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“Great food, great atmosphere”

Il mascalzone Latino
Ranked #197 of 809 Restaurants in Benalmadena
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

My wife, two small children and I ended up here after not being at to get a table at Da Checco & Paola, 3 doors down the road, and so weren’t expecting much from our experience.

Our first impression was that it was a beautifully light and fresh feeling restaurant, if surprisingly empty.

The menu is as you would expect from any decent Italian restaurant - I had penne in a creamy mushroom sauce, my wife had tortellini carbonara, and my toddler a (very large) childten’s portion of Spaghetti Bolognese.

Aside from my dish needing slightly more salt and pepper, the food was outstanding! The cover charge gets you some lovely homemade garlic and herb focaccia soaked in olive oil, and very probably a limoncello as digestif. We also had a very lovely (and very economically priced) bottle of Prosecco.

The waiters and owner were charming, and the owner especially was a very big hit with both our children.

We enjoyed our experience so much, we paid a return visit 4 days later, as we were told they served the best pizza in the area and, if anything, had an even better experience the second time around.

I think Il Mascalzone Latino is probably suffering unfairly from living in the shadow of Da Checco & Paolo (which does deserve all the plaudits it gets), but still gets 5 big stars from us. We loved it.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Real Italian food, close to the beach. Big portions, great quality and amazing customer service. I love vegetarian lasagne :) High recommended!

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Everything went well. We got there and the reservation was honoured instantly. A great tapa was presented while we were still choosing what to have.
We shared Bruschetta Mediterranea (with slices of goat cheese) and a calzone (really big and with very good filling).
Service (kudos for Carlos) was fast and really courteous.
To top it, home-made tiramisu ... really worth writing home about it.
And absolutely no negative surprises when the bill arrived.

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Thank Lu A
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Had pizza and gnocchi, both very good. Service was excellent and prices were reasonable. No kids menu, but our kids split a pizza and still had leftovers. We would definitely go back.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Homemade pasta and a very good - thin - pizza. Fresh ingredients, friendly service and normal prices. Certainly worth a visit!

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Luca C, Proprietario at Il mascalzone Latino, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank s you a lot
I hope see you another time

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