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Il Caffe Italiano

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Centro, Merida, Mexico
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Merida, Mexico
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I have no words to describe what I just ate... This shrimp pizza was the best pizza I ever had!!! Nice atmosphere and service. I'm coming back tomorrow!

Thank davidefan
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

I ate here at Il Caffe Italiano on my last night in Merida. My brother knows the owner and he prepared something not on the menu . I never saw the menu ,in fact. But what we were served was a Yucatecan specialty called Cochinita Pibil. It was a slow cooked pork dish in an anchiote sauce. Talk about delicious!... More 

Thank Ellison O
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Lots of vegetarian options and a great lemonade! Great location. Bruscetta Classical, Linguine Vegetariano and spaghetti aglio y olio were all delicious.

Thank CalamityAyne
Merida, Mexico
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58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

This is the second time we have eaten at Il Cafe and again the meal was absolutely delicious, resonably priced and the portions large enough that we could share an entree, salad and desert. We had the lasagne, mediterranean salad and tiramisu. The outdoor dining is great. Cool breezes after a hot day here in Merida and music from a... More 

Thank Eric D
Merida, Mexico
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207 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This little place is tucked in on an alley beside the Peon Contreras Theatre. Dont be fooled by its appearance...its truly Italian with the old-fashioned crystal and china adorning the shelves. The chef, Marco is a genius. All of his Italian pasta dishes are to die for, especially the Spaghetti Scoglio teeming with clams, mussels and shrimp. For something lighter,... More 

Thank RegD1945
Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2014

I love coming to il caffe and I always order the Pasta Campestre - It's delicious and one of the best italian dishes to be found in Mérida. Good wine list and a fantastic location. You can't go wrong.

Thank bunyipBluegum
Corozal Town, Belize
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383 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

A tasteful meal, pleasant atmosphere and attention to customer service. If you have the weather, eat outdoors and enjoy the ambiance of nightime in Merida. Food was good, wine selection is good and service was just great. Recommended for an evening meal for sure.

Thank Ray M
Merida, Mexico
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Located off a courtyard between Calle 60 and Calle 58 this place has a wonderful European feel. Nothing fancy but great food and excellent service. Prices are very reasonable. A great place to sit outside and people-watch.

Thank rlbennink
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013

We went to this restaurant with friends who had already eaten here. At the beginning, we were a bit skeptical...until our pasta with tuna and tomato sauce arrived! The pasta was perfectly "al dente" and the sauce just delicious; I could have easily eaten another portion. Our friends had pizza Margherita, which looked really good. We could enjoy our dinner... More 

Thank EmanuelaDC
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

For our first visit to Merida; we ate at Il Caffe Italiano on 3 of the 4 nights we stayed. The restaurant is on Calle 57A and Calle 60 tucked between the Teatro Peon Conteras and the Parque de la Maternidad. This little street is more like a courtyard and one evening as we sat at our table we were... More 

Thank JennBCanada

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro, Merida, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: 9280093

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