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Cardinalli Italian Restaurant

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14 av, 3-25, zona1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
77617400
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The lasagna is like a taste from Little Italy in Manhattan. Great stuff! Good choice of wines. The antapasta is amazing.Cured meats, olives, peperoncini, mushrooms, anchovies, artichoke hearts, various cheeses (such as provolone or mozzarella), pickled meats, and vegetables in oil or vinegar greet you with smile.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant came highly recommended. It has an adorable ambiance with loads of empty wine bottles ties to the walls. The food is good, not great. The portions are huge. Each meal we each had was enough for at least two. The mixed salad we shared was enough for three and was tasty and overdressed. My pasta was fine, not... More 

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Richmond, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

For one delightful evening in Guatemala, we were transported to Italy. The food and atmosphere at Restaurante Cardinali was muy autentica. Italian wines, fresh pizza and salad. I really appreciated the great service. Consummate attention to detail.

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Hopatcong, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Nice Italian Restaurant in the heart of Xela! Easy to share as portions were very large and prices were reasonable. Suitable for Vegans. Interesting decor. Would have had 5 stars but the service was slow and we were the only people in the place.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

We were just longing for spaghettis al diente after almost 2 months of local food in Guatemala and Mexico. Yes the spaghetti were cooked al diente which is not so common in this part of the world. Also my wife's sea food spaghettis ingredients were plentyful, more that we would commonly have in Istanbul where we live. But the price... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

If your idea of good atmosphere is hospital-esque overhead florescent lighting, this is your place! Despite multiple warning signs (no running water in bathrooms, no one in the restaurant at 8pm on Friday night) I ate here as I was a helpless member of a large group. Despite the fact that we were the only ones in the restaurant, they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Although they have an extensive menu I ordered off the specials. I am learning this always leads to the best food! I had their special lasagna and it was muy delicious! The wine was decent and large! The staff was great! Loved the decor too!

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Thank MCO16
Asheville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

We go here on special occasions but have found it to be pricey! It seems like you have walked into a little bit of Italy in Quetzaltenango! It is located close to the munipal theater and to central park!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

While the setting is nice, the pizza wasn't and the house wine was pretty bad. Expected a lot more for the price as this was not cheap. Better places elsewhere in town.

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Thank Peden13
San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Besides ourselves, there was a large group of about 20 people which accounted for a long waiting time for our food. When it arrived I could not believe the size of the portions: normal humans cannot possible eat that much. My wife had the spaghetti and I the Veal Scaloppini. Our two plates cold easily satisfy 4-5 people. The quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 av, 3-25, zona1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Quetzaltenango Department  >  Quetzaltenango
  • Phone Number: 77617400
Description
Located in the heart of the old part of Quetzaltenango

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?