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“Comida mas rica!!! Why is my favorite italian restaurant in mexico?”

Capo San Giovanni's Mari e Monti
Price range: US$10 - US$60
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Capo San Giovanni's changed location and names now Chef Gianfranco propose offers to is follower and to the public Neapolitan and Calabrian dishes without changing his cooking style and service. Our new name is IL CUORE DI NAPOLI AUTHENTIC SOUTHERN ITALIAN CUICINE Come and enjoy a new and traditional Southern Italian experience.Capo San Giovanni's Mari e Monti changed name and location and invite you to relax and savor the delicious aromas and flavors of our homeland,Napoli, in the south of Italy in front at beautiful isles of Capri and Ischia. Welcome to one of the most visited restaurants in Cabo San Lucas, a southern Italian style restaurant & bar with a beautiful dining room packed with guests in an unassuming cozy space remembering the charm of Gianfranco's back home town. A outdoor TERRAZZA beckons to you to dine al fresco - it seems to transport you from Cabo to a lovely Italian country . The story behind the restaurant Il Cuore Di Napoli and chef Gianfranco Zappalá raised in Calabria but of mather Napoletana he learn to grasp the essence of the cuisine of the two regions, Bova Marina a rock that indicates the southern point of the Italian peninsula, in the interior part of the famous boot, in the region of Calabria, facing the Ionio sea and the isle of Sicilia, an area of a thousand stories of civilization, culture, great battles. This volcanic land produces the most exquisite flavors in all the Mediterranean area. Gianfranco Zappalá , executive chef of the restaurant began his love for the food of south Italy by the preparation and the secrets in the kitchens of his grandmothers. He learned the recipes conserved in his family by hundreds years continuing the traditions Napoletana and Calabrese. Fisherman and hunter by heart and by heritage, with a great passion for the sea, the mountain, and their fruits. He participated in his youth in the fishing, hunting and the elaboration of dishes of the earth & sea in the family restaurant and hotel Girasole, which still exists, to the delight of its multiple clients from the north of Europe. Gianfranco later operated a restaurant and disco at the "Monte Papagallo", in Bova Marina, a gorgeous place, surrounded by olive trees, owned by his family. In 1993, with anxieties to fly, he accepted the invitation from the corporative of the clothing designer and compatriot Giorgio Armani, to become Executive Chef in two of his restaurants ( Armani's Beverly Hills and Costa Mesa, California ), immediately Gianfranco's "grandmother's recipes became famous". His success extended to the consultancy of five Star restaurants in Phoenix, Sedona, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada. The consulting firm offers a society to the first San Giovanni Restaurant, located in Anaheim Hills. In November 1997, attracted by the many stories from clients who shared his passion of fishing, they told him of a place, on the south of the Peninsula of Baja California, where the most exquisite tunas, mahi-mahi and marlins could be obtained from the Pacific, decided to visit this beautiful region, and fell in love with the rustic beauty, very similar to his home lands.Since March of 1998 Gianfranco, member of the F.I.C. (Italian Federation of Chefs), keeps his knowledge of Italian cuisine updated with some Master Chefs in Florence,NAPLES, Reggio Calabria and Rome, Italy. He has received a special recognition to preserve the culinary traditions as to innovate the dishes with modern ideas and the combination of ingredients of the old and new world. Gianfranco and his wife Hilda which is the sommelier invite you to relax in their cozy patio, at the most authentic style Italian Restaurant of this side of world, accompanied by live music. So, let take yourself by the flavors of the Mediterranean land... and remember, a glass of red wine with your dinner promotes a healthy life, so... Buon Appetito !!!
Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Comida mas rica!!! Why is my favorite italian restaurant in mexico?”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

I love the Red snapper and the ink squid pasta!!! The pasta actually turns purple from the ink in the squid!! Its so delicious. Ok, so i havent ever been to Italy, but i have been to many countries in the world and this is my favorite italian restaurant. Best food ever and friendly amazing service ;)

Visited February 2014
Thank Jalayna72
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English first
Level Contributor
505 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Nice service and food and loved the live keyboard player and ambiance”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

I had grouper and pasta. I liked the grouper and I liked the pasta but would have liked it better if it weren't so oily. The house wine from CA was good and reasonably priced. Thought the mussels at 1700 pesos was to high for only about a dozen small ones. The waiter and staff were super nice. The music was very nice touch..made it elegant.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank William S
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Phoenix, Arizona
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804 reviews
469 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,026 helpful votes
“Wonderful food in a simple setting”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

I had been here a few times before so wanted to return due to past good experiences.

My girlfriend and I had the place to ourselves because it was slow season.

The staff was very friendly without being bothersome. The seafood was excellent.

The drink selection was good (typical in Cabo.)

The prices were fair for an upper end restaurant in Cabo.

Most certainly one of the top Italian places in Cabo.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank arizonaac
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best Italian Reasturant in Cobo”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

We make it a point to eat here each time we visit Cobo. The atmosphere - patio in the back is geat - the service and the food it truly outstanding - we would recomment this to everyone.

Visited March 2014
Thank Leo S
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Post Falls, Idaho, United States
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“This is the spot for great Italian food”
Reviewed 23 January 2014 via mobile

There are a couple good Italian restaurants in Cabo, and this one is the best all around. There food is hands down better than any Italian restaurant in the area, and the service is top notch as well. Great pastas, and pizza. I can't remember ever having a better lasagna. Have gone back multiple times and is a must for years to come.

Thank Aaron D
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