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Anch'io Italian Restaurant

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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attached to Cafe Vienna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Brownies EVER

This is a really good restaurant. The pizza is very good. But the best...is the Brownies...it's really the best brownies that I ever eat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Philip R
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a really good restaurant. The pizza is very good. But the best...is the Brownies...it's really the best brownies that I ever eat.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The pizzas were great and the staff very friendly. Does get full quickly, so if you are in a big group would advise to go reasonably early.

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had the pizza and pasta. They were very accommodating to our kids' crazy specific meal needs (plus the wine was good). The ice cream and brownie dessert is a must have - best brownie we have ever had!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

An excellent dining experience, perfectly made vegetarian pizza, superb spaghetti amatricana, good unobtrusive service and a lovely atmosphere. Prices for pizza were a little high but everything in La Fortuna seemed to be more expensive than other parts of Costa Rica. Highly recommend and I think it is better than the other pizza/restaurants in town and the one on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Good Pizza, good stuff, good juice, good service, good pesto and water for free. Price is good for Fortuna

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Americans might find a bit odd the toppings combinations of the pre-configured pizza options, but you can always build your own. The crust is thin, tasty and just on the edge of burnt (the way it is supposed to be IMO). Decent pizza in a nice place, reasonably priced. Muy bien.

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had to get away from hotel food, so we took a short $3 taxi ride up the road to Anch'io. Very authentic Italian place, so much so I forgot I was in a Spanish speaking country. Very friendly, lovely decor. We sat outside and listened to the rain. We ordered a pizza to share and it was some of... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A great place to dinner out in La Fortuna after an adventurous say of rafting or canopies. We were four in our party and usually share a bite of our plates with each other and we found all our dishes were delightful. Nice music, great wine chart and a wide variety menu. Don't miss it!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had dinner here last week. Our server was wonderful! We speak very little Spanish and our server spoke some English (he was needlessly apologetic about not knowing all of the words he was looking for, but his English was significantly better than our Spanish!) The pastas were very good, but as non-meat eaters, we would have liked more vegetable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Ate here on our last night in La Fortuna. Loved the ambience, food was good, service was accommodating and friendly. It was a little jarring to eat Italian food while on vacation in Central America, but we had a very pleasant dining experience.

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Address: attached to Cafe Vienna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: attached to Cafe Vienna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business

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