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“Absoultly Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ituzaingo Resto

Ituzaingo Resto
Ranked #39 of 572 Restaurants in Mendoza
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $65
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Ituzaingo is a close doors restaurant in the most bohemian neigbourhood from Mendoza. The building is a loft wich shows real mendocinean lifestyle. The atmosphere is very eclectic style and combines artistic expresions (paintings and sculptures).The food is mostly tradional Argentine Cuisine in a real gourmet style. Wines are from the personal cellar of the owner (no wine list).The phrase for our concept is:¨Ituzaingo is a restaurante but still a house, welcome.
Kelowna, Canada
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35 reviews
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“Absoultly Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

We arrived at this wonderful "closed door restaurant" and were great by the owner Gonzola and a wonderful Torrontes white wine. We enjoyed a 6 course meal of a variety of Argentina's finest. Each course was unique and very tasty. My husband is a meat cutter by trade and is very fussy about his meat. Our Tenderloin steak was done to perfection and he was very satisfied. We visited with two other couples in this very wonderful setting and enjoyed the company as well as the owner's dog TT. The chef also joined us later in the evening and it was fun to learn more about local cuisine and lifestyles. Highly recommended if you like something a little different but one of the best meals we have ever had.

  • Visited February 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Little gem of a restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

Had a lovely meal in this 'closed door' restaurant. Hosted by the owner, Gonzalo, his professional cooking team and friendly dog, TT. We were treated to a culinary sensation: little dishes from around Argentina, accompanied by a fine Torrentes upon our arrival, a glass of bubbly with desert and a cracking bottle of red to go with the filet mignon main course. The setting (we sat in the garden area) was lovely. Chilled music played on understated in the background as we enjoyed the company of the host and other travellers that had stumbled upon this little gem.

The only reservation I would have is that you should bring pesos. We brought dollars and got a bit hammered with the exchange rate. In any event, it was a price worth paying. Really enjoyed it and would thoroughly recommend.

  • Visited April 2013
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Wonderful experience and great food!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

If you like it familiar and gourmet, this is definitely THE PLACE to have dinner during your stay in Mendoza.
There`s nothing negative to say...
Thanks to Gonzalo and this team we spend an unforgettable dinner and night at his "restaurant-house"!!!! :)

Visited March 2013
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“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

We've been at Ituzaingo in Feb 2013 and had a wonderful dinner with our group of 11. Other then us there were about 10 people more. I was surprised with the homely feel. Before the dinner was served, the owner encouraged conversation with the others, creating kind of a party feel. Then when dinner was served each one had our own tables outside, the weather was lovely and we coud dive into our delicious food.

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“Must do in Mendoza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

This is a must do in Mendoza! Best meal and company in Mendoza. First time with a closed door restaurant experience and we honestly didn't know what we were getting into - but so glad we did. Gonzalo was excellent to work with in making the reservation via email. Once we arrived there on our first night in Argentina, we were greeted kindly by Gonzalo and his dog Tete. We relaxed in his "home" with a glass of wine and mingled with the other guests of the evening. Throughout the beginning of the night we tried amazing food (8 courses)...Gonzalo explained each course as it was a "tour of Argentina." The food was delicious! My husband and I don't really eat steak, but this was cooked to perfection. Believe the reviews below....it was a wonderful night!

  • Visited February 2013
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