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“Hidden Gem in Cartagena”

Da Danni's Restaurant
Ranked #144 of 689 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Michigan
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140 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem in Cartagena”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

When you walk by Da Danni's it looks like a pizza joint, but take a step inside to find a lovely restaurant complete with delicious food, friendly staff and great service! The concierge at our hotel, Santa Clara Sofitel, told us Da Danni's was only for pizza, but they were so WRONG....probably didn't recommend it since they were not getting a kickback like the other "tourist trap restaurants" give. The interior atmosphere is very nice with great artwork on the walls.
Wine list was extensive and offered a variety of prices. My husband had the Carbonara, and he said it was the best he had ever eaten (including recent trip to Italy). I enjoyed the grouper with olive oil, wine and fine herbs, and they also offer salmon in same preparation. Another in our group had seafood risotto which was equally delicious. And great $$ value for the quality!
If you are in Cartagena, make sure to go to Da Danni's!

  • Visited March 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Tampa, Florida
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85 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Expensive, blah food”
Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

We wandered into da Danni for lunch in our first day in Cartagena. It was a little late for lunch, but there was a large group of people still drinking wine,so we thought it would be okay.

The servers were not very attentive. Prices were about 30-40.000 cop for a pasta or main course. I tried the linguine alle vongole, and it was fine but not worth the price. My husband had the spaghetti bolognese and compared it to Chef Boyardee.

I would not recommend this place.

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Redlands, California
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Traditional Italian”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

Good pasta sauces, good bread, nice location and premises, the owner pleasant but the server was mediocre at best

Visited December 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Friendly host”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

Went there because El Santisimo, did not let us in, although they had plenty of tables empty. But I'm glad it turned out that way, because the place was very charming the owner/waiter was very nice, and his wife the chef prepares some awesome food. Go there!

Visited August 2012
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Miami, Florida
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135 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Simple and Exquisite!”
Reviewed April 4, 2012

This is a great family restaurant with good consistent italian food. The spinach involtinis might be the best I've ever had. What I impressive is that their food always tastes good!! What a concept in a city where you never know what to expect. Cartagena, has always been a city of inconsistencies. Three restaurants that never disappoint are Restaurante Club de Pesca, Restaurante Arabe and Da Danni. Da Danni has two locations, one in the downtown area and the other in Bocagrande, next door to Restaurante Arabe.

  • Visited January 2012
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