Grand Cayman is known as a pricey destination, and we definitely found that to be true. However, we were pleasantly surprised at the general quality, so at least you are getting a commiserate value for the higher cost.
To save a bit of money we stopped between the airport and the hotel at Kirk Market, a recommended grocery store. We were able to find a few reasonably priced snacks for our two days (passion fruit juice, chocolate covered craisins, and the rosemary crackers were great).
On Monday night we tried to get reservations at Ragazzi Ristorante & Pizzeria, but it was fully booked. Instead, the Seafire concierge recommended Edoardo’s. Just a few miles from our resort and in the heart of Seven Mile Beach, they had a table for us. Parking was a little tight, but we were able to park in adjacent lot. Our waiter, Giuseppe, provided great service, keeping our wine glasses topped up throughout.
Leandra ordered two appetizers, the ceviche and beef carpaccio. I ordered the gnocchi, which came with either a four cheese sauce (parmesan, mozzarella, gorgonzola and cambozola) or red marinara sauce – having trouble deciding, our waiter raised his finger and said ‘I’ve got it!’ And so I received half and half… both options were delicious.
On Tuesday night we considered some jerk bbq options, but ended up going out for Italian again, this time at Ristorante Pappagallo. Located on the northern end of the island, we wound our way through residential streets to find this restaurant at the end of the road. Set on a small pond, it is in a lovely setting, and the outdoor dining is screened in too!
Leandra ordered the ceviche special with lionfish in a coconut lime sauce and the maltagliati with braised beef short rib while I started with a spinach and blue cheese salad, followed by the pumpkin & amaretto ravioli. Everything was excellent!