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Anch'io Italian Restaurant

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Real Italian Food

Pizza and pasta worthy of any Italian restaurant. Thin crust pizza was particularly good as was the mediteranian salad.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Clovis, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Clovis, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Pizza and pasta worthy of any Italian restaurant. Thin crust pizza was particularly good as was the mediteranian salad.

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Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the excellent pizza, bread and top notch service. The place got busy quickly, so we were glad we got there early. It is very clean, including the washrooms.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The pizza, pasta and service at Anch'io Italian Restaurant is fabulous. The focaccia, topped with tomatoes and local cheese, was a meal in itself. The pizza is cooked in a wood stove which creates a wonderful flavor. The sign for the restaurant is hard to see so look carefully because it is worth the effort to find this restaurant!!!

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

After spending 10 days there, we were looking to get away from the normal Costa Rican cuisine, which is fantastic, but one can only eat so much of it. We found this place, which is just outside of the main part of the city, and I am glad we did. Really good Italian food, atmosphere and service. Of course, try... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Wonderful restaurant with an authentic pizza oven. Food was very good and service impeccable. One little regret however, the menu listed Panna Cotta but it was not available.

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My husband and I split a house salad and special meat pizza that we thoroughly enjoyed. We loved the setting of the restaurant and thought the service was great.

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Houston, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a delightful place at the end of the main street of La Fortuna. We ordered a vegetarian pizza because we were craving green vegetables which are in short supply for some reason in Costa Rica and this hit the spot. The covered outdoor seating is lovely for an alfresco lunch or dinner. As part of the complex there... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Very good wood oven pizza. We shared two nice desserts. Friendly and attentive staff. Good choice for pizza in while in Arenal.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner here! We had a delicious salad and shared a pizza - the patio was so pretty at night! Definitely a good place for couples or small groups!

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Auburn, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I am in La Fortuna often and try to always eat at Anch'io's at least once. The pizza here is amazing. The fettuccine alfredo is also very good. The staff is always very friendly and attentive, and are happy to speak English if necessary.

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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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