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Restaurant IL Pirata

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Calle la Playita | Las Galeras, Las Galeras 32000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-935-2765
07:00 - 22:30
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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was sooo happy to finally find a good place to eat in Las Galeras since my most experience in eating out was poor!!! Señora Manuela makes her own pasta and bread and everything is nice and fresh.... I was so delighted cause it's definitely authentic Italian food but at the same time sad cause it was my last night!!... More 

Thank enigmalaw
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not very impressed with the food, the service was ok. The waiter fails to explain the special and we end up ordering too much food.

Thank Josefinagarcia99
New York City
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We ate here twice and there were no misses. Simply put, Manuela makes the most beautiful homemade pasta. Just lovely!

Thank Suzala103
Dominican Republic
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This restaurant is amazing. The place is beautiful and the food super delicious and all pasta is homemade. The owner gives great service, and she even made sure (without us asking) that the kid's food was prepared first so they wouldn't have to wait. Must try the lasagna bolognese and the coconut ice cream. To die for.

Thank Yahila D
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I love this restaurant! It has the best fresh pasta dishes you can enjoy in Las Galeras: fresh fish-seafoods or meet RAVIOLI, 2 different choices of LASAGNA (white with veggies or with BOLOGNESA sauce), ROTOLO od fresh pasta with spinach and ricotta, TAGLIATELLE with any kind of sauce (even with Lobster and seafoods), GNOCCHI with gorgonzola sauce ... you cannot... More 

Thank sarah p
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Is a wonderful a place... The food is spectacular, the best Italian restaurant in Samana and maybe the best traditional one in Dominican Republic. If you want to taste the real flavor of Italy, you have to go to Il Pirata in Las Galeras Samana. THE FOOD IS AMAZING... I really love it...

Thank CR V
Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Good food for a reasonable price. The decor is really fun; nice atmosphere. We had a hard time finding it with the map, which seems to work about 50% of the time here. Just keep going down the street, it's in a neighborhood, which made us think we had taken a wrong turn somewhere, but it is in a house... More 

Thank Heather T
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is lovely, love the decor. You feel like you are having dinner at a friend's house. The wait staff was nice. The food was horrible though. I ordered a garlic shrimp with pasta, it was so salty that I couldn't even finish it. I was given a complimentary drink/shot (which was very nice of them) and I couldn't... More 

Thank Edi423
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Maybe we went on an off night, but it was the worst meal we had during our stay. The staff was not particularly friendly. The food bland. My daughter found a bug in her pasta, and her shrimp were so old tasting, that it has put her off shrimp for a long time.

Thank lannigon06
Vigevano, Italy
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We are Italian foodies and this hidden gem is one of the best Italian restaurants we have ever been to in the DR and probably outside of Italy in general. We ate there twice in a row - for dinner one night and the next day for lunch. Manuela, the friendly owner, welcomed us and served us the most delicious... More 

Thank Marti C

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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
Italian, Mediterranean, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle la Playita | Las Galeras, Las Galeras 32000, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Samana Province  >  Las Galeras
  • Phone Number: +1 809-935-2765
Restaurant Il Pirata Italian cuisine in a Caribbean surround

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