Il Bocconcino. Tulum, Mexico: The Lowdown with Mikey B.

If you want to try some non-Mexican cuisine while in Tulum, head to Il Bocconcino.

It is located on Avenida Tulum between Calle Osiris Norte and Calle Beta Norte.

The dining area can accommodate about 40 patrons.

The menu includes a wide variety of salads, risottos, fish, meat, pizzas and pasta.

The waitress brought a basket full of fresh-baked breads to start. The bread was moist, fresh and spongey.

I started with the Caprese. Sliced tomatoes wit slices of mozzarella topped with basil pesto and fresh basil as a garnish.

I followed that up with the House made potato Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina. The gnocchi were small, soft and doughy and came filled with potatoes. It also came topped with a beautiful tomato sauce.

And to finish off, we ate a Margherita pizza, prepared in a wood-burning oven. The crust was deliciously thin and nicely charred without being burnt black. The tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and basil leaves that topped the pizza were all fresh.

I washed it all down with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon Sperone from Italy.

That’s the Lowdown.

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