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“YUM favorite restaurant in Cusco”
Review of Cicciolina

Cicciolina
Ranked #34 of 729 Restaurants in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Peruvian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“YUM favorite restaurant in Cusco”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Loved eating here! Amazing menu and very busy. Atmosphere is great. Try the big beetroot ravioli or the gnocchi. Tapas menu at the bar is good to if you cant get a table. This place is packed out for a reason, its the best in cusco!!! MUST EAT HERE. A++++

Visited December 2013
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Sedona, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Ecuadorian Italian crossover”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

Really good experience in beautiful, bustling restaurant full of locals as well as tourists; and within short, safe walk of main downtown hotels.

  • Visited November 2013
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Pacasmayo, Peru
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best food i've had in Peru”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

Went here with my bf and family and the food was absolutely spectacular. This is hands down the best meal I've had in Peru and I've lived here for over a year now. The waitstaff were very nice and helpful even though we mixed up our reservation times. Having visited Cusco 3 times, this is a restaurant you should definitely visit and eat.

  • Visited November 2013
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Perth, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Good food and nice atmosphere”
Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

We came here for lunch very hungry and walked out satisfied. We chose to sit in the restaurant section for the extra soles as the bar was quite busy and we wanted some space.

The menu caters for tourists with tourist prices. We ordered the pepper tagliatelle with chicken and the smoky chicken, wild mushroom sauce with fried polenta. Both dishes were good portions and were one of the best western dishes we had in South America.

It is a pricey restaurant but the food delivers.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
595 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
“don't miss it”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Cicciolina's is great, happening Italian/tapas joint located at the top of the hill just behind the Cusco cathedral. You'll find as many locals at tourists inside the cosy, crowded dining room, where reservations are a must. The berenjena (eggplant) rolled in goat cheese and served over a luscious tomato is the perfect warmup for one of the flavorful entrees. My wife enjoyed an amazing squid ink tagliolini with coconut milk, while I feasted on a pechuga de pollo cooked in traditional style. For the adventurous, there's a delicious alpaca carpaccio -- Peruvians insist it's the healthiest meat in the world. Spontaneous eaters might find room at the bar. It's a full menu, and the bartenders are amiable enough (a little Spanish helps) even on busy nights, which appears to be seven days a week.

  • Visited May 2013
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