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Mangiare Benne Restaurante

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Estevez de Toral 8-91 y Simon Bolivar, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-282-6233
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love Italian food and have tried most places in Cuenca. This is the best Italian to date! The place is lovely, service very good and food flavourful and delicious.

Thank Paul S
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Deliciuos food, this restaurant has a great menu with a great vaiety of dishes to choose from. The food is very tasty with big portions. The service is fast, people are nice. Perfect option to eat in Cuenca!

Thank Margaret D
Acton, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the hotel above this restaurant Hostal Posada de Angel (Also Recommended) and one the guide books mildly recommended this restaurant. What a fantastic surprise Mangiare Benne turned out to be. The meals are both incredibly flavorful and beautifully presented, with amazing sauces. The attention to detail was great and the service was flawless. Once we discovered... More 

Thank RaufGlasgow
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect restaurant for a great variety of Italian dishes. The food is really tasty, fresh and health. The Pizza is yami, the salads. The service is fast, people are nice. Nice place, go there!

Thank Thania S
San Antonio
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pick your pasta, pick your sauce and enjoy. The pasta is cooked when you order. Friendly and efficient staff. Charming atmosphere. Budget friendly. Convenient in El Centro .

Thank bolderbrod
Oulu, Finland
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The restaurant is really pretty. It is located inside a old building and has a really unique atmosphere. I asked the waitress whether their gnocchis are good and she said that yes, she recommends them. However when I got the gnocchis they were completely raw and inedible. However my partner's pasta was good and when I complained about my gnocchis... More 

Thank MinneMeet
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Great choice of menus, different pastas and sauces. Staff was friendly and the service was fast. Good price for value especially because the menus are huge.

Thank Piscomania
San Francisco, California
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114 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Our guide recommended this place and it was also highly recommended on TripAdvisor so we decided to try it. I had the seafood risotto and my partner had the mushroom risotto. I love risotto and eat it whenever I can but I thought this one was rather tasteless. I should say that I had a cold and my tastebuds were... More 

1 Thank Francoise1948
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I cannot get away from the Risotto and Mangiare Benne Restaurante in Cuenca is my go to restaurant for risotto. The buttery risotto was combined with shrimp, clams and fish. It was seasoned beautifully. Please go try this restaurant. Daniel and his staff are excellent and will give you a great dining experience.

1 Thank Hugh P
London, United Kingdom
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729 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 438 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

After a few weeks of touring Ecuador we were craving a change and this was a blessing. The pastas are famous here- everything homemade with a huge selection to pick from. Absolutely delicious food and totally lives up to the high expectations set by other reviewers.

Thank NomadicBoys

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estevez de Toral 8-91 y Simon Bolivar, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +593 7-282-6233

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