Los Cabos’ love affair with the Mediterranean manifests itself in myriad ways at the area’s many Italian eateries. At Pan di Bacco, one of the newest additions to the restaurant scene, the owners have fused “the art of Italian baking”—local, fresh, organic—with a casual yet sophisticated setting near the Cabo San Lucas Marina. Come here for a perfect start to your morning. Sip on a potent—utterly Italian—espresso drink as you nibble a freshly baked pastry and use the free Wi-Fi to peruse the latest news (or gossip) from back home. Return midday for a strawberry lemonade, Italian fries with truffle oil, and Neapolitan-inspired pizza; I heartily recommend the milanesa, with salame milano, mushrooms, mozzarella, Parmesan, and tomato sauce. The team behind Pan di Bacco believes “wine isn’t just for gourmets and special occasions; it’s for everyone, every day.” As such, they’ve created a wine list that’s affordable and fun … and pairs excellently with a dinner menu that includes everything from light salads and antipasti to gnocchi alla sorrentina, DIY cutting boards, and mini-burgers. Free valet parking 4 p.m.–midnight at the Misiones, across the street. Ignacio Zaragoza S/N, between Boulevard Marina and Lázaro Cárdenas, downtown, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-3127, www.pandibacco.com. Mon.–Thurs. 9 a.m.–midnight, Fri.–Sat. 9 a.m.–midnight. MasterCard and Visa accepted. $–$$$ A.A.
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