Santiago and the Cibao Valley Restaurants


Il Pasticcio

Il Pasticcio Review

Everyone from college students to cigar kings, presidents to politicos, and movie producers to stars packs this eccentrically decorated culinary landmark, which opened in 1995. 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, which might have smoked salmon, mozzarella, anchovies, capers, and baby arugula. Even the bread service comes with three sauces: one is like pesto, there's a pomodoro, and the best is a creamy anchovy sauce. They can all be had on pasta, too. 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? Finish with a shot of limoncello and cheesecake or handmade gelato with strawberries marinated in wine. The value here is remarkable.

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Mon.
Updated: 03-12-2014

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