Santiago and the Cibao Valley Restaurants

Il Pasticcio

  • Av. El Lano Map It
  • Gurabo al Medio
  • Italian
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 10/12/2015

Fodor's Review

Everyone from college students to cigar kings, presidents to politicos, photographers and movie stars pack this eccentrically-decorated culinary landmark. Tourists take photos of the bathrooms, with their ornate mirrors and Romanesque plaster sinks. Chef-owner Paolo's mouthwatering creations are authentic and fresh. Ask about the tasting menu, or try the great antipasto selections; commence with the Pasticcio salad. Even the bread service comes with three sauces; the best is a creamy anchovy sauce. Finish with a shot of limoncello and cheesecake. And if it's too dim to read the menu, just look up—it's also written on the ceiling. Who said Paolo is off the wall? He just celebrated his 20th anniversary with his amigos (check out his site).The outdoor terrace seating is new, along with a wall of black-and-white photos of former film stars. The value here is remarkable and it has won the hospitality award for Latin america and the Caribbean by the Italian Chamber of Commerce.

Restaurant Information


Av. El Lano, corner Calle 3, Gurabo al Medio, Santiago, 51000, Dominican Republic

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Mon.

Published 10/12/2015


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