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El Italiano

#162 of 2,229 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
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Jr. Enrique Leon Garcia 376, Urb. Sta. Catalina, La Victoria, Lima, Peru
Sun 13:00 - 19:00
Tue - Fri 13:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Sat 13:00 - 22:00
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Cary, North Carolina
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

My girlfriend and I were staying very close to this restaurant and thought it looked good and then we came in and looked at the menu and while very well priced compared to US restaurants we thought it was a bit expensive. We left the first time we came in. The next day we spent about 8 hours walking around... More 

Thank Lcdthethird
Lima, Peru
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

After having eaten an many Italian restaurants in Lima and elsewhere, I can attest that "El Italiano" serves the best authentic Italian food in Lima. There pizzas are great, the pasta is very fresh, and the Tiramisu is fantastic. Don't let the location and ambience fool you. If you like great Italian food at a reasonable price, this is the... More 

1 Thank SDBLima
Lima, Peru
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

One of the finest italian restaurants in Lima. The owner knows how to run this business, he's got the good stuff. There's a wide variety of pastas, I specially recommend those the tortelloni with any sauce.

Thank Enrique P
Tumbes Region, Peru
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

We had a large group of about 20 people. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. Be sure to try the flan - it was a huge hit!

Thank KThurman40
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Good italian food, inexpensive and rich. Good wine list including some nice italian amarone and nerodavola.

Thank ojasaui
Toledo, Ohio
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651 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2014

Half the menu wasn't up for order, the steak was chewy, cramped seating, warm soda.. All in all just not for me.. Considering its right on the main drag, I had much higher hopes

Thank Sonny_circumvehor
Lima, Peru
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

This is a brilliant restaurant that has delicious food at extremely reasonable prices, the atmosphere is so warm it really gives the place a warm feeling, and the food is simply superb, the tomato sauce they use on the pizzas is delicious, and the pasta is divine, I highly recommend the anchovy ravioli with creamy mushroom sauce! The desserts are... More 

1 Thank Andreas B
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012 via mobile

Try guiseppe sauce on artichoke agnolotti And try the house pizza The osaobuco is also delicious Excellent in everyway

Thank Chezniko
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2008

It is hidden in La Victoria, really cheap, and nice flavour!

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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2008

Nocci with nuts sauce is the best choice.

2 Thank Namie78

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 19:00
13:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jr. Enrique Leon Garcia 376, Urb. Sta. Catalina, La Victoria, Lima, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: 472-1281

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