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“Not a real pizza”

Restaurante El Papagallo
Ranked #54 of 161 Restaurants in Banos
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We visited on Easter day, we ended up here because another recommended Italian near by was full. The place is very simple, the owner very friendly. We ordered two pizzas. First of all they were extremely small (half size of a regular pizza anywhere in the world). Neither of our pizza had tomato sauce on it (although the sauce was listed in the ingredients). It was clear that the dough didn't raise and it felt like we were eating cardboard. The cheese was not mozzarella. (check my photo)
Ok ... I am Italian and probably have been spoiled for pizza in my life, but this one was really 1 of the worst I ever had and it was not even cheap, $25 for 2 pizzas, a water and a coke.

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ILPAPPAGALLO, Propietario at Restaurante El Papagallo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2016
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Bueno gracias de todos modos si no les gusto la pizza a muchos turistas les gusta y dejan la propina 3o 4 dolares y van agradeciendo si me enoja por que claramente cuando las personas quieren comer le damos la garantia de la comida que si no esta bueno me digan ese rato y no pagan yo no se por que se quejan se comen todo los platos entran limpios. bueno encuanto al precio la carta esta puesta a fuera con precios . o sea hay turistas que quieren que se les preparen como ellos quieren , que quieren mucho tomate otros no en fin ellos tienen que decir como les gusta al menos nosotros cocinamos al momento no tenemos preparada la comida es fresca sana y no grasosa ni las pastas rotas como en otros sitios

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Reviewed 13 April 2015

My sister was so excited to take us to Papagallo - she and her husband had eaten here during their last trip to Banos. We were not disappointed! The owner has been a chef in Italian restaurants for several decades, all over Europe. It shows! The food was very good and we highly recommend it. Don't miss the Tiramisu!

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Reviewed 2 January 2015

Only tried the pasta and pizza. which where both very good. especially the lasagna and the ravioli a mama especial are recommendable. the food is served quickly and the service is good. Its a cosy place to eat. 2 evenings in a row a tasty dinner!
Pasta around 7-9 $ and Pizza in standard size 9-12 $. They also have meat and fish dishes which i haven't tried.

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Reviewed 29 December 2014

Really nice atmosphere and music with tasty food, and there are two of these places using that name, both are very nice and downtown.

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Reviewed 29 December 2014

We wanted a light-ish lunch and went for a funghi pizza and a cannelloni. Both were delicious. The pizza was thin-crust and fresh. The cannelloni was creamy and delicious. Service was fast and good. Oh and the place has good Wi-Fi.

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