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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 170
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
So Enchanting!

The setting is so enchanting, tiny white lights sparkling, beautiful white table cloths, the pool gurgling, delicious wine and amazing Italian fare. What more could a person ask for? The meal was superb, service exceptional, and the setting divine!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Tanyia K
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Summerside, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Summerside, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The setting is so enchanting, tiny white lights sparkling, beautiful white table cloths, the pool gurgling, delicious wine and amazing Italian fare. What more could a person ask for? The meal was superb, service exceptional, and the setting divine!

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Villa Italia is a cute and romantic spot to take a date, your family or anyone you want to impress and have a fantastic meal with. The service is spectacular, Andrea and Susi (the owners) are very friendly and the food is always delicious. One of my favorite places in Coco! You must go!

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Denver, CO
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This restaurant was so good that we ate here twice in 6 days. Everything we had was A-MAZ-ING!!!! The service can be slow since it seems as if the owner is also the server and bartender, and perhaps the Italian mama in the kitchen is the only person cooking everything. But it's worth the wait!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I think this is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. I am not a foodie by any means but this place was incredible. It is a small privately owned restaurant that sits back off of a dirt road behind some bushes. Don't let this hinder you. You walk around the bushes and are hit with a... More 

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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Villa Italia is literally a hidden gem...150 meters down a dirt road behind a hardware and lumber yard, you would never find this place unless you had directions. And you will be surprised at how nice the restaurant setting is considering the approach to the property. But take the leap and give it a try...I am betting you will be... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

No, this restaurant does not deserve the praise from past reviewers. The service is not high-quality. Two servers for the entire restaurant could possibly be adequate if one of the servers wasn't continuously schmoozing with all the 'more important guests' (aka the Italian-speaking guests). We felt very ignored and rushed. The atmosphere is not overly impressive either. Yes, they have... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I've had dinner here several times. The service is high quality and the setting is crisp and personal. Many details are taken care of and the owners keep renovating the deco year after year. The location is funny, well hidden but worth the search to anyone looking for a private intimate dinner with great flavor. Desserts are on the spot.... More 

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Spring, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

As good as you would expect in a fine restaurant in Italy. The food was spectacular and there is nothing better than being waited on by one of the owners, they take that much pride and care in their restaurant! I had ravioli with gorganzola and olive, my husband had a pasta and shrimp dish. Love the crisp clean simple... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My wife and I had a lovely dinner for two here. Very quiet place next to the pool of the little hotel connected to the restaurant and a little off the beaten path. There is a pink sign just south of the Luperon super market but i wouldn't have known to come down here if it was not recommended to... More 

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Texas
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We came to villa Italia after it was recommended to us by one of the locals. The bruschetta was excellent - the owner was very friendly - but our entrees and dessert were very average. The chicken was very bland and the pasta sauce was very runny. The portions were not very generous either... Location is not very exciting but... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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

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