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“Amazing dinner”

Ristorante Pappagallo
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Ranked #2 of 26 Restaurants in West Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: On crossing the wooden bridge that leads to Ristorante Pappagallo, you will see swimming beneath there are sleek silvery tarpon, always on the lookout for scraps from the kitchen. You are thus, thrown into a world of the exotic, even before reaching the front door!Then, as you enter the spacious foyer, you're met at the front door by an African gray parrot, humorously called Humphrey Bogart. He is one of the oldest Pappagallo employees with over ten years experience in welcoming guests and posing for photos (especially with the little ones!). You will then immediately notice the inviting and well-stocked bar, decorated in an art deco style, where customers can take pre-dinner drinks or enjoy an after dinner drink in a cool and inviting atmosphere. On your right hand side, lies one of our two dining rooms, the Pappagallo Room. Inside, the impressive high ceiling will grab your attention, with its typical Mexican-style thatching. Wrought iron lights gently illuminate the air-conditioned room and huge glass-fronted bird cages feature all around the walls housing live parrots, macaws, cockatoos and African grays, all vying for your attention. The walls are also decorated with colorful pictures of parrots and a giant turtle shell which came from a 500 pound green sea turtle, which was raised in Cayman at West Bay's Turtle Farm. All this, and a great view of the waterfall cascading into the lagoon directly outside the room... how can you possibly forget that you are dining in a tropical paradise? On your left hand side of the foyer is the Flamingo Room, also with a fabulous thatched roof, this time in a traditional Cayman style. The entire roofing used 100,000 fronds and took over 6 months to construct - no mean feat. The Flamingo Room is left open to catch the cooling breeze, but is air-conditioned when the weather dictates. Here, you can enjoy a fabulous panoramic view over the lagoon. Large prints of flamingos decorate the walls and again, wrought iron lights lend their soft glow.Beyond this room lies a third eating area, the Garden Patio, a large screened- in porch where diners eat al fresco during the cooler winter months. This also has a magnificent lagoon view and Pappagallo usually caters for large parties & weddings here.
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We came back to Cayman after 11 years and had this restaurant on our list. It did not disappoint. The food is still amazing, service was outstanding. Foodies will be happy here as we tried some dishes we had not eaten before including lion fish ceviche and three tail fish. The fish cakes were delicious. And the apple tartlet that we have been talking about for 11 years was as good as we remembered it. The restaurant is a bit remote but definitely worth it!

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Thank Rochelle F
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Very good. We haven't eaten true Italian cooking for years (Jonny Carino and Olive Garden are allowed have back home!) It was good. I'd skip the veal scallopini and go for fish next time.

Thank Sheila H
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

My visit was to celebrate an evening of eating pasta with friends and finding the right wine to match our meal. I ordered the Seafood Pasta and my friend ordered the Lasagna Ravioli. Excellent choices. We both agreed that these were the best pasta dishes we have ever had. Our waiter Massimo was a riot. Offered us three different types of red wine tastings before we found a Chianti that was divine. Fantastic evening

Thank TheCaymanHustle
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic! Service, atmosphere, and food...all amazing! I highly recommend! We had foie gras, lion fish ceviche, along with the special pasta and fish dish. Delicious.

Thank CJHowe
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

We ventured up to Pappagallo for a nice Italian night out. The beef carpaccio was a tasty start as well as the arugula. The maltagliati was delicious but the braised short rib and pappardelle was average. The service was excellent and the setting neat.

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Thank TabbTiger
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