Il Giro Restaurant
Published on Friday, 29 November 2013 15:38
By Steve Scott
Entering Il Giro restaurant in Colonia Reforma is like entering a passionate dream. That is, in fact, exactly what it is. It is the creation of Domenico Passaforte and every square inch of this marvelous new eatery reflects his vision and care. Domenico is responsible for the Pizza Rustica restaurants here in Oaxaca where we've been eating and enjoying his food for years.
Il Giro represents an evolution in the art of fine dining in an unpretentious and relaxed setting. One is greeted by the friendly staff and it feels like coming home. Domenico's home. The wonderfully decorated two story structure is complete with lots of indoor and patio space and two bars. The upstairs terrace commands a fine view over tree lined B. Dominguez street and sports a beautiful piano bar where live music can be enjoyed on Friday and Saturday nights. Reminds one of Rick's Cafe from the film Casablanca.
The restaurant is the product of a four year dream finally realized. Domenico supervised the building process himself laboring to realize his vision brick by brick, step by step. The food is Italian and the ingredients are one hundred percent natural.
Influences for the cuisine come from Rome, Milan and Venice and reflect Domenico's proud Italian heritage with family recipes married with Mediterranean concepts and Oaxacan flavors. The menu is varied and quite spectacular. I'll be seeing you at the piano bar.
B. Dominguez 317 near the corner of E. Carranza, Col. Reforma, Oaxaca 68050.
Tel. 51 676 96, 51 303 46
Open daily from 1 pm to midnight.