Ambience, ambience, ambience!!
Da Vinci's is a gem of a restaurant in Antigua. Every item on Da Vinci's menu will tempt you because they combine ingredients so creatively. Our meal here exceeded all others that we experienced in Antigua - in taste and quality.
The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. Seating flows into various dining rooms, the walls are covered in Da Vinci art, and gilded life-size angels dangle from above. All the furniture is antique, and candles are lit at night to create a mysterious parlor atmosphere.
I ordered the amazing chuletas amareto (Q65), which were smoked pork chops smothered in a perfect pear-and-apple chutney served with buttered whipped potatoes and local vegetables. My father ordered pollo de gioconda (Q70), broiled chicken breasts in a tangerine-and-bleu cheese sauce.
The service was attentive but serious, complimenting the mood of the restaurant. Da Vinci's could serve as a romantic date location or a quiet place to savor the distinct flavors not found elsewhere in Antigua.