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Villa Italia

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300 mt oeste de la feretteria san carlo, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
+506 2670 0284
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Italy in Coco

Authentic Italian in every respect from a restaurateur from Tuscany. Family enjoyed gnocchi quattro formaggio, ravioli and fettuccine bolognese prepared to perfection with impeccable service. Having lived in Italy I can tell you this place is as good as it gets. Off the beaten path a little but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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Charleston, South Carolina
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Authentic Italian in every respect from a restaurateur from Tuscany. Family enjoyed gnocchi quattro formaggio, ravioli and fettuccine bolognese prepared to perfection with impeccable service. Having lived in Italy I can tell you this place is as good as it gets. Off the beaten path a little but aren't all the best places?

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Milford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

One of the best meals in my life! Very Romanic and off the main road in Coco. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves Italian good.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We tried Villa Italia for the first time last night after reading the reviews. We made reservations which I strongly suggest. We saw people turned away while we were there for not having a reservation or for being late. Such a cute resteraunt... The recommendations by the chef were perfect. She was very sweet and personable and again her food... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We ate here while staying at Pacifico condos. It is about a half mile walk, although pretty dark at night on a dirt road. You aren't sure you are going the right way the first time until you are right on top of it. Having said that, it was a very pleasant experience. Small and quaint, not elaborate, but very... More 

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Somerset, Sandys, Bermuda
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This has now become a "must visit" when we are in Playa del Coco! The food is some of the best Italian food that I have had anywhere. This restaurant is highly recommended and please ensure that you make reservations so that you will not be disappointed.

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Calgary
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Small, quaint, partially open air restaurant. Lovely salads and wonderful homemade pastas. Good wine list. Will go back next time we are in Coco.

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We ate at Villa Italia with friends who were preparing to travel to Italy on vacation. They wanted an authentic Italian experience before they got there and Villa Italia delivered excellently. The food is prepared with quality ingredients, passion, creativity and flavor. The atmosphere is intimate, the menu is varied; typical and yet interesting.

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Having read negative comments about the inhospitable waiter/owner, but also having been told by a regular that this was his favorite restaurant (but that we needed a reservation), we took a chance and showed up without a reservation. We were the first to arrive at about 6:30, and were seated without being asked whether we had reservations. The food was... More 

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Beloeil, Canada
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Excellent italian food. Menu is very interesting. Service was good when we visited but friends had bad comments from previous visits. Atmosphere was good and the Gnocchi delicious.

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Absolutely wonderful being there - the atmosphere is great. Quiet, romantic, well lit. The food was hit or miss - I loved the salad and the wine, but the pasta disappointed. The place is a little out of the way - take a taxi, don't walk there. Too far.

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Additional Information about Villa Italia

Address: 300 mt oeste de la feretteria san carlo, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2670 0284
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 mt oeste de la feretteria san carlo, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 0284

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?