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Caffe del Mare

Certificate of Excellence
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Bantayan Island, Santa Fe, Cebu, Santa Fe 6047, Philippines
+63 32 438 9487
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Too bad I was still full when we went here so I only had their Green Salad and mashed potato. Nothing special with the taste but I would really love to try their pasta when I get back. I love the ambiance and the feel of the sand on my feet, (yes the floor is beach sand).

Thank Myzterioza26
chaolee, Owner at Caffe del Mare, responded to this review

This is an Italian Restaurant. Mashed potato and Green salad Are ONLY side orders. Next time order a main course with it And then write a review, Thanks More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

don't be fooled by it's seemingly pretentious exterior... we came in because it was one of the few restos still open by 11:30pm and we were pleasantly surprised that they've earned a stamp of Certificate of Excellence from none less than TripAdvisor based on visitors' comments! Just had the Antipasto Italiano and the select cold cuts were divine especially the... More 

Thank Dyan Valerie H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Who would have thought an Italian restaurant on such a small Island in the Philippines would be some of the best Italian we have ever eaten! The Gnocci was 👌🏻

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cebu Island, Philippines
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Nice cozy place especially at night. We tried their pesto pasta and smoked ham and cheese panini and tummy was well satisfied, and price is even reasonable.

Thank J355133
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Caffè del Mare is owned & managed by an Italian guy from Sicily whose name is David. Decor is very elegant & rustic at the same time( no concrete here luckily) and has a beach feeling to it, Also the floor is made of beach sand i noticed. it's especially really cozy at night for dinner and it reminded me... More 

Thank lucatoscani73
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This Italian cuisine in Bantayan Island Cebu is a great place for Pasta and Pizza. They also serve beer and wine. You can hardly hear the sounds though due to live band on the other bar across the street. I love the pizza but kinda expensive place to dine

Thank Ronnie Lo R
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My husband was so happy to find this restaurant in the island. Pizza is so yummy! Its so authentic. Cheap as well. We came back for dinner, and their grilled seafoods are amazing. Will go back again.

Thank Ann P
Donegal Town, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Pizza by a chef from Sicily? YES PLEASE. Amazing food, great value and friendly staff in a central location.

Thank CharlieMcGrane
Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We had drinks in this place, and the experience made us regret that we didn't have dinner here. Nice staff, chill and relaxing ambience suitable for beach town. Try Mango Maiquiri, best in town!

Thank mtheknife
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I came to this restaurant after it came highly recommended, however I was a bit disappointed. The 'fresh home made bread' was stale. The pasta I wanted was out of stock so I had the gnocchi which I enjoyed, however my boyfriend got a pizza that was slightly frozen in the middle. The service was okay.

Thank 01231

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bantayan Island, Santa Fe, Cebu, Santa Fe 6047, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Bantayan Island  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +63 32 438 9487
Wine & cocktail bar

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