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Antigua, GT: Quesos y Vino

rworange | Jan 28, 201108:05 PM

After my first visit, I never would have guessed I would ever give this place such high ratings … though the calzone was greatness, the pizza disappointing, the pasta forgettable, the wine list limited and the service memorably deplorable. The name of the restaurant uses Vino and not vinos and they almost take that literally

The pizza should have been stellar. They have special wood-fired clay and brick ovens outside to bake pizza. Everything is made from scratch, dough, sauce, pasta, etc. It is highly regarded by locals. As I said in that first report, looks 10, taste 4.

I would have chalked up the pizza to accommodating local tastes, but I was with two Guatemalan families and they now use it as a measure to describe pizza they don’t like.

Why go back?

I was in the nabe and the crusty sandwich rolls baked in their ovens looked wonderful. Like the call of a siren to the rocks, those rolls lured me back. So when I happened to be passing by, I decided to give the restaurant another chance.

It was a tasty sandwich, especially hot out of the oven. To top it off I had one of the better cups of cappuccino in Antigua.

Here's what I had rated from A+ to F -

B + … Mozzarella, red pepper and basil Italian sandwich
B + … Flan Antigüeño
A - … Cappuccino

Service: B + … Very, very good
Ambiance: B + … Very, very good
Price: $$$

Restaurant record with more info such as address, phone, hours and menu

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The website has some very good photos of the restaurant and deli

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