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Honorato Vasquez 7-64 y Luis Cordero Centro Histirico, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-284-4138
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Somerville, New Jersey
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136 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

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Lido di Camaiore, Toscana, Italy
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Santa Rosa, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

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Thank Sophia C
Cuenca, Ecuador
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Davide E Monica G, Propietario at Mediterraneo, responded to this review
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Estimado Gringo_Diner agradezco su comentario y el tiempo que usted dedico para hacerlo, cumplimos 9 años de servicio en esta... More 

Durango, Colorado
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I ordered the mushroom ravioli with 4 cheese sauce. It was cooked al dente and was just what I was craving. Served with fresh bread and 3 kinds of dipping sauces. I hope to go back to enjoy another meal before I leave town.

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Gracias por su comentario estimado, nos complace saber que usted fue un cliente satisfecho, creemos que no hay mejor gratitud... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 17
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?