Pizzas Raffaelo


Pizzas Raffaelo

9 February 2010 Yucatan Restaurants 23

Type: Italian
Neighborhood: Centro
Telephone: 924-9943
Address: Calle 60 on the corner of 49
How to Get There from the Centro: Take 60 Street going north. The Pizza place is on your right one block before Santa Ana Park.
Parking: No
AirConditioned: Yes
Outdoors: No
Drinks: Soft Drinks
Hours: M-F – Noon to 4 and 5:30 to 11:30. Sat and Sun – 5 pm to Midnight


  • scott 3 years ago

    So, it's a pirate themed pizza place? Interesting concept...

  • donald 3 years ago

    Good food, bad vibe. He was hollering at his waiter for 5 minutes while I waited for my salad, no need for that in front of the customers even if it was deserved. After 6 weeks here he's the first person I've come across who wasn't polite, respectful, and muy amable. Won't be back.

  • Rodrigo 3 years ago

    So yesterday we walked in the shoe box sized pizza place and the service was a little slow as usual, the food was ok and the service was ok. 5 minutes after we walk out of the place, my mother in law realized she had left her glasses at the table so we went back to get them and the owner started yelling at us telling us to go look for our trinkets elsewhere because we weren't going to find them there. so WE ARE NEVER GOING BACK TO THAT PLACE.

  • isabella 5 years ago

    Trying pizza here is a very nice experience. It is a good home made italian pizza... and i find the place very clean and nice all the time. Otherwise, i have to admit that sometimes i dont feel confortable because of the attitud of Rafaello, he gets mad easily and sometimes kind of rude with other people... but when he is in a nice mood, believe me, he is very NICE!
    anyway, if you dont give them any kind of "problem" (LOL) you will have a very good diner at the table. I have been there several times and never EVER had to complain about the food, It has always been PERFECT. I really love this pizza, to me this is the best one in Mérida!

  • Amalia 5 years ago

    So interesting to read these very mixed reviews.
    I ate there once in July and will go again when I return to Merida, though I must say that being from Naples I found the pizza good but not impressive. The dough is thin and a little crunchy, which is what Americans call pizza but not us Neapolitans—we call it Roman pizza. So it was a good Roman pizza for me. Also, the "wood" oven was not really wood-fired, but it appeared to be gas-fired.
    Raffaello is not really from Calabria but from Turin, though his ancestors are from that Southern region. He is quite a character and I found him very agreeable, but then again we were speaking Italian.
    One drawback for me is that the menu is way too huge, and most of the pizza varieties in it just repeat the same ingredients with only slight variations. Again, this is hardly a true Italian thing, in Italy you will only find five or six different topping options for pizza, and who needs more when the ingredients and dough are first class?
    I didn't see any bird when I was there and perhaps if I had it would have put me off too, but hey he's the owner and I guess that he has the right to flip you the bird if you don't like his bird and if he loses customers because of his attitude that's his prerogative too...

  • paulino 6 years ago

    I would be reluctant to eat at a place where the cook has a bird that shits on his shoulder...

  • Shito 7 years ago

    I eat at Rafaello's about once a week. The pizza's are fantastic. The crust is thin and chewy and perfect. Rafaello is a bit rough around the edges, but is always kind and polite to me and the other customers at the restaurant. The restaurant gets a little hot at times, but it's totally worth it for what is probably the best pizza I've ever had (and I'm a huge pizza fan). As far as Mary's experience, I wasn't there but the wood oven occasionally creates small burn spots on the top edge of the crust, this is totally normal for wood oven pizza (I've eaten pizza around the world) and helps with the wood oven feel (and still tastes great). Give it a try if you haven't. The pizza's that come out right of the oven (dine-in) taste a bit better than if you get it delivered in a box.

  • Mary 7 years ago

    We went there one night and the pizza was excellent, so we returned again. Our second experience was a nightmare. One pizza came out badly burned so we sent it back. This set off a loud tirade by Raffaello who came out of the kitchen screaming that he doesn't like Gringos and they don't know anything about good pizza, that we should thank God for such good pizza as this, and strode back to the kitchen. He brought out a second pizza, but didn't cut it, told us we would never be allowed to set foot in his restaurant again and continued yelling and charged us for both pizzas. He slammed and locked the door as we left. No pizza is worth this kind of treatment.

  • MexicaChica 8 years ago

    I decided to give them a try tonight and ordered two pies for carry out. I have to say they were really good. The crust was savory and had the wood oven flavor I love. I would say they are up there with Rescoldos on my short list of good pizza places in town. I'm glad I tried them. I'm definitely going back for more!

  • Mary Lou Martin 8 years ago

    Appreciate all the honest reviews. Just airing opinions, and then people can decide to try it or not for themselves.

  • Working Gringos 8 years ago

    Thank you, Barry. Very helpful!!

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