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Calle 3 sur Entre Calles 5 Y 10 | 10ma Av Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico (Formerly ITALIANINI)
+52 987 869 7947
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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161 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've ate at this restaurant many times going back to when they were in their old location. The food is fantastic! They focus on Italian Food and it's great. The prices can't be beat. They offer wine and beer as well as non-alcoholic drinks. May I recommend the Peach Wine!

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Thank KAK828
Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was very good one of our favorites on the island. The homemade pasta and a homemade wine were definite standouts. Looking forward to visiting them again on our next Cozumel trip.

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Thank Brew2112
narberth
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112 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We dined here twice this week and it's better than ever. Pasta with tuna, pizza and lion fish. Alfresco dining.

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Thank sitesandbites
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review. Chef Francesco - who is from Rome - crafts totally authentic Italian dishes and his pizza is legendary. In fact, the whole team really goes out of their way to ensure that every diner has an amazing experience. Thanks for your comments, and please come and visit us again very soon! More 

usa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 December 2016

To be fair, the restaurant was packed, but we had all night. I love lobster and the description of brandied lobster sounded good. It was not. It was overcooked and rubber. I ate 3 bites and my partner had one to confirm my opinion. I was offered a free drink or dessert in compensation (tiramisu was good), but I would... More 

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Thank useh
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments. We're glad to hear that the lionfish was to your liking, and we're so sorry to hear that while you enjoyed your free tiramisu was delicious, you weren't satisfied. We do think constructive feedback is very important, and will take your comments very seriously. Please come and visit us again on your next visit! More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The food and staff are terrific. Authentic Italian prepared by chef Francesco, who is authentic Italian! 6 in our party and we ordered 5 different dishes. The risotto was a little too oily and had very few shrimp, but the other dishes were terrific. food takes a little longer to get because nearly everything including pasta, is made to order.... More 

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Thank Brent L
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias, responded to this review

Thank you so much for for the outstanding and detailed review. Chef Francesco - who is actually from Rome - makes everything from the pasta to the wine sauce in our kitchen so that it's all up to his exacting standards! Please come and visit us again very soon! More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The filet mignon with porcini mushroom sauce was outstanding. We asked for this to be served with the homemade fettucine also with a light mushroom cream sauce. It was so amazing we went back two days later and ordered the same meal. Valpolicella was wonderful as well. Bravo!

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Thank RoseLarkin
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias, responded to this review

Thank you for the stellar review! One of the BEST testaments to our cuisine is when clients return, and to order the EXACT meal again? Thank you! We appreciate the compliment, please come and visit us again very soon! More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

First, second dishes and dessert are the best I ate in middle of America!!!! Best Prices for every pocket!!!!! Very very recommend!!! The home made peach wine is very tasty

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Thank Meitar L
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time out to share your comments. Chef Francesco and his team really go all out to ensure that every diner has a memorable evening! Please come and visit us again very soon! More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went here to get a pizza and it didn't disappoint. The bun is not as thin as a real Italian pizza, but the taste was so good, that it didn't matter. The waiter was really nice. I would definitely go here again.

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Thank APrejser
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review. Chef Francesco - who is from Rome - crafts totally authentic Italian dishes and his pizza is legendary. In fact, the whole team really goes out of their way to ensure that every diner has an amazing experience. Thanks for your comments, and please come and visit us again very soon! More 

Beaufort, South Carolina
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This was my third trip to Cozumel and each time I dine at New Especias twice during my stay. From the outside the restaurant is a very humble looking place on the second floor of building on a side street off the main plaza, but inside is very nice and the food is delicious. Francesco who is the owner and... More 

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Thank John_Beaufort_SC
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for such an outstanding and detailed review! We love hearing from our repeat customers since they're the real experts! We'll look forward to your next visit, and again thank you! More 

San Antonio
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Went there based on scuba board advice. So glad we did. Francesco is the owner. Also the chef. Also our waiter with no one else in the joint. Amazed he could do everything that he did. Probably need one good cabernet on their menu, but other than that, this place was great! Pizza was best since Rome. Son had lionfish,... More 

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Thank bilboinsa
CZM4You, Public Relations Manager at New Especias, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review. Chef Francesco and his team really work hard to ensure that each and every dish is delicious! thanks again and please come and visit us again very soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:30
Monday
18:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
18:00 - 23:30
Friday
18:00 - 23:30
Saturday
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 3 sur Entre Calles 5 Y 10 | 10ma Av Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico (Formerly ITALIANINI)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 987 869 7947
Description
An Authentic and Cozy Italian Restaurant in the Wonderful Cozumel Island!!! (We moved from ITALIANINI!!!)

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