The best Italian restaurant in Habana Vieja is Dominica (O’Reilly #108, esq. Mercaderes, tel. 07/860-2918, daily 9 a.m.–6 p.m., CUC7–24), serving pasta, pizza, spaghetti, and more in elegant air-conditioned surroundings. Live musicians perform. The place is foreign-managed and the food and service are above average.
The modern Restaurante Prado y Neptuno (Prado, esq. Neptuno, tel. 07/860-9636, daily 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and 6:30–11:30 p.m.) is popular with expats in Havana for its reasonable Italian fare and pizzas. The contemporary decor is jazzy, and there’s a bar with high stools.
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