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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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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 212
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
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  • 4
    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
simply delighful Italian meal

We always come to Villa Italia when we visit CR. Having grown up in an Italian neighborhood, the food and atmosphere remind me of Sundays after church, wine sipped with good friends and conversation; homemade pasta with great gravy and main course entrees well prepared and served. Great service... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
mimib98
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Tybee Island, Georgia
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in with a group of 6, a friends birthday. We were seated and handed menus, however after a 20 minute wait without even being brought water we decided to leave. We watched as they happily fixed our table as we left as if we weren't wanted in the first place. I've eaten there 3 times on dates with a... More 

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Thank maxv2
Tybee Island, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always come to Villa Italia when we visit CR. Having grown up in an Italian neighborhood, the food and atmosphere remind me of Sundays after church, wine sipped with good friends and conversation; homemade pasta with great gravy and main course entrees well prepared and served. Great service and good wine. Always A+ in our book.

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Thank mimib98
Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and wine. Perfect atmosphere in an unlikely place. We try to go every year that we visit!

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Thank DebbieSB2007
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a foodie, this isn't the place for you. However, we has a nice experience with both high and low notes. The wine was very good as were the appetizers. (I had a lovely salad with calamari). However, the pastas were just fair. I had the mushroom fettuccini with truffles--but it tasted as if i ordered pasta with... More 

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a little difficult to find this beautiful Italian restaurant off the beaten path in Playas Del Coco. My wife and I needed to call to find it, even though there were signs off the main road. Appetizers of mussels and calamari were superb. Main courses of ravioli and gnocchi were even better. The server/owner/host was wonderful, but he... More 

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Thank J_Mas_63
Brookline, MA
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

High quality, beautifully prepared Italian cuisine in Playa del Coco. Servers speak limited English, but English menus are available. Lovely outdoor covered setting with a handful of tables. Reservations are essential, we saw two groups turned away because they did not have reservations. Our best meal in Playa del Coco and reasonably priced.

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Thank mayerjack
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During our 8 day stay at playa de coco we ended up having dinner here 4 times. It's a bit out of the center but taxis cost about $3. The food is absolutely great and so are there imported wines. There prices compared to the other "fancier" restaurants are similar but you get fresh homemade Italian food! My absolute favourite... More 

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Thank Raul N
Kosice, Slovakia
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant with another couple over the December 2015 holiday. We had received many recommendations from local Costa Ricans to eat there. We made reservations several days ahead, as the restaurant is small only serving 6 to 7 tables. The food was good but the waiter was short with us, after delivering the food, he... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Very small quaint restaurant, excellent food, very casual dining experience. Wait staff friendly and very professional. Will definitely go back

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Thank Scott N
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Having been to Italy, there is nothing like authentic Italian. This is the real deal, folks. How lucky are we that we have this amazing Italian chef in the heart of coco. We'll be regulars here, for sure.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?