Restaurant Lucas

Top choice italian in La Romana

This local's secret is buried inside a residential complex less than 2km from centro. Delectable fresh pastas (inhouse-made ravioli, tagliatelle and gnocchi) are served on an atmospheric patio under a giant fig tree.

The jovial owner, from Liguria, greets everyone with his Italian enthusiasm. Try the black tagliatelle with lobster and tomato sauce (RD$700). Take note of the phone number, as you might have difficulty finding it, though it is better signed than it once was.