Restaurante la Dominica

Italian in Habana Vieja

Back in the Fidel era, this was one of Havana's few decent Italian restaurants, but in recent years it has been usurped by better private competition. That said, La Dominica – with its wood-fired pizza oven and al dente pasta – still delivers the Mediterranean goods in an elegantly restored dining room with alfresco seating on Calle O'Reilly.

Professional house bands serenade diners with a slightly more eclectic set than the obligatory Buena Vista Social Club staples.