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Ristorante Limoncello

4.6
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322 Reviews
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MXN310 to MXN500
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Italian
Trattoria Limoncello located on the beautiful Nichupté lagoon, in a constant search to offer the best Italian food in Cancun, to recreate the true flavors and aromas that characterizes one of the preferred kitchens for its high level of excellence, in a cozy, warm, and traditional atmosphere of Italian Tuscany, is pleased to present the internationally known Italian Chef Rino Balzano, who has a history of success accumulated over 35 years of experience. El Restaurante Limoncello ubicado sobre las aguas de la maravillosa laguna Nichupté, en una constante búsqueda de ofrecer lo mejor de la comida Italiana en Cancún, de recrear los verdaderos sabores y aromas que caracterizan a una de las cocinas preferidas por excelencia a nivel mundial, en un ambiente cálido, acogedor y tradicional de la Toscana italiana, se complace en presentarles la participación del internacionalmente conocido Chef Italiano Rino Balzano, quien tiene una trayectoria de éxitos acumulados a través de 35 años.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 322 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s one of our favorite places to visit every time we come to Cancun. We stay the week, and I have come in here at least twice each visit, at least. Very friendly and very attentive, the food is fantastic! Thank you for always making my special occasions the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a special dinner... beautiful outside view and excellent food. One of our favorite nights in Cancun

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vipJenniferG
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food and suburb service. Third time in three weeks. Would eat here every time i come.

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Jackmirtexas
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such wonderfully attentive service. Beautiful views w a croc visit. Helped us celebrate our 20th anniversary. Such a positive experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Highly recommend to everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Air conditioning would have made it a little more enjoyable...

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vipJenniferG
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food ever. Service was impeccable. We had a great meal with a great view and great service. Second time going to limoncellos.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Espectacular !!!

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vipIRENER
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Geraldo our server is amazing and the food was excellent love this place

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vipDebbieL
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the setting and the atmosphere! The service was fantastic and the views were perfect!

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Urom
Cancun
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

felicito al restaurante, sinceramente fue una experiencia muy agradable, todo estuvo perfecto, y segurisimo regresamos.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El restaurante está situado sobre la Laguna y tuvimos la suerte de ver pasar nadando a los cocodrilos de la zona, el ambiente es romántico y al exterior se está muy agradable, yo pedí unos ravioles de calabaza en aceite de trufa muy ricos Lo único que no me gustó ver, fue las langostas vivas en un estanque para que la pesqué ni se las coman en ese momento, es muy triste 😕 pues soy amante de la vida y la naturaleza por esa razón no como animales ni me parece el maltrato ni la explotación

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vipDebe
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food ambiance and service was impeccable! Our waiter Umberto went above and beyond. The soft lighting and sitting on the water added to the experience. Very authentic Italian cuisine

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vipJPelley
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here twice the last 2 years and it remains on our favorite list!! Food is so good!! Everything we had was awesome!! We will be back next year!

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KimB
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our cab driver recommended this place and it was fantastic. It is quite large and a great design so every seating has a nice view of the bay. My husband and I both had the Spaghetti Bolognese which was really good and a large portion. I think the cost was $I5 US dollars or there about and I had the arugala and pear salad around $8 US dollars- was excellent and my husband had caesar salad, also great. The bread is a flat bread and melted in your mouth. I also tried the limoncello martini and was a bit tart for me so I just added a dash of simple syrup. Prices were very reasonable and on point for italian fare. We heard piano music and thought it was piped in but realized it was live in the bar. That pianist was absolutely amazing and concert worthy performance. I wish we would have stayed longer to listen to him in the bar. The bar was very quaint and this live pianist would have been icing on the cake. Even if you don't eat here, stop for a drink and listen to this guy play piano. We were told he performs Thur-Sun from I think 8p-11p.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Una excelente opción

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Momaxma
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, it’s beautiful. The piano music is wonderful - and the food and service all top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience. Everything was perfect. We had mentioned seeing pics of the crocodile online and they came to our table to make sure we saw it as it swam by. Just a little extra added bonus.
Service and food was delicious! We would definitely go back.

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vipRandi19
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and delicious food! Wish we could have tasted everything on the menu. Was so hard to choose each course because I wanted to try each one.

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vipvivacapri57
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Drinks could have more alcohol and pasta portion a little small

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NikkiH
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We had reservations for a 7:30 dinner. My 2 daughters (11 and 13) got dressed up and were very excited to go to this restaurant . We were seated and ordered, we were enjoying our family conversations when we noticed the time. It had been an hour since we ordered, we noticed every one around that had been stayed 30 minutes after us were receiving their food but not us. We asked our server who said it would be coming soon. An additional 20 minutes, no food, we had to flag down our server who said 2 minutes. Our youngest daughter was trying not to cry due to hunger and disappointment of not eating at this pretty venue. After 5 minutes we got up to leave. The restaurant was about 40% full. We got our drinks tab (not compted), and when the manager came over my husband explained our EXTREME disappointment. The manager 's response was that they seated a lot of people after us. Key word, AFTER us. This demonstrates they do not care about their customers' satisfaction or dining experience. I'm not certain how they could function on a night they were actually busy. Beautiful location, can't give any feedback on food even though we were there for such a long time.

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vipPaulw
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

I very, very seldom write a bad review of a restaurant, but after our experience last night, I felt that I had no choice. We have been coming to Limoncello for more than a decade and have always enjoyed our dinners, including last week, that is, until last night. The view of the lagoon was spectacular as always. Unfortunately the food and service were not. The veal was tough, the shrimp tasteless swimming in a nondescript sauce and the eggplant parmesan was short of the parmesan. The long delay between ordering our ice cream desserts and their arrival resulted in them arriving melted in mush. While the waiters were extremely attentive and professional, there were too few for the number of people they needed to serve. Something was way off last night. I hope it gets fixed. If not, come for a drink while the sun sets and eat somewhere else

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vipFriendlyConfines
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Enjoyed the piano music in the background. The salad with apples and walnuts was a good starter. The grouper was very good as was the chicken parmigiana. Pasta could have been warmer. Overall a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food especially the short ribs

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Beautiful piano music. Friendly waiters.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Luis was a pro

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ils ont oublié notre occasion spéciale

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vipSuze
Sacramento
43 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was exceptional.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buena comida con ralacion calidad precio y hermosa vista al mar.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner out

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vipCook16
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Wow - a shocker. We've been here before but is was so much better in the past. Wait staff was literally non-existent after the entree was brought (despite the fact that we were told there would be two waiting on us). The veal was awful - extremely over cooked and tasteless. Nobody ever asked us how our meal was or even came by except to pick up our half full plate - again never asking whether or not we liked it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio y deliciosos platillos. Pasamos una hermosa velada.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MUYY BUENOO TODOOOOO

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Luis CésarL
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar, muy buena comida y el trato también !!!

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HannaK
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo estuvo súper rico, buena relación en calidad y precio, la comida exquisita, el servicio excelente, sin duda regresaremos!!!

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vipAndy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food an ambiance were excellent, but the service was very very slow. Had to wait 40 min and ask 2-3 times before someone eventually brought bread to the table. No one asked about drink menus and I had to request for it twice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent experience down by the water. Piano music was nice and waiters were great. Highly recommend.

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MariaT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family here during Christmas break. I had read the great reviews and I can testify they are well deserved. The tables open up right on the lagoon, the food was exceptional, and the service as good as the best I’ve received elsewhere. You would be missing out if you skip Limoncello on your trip to Cancun.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and location. Try the Pumpkin raviolis. Very unusual looking Caesar Salad (made at table) that I will try when we are there next time.

Karen from Canada.

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CatherineB
Cancun
15 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Too many staff standing around. Not at tentative to customers. Didn’t understand English. No attempt to refund when food was not what was expected. Food was not edible. No flavor. Small portion of main item too much sauce. Waiter was very erogant when food was sent back for replacement. Questioned why we would want sauce on the side. Followed us out of building to demand understanding of minimal tip due to poor service and food.

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Ristorante Limoncello offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01 998 883 1433.

Ristorante Limoncello is rated 4.6 stars by 322 OpenTable diners.

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