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.