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Empedrado | between Tacon and Merrcaderes, Havana, Cuba
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London
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120 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was recommended in our guidebook which was why we ended up here after the restaurant we wanted to go to was full as it was nearby. I really can't imagine why it was in the guidebook at all. I know it's Cuba and food is rarely amazing but this really was very poor. We ordered pizzas which our... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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165 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for drinks because we heard the band and decided to return the next night for dinner. When we arrived the band was playing again and the ambience was nice on the terrace. We wanted to have something simple Italian so we ordered crostini for starter. It was melted cheese on the top of tomatoes on baquette. Then... More 

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Thank Tiiti
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

A well restored establishment set in a 18th Century Mansion, located near the Plaza de la Cathedral. The pizzas here are very very tasty. We went here twice during our time in Havana.

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Thank Jonesie81
Calgary
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

There is always a context when writing a review and in this case, Havana is the context. This is a city of contrasts - from extreme wealth to extreme poverty. In Old Havana, there are few restaurant which are clean with good service and good food. Given that, I've rated this restaurant as very good. In another city, the rating... More 

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Canada
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211 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

Coffee time in old Havana. Nice outdoor restaurant to stop and have coffee and cake. Be careful what you ask for. We asked for the Neapolitan Cake and were told that they were out of pizza and we would have to wait 25 min. No, no, we want Neapolitan Cake, not Neapolitan Pizza. Good thing they were out of pizza... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014

During a stroll around old Havana with my daughter she craved some Italian food we came to D Giovanni and I remembered past times at the former location and the good food I had. At three in the afternoon i was not hungry but my daughter ordered the house special spaghetti and it was very good. Indoor and outdoor seating... More 

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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

The staff are disinterested in any customers. We were ignored and had to ask if they were actually open and serving! Our table had some plates, glasses crumbs from the previous diners which was no problem however when they cleared the table, The waiter used a filthy dustpan and brush which they use on the floor to brush our tablecloth!!!... More 

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London
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717 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Unbelievably bad service, the waiters act as if they do not get paid at all. This is another Goverment restaurant. The staff gets paid next to nothing and they could not care less for the customers !! Well sometimes they try bad ..... The food was very basic and the cutlery was not properly cleaned. Bad experience, I do not... More 

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Zagreb
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

good value for the price, clean, great view on the casino del morro and chatedral. definetly recommended

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Thank kristina v
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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238 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

food was so so, what bothered me more was the approach of people asking for money, specially some kids, also it was very unpleasant the fact that our waitress was asking me for my clothes, for gifts, very unprofessional.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Empedrado | between Tacon and Merrcaderes, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana

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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?