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Cardinalli Italian Restaurant

14 Av, 3-25, Zona1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
+502 7761 7400
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (9 reviews)
“wine bottles” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
14 Av, 3-25, Zona1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 7 June 2017

Their gnocchi is delicious. But the elevator lighting in the restaurant is awful! If they could only change this, it would be a great restaurant.

Thank jessieconnor84
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is quite nice and the staff was friendly but sometimes a little slow. I have eaten Lasagne and it was very delicious. I would reccomend to eat there again

Thank Ramona G
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Food OK but somewhat overpriced and very empty at lunchtime on a week day. A lot of empty bottles, must have seen some drinking going on

Thank Kubilaikhan
Reviewed 29 November 2016

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...More

Thank mike b
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...More

Thank Nancy D
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.

Thank Diana P
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.

Thank Caren_H
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...More

Thank benoithanquet
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...More

Thank Andy B
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!

Thank MCO16
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Av, 3-25, Zona1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Western Highlands  >  Quetzaltenango Department  >  Quetzaltenango
  • Phone Number: +502 7761 7400
Located in the heart of the old part of Quetzaltenango
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