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Honorato Vasquez 7-64 y Luis Cordero Centro Histirico, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-284-4138
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started with the bruschetta caprese which I found underwhelming. The bread wasn't crispy or thin but really just chunks of bread with toppings. My husband had lasagne alla bolognese for his main and I had the risotto alla mediterranea that everyone raves about. He said that it was fortunate that the portion was huge because the outside edges were... More 

Thank Sharon P
Cuenca, Ecuador
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an excellent pizza dinner here and will be definitely be returning soon. After we were seated, the waiter brought some bread with 4 different sauces, including pesto and spicy roasted red pepper. We opted for the Caprese salad which was a very generous portion (enough for at least 2 people) and quite good. Our pizza tasted like those... More 

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portland on
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52 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We have eaten at Mediterraneo many times for lunch and dinner. Davide, the chef, is from Milan, Italy and therefore his risotto is perfection - especially the seafood risotto brimming with shrimp, calamari, mussels and zucchini. The thin crust pizza and lasagne are two other dishes you must try. The complimentary appetizer tasters of eggplant, red peppers and basil pesto... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

My friends have lived in Cuenca for 4 years and come here frequently. Very casual but charming decor. Professional staff Later crowd 8:00pm on so earlier is no problem. Dinner for 3 with 2 glasses wine and a beer was $63 w/o tip... More than reasonable for ambiance and meal quality.

Thank JustJeffAZ
Somerville, New Jersey
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137 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, very nice background music is just the start for this restaurant. The service was excellent, knowledgeable and friendly. Everything we ordered was prepared well, very fresh, well presented and tasted excellent. We will definitely be returning, keep up the great food and service.

Thank dmb91
Lido di Camaiore, Toscana, Italy
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I give you my word, as Italian, that you will be served with actual genuine food here. I spent three weeks in Cuenca and dinner here many times, which is very unusal of me, I'm a frequent traveller and I don't hang out at Italians as most of the time they are no good. Here is not the case. I've... More 

Thank Adriano B
Santa Rosa, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Sometimes after travelling for awhile in a foreign country you just want familiar comfort food. Mediterraneo fits that bill in a big way with absolutely delicious pasta dishes and great service. Four of us ate there and the 3 who had pasta were really happy. The 1 who had pizza was less happy. The sauces for their pastas are full... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Wanting to try a new place for lunch on a Sunday, when many restaurants in Cuenca close early or don't open at all, we choose the Mediterraneo. What a great choice! I had been wondering about cooking arborio rice in the high Cuenca altitude, but after savoring my order of Risotto Mediteraneo I know it can be done and so... More 

Thank FatHillTraveler
Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We only had drinks there, but it was pleasant, the service was friendly, drinks were good, and we would have gone back for a meal if we had time, as the food looked very nice.

Thank Sophia C
Cuenca, Ecuador
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Mediterraneo has been my favorite Italian restaurant in Cuenca for a long time. I have hosted people for work, as well as dropped in with my family for a nice meal. It's consistent, delicious, and reasonably priced. David and his waitstaff are extremely friendly. They have been around for a number of years, now, and there is a very clear... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Honorato Vasquez 7-64 y Luis Cordero Centro Histirico, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 7-284-4138
Mediterráneo, an Italian oasis in Ecuador, offers a rich letter in history and big gastronomic traditions, in an ambient hot weather and welcoming. Our pizzas are prepared in firewood oven, in a handmade way to the pure Italian style. Mediterrano, "Italian flavor."

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