Acapulco is a bustling and popular tourist destination on the south coast of Mexico. Even with strong competition from recent Mexican holiday resort favorites such as Cancún and the indulgent and expensive Los Cabos, a favorite among celebrities, Acapulco still retains its charm and popularity. However, if you fancy a taste of Italy while in Mexican paradise, read on for our guide to the best pizzas and pastas in Acapulco.
Modern, elegant, and casual, Becco al Mare is a beautifully designed restaurant, worth a visit for its architectural merits alone. However, if you’re more interested in the food, the contemporary Italian menu won’t disappoint either, as it boasts only the highest quality ingredients and a range of fifteen Italian oils. You must take advantage of the extensive and predominantly Italian wine list too, but if you’re unsure of what to go for, the in-house sommelier is on hand to help. This is also one to visit if you want to dine with a spectacular view of Acapulco.
Offering a full range of delicious and authentic Italian food guaranteed to satisfy even the strongest pizza and pasta cravings, Forza Italia also boasts fresh baked bread daily. Looking beyond its dated interior, it has an excellent central location and reasonable prices, particularly for expensive Acapulco. We especially recommend the lasagna, accompanied by a freshly made garlic bread. If you don’t fancy dining out, Forza Italia remains an excellent option as they’ll deliver their stone baked pizzas direct to your door.
Specializing in Mediterranean cuisine, Il Negro Santo has some of the best pizza in Acapulco, and often runs two for one promotions that mean trying them won’t break the bank. If you don’t get your fill of pizza during the main course however, you can try the Nutella topped pizza for dessert. We recommend asking for a table on the romantic terrace, and taking advantage of the warm Acapulco weather by dining al fresco. If you’re lucky you might even be treated to live saxophone performances, which usually occur on weekends.
The perfect place for your post-party pizza fix, don’t be deterred by the slightly out of the way location. We’ve never heard of another pizza place that employs an in-house DJ as entertainment for their customers, which makes Estacion 420 pretty unique in our eyes. Understandably the atmosphere at this pizza joint is unrivaled, and all pizza fans holidaying in Acapulco should make a beeline for Estacion 420 if they want to try Italian style, moreish pizzas and live music. We highly recommend the egg-topped roqueta pizza.
Moving away from pizza now, Napoli is a quaint restaurant with excellent pastas and stand-out gnocchi dishes. Looks can be deceiving and you may initially be deterred by the simple appearance of this restaurant and its tucked away location, however it really is worth dining here. This would be an excellent option for those seeking a relaxed evening and a creamy carbonara pasta, given the outdoor seating options, attentive wait staff, and delicious dishes. Be sure not to wander past it accidentally and don’t forget to try the exceptional gnocchi.
A bustling restaurant close to the Zocálo in Acapulco, Mi Piaci is nestled in and among fairy light adorned trees and potted plants, which makes it a very attractive setting in which to enjoy your Italian cuisine. It also means people watching opportunities abound, should you choose to dine on the outdoor patio. In the morning, they offer an affordable breakfast menu which covers several Mexican classics, but the Italian elements really come into play in the afternoon and evening, which is why we recommend you lunch here as a break from exploring Acapulco.