This quietly sophisticated hotel restaurant has an open-air dining room connected to a deck overlooking the water. Tables are set with beautiful linens, china, and cutlery, making Casa Rolandi the most upscale and romantic restaurant on the island. A northern Italian menu includes wonderful carpaccio di tonno alla Giorgio (thin slices of tuna with extra-virgin olive oil and lime juice), along with excellent pastas. Even the simplest dishes, such as angel-hair pasta in tomato sauce, are delicious. For something different, try the saffron risotto or costolette d'agnello al forno (lamb chops with a thyme infusion). The sunset views, of course, are spectacular.
Zoëtry Villa Rolandi, Fracc. Laguna Mar, Sm 7, Mza 75, Lotes 15 and 16, Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, 77400, Mexico