El Naranjo Restaurante

Italian in Pátzcuaro

This interesting restaurant is encased in a beautiful old coaching inn of the same name and reconfigured with chic modern adornments. El Naranjo takes on authentic Italian cuisine and the results are largely positive: the thin-crust pizza (M$105 to M$170) is dispatched from a wood-fired oven and the pasta dishes (M$100 to M$190) are homemade and appropriately al dente.

The setting is casual but comfortable, amalgamating old and new. Not surprisingly, the gringos love it.