumbs. It really wasn’t bad – but it didn’t make me moan. It came with a side of pasta that was somewhat dry and thus very bland.

In lieu of tiramisu, we were given an ice cream chocolate cake sundae that was drizzled with a raspberry sauce. A perfect ending to the feast.

Don’t miss the fantastic guitarist strumming away nightly until about 9 out on the patio.

I must add Guido’s has the most beautiful tables and chairs I’ve seen in any of the restaurants. I just fell in love with them and want them for my home! As weird as it sounds, it kind of made up for the mediocre food.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Anejo-y-Coca
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Qualicum Beach
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Service...Best Fun...Fabulous Food!”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

We had the good fortune to hear of this restaurant while staying in Mexico. From the moment we arrived we were met with a happy group of waiters that did everything to make our visit enjoyable. Our waiter Guillermo...otherwise known as "Bill" was wonderfully fun. He helped me learn the finer points of taking a shot of tequila. I told him that he should look for this review because they deserve the kudos for excellent food and service.

  • Visited September 2011
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2 Thank my91Fatboy
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Sugar Grove, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“My kids favorite”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

My kids love this place. We went there the first night. My girls would have choosen to go there everynight if it was up to them. My one daughter had pizza and loved it. My other daughter had lasgne. I got a salad and snacked on theirs. We had a kitchen so I didn't mind that they didn't have kids menu. Took the leftovers back to hotel for lunch the next two days.

Visited March 2012
1 Thank Britt M
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Erhard, MN
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Kept Secret in PV”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

We ate a Guido's on our last night in Nuevo, Vallarta. We had the fillet stuffed with spinach, cheese, and shrimp. It was excellent! The service was very good, and the atmosphere was delightful! All the various entrees were enjoyed by our party of 9. We enjoyed the live entertainment, and all agreed that we would not wait until the last eve of our vacation to dine here the next time we are in Nuevo.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank jmripley
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