Fodor's Expert Review La Trattoria del Monasterio

$$ Arequipa Italian

This intimate restaurant serves some of the best Italian food in southern Peru, and if you're not sure you want Italian food in Peru, its special location in the Monasterio de Santa Catalina (the entrance is outside the compound, though windows look in) is enough to merit a visit and a meal. A fusion menu featuring homemade pastas (try the delicious cannelloni with lomo saltado), gnocchi, and risottos—paired with seafood, meats, and creative, savory sauces—is offered, and although there are Novo Andino options, you can find them elsewhere, so stick with the excellent Italian fare here. There's also an extensive wine list. It usually gets pretty packed at lunchtime, so book ahead, or come for dinner instead.

Italian Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

Cl. Santa Catalina 309
Arequipa, Arequipa  Peru


Known For:
  • Excellent Italian food
  • Homemade pasta
  • Extensive wine menu
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No dinner Sun., Credit cards accepted

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