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Mamma e Papa

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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Calle perezoso | 32 km south from Dominical, Ojochal 60504, Costa Rica
+506 2786 5336
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 92
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  • 44
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
what an experience ....Great food and owners

Not only was our meal fantastic, Enzo and Jeanette were the friendliest hosts ever. Eggplant was delicious, as was the salmon pasta and pasta Bolognese. Went back for pizza and was not disappointed. Don't miss this great time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
starrbert129
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Norton, OH
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Norton, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Not only was our meal fantastic, Enzo and Jeanette were the friendliest hosts ever. Eggplant was delicious, as was the salmon pasta and pasta Bolognese. Went back for pizza and was not disappointed. Don't miss this great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great location and the only restaurant in Costa Rica where pizza's are made by the Italian owner. Excellent surroundings at a great location in Ojochal

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I live in the area and have eaten at Mamma y Papa several times. The pasta is home made and is very good. The sauces are just a little sweet, but still very good. My favorite is the eggplant. The pizza is probably the best in the Ojochal area.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A small, but charming place run by an Italian expat. Caters well for vegetarians. I would have given a 5 star rating, but the pizza crust was a bit too hard for our taste. However, I would definitely recommend.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I was surprised to find so many pizza restaurants in CR! They were all delicious....but this little Italian restaurant tucked in the lovely hills in the village of Ojochal was the best! They offered many different Italian dishes but we were in the mood for pizza....and we were delighted with our choice. And the view from the open-air patio was... More 

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Wonderful and tasty! The kids will love the flavorful pizzas and the parents will truly enjoy homemade pasta. The food brought back memories of visiting Italy. I strongly recommend this for the family!!!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There are a ton of restaurants in Ojochal and the surrounding area claiming "gourmet" status and quality food. Mamma e Papa is a shining star among them. Their food is delicious - homemade pasta and pizza from a real Italian kitchen - made by people who not only take pride in their work but LOVE food. It isn't about trendy,... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We had an outstanding pizza here one night. The restaurant area looks upon the hotel gardens and the air is filled with the aroma of the ylang ylang flowers. The Italian owner is very personable and we enjoyed talking with him. The food was outstanding and reasonably priced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Went here for home made pasta. Was delicious! Clean professional service. Very pretty view from the outdoor patio restaurant. Staff is so friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stumbled across this cute place looking for lunch in Ojochal , which is a challenge due to many places only open for dinner. We were welcomed and served promptly. The open air park-like setting is attractive and pleasant. We were served a salad caprese, with basil, mozz, RIPE tomatoes and greens added on with no charge. The pizza was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle perezoso | 32 km south from Dominical, Ojochal 60504, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Ojochal
  • Phone Number: +506 2786 5336

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?