At the suggestion of a friend, I decided to sate my craving for good Italian food at La Marchigiana. Upon first glance I hesitated a bit because it didn’t look that welcoming from the outside, but once inside I was impressed. For a large restaurant, the waiters were more than kind and helpful.
The best thing about the place is the food. The dishes are simple with fresh ingredients, just like classic Italian cuisine. The ensalada verde con crostones y parmesano was excellent. The crisp salad with homemade croutons and big, chunky pieces of parmesan proved to be absolutely delicious. The congrio marchigiana was just as tasty. A big piece of congrio fish, shrimp and boiled potatoes, accompanied by a wonderful tomato-curry sauce. The wine selection was just as good, as the owners turned the basement into a cellar.
Portions are hearty, but you’ll want to stuff yourself! The prices are fair and range from 20 to 40 pesos for a main dish. If I had more time in Mendoza I would have eaten there several more times- the menu reads like a flavorful book.
Av. Patricias Mendocinas 1550, (5500) Mendoza.
Tel: (0261) 423 0751
Open Monday to Sunday 12:00 – 24:00