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“Overrated”

5 Esquinas Trattoria
Ranked #57 of 902 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 5 Esquinas Trattoria figura entre los restaurantes cubanos cuya especialidad es la comida italina , ofrecemos exquisitas pizzas artesanales, cocinadas en un horno de leña. Además contamos con un variado menú, y un sabroso desayuno.
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We were drawn to Esquinas by the tasteful and stylish decor and the background Oasis tracks (reminding me of home). We also fancied some non-Cuban fare but in reality this Italian specialist was very average in relation to standard Italian food. The focaccia was more like a garlic bread, whilst the sausage board was average. My crab and spinach lasagne was dreadful. Crab is such an obvious flavour yet the amount in it was paltry and there was hardly any spinach either. I think they need to rename this dish but who knows what it would be called! The pizza oven is a nice touch but sadly caused the area to become very smoky, so much so that our eyes were stinging. Overall, there are some lovely touches to this restaurant and I'm sure the pizzas were ok. The items we ordered were disappointing, especially considering the huge expense.

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Dianelis H, Director de Relaciones Públicas at 5 Esquinas Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Gracias por sus criterios. Reciba un saludo del equipo de 5 Esquinas!

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

5 Esquinas was right across the street from our Air BNB and really saved our trip! We were travelling with our children and the staff was so kind to them. During our time in Havana it was our son's birthday and he was not feeling well. We were trying to get food to take to our apartment but no one did take out service. The staff at 5 Esquinas carried the dishes up to our apartment and asked us to bring the plates back and pay when we were finished. The breakfast buffet was delicious and we ate there every morning because it was tasty and convenient to our location.

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Thank kateycabrera
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Dianelis H, Director de Relaciones Públicas at 5 Esquinas Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018
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Muchas gracias kateycabrera por las recomendaciones que deja a nuestros clientes en nuestras redes! También estamos para ayudar al cliente en cualquier caso, nuestra razón es servir y servir bien! Así que ya sabe donde encontrarnos en su próxima visita a la Habana, reciba ud y su familia un fuerte abrazo del equipo de 5 Esquinas!!

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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Mojito was great!
Pizza was terrible... I got a margarita pizza and it was distasteful. Had one bite , waiter offered me parmesan cheese to make it taste better. NEGATIVE . People were nice and the mojito was good but no thank you on the pizza

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Dianelis H, Director de Relaciones Públicas at 5 Esquinas Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018
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Hola Katherine A, es una pena que no le haya gustado nuestra pizza, en verdad nos sorprende porque es una de las fortalezas de nuestra cocina, le invitamos a que regrese y repita, seguramente su opinión cambiará!! Hasta entonces, saludos desde la Habana!!

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

We went to 5 Esquinas regularly for excellent breakfasts, including wonderful coffees, almost as much as you want. However, also the cocktails are amazing as are their pasta dishes and pizzas. All served by a young and joyful crew. It was a pleasure to experience this place and we will be back when again in Havana !

Thank 72Chris
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Dianelis H, Director de Relaciones Públicas at 5 Esquinas Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018
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Un verdadero placer 72Chris que desee regresar en su próxima visita a nuestro país! Aquí le estaremos esperando!! reciba un fuerte abrazo hasta entonces de todo el equipo de la Trattoria..!!!

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Reviewed 18 August 2018

OK, the score may be a little unfair, but unfortunately there was an impact on our eating experience, and therefore I have refelcted that in the score and review.
We picked this as we had read the reviews, so it looked promising and was close to our hotel. When we arrived we were offered either outside or insdie dining. We chose outside, right in front of a large fan, so far so good. Service was initially friendly, but then beacme a little business like, we were in and a confirmed customer. I ordered a pizza, my wife the Red Snapper - care this is the whole fish, head included, very large. Costs were £8/$9 and £12/$14 each. Fish was huge came with a version of mediterranean vegetables. Pizza was also very good. Beers were in cans, so not certain if draft avaialble, water was unfortunatley warm. But then the problems started with so many flies. It got that bad we moved inside and were still plagued by flies. The restaurant needs to do something to try and control the pests as this really was detrimental to what could have been an excellent experience, although I do acknowledge that is difficult. All in all good value.

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Thank Mike P
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Dianelis H, Director de Relaciones Públicas at 5 Esquinas Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018
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Muchas gracias Tricky273, muchas gracias por sus criterios y sugerencias.

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