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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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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 9 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 23 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 30 April 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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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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166 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

So, you are literally eating on the back porch of a house, but trust me, you will not regret it. The food here is quite exceptional and well worth the trip. I highly recommend the gnocchi--easily the best I've had in many years.

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Toronto, Canada
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

I loved it here...the setting at sunset, a glass of white wine in my hand as cows wandered by in the meadow, freshly made pasta with lobster, absolutely heavenly homemade coconut ice cream.

1 Thank aeusher
Groton, Connecticut
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Best known for homemade everything from pasta, sauces, bread, to gelato and limoncello. You won't forget the quiet setting reminding you of the Italian countryside. We loved this place so much we returned twice. Our chef, Manuela, from Torlene, quickly became like your Italian mama attending to any request. Don't miss this Jewell in the heart of the countryside!

1 Thank shirleyTemple59
Hudson, Florida
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little Italian Restaurant here in Las Galeras! The price was pretty good but the taste is great. The owner was very accommodating in that we did not have a reservation yet she was willing to take our 9 person group. The gnocchi in Gorgonzola sauce was superb, but the Rum Raisin Gelato was to die for. I highly recommend... 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, Seafood, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?