Friday, February 4, 2011

Review of Il Belcanto

Il Belcanto

A couple of weeks ago I ate at a new Italian trattoria here in town. Il Belcanto, true to it’s name, has a guitar playing crooner strumming songs in Spanish and Italian.

Guitar playing at Il Belcanto
Located on Rey Ticateme #464 in Morelia, the atmosphere is very urban. How more urban can you get by having dinner in a gargage, sitting on plastic chairs and eating at a plastic table?

Street front of Il Belcanto 

Street sign that reads "pasta and salads, Tuesday-Sunday 1-6pm, Sundays live music. Cash only, reservations 443-200-4895"

Joined by my mother, we ordered spaghetti carbonara and spaghetti al pesto with shrimp (with four, yes four, shrimp). The pasta was, a las, far from al dente but the sauce’s seasoning was decent. The prices were not unreasonable at all, $70.00 pesos MXN per pasta dish that included a salad with unlimited bread (sliced bolillo) plus $35.00 MXN per glass for overly sweet sangria. The salad had  a house dressing that was a bit watered down. Over all I would say that Il Belcanto offers Italian food at cocina economica prices and that is pretty much what you get, fresh food that can be a little over cooked with quick, friendly service.

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