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Villa Italia

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Italian, Pasta
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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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Visitor rating
  • 178
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 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
Back again and each time we come to Playa del Coco!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Ray C
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Somerset, Sandys, Bermuda
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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217 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Somerset, Sandys, Bermuda
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 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 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went here on a date night & were in love with how good the food was! We started with the mussels appetizer & caprese salad which were both amazing. I ordered the Ravioli with gorgonzola & olive pate sauce (spinach & ricotta inside) and my boyfriend had the chicken marsala which came with bread & salad. We both finished... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The service was below averge ( yes the waiter is the owner who has an attitude). There were 14 of us and we all agreed that he was not happy to have customers. The pricing is okay but the portins that you get are very small and the taste is be below average. I will never waste my time going... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The food was reasonable and the location quite nice. But the head waiter was arrogant to the point of disbelief. He apparently comes from the school that believes that diffident, surly service is the mark of a good restaurant. It isn't.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This place was recommended by locals and our tour guide. We originally went in on a Wed and our party of 14 was instantly seated, given menus, and napkins. 5 minutes later we were informed that we had no reservation and had to leave. They made us a reservation for Friday to return. We were told that people reserve tables... More 

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

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