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Restaurant IL Pirata

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Calle la Playita | Las Galeras, Las Galeras 32000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-935-2765
07:00 - 22:30
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New York City
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice and there were no misses. Simply put, Manuela makes the most beautiful homemade pasta. Just lovely!

Thank Suzala103
Dominican Republic
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is amazing. The place is beautiful and the food super delicious and all pasta is homemade. The owner gives great service, and she even made sure (without us asking) that the kid's food was prepared first so they wouldn't have to wait. Must try the lasagna bolognese and the coconut ice cream. To die for.

Thank Yahila D
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I love this restaurant! It has the best fresh pasta dishes you can enjoy in Las Galeras: fresh fish-seafoods or meet RAVIOLI, 2 different choices of LASAGNA (white with veggies or with BOLOGNESA sauce), ROTOLO od fresh pasta with spinach and ricotta, TAGLIATELLE with any kind of sauce (even with Lobster and seafoods), GNOCCHI with gorgonzola sauce ... you cannot... More 

Thank sarahMilano
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Is a wonderful a place... The food is spectacular, the best Italian restaurant in Samana and maybe the best traditional one in Dominican Republic. If you want to taste the real flavor of Italy, you have to go to Il Pirata in Las Galeras Samana. THE FOOD IS AMAZING... I really love it...

Thank CR V
Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Good food for a reasonable price. The decor is really fun; nice atmosphere. We had a hard time finding it with the map, which seems to work about 50% of the time here. Just keep going down the street, it's in a neighborhood, which made us think we had taken a wrong turn somewhere, but it is in a house... More 

Thank Heather T
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is lovely, love the decor. You feel like you are having dinner at a friend's house. The wait staff was nice. The food was horrible though. I ordered a garlic shrimp with pasta, it was so salty that I couldn't even finish it. I was given a complimentary drink/shot (which was very nice of them) and I couldn't... More 

Thank Edi423
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Maybe we went on an off night, but it was the worst meal we had during our stay. The staff was not particularly friendly. The food bland. My daughter found a bug in her pasta, and her shrimp were so old tasting, that it has put her off shrimp for a long time.

Thank lannigon06
Vigevano, Italy
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We are Italian foodies and this hidden gem is one of the best Italian restaurants we have ever been to in the DR and probably outside of Italy in general. We ate there twice in a row - for dinner one night and the next day for lunch. Manuela, the friendly owner, welcomed us and served us the most delicious... More 

Thank Marti C
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

During our three day visit to Las Galeras, an out of the way, charming small village at the ultimate end of the Samana Peninsula, my wife and I, and two friends asked the friendly proprietor of a small lunch place where to have dinner that night. Without hesitation, she recommended IL PIRATA. Along with the recommendation came some vague directions... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

First: The pin drop on the map will get you on the right street but you must keep going another 1-2 kms until the road leads straight into a dirt driveway... A sign with a Johnny Depp pirate logo will be on the left side of the dirt driveway.... We were apprehensive as the road lead to a darkened dirt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle la Playita | Las Galeras, Las Galeras 32000, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Samana Province  >  Las Galeras
  • Phone Number: +1 809-935-2765
Restaurant Il Pirata Italian cuisine in a Caribbean surround

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