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Lazaro Cardenas 450 | Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
+52 322 222 3881
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in the early afternoon to get something to go. I got some Bolognese sauce and would cook up some pasta later. At home later when I took the top off the container, what I saw would not be described as any type of spaghetti sauce that I've ever seen. Not thick, rich, tomatoey with very tiny pieces of... More 

Thank lovelivinginpv
Nanaimo, Canada
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is a small, corner deli & restaurant with just 3 tables. Pasta and sauce are made on the premises by an immigrant from Turin, Italy. He was making fettuccine as we arrived, flattening it in a hand-crank machine and cutting on the counter. I had the pesto sauce which was light and full of a fresh basil taste. You... More 

Thank lawgrrl52
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a go to place as soon as we get to PV as the bread is fresh, delicious and cheap! Thank you Mike

Thank miker0006
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We went on vacation to Puerto Vallarta for a well-reserved vacation. There was a cute, little Italian restaurant/cafe named Magna Magna. Don Lucas, the owner, makes all of his menu items from scratch. There's everything on the menu that you can imagine from Pasta to Pizza to Tortas to Magna Magna to Caprese Salad. Don Lucas and his wife make... More 

Thank Manny A
Huntington Beach, California
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I walk pass this place daily.Finally stopped in.I ordered the meat ravioli and a lemonade.Let me say that I was very please with this meal.He did overcharge me.The sign said $40 pesos for the ravioli and $20 pesos for the drink.He charged me $95 pesos.I was so pleased with the meal that I didn't even mention it!It was well worth... More 

Thank George C
Puerto Vallarta
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We found this cozy delicacy of a place on TA and I just had to add to the positive reviews. Walking past this corner in the Romantic Zone, we were immediately drawn by the delicious aromas of fresh herbs and bread wafting from the open air seating area.. With over 700 restaurants to try in Puerto Vallarta, we still had... More 

Thank Tomily M
Sacramento, California
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Stumbled across this affordable, great, clean, cozy little place with a few tables and an attentive, helpful owner/chef Luca who also serves you. We had the Lasagna with meat sauce (50 pesos, equivalent today to $2.75 USD!) and Fettucine (65 pesos= $3.61) and a carafe of Agua de Guayaba (Guava-ade). Delicious! We will definitely go back. You can buy servings... More 

Thank ViajeraAlegre
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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322 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015

We stopped by today lured in by the smells of this little Italian deli and restaurant. Four tables. Cook, waiter, and cashier all rolled into one gracious owner from Turino. We loved the vegetarian pasta as well as the sausage roll; and we drooled over the pizzas, salads, freshly baked breads, deserts, and antipastos. Delightful for lunch or take-out. Venture... More 

Thank BeastiePV
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2014

A true gem. Small bistro by the owner/chef. Homemade pastas, pizza and sandwiches as well as a burger. Only four tables. Prices are $$, english spoken. The carne raviolis were full of flavor and filled generously. The chocolate mousse was toe-curling, yes light, rich and creamy and 25pesos.

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Homemade pastas and classic Italian favorites, along with fresh seafood. Nice, personal service. All dishes made to order by the owner/chef. Share this with someone special!

Thank 76Carolina

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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  • Address: Lazaro Cardenas 450 | Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 3881

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?