Viva Italia! The 10 Best Italian Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas

There are several excellent Italian-style fine-dining options in downtown Cabo San Lucas. Capo San Giovanni Mari e Monti is generally considered to offer the most authentic experience, and several Italian dining guides have listed it as the best eatery of its kind in all of México. Chef Gianfranco Zappalà's menu is filled with southern Italian specialty dishes, and the romantic terrace dining area offers mood appropriate music and a perfect setting in which to enjoy delicious regional food and wines.

Salvatore's is probably the most popular Italian restaurant with locals. The food is delicious, affordable, and most entrées will feed a small family. Their lasagna is particularly legendary. Alcaravea Gourmet has also developed a passionate local following, with Chef Enrique Gerrard dishing up delectable pastas in a comfortable European-accented atmosphere. DOC Wine Bar, overlooking the main square, is another favorite, and features some great food pairing options for their large list of Italian wines.

Handmade wood-smoked pizzas, occasionally mesquite grilled, have become fashionable in recent years. Sunset da Mona Lisa has their own pizza lounge, and both La Dolce and Romeo y Julieta maintain onsite ovens. The former makes an outstanding quattro formaggi (four cheese) pie, while the latter showcases a delicious house specialty made with ham, mushroom, salami, green pepper and onion.

Salvatore's has a stellar reputation among locals and return visitors, and the reason is pretty simple: there is no better combination of quality and quantity anywhere in Cabo San Lucas. Chef and owner Tim Galluzzo's food is tasty yet...  Read More

Wicked is perhaps the best of the downtown pizza parlors, and boasts an excellent late night location next to El Squid Roe, Cabo's liveliest nightspot. The name is a nod to the place's Boston heritage, and the pies are made East Coast Italian...  Read More

Pan di Bacco is a Neapolitan-style bakery, deli, restaurant, wine bar and coffee shop that opened in downtown Cabo San Lucas early in 2013. Pan di Bacco specializes in locally sourced, artisanal ingredients, and as one might imagine, the...  Read More

Old world Italian-style décor and cuisine are the hallmarks at this popular Cabo San Lucas based eatery, owned and operated by the Solmar hotel and restaurant group, and set at the foot of the city's exclusive Pedregal neighborhood. Chef Matias...  Read More

This is one of the most romantic restaurants you will find anywhere, with tables perched seemingly atop the Sea of Cortés and breathtaking views of Land's End. Pastas and fresh local seafood are the specialties - the place has its own fishing...  Read More

Chef Stefano Miotto was born in Northern Italy, and his menus - the popular restaurant has two locations, in the downtown areas of both Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo - reflect that heritage, offering an array of homemade pastas, pizzas...  Read More

Under the guidance of Chef Enrique Díaz, Alcaravea Gourmet has evolved over the past decade from a small eatery into one of the benchmark fine dining restaurants in all of Los Cabos. Guests enter through trellised vines and flowers into a...  Read More

Long the lunch and dinner place du jour for local artists and expatriates - it opened in 1990 - Café Santa Fe remains one of Todos Santos' benchmark dining spots, and is a mandatory stop for first time visitors. Located just across from the...  Read More

Family recipes, an excellent temperature-controlled wine selection, and picturesque views are the highlights at Invita Bistro, a popular Italian themed eatery located across from the town square in Cabo San Lucas. Several of co-owner and chef...  Read More

Cabo San Lucas is blessed with a host of great Italian restaurants, and Il Cuore Di Napoli is one of the best. Formerly known as Capo San Giovanni, this trattoria remains a popular stop for authentic pastas, despite the name change and several...  Read More


Meet Chris Sands

Chris Sands is Editor at, co-writer of Fodor’s 2015 guide to Los Cabos, and a regular contributor to Los Cabos Magazine and 10 Best/USA Today. He lives in Cabo San Lucas.

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