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Italian Cuisine

"Italian" covers a wide spectrum, from the light and elegant veal dishes of Florence, to the rich seafood delicacies of Venice, to the spicy and flavorful meals of Naples and points further south. And, of course, "pasta asciutta" and baked pasta casseroles abound. In Acapulco, an Italian fine dining establishment almost always means “Northern Italian” cuisine – carefully prepared beef, veal and poultry dishes with rich sauces, accompanied by risotto or pasta and a colorful salad. You can also expect delicious vegetarian entrées as well, with cheese and tomato sauces, accented by fine herbs and accompanied, of course, by a well-chosen wine. On the more economical end of the spectrum, you will find the "trattoria," where pizza and pasta dishes hold sway. These casual restaurants also feature baked pasta dishes of all kinds. Acapulco offers you several options in both categories.

Forza Italia Many locals consider this casual Italian restaurant on the Costera Alemán in Acapulco's "Golden Zone" to offer the best pasta and northern Italian cuisine in town. In the fine "trattoria" tradition...
Mi Piaci Mi Piaci, which in Italian means literally, "you please me," is an informal Italian restaurant on the Zócalo, Acapulco's main, cathedral square in the traditional part of town. The specialties of the...
Tallarines This neat, bistro-size restaurant serves gourmet Italian cooking at very accessible prices. Chefs and owners Eduardo and Adriana arrived in Acapulco from Switzerland to offer locals and visitors...
Costa Romanza Costa Romanza combines great northern Italian cuisine and a romantic, Acapulco setting. A shrimp and pasta dish, Vezantio, is a specialty, and the Veal Parmesana is also quite popular. Diners have a...
Dino's Dino's is for someone craving Italian cuisine and desiring a pleasant view of the bay. In the high season, dinner will be under the stars, by candlelight. The indoor portion of the dining area...
Giancolo Giancolo serves tasty Italian dishes from a complete menu, and at very accessible prices. Found on the Costera Alemán in the Golden Zone of Acapulco (in Costa Azul), Giancolo gives customers an...
Mezzanotte Mezzanotte is one of Acapulco's renowned fine dining restaurants, just off the scenic highway that leads out of the bay over to Puerto Marques. The atmosphere is a carefully arranged "urban...
Ristorante Casanova Ristorante Casanova is carved into the mountain overlooking Acapulco from the east. Visitors also have a view of the Pacific outside the bay. Guests arrive at a glass enclosed entrance on the highway...

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