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Villa Italia

300 mt oeste de la feretteria san carlo, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
50626700284
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Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

So while on a family vacation to Playas del Coco, we ran into a expat from Canada operating a Soda Hamburger stand. He clued us into some great local spots, one of them being Villa Italia. We tried going on Thursday night without reservatons but the place was packed and does not take any walk-ins. We were able to get... More

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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The place is fantastic, a jewel in the middle of Playas del Coco. The owners run the place, the personal service that we got made us feel as if we were having dinner with friends.

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Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We just moved to Costa Rica a couple of months ago and finally went to have dinner because so many friends here had been recommending it. I can tell you - you will not be disappointed. It is small, nice atmosphere, the owner was our server - gracious, fast, amazing food!!! and not super expensive! very reasonable. The homemade pasta... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Only 8 tables here, with nice atmosphere on covered outside patio. Andre took good care of us, very gracious service; his wife Susanna does the cooking and man, can she cook! It was probably our favorite dining experience in Playa del Coco. The homemade pasta and ravioli are EXCELLENT! We dined here 3 times because the mouth watering dishes were... More

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Grecia, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Charming atmosphere, even down to the ladies room. Great Calamari Salad. Part-way through dinner, we were surprised to see familiar new guest entering - recent CR Presidential candidate John Araya !

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Fairfield, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

It is definitely off of the beaten path but well worth it. Food wine and service were excellent. I would say it is a must, especially for those who are traveling to the area and are looking for the hidden gem.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

In the middle of the block, in the back sits this lovely restaurant. The chef and waiter are from Bologna Italy. There were five of us. We arrived at six. Good thing others started showing up about 15 minutes later. Only open for dinner. The waiter spoke Italian and some English. My wife had a good time talking Italian. The... More

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Playa Hermosa, Cartago, Costa Rica
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Ever since we discovered this restaurant 5 or 6 years ago it has remained my favorite. Andres is the best, food is always delish.....

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Excellent food and excellent service. They had a nice wine selection and good atmosphere: a bit pricy, but a good place to go for a special occasion.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Villa Italia is just a bit off the main street but it did take us a few days of driving past the gravel road to finally notice the sign. We were also hesitant to go because we had our four children with us and this restaurant is known for being romantic. Although the owner/waiter hesitated a bit when we asked... More

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