Altos de Chavon

Café Marietta, the new place to eat… & party!?

Café Marietta, Altos de Chavon_4

Café Marietta, Altos de Chavon_4Have you been wondering where everyone is partying this holiday season in Casa de Campo? Well, if you’re looking for great food and a chilled-out party vibe… you might just want to check out Café Marietta in Altos de Chavón – where you’ll find much more than just great pizza.

This year Santa brought the Casa de Campo villa owners an extra tasty gift – Café Marietta in Altos de Chavón, officially opened on December 25th.

The best pizza in Casa de Campo?

Café Marietta is owned by Marc Tiernay, and his partner Arturo Vasquez, and before they opened, they told Casa de Campo Living “we will be offering the best pizza’s Casa de Campo has ever had.”

So what’s the verdict? Well while it would be difficult to conclude that the pizza at Café Marietta is indeed the best the Casa de Campo resort has ever seen, we can at least agree that the pizza is very good, “just as good, if not better than Onno’s Bar” a friend of ours recently commented. High praise when you consider that the pizza at Onno’s Bar just won “Best Pizza” in the TODO The Best of 2014, and was also the winner in 2013 and 2012.

Cafe Marietta, Altos de Chavon

The menu

Cafe Marietta, Altos de ChavonWhile the undeniable star of the show is the pizza, that’s not all Café Marietta has to offer.

Appetizers include Fresh Burrata Cheese (RD$525), the Marietta Salad (RD$380), and Baked Eggplant (RD$420), their signature dishes range from Fettucini Strogganof (RD$490) to Green Pepper Tenderloin (RD$790) and Mahi Mahi (RD$695), and well the pizza selection is extensive.

Personally we recently indulged in the Carbonara pizza, following which my partner in crime, Philip Silvestri, commented, “it’s a different direction in pizza. Fluffy crusts that are satisfyingly chewy and crunchy. The Carbonara Pizza was a delicious concoction of cheese, eggs and bacon with a drizzle of truffle oil. You really can’t go wrong with truffle oil. If all the pizzas are this good, we might just have a new king of pizza in town.”

Oh and on the desert menu they have a Nutella Pizza… we haven’t tried it yet, but you just have to look at the picture (right) to know it must be good. Probably very good.

Cafe Marietta, Altos de Chavon

Party place?

While Café Marietta opens from 5pm for dinner, they close much later… Their fully stocked bar, cocktails and relaxed yet fun atmosphere has been enticing Casa de Campo’s crowd of 30-somethings to stay and party long into the night. Or at least that’s what we’ve heard on the Casa de Campo rumor mill.

Maybe we’ll see you there one of these nights?

Café Marietta

Where: Altos de Chavón (former location of Gino’s and Café del Sol)

Opening times: 5pm to late

Contact: (809) 951-1550

Header image by José Calzada.

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