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“Excellent food that compliments the view”
Review of Ristorante Il Mare

Ristorante Il Mare
Ranked #14 of 240 Restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The restaurant doesn’t look like much from the outside but the food (garlic to be specific) smelled wonderful and it’s on a cliff. If anything, it had to have a nice view, right? It did! It’s a very cute restaurant with a charming staff, great view, and delicious Italian food. We were the only ones there and were asked if we had reservations. Seating didn’t look like it was a problem. With some reluctance they sat us along the railing with a beautiful view. By the time we left, the place was hopping. I guess the later it gets, reservations would be ideal for a nice table. We enjoyed everything from our alcohol drinks, bread, and appetizer to our main course pasta dinners. The sun goes down behind a hill so if you’re looking for a sunset on the water, this is not the place. That is the only downfall, as minor as it is, to this place. You still get a view of the bay. We would go back.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We joined friends for dinner here on their recommendation. We had a table with a great view of the sunset. The food was okay but the service was disappointing. Our waiter was obviously stressed as he visibly showed his impatience over our menu deliberations. Instead of sighing deeply and looking around elsewhere he should have been politely assisting our table make its menu selections. On top of that he tried to charge us for two mains even though we had shared only one main. When next in Zihua we would not return to this restaurant. There are others up the road with just as good if not better views with excellent service and food!

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

After reading all the great reviews I surely thought it was an Italian owner or cook but to my dismay they weren’t. The prices are decent. Food is alright the scenery is good. Btw is it me or do Mexican restaurants lack good quality bread?

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Excellent view of the bay. I had the ravioli in a cream sauce and it was very rich. I could not finish it.

Thank Sandy S
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Our family of six dined at Il Mare last night, Wednesday, drawn by the promise of a nice view of the bay. We arrived half hour before sunset, without a reservation. We were seated immediately, though not on the railing, which didn’t matter since you get nice views from most tables. After caprese and house salads, and panzanella appetizers, kids had housemade cheese ravioli. I had linguini with clams, which was good. Husband had special lamb, which he said was very greasy, but otherwise tasted good. Our server was charming and funny and overall, our experience was positive. Come for the view and decent food, and I doubt you’ll be disappointed.

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