Keep in mind though that when sitting peacefully in one of these establishments some thug can ride up on a motorcycle and rob or shoot you in the back.I've been to all of them except #10 Il Bacareto. However for #8 Shibuya and #5 Trattoria Angiolino, I've only been once to those places.
Like most rankings, specially these based in culinary accomplishments, the opinions are fairly biased and relative. Most people are bound to disagree with these as everyone has their own different gauges of what constitutes a good restaurant. Additionally, it is hard to compare different types of foods and different price levels, etc.
Having said all this, I think the list is pretty solid. I wholeheartedly disagree with La Cassina even being a top 5. I believe it is extremely pricey for what they bring to the table. Almost every single time I've been there I have left disappointed. I think most of these restaurants are getting more notoriety due to being "flashy" and "upscale" rather than for the quality of their food (the quality of their food is good, nonetheless).
I strongly agree with Nipau, I think it is a very good & solid restaurant and I am happy to see it in this list. I agree with Pat'e Palo as well, very solid restaurant. The rest you could argue.
as can happen as well when you're in your home or office sitting quietly and posting in DR1...
I can never get in the place. The parking lot is always full of Ultra expensive vehicles. Seriously.Try this in Don Pepe, have you been there?
Il Cappuccino has been my go to restaurant for years. Got to know the owner and they prepare whatever I request. Once you find a restaurant like this you become a fixture. If it ain't broke don't fix it.Restaurante Il Cappuccino on Capitán Eugenio de Marchena, just down the street from Leonel Fernandez's office is outstanding! Old Sccool Italian, cosmic pizza and a freezer full of gelato!
We went there once, with mountainannie when she still lived in Santo Domingo, excellent food AND dessertsIl Cappuccino has been my go to restaurant for years. Got to know the owner and they prepare whatever I request. Once you find a restaurant like this you become a fixture. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
Ahhhh Vesuvio........in another time..........that was the place to see and be seen in Santo Domingo.........and the food was even great back then........until......El Meson is a oldie but goodie. Haven't been in awhile but always bring our out of town guests there. Good food but even better atmosphere. Miss the days when Vesuvio use to be really good and the place to go.
I agree about Vizcaya, you always see lots of guys have secret lunches with their secretaries there and it's the kind of place that you could imagine being in a scene from a spy film.Ahhhh Vesuvio........in another time..........that was the place to see and be seen in Santo Domingo.........and the food was even great back then........until......
Don Pepe when it was in Gazcue.
Sully's for seafood.
The old Chalet Suisso or was it Suisso Chalet......when Peter ran it.
My other go to place that will not make a top ten list for snobbery........but I always had a good meal there is Vizcaya.
Certainly others.........Mediterranean place whose name escapes me at the moment (Sharazad?).