Italian Cuisine in the Yucatan Peninsula

While exploring the Yucatan Peninsula, expect to encounter a wide selection of places to have a hot meal. If you're admittedly obsessed with Italian food, you won't want to miss the restaurants where this style of cooking is king. When it's time to narrow the list, you'll find there's an enormous pool of restaurants just for this type of food.

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With many options, from the informal setting of Italianni's Almendros to the tasty dinner service at Massimo, you might come across a dish worth fighting over.

Below, read up on this full list of Italian eateries awaiting the Yucatan Peninsula's guests. On each restaurant's name, click to see the full article about its style, hours, or even what the view will be like.

Alfredo Di Roma

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (987) 872-9500

Alfredo Di Roma is situated close to downtown Cancun; it is approximately seven miles (11 kilometers) to the south of Isla Mujeres. Out-of-towners who want pasta will wholly love stopping here during a trip to Cancun Beach Hotel Zone.

Alfredo di Roma is famous for the heavenly Fettuccine Alfredo as well as other classic Italian specialties, which will leave you wonderstruck with your taste buds craving for more generous servings. A fully stocked bar and an impressive wine list can brighten the élan vital in you.

Limoncello

Cancun Beach Hotel Zone | (998) 883-1455

Situated 5.6 miles east-southeast of downtown Cancun, Limoncello is on Boulevard Kukulcán Km 10.5. Cancun is seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) to the west-northwest. Though one might say the overall focus is Italian culinary creations, this place boasts about their pasta and pizza.

Cenacolo Playa del Carmen

Downtown Playa del Carmen | (984) 803-5705

Situated in downtown Playa del Carmen, Cenacolo Playa del Carmen is a logical selection for vacationers who are going to spend time visiting this neighborhood. Speaking of delicious, specialty food with Italian flair, this local spot is especially proud of their pasta and seafood.

From the homemade pasta to the fresh caught sea food,each dish here is an art form.

Arezzo

Playa del Carmen | (998) 872-8084

Situated toward the northeastern outskirts of Playa del Carmen, Arezzo is located at Azul Fives By Karisma. Although some delight in the general selection of Italian-inspired cuisine, the kitchen at Arezzo is particularly known for its pasta and pizza.

Like most restaurants at Azul fives, Arezzo features a contemporary design scheme, with features such as grey printed bulls eye fabric on the boxy, but comfortable chairs, paired with red lamp shades, and clean lines throughout. A floor to ceiling wall provides a view of the island of Cozumel.

Piedra Escondida

The Riviera Maya | (984) 100-1443

Piedra Escondida

Piedra Escondida is located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; two and a half miles (four kilometers) to the south-southeast of Tulum. As part of their panel of Italian culinary creations, the kitchen at Piedra Escondida is particularly known for its pasta and seafood.

Piedra Escondida Restaurant is a cozy place with spectacular ocean view and an open terrace on the beach.

Not a fancy place by any means, they play good, soft music that goes perfectly with cocktails and the sea breeze. There are 20 tables available for guests.

Italian Restaurants
Name Location Type Phone Number
Alfredo Di Roma 5.3 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Italian (987) 872-9500
Alonsos Pizza 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central downtown San Miguel Cozumel Italian (987) 872-1107
Ambasciata D'Italia Playa del Carmen, Eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula Mexico Italian (984) 873-3621
Ambasciata D’Italia Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Italian (984) 873-3621
Amigo's 0.1 mi. South of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Italian (998) 848-8000
Angelo's Pizza And Pasta 0.1 mi. South West of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Italian --
Aqui Estoy Pizza 0.1 mi. South of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Italian --
Arezzo 2.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mexico Italian (998) 872-8084
Botticelli 1.3 mi. South West of Central downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Italian (984) 873-4120
Buca Di Beppo 1.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Italian (998) 881-8130
Cantina Habanero 0.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico International, Italian, Mexican --
Cariocas Pizzas Holbox 0.3 mi. South of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox Italian (984) 114-7101
Casa Rolandi 1.9 mi. South of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres International, Italian, Swiss (998) 999-2000
Cenacolo Cancun 5.8 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Italian (998) 885-3603
Cenacolo Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Italian (984) 803-5705
Ciao 1.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Gloria Mexico Italian (984) 875-1130
Da Bruno Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Italian --
Da Gigi 0.4 mi. East-Northeast of Central Tulum Mexico Italian --
Da Luisa 1.5 mi. Southeast of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Italian, Mexican (998) 888-0107
Domino's Cancun Hotel Zone 5.7 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Italian --
Domino's Cozumel 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central downtown San Miguel Cozumel Italian (800) 366-4667
Domino's Playa del Carmen 1.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Playa del Carmen Mexico Italian --
Domino's Valladolid 0.2 mi. South of Central Valladolid Mexico Italian --
Famous Famiglia Pizza Downtown Cancun Mexico Italian --
Glass Bar Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Italian, Mediterranean (984) 873-1335
Grazie Italian Trattoria 7.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Italian (855) 744-8371
Guido's 0.4 mi. Northeast of Central downtown San Miguel Cozumel Italian (987) 872-0946
Gustino 6.3 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Italian (998) 848-9649
Hogar Pizza 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum Mexico Italian --
Hogar Pizza 0.5 mi. South of Central La Gloria Mexico Italian (984) 859-1111
Il Giardino 0.2 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum Mexico Italian --
Il Pescatore Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Italian (998) 881-7300
Il Quadrato Pizza Downtown San Miguel Cozumel Italian --
Italian Steak House Downtown Cancun Mexico Italian --
Italiani's 5.5 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Italian (998) 883-3093
Italianni's Almendros Cancun Mexico Italian (998) 848-2678
Italianni's Kukulkan Cancun Beach Hotel Zone Mexico Italian (998) 883-4041
Kitchen Express 1.5 mi. South of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Italian (998) 802-2026
L'Hotelito 0.1 mi. South West of Central Tulum Mexico Italian (984) 136-1240
La Diez Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Italian (984) 803-5418
La Dolce Vita Downtown Cancun Mexico Italian (998) 884-3393
La Pizza De Mare Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Italian --
La Vagabunda Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Italian, Mexican (984) 873-3753
Limoncello 5.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Italian (998) 883-1455
Locanda Paolo Downtown Cancun Mexico Italian (998) 887-2627
Lorenzo's 6.1 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Italian (998) 848-7000
Luna Rossa Downtown Cancun Mexico Italian --
Mamma Rosa 0.1 mi. South of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Italian, Mexican, Spanish (998) 238-8568
Margherita 3.3 mi. South of Central Tulum Mexico Italian (984) 801-8493
Massimo 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria Mexico Italian --
Mia Pizza Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Italian --
Mosquito Blue Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Italian, Mexican (984) 873-1245
Mr. Taco's Pizza 1.6 mi. Northwest of Central Chichen Itza Mexico Italian --
Piedra Escondida 2.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tulum Mexico Italian, Mexican (984) 100-1443
Piola Downtown Cancun Mexico Italian (+52) 998 802 11 48
Pizza Aventuras 0.5 mi. South of Central La Gloria Mexico Italian (984) 802-8888
Pizza Banana 0.2 mi. West of Central Playa del Carmen Mexico Italian --
Pizza Bonita Downtown Cancun Mexico Italian --
Pizza Edy's Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Italian --
Pizza Hut Cozumel Downtown San Miguel Cozumel Italian --
Pizza Hut Itzaes 6.3 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico Italian --
Pizza Hut Plaza Las Americas Downtown Cancun Mexico Italian --
Pizza Latina 0.3 mi. South of Central Downtown Holbox Holbox Italian (984) 116-9667
Pizza Luigi Downtown San Miguel Cozumel Italian --
Pizza N' Love 0.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Italian 55180123
Pizza Pazza 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Tulum Mexico Italian --
Pizza Renzo Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Italian --
Pizza Rock 0.1 mi. South West of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Italian --
Pizzaria Leo 4.2 mi. South West of Central Akumal Mexico Italian --
Pizzeria La Nave 0.1 mi. South of Central Tulum Mexico Italian --
Pizzeto 1.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Gloria Mexico Italian (984) 875-1130
Portofino 0.2 mi. South of Central Akumal Mexico Italian (984) 875-7600
Portofino 3.9 mi. West-Southwest of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Mexico Italian --
Quiero Mas Pizzaria 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Tulum Mexico Italian --
Richard's Pizzaria 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria Mexico Italian (984) 873-5029
Ritrato d'Italia 2.7 mi. North of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Italian (225) 522-0093
Rolandi House 5.7 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Cancun Mexico International, Italian (998) 883-1817
Rolandi House Cancun Mexico Italian, Mexican, Swiss (998) 883-1817
Rolandi's Cozumel Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico Italian (987) 872 10 97
Rolandi's Isla Mujeres 0.2 mi. South of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres International, Italian (998) 877-0430
Rolandis Playa del Carmen Mexico Italian (984) 803-4121
Sabor Italiano Downtown Cancun Mexico Italian --
Savio's Bistro By The Sweet Life Cancun Mexico Caribbean, Italian (998) 885-0150
Sergio's Pizza 1.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Chetumal Mexico Italian, Mexican (983) 832-2991
Spaghettino 0.1 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico Italian --
Spezias 1.7 mi. South of Central Chetumal Mexico Italian, Mexican (983) 129-2774
Tramonto The Riviera Maya Mexico American, Italian (984) 206-4000

Similar Food

El Sol Tapas & Restaurant

Also worth considering if you really love Italian food, you'll find commonality between the restaurants above and restaurants like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
Byblos Tacos (998) 887-4041 Middle Eastern Downtown Cancun Mexico
Kartaba Restaurant and Lounge (984) 873-2228 Mediterranean 0.4 mi. West of Central Playa del Carmen Mexico
Istanbul Kabob Restaurant -- Middle Eastern 1.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Chetumal Mexico
Le Bistro (998) 891-4100 Mediterranean 0.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central Tulum Mexico
Jade Deli and Crêperie (984) 206-4000 French The Riviera Maya Mexico
La Bastille (998) 848-7000 French 6.1 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun Mexico
Azur (984) 206-4000 French The Riviera Maya Mexico
La Petite Crepe (983) 103-3227 French 1.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Chetumal Mexico
El Sol Tapas & Restaurant (998) 872-8200 Mediterranean 9.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen Mexico
Casa Mediterranea -- Mediterranean Downtown Playa del Carmen Mexico

Plus, taste more of the same with the signature menu items offered at the places below:

Restaurants with Similar Specialties
Restaurant Name Phone Specialty Location
El Faro Restaurant -- Pizza Downtown Playa del Carmen
Mayan Bistro Restaurant and Bar (984) 873-1876 Pasta Downtown Playa del Carmen
Vips Hotel Zone Cancun (998) 883-0165 Pasta 5.9 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun
Vips Downtown Cancun (983) 887-8906 Pasta Downtown Cancun
Caña Bava (998) 872-8300 Pizza 5.3 mi. East of Central downtown Cancun
Palma Azul Restaurant (987) 869-5160 Pasta 3.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central downtown San Miguel
Be Tulum (877) 265-4139 Pasta 5.2 mi. South of Central Tulum
Los Gauchos 206-9243 Pasta 0.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Puerto Morelos
California Pizza Kitchen (998) 884-3359 Pizza 1.9 mi. South of Central Cancun
Casa Violeta (984) 879-0294 Pizza 4.7 mi. South of Central Tulum

Oftentimes, the best culinary offerings in the Yucatan Peninsula are those that you find unexpectedly while trekking the town of your choice. Although, it doesn't hurt to make a list of specific places to try. To learn much more regarding the kinds of food awaiting you, check out this page.

 

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