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funiculi Trattoria

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Lazaro Cardena #292 Esquina Constitucion | col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I stumbled upon this place for dinner recently. We were looking for Italian food/pizza and this seemed to be the only restaurant in the area without a line during the dinner rush hour. That should have been our first clue. The wine and free 2 bite bruschetta appetizer were the only good things. We each ordered a... More 

Thank YYZviajante
Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Recently attended Funiculli Trattoria for a Fabulous Marguerita Pizza. The flavors and taste were incredible. The restaurant is situated on a hill and we had wonderful table outside. The service was fast and efficient. Their menu looks very good and would like to try other things on my next visit. A wonderful evening was had.

Thank Larry P
Bellville, Ohio
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Been eating at this restaurant for about 4 years. I always have the spaghetti and one huge meatball with cheese in the center. You'll be hard pressed to finish this meal. Friendly service and decent prices. You can't go wrong here. We usually have leftovers, which we take with us and give to the older ladies that are looking for... More 

Thank Robert s
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

The meals I have had here several times compare to the best food I get in Italy. The staff are friendly however not always the best organized but it is almost humorous and fun to be there. Try and I bet you will come back like we have several times .Really enjoy Tony Ortensia and Jiovanni.

Thank John_and_Gary
Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Did not even realize this was here until we walked by and were greeted by Ortencia. She had a good selection of wines available and we decided to give it a try. The pizza was fantastic and lasagna was amazing. Prices were very reasonable and all staff were smiling and engaging. Highly recommended.

Thank Gordon B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

We were having difficulties finding a place to eat during a busy Puerto Vallarta evening. Stumbling upon this cute little restaurant, we were struck by the friendly atmosphere and delicious smells. We received our food quickly. It was very tasty and authentic given my brief experiences in Italy. We were treated with a great deal of respect. The owner was... More 

Thank Ayla E
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

We have to go here at least once every trip. The food is excellent, prices are very reasonable. Brick oven pizza is wonderful. The hot bread served with meals always calls for more. The staff has always been accommodating, although sometimes a slight language barrier. That's part of going to another country. We have always had a good time working... More 

Thank Lew321
Oak Park, IL
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

Full disclosure: At home we have easy access to really outstanding Italian restaurants, so our expectations may have been too high for Funiculi. We picked it based on comments from some other travelers staying in the condo complex we were in, and on its location close to a theater where we had tickets for an 8 PM performance that night.... More 

Thank gayinoakpark
Woodbury, Minnesota
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Good location, easy to walt to whole in the Romantic Zone - The food was good but a little too spendy for Italian food

Thank Charles R
Halifax, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

This tiny hole in the wall serves excellent Italian cuisine and is staffed entirely by Mexicans mostly ladies. The food is great, as is the wine & it is very reasonably priced. You are advised to get there early if you don't have a reservation. This is the 2nd year that we have eaten there which is something of s... More 

Thank CanadaEric

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
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Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
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  • Address: Lazaro Cardena #292 Esquina Constitucion | col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
I googled and found it in an article that someone fron the Calgary Herald wrote about Puerto Vallarta. This is a great place to eat Italian food. It is owned by Roman Antonio Barbato and his Mexican wife. It is a small family operated restaurant that serves excellent quite reasonable food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?