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“Best Food and Value in Cozumel”
Review of La Cucina Italiana

La Cucina Italiana
Ranked #84 of 374 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Montgomery, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best Food and Value in Cozumel”
Reviewed 3 November 2012

My wife and I visited trip advisor and our hotel's concierge for our best dining options in Cozumel. La Cocina was highly recommended by both, and neither were wrong. It is located in the owners home with her family helping out. Because of the limited hours (I think 1300 - 1700) , we visited toward the end of our stay. If we knew what we were missing, we would have gone multiple times. The food was delicious and our waiter (owners grandson) was amazing. We have never had such a wonderful desert - the family recipe tiramesu. Make sure to visit this home for the best lunch and dessert in the area.

  • Visited October 2012
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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cozumel, Mexico
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Best kept secret among locals”
Reviewed 19 June 2012

The food is great here- delicious. Great home atmosphere where you feel welcomed. My only wish is they served dinner as well!

Visited May 2012
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Plantation, Florida
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Shhhh. Let's not tell too many people about this GREAT little place!”
Reviewed 5 June 2012

We visit Sophia at La Cocina Italiana whenever we return to Cozumel - because we feel like we're back in Italy. She is a phenomenal chef - with creative lunch entrees (today was Cannelloni stuffed with cheese and apples), and a "to die for" Tiramesu. There is a very friendly and personable wait staff in this charming little restaurant; wine and a wonderful lunchtime dining experience are enjoyed by local residents and families . My only hesitation in reviewing this restaurant is that I don't want too many people to discover it! A truly fabulous, out-of-the-way place that will surprise and delight you.

  • Visited June 2012
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stillwater mn
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best of the Cocinas”
Reviewed 28 April 2012

If you have never visited a Mexican Cocina, start with this one. It beautifully represents the concept. You go into a lovely home with courtyard. The living room is set up with tables and the courtyard. About 6 or 7 Italian dishes are displayed on the counter beside the kitchen. Pick your favorite choice and sit down. You will get lovely juices mixes, the soup of the day, a salad with your entre but you pay extra for perhaps th best tiramisu you have ever eaten. All this for 8 USD.
Open in the afternoons until 5 pm.

Visited April 2012
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Chicago
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“I want to go back...”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

So excited I just found this restaurant on TripAdvisor. While on vacation with my family over two years ago we first went here and the food was so good we ate here multiple times during the trip. We're currently planning our wedding in Cozumel and wanted to recommend this place to guests during their trip but couldn't remember the name. The food was fantastic and it's a cozy place. We were unsure at first walking into someone's home, but were blown away by the food.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank WindyCityGirl17
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