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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 192
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
A taste of Italy right here in Coco

Eight of us enjoyed a wonderful meal at Villa Italia. Chef Susie certainly knows how to bring here Italian roots to the dinner table. Everything tasted so fresh and prepared to perfection. Can't wait to go back to try another dish on the menu.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Gary L
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Playa Panama, Costa Rica
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
Playa Panama, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Eight of us enjoyed a wonderful meal at Villa Italia. Chef Susie certainly knows how to bring here Italian roots to the dinner table. Everything tasted so fresh and prepared to perfection. Can't wait to go back to try another dish on the menu.

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Edmonton AB Canada
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I can't believe that we have never dined here before after visiting Coco for 9 years! The sign says best Italian in Costa Rica and it's true! I can't remember ever having gnocchi or carbonara that was better, in Costa Rica. It is a trip to Italy in CR! Reservations are a must.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Little hotel and restaurant own and managed by an italian couple. Great fresh pasta made on premises. Open at night only, reservations a require. Great gnocchis!

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Mt. Pleasant
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is not an easy restaurant to find but you should definitely make the effort to find it! It's off the beaten path of all the other restaurants in the town but that actually makes it better. The outdoor dining was wonderful and the service was top-notch by the owner himself. The food that we had was delicious! All the... More 

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The food is amazing, ambiance is great, Service is fantastic, owners Suzy and Andre are a real delight. We can't get enough of this place. We visit several times each time we go to playa del coco. Go see for yourself.

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had heard many wonderful things about this restaurant and couldn't wait to see what the fuss was all about. We arrived for our reservation and was seated at a very quaint outdoor dining area. Andres was our server and he was incredible. This is a husband and wife run establishment that are from Italy and everything was truly authentic.... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great fresh Italian food. Cozy and good service. My husband and I like a lot, actually it became one of our favorites places

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Charleston, South Carolina
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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