Las Tres Medallas

Style of food: International
Cost: Moderate
Type of place: Paladar (private)
Best for: Meeting Olympic champion Mireya Luis. Nice atmosphere.
Worst for: The décor does not quite work. Seems caught in the middle between up market and familiar.
Calle 20 # 313, e/ Av. 3ª y 5ª.
(+53)5264 - 5337

  • Las Tres Medallas was opened in September 2012 by Olympic champion Mireya Luis and her Italian husband. The name of the place refers to the three gold medals that Mireya won in Barcelona, Atlanta, and Athens.

    This is another Italian, which makes decent wood baked pizzas and a decent range of standard Italian fare.  We think that Elena (see below) has probably been a little overly harsh about the place since we think that the indoor space is not so bad. This is all open plan, basically the whole downstairs of a nice Vedado mansion. This place does not suffer from an endless division into small rooms and the night we ate there had a good vibe.

    This is not a gourmet place but on the other hand is very reasonably priced and the food is good, not great but decent value for money. Definitely worth a look.

    The indoor area at Tres Medallas: This is definitely not the prettiest looking paladar in Havana. Olympic champion Mireya Luis and her Italian husband opened it about a year ago. The restaurant, which is named in honour to the three gold medals that Mireya won in Barcelona, Atlanta, and Athens, offers a variety of decent Italian food (including wood baked pizzas) at decent prices. The place has an open outdoor area and it offers an indoor space too. For the hot months the indoor dining room provides the comfort of A.C. and a space away from the flies; nevertheless, the area is dark, cold, with little personality and loud music. I would highly recommend the owners hire a professional interior decorator to bring some charm to this uninviting space.

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