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“Italian food translated to Peruvian.”

Restaurante La Italiana
Ranked #67 of 434 Restaurants in Arequipa
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed July 3, 2013

It would be a bit silly to go to an Italian restaurant in Peru and expect it to be authentic. With this in mind the food was an interesting interpretation of the traditional recipes. The Boscaiola sauce which usually has mushrooms as one of the key ingredients, does not. In their place there was the addition of green beans and carrots. The Puttanesca sauce also seems to have drastically changed and was creamy instead of tomato based. That aside, the food tasted ok and the serving size was good for the price. Long story short, if you want Italian food, go to Italy.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

La Italiana is a cozy and nice restaurant. The service is excellent and the food is both good and cheap. My last meal there was trucha - delicioso! Can absolutely be recomended!

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

We went to this restaurant for late dinner and after checking the reviews/ratings in tripadvisor. I don't know if its because we expected much more but we were disappointed. The decor was old fashioned, the food and the service were just ok, nothing worth mentioning. I wouldn't go there again nor would I recommend it. There are so many better dining options in Arequipa!

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Thank NaLieCy
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

I had the spaghetti bolognese and my husband had the spinach ravioli with pork loin. Both were excellent and the portions generous. Our waiter was friendly and provided a very good service. If you're hungry and don't want the fuss of fine dining , this is a great place.

Thank Evelyn R
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Excellent Italian and Peruvian food, good service, great ambiance for dining, having drinks and talking with friends, right on Calle San Francisco. Always try to get a table outside—inside it is just like any other restaurant.

Thank Andy B
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