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Lazaro Cardenas 452 | Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 104 8275
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Nanaimo, Canada
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small, corner deli & restaurant with just 3 tables. Pasta and sauce are made on the premises by an immigrant from Turin, Italy. He was making fettuccine as we arrived, flattening it in a hand-crank machine and cutting on the counter. I had the pesto sauce which was light and full of a fresh basil taste. You... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a go to place as soon as we get to PV as the bread is fresh, delicious and cheap! Thank you Mike

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Thank miker0006
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We went on vacation to Puerto Vallarta for a well-reserved vacation. There was a cute, little Italian restaurant/cafe named Magna Magna. Don Lucas, the owner, makes all of his menu items from scratch. There's everything on the menu that you can imagine from Pasta to Pizza to Tortas to Magna Magna to Caprese Salad. Don Lucas and his wife make... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I walk pass this place daily.Finally stopped in.I ordered the meat ravioli and a lemonade.Let me say that I was very please with this meal.He did overcharge me.The sign said $40 pesos for the ravioli and $20 pesos for the drink.He charged me $95 pesos.I was so pleased with the meal that I didn't even mention it!It was well worth... More 

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Puerto Vallarta
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We found this cozy delicacy of a place on TA and I just had to add to the positive reviews. Walking past this corner in the Romantic Zone, we were immediately drawn by the delicious aromas of fresh herbs and bread wafting from the open air seating area.. With over 700 restaurants to try in Puerto Vallarta, we still had... More 

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Sacramento, California
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Stumbled across this affordable, great, clean, cozy little place with a few tables and an attentive, helpful owner/chef Luca who also serves you. We had the Lasagna with meat sauce (50 pesos, equivalent today to $2.75 USD!) and Fettucine (65 pesos= $3.61) and a carafe of Agua de Guayaba (Guava-ade). Delicious! We will definitely go back. You can buy servings... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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313 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

We stopped by today lured in by the smells of this little Italian deli and restaurant. Four tables. Cook, waiter, and cashier all rolled into one gracious owner from Turino. We loved the vegetarian pasta as well as the sausage roll; and we drooled over the pizzas, salads, freshly baked breads, deserts, and antipastos. Delightful for lunch or take-out. Venture... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

A true gem. Small bistro by the owner/chef. Homemade pastas, pizza and sandwiches as well as a burger. Only four tables. Prices are $$, english spoken. The carne raviolis were full of flavor and filled generously. The chocolate mousse was toe-curling, yes light, rich and creamy and 25pesos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

Homemade pastas and classic Italian favorites, along with fresh seafood. Nice, personal service. All dishes made to order by the owner/chef. Share this with someone special!

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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

We walked by this place a few times while living down the street from it. On a whim, and when it had opened up in the afternoon, we decided to try it out and it. was. AWESOME. We got two panini's, the Rafaello (sp?) and the Donatello, and found them to be incredibly priced, super tasty, and very unique! Each... 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
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lazaro Cardenas 452 | Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 104 8275

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?