With so many Italian Ex-Pats living in Playa del Carmen you can eat authentic Italian specialties every night!
Avenida 30 con Calle 24 y 26
Who says that Playa del Carmen is only the 5th Avenue? Get outside of the main tourist area and perhaps even your comfort zone to pay a well-deserved visit to Don Chendo's. A Chicago-style pizzeria in downtown Playa del Carmen, these deep dish delights are a favorite of the town's large expat community. And if you're not hungry for pizza, we suggest you give the delicious chicken parmesana a try. Either way, you'll be well fed and happy.
Plaza Paseo Coba
Casa Sofia has made a good niche for itself among the plethora of quality Italian restaurants in Playa del Carmen. They have done so by offering fresh-made pasta and overall good Italian food at affordable prices. Add to that a great atmosphere and the fact that it's a pet-friendly restaurant, and you'll understand the place's recipe for success is not just found in its food.
4th Street btw. 10th and 15th Avenues
Relaxed atmosphere, family-friendly and reasonably priced. Try the home-made gnocchi. Their pizza is one of the best in Playa del Carmen. They also deliver!
10th Avenue and 10th Street
The welcoming restaurant is on two levels and has the ultimate comfort foods: handmade pasta and wood-oven pizzas. Tasty homemade food in a relaxed ambiance. Well worth a visit.
26th Street btw. 5th and 10th Avenues
A restaurant just as flirtatious as its name, Afrodisiako offers up a creative menu of Italian/Mediterranean specialties that are off the charts. The restaurant makes their pasta by hand, employ a lot of organic goods when preparing their meals, and make exotic and delicious cocktails that entice. Sensual food for sensual people.
30th Avenue and 25th Street
The PapaCharly Pasta Factory that is so good it may just ruin your plans. You know, the one where you try different restaurants and don't go back to the same one twice? In fact, this Argentinan-owned, Italian-inspired gem is so good we even considered not telling you where it is. Great prices, wonderful people, fantastic food. You've been warned!
5th Avenue between 6th and 8th Streets
Set in a garden atmosphere with romantic lighting. Most of the pasta is made in-house. They also have lobster available on the menu.
Calle 38 just below 5th avenue
This restaurant offers a beautiful setting as well as delicious food. Piola has an extensive list of thin crust pizza choices as well as pastas, in addition to a really tasty bruchetta. The basil martini must not be missed!