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Cafe Desideri

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central American, Italian, Cafe, South American
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Beach Front, Nicaragua (Formerly Italian Restaurant)
+505 8412 6341
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good service, prices, free wifi, friendly staff. You won't find locals here. All gringos. Was sad that by and large the local eateries weren't getting the money from tourists like this place was. I went for one drink to use the wifi.

Thank Cari M
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and drink! Bring your water bottles: they refill with filtered water for free. They have wifi, if the island has wifi.

Thank Christopher R
Milan, Italy
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The owner is an italian old man that decided to retire on the island some years ago, and he founded this restaurant. All the dished are well prepared, with care and attention ... sure, you'll pay for them a bit more than in other places here.

Thank Chiara Z
Dortmund, Germany
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Try the vietnamese ice-coffee or the calzone! It's a pretty good place if you need a change from the usual. The prices are in some cases just too much: 5$ for a breakfast consisting of three toasts with some fruit?!?! (Without coffees or eggs)

Thank CathrinausDO
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here for lunch. Several of us had the kingfish pita which was fresh and good. There was about 8 of us, and everyone was happy with what they ordered. The portion sizes were a good size and kept us full all afternoon. Service was decent. I'd eat here again.

Thank LeeAnn M
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

The Disederi is the frienliest, most inovative and reasonable priced spot in the island. Staff is super efficiently and owners go above and beyond to make every guest welcomed and well attended. Dont miss to rib shoulders with the most charming local hero Mr Stevo McQueen :)

1 Thank LovelyPlanett
Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We ate at Desideri for our first night on Little Corn. It was definitely more expensive than we thought it would be, but the quality of the food was great! Definitely try the fresh fish - you won't be disappointed - and the green papaya salad. It's amazing! During the day, stop in for a freshly squeezed juice. I had... More 

Thank Lizzie C
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I probably ate at Cafe Desideri everyday that I was on the island, I just couldn't help myself the food is so delicious and I love the atmosphere. They have great pasta, burritos and fresh local fish, as well as many other great items. They have chairs and hammocks right on the beach that you can just relax in and... More 

1 Thank Sarah H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Who knew you could find such great Italian good in a Caribbean paradise?! Awesome live music from travelers and locals. Ask the island concierge/best bartender, D.C. For anything you want to know about little corn!

1 Thank John W
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

In a land of white sand beaches Desideri was an Oasis of originality. A personal charm from owners to guests. The scene was very intergrated with travelers and locals. The menu was always changing with the seasons local fare to international favorites. With guest chefs making impromtu meals on rare ocassions. Loved the style.

1 Thank Dman072

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Central American, Italian, Cafe, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Front, Nicaragua (Formerly Italian Restaurant)
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region  >  Corn Islands  >  Little Corn Island
  • Phone Number: +505 8412 6341

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