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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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 87
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  • 43
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  • 5
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  • 1
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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
Lovely Italian restaurant

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Sanj130
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We booked this dinner after a day trip to Cano Island. Wonderful meal. There were 9 of us and they coped well with the large number of people. The fresh pasta meals were wonderful. Some of us had ricotta & spinach stuffed Cannelloni which was served with a wonderful white sauce. Some of us had fresh Gnocchi - Yummy served... More 

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Mamma e Papas was a beautiful restaurant tucked away in the jungle hillside of Ojochal. Their homemade pastas were excellent, as well as the Chocolate Salami and Tiramisu desserts. The environment was serene with a beautiful view of the mountains. They even have a playful swing that couples can enjoys after a wonderful meal. Staff was very friendly and accommodating.... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday, around 12:30pm. We were the only guests at the time. The parking lot is a bit rough but the pizza we shared was absolutely delicious.

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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, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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