Fodor's Expert Review Ristorante Pappagallo
Pappagallo, Italian for "parrot," hauntingly perches on the edge of a lagoon in a 14-acre bird sanctuary. Inside, riotously colored macaws, cockatoos, and parrots perch on swings behind plate glass, but Italian-born Chef Alex Menegon's food is definitely not for the birds, especially his sublime risotto, pastas, and oh-so-yummy osso buco. The lost-in-the-jungle exoticism is enhanced by locally hewn stones, bamboo, homemade rope, and thatched palapas for outdoor seating. Yet the sleek deco-inspired black marble and polished brass accents bespeak the underlying seriousness. Be sure to thank Bogey, the African gray parrot, who really rules the roost.
444B Conch Point Rd.
West Bay, Grand Cayman KY1-1301, Cayman Islands
- Marvelously romantic "jungle" setting
- Delectable Italian fare
- Smart food and wine/cocktail pairings