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just off the main square, Mindo, Ecuador
+593 98 087 4817
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Quito, Ecuador
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2015

went there last year with a friend on our trip around ecuador and had the best pizza on our whole journey

Thank JAV2000
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2014

I had the tortolini with Rose sauce. It was very good. I am surprised that Italian food this good can be found in such a small town! I live near to NYC and this was as good or better than most of the places I am used to.

Thank EatsPasta
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

The pasta is freshly home made, which is unique in Mindo. Great taste and big filling portions. Nice ambiente...

Thank FamiliaBerlin
Cotacachi, EC
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

The menu said they made their own pasts, so that is exactly what I had. I wasn't disappointed one bit. I had the spinach cannoli. It was smothered in cheese and baked to perfection in their brick oven. My son had ordered a pizza, and although he said it too was good, he was drooling over my dish. Good stuff.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

We ate here on our second night in Mindo. There was a bit of confusion when we arrived - we understood them to say that they were closed. We went across the street to a bakery to pick up something to eat, and when we left there, we saw some people we recognized in the restaurant. They called us over... More 

Thank SBJEinToronto
Lodi, California
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133 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

This place is rustic for sure - not polished or fancy by any means, but the food's great and the experience for the kids was exactly what we were looking for. I agree with the the other reviews, best gnocchi I've ever tasted......fluffy beyond comprehension. Time for Diners, Dive-ins & Dives to visit Mindo.

Thank Stempleman
Silver Spring, Maryland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2013

never would have expected great, authentic pizza like this in such a tiny town in Ecuador. Great gnocchi too!

Thank Cynthia C
Quito, Ecuador
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2013

If you are in Mindo, you like gnocchi and you don't go here, you have lost your mind. The gnocchi is delicious and stands out amongst all the mediocre fare that can be had at the few restaurants in town. I am sure to go here every time I visit Mindo and I am consistently pleased with the food and... More 

Thank Kate G
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Seriously, the food was good, but they brought the pizza out in wooden boards and nearly every "plate" had little quick cockroaches scurry around on underside. I pointed it out and the waitress said it just happens in a humid place...okay. But I have lived for years at sea level without the issue on my dishes.

Thank Jeff P
Blankenberge, Belgium
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Nice and friendly atmosphere, honest people and delicious pizza's, honestly!! We were send there by our hotel receptionist.

Thank gaildutton

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Restaurant Details

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Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: just off the main square, Mindo, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Mindo
  • Phone Number: +593 98 087 4817
there are lots of pizza places in Mindo but this one is the best - delicious and not expensive

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