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La Dolce Vita

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Italian, Pizza, International, Pasta
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Urbanizacion Las Palmas | Centro Commercial El Pueblito, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1384
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Open for Breakfast, lunch and dinner with garden with candle light and air...
Open for Breakfast, lunch and dinner with garden with candle light and air conditioning inside...
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  • 116
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 11
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Italian food and nice ambiance but average service

Convenient location if u r in the La Palmas community and nice ambiance. The food is very good especially the pizzas. However the service is slow and uniinspired.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Friendly servers and a very good meal, we dined twice this trip and surely will be back! Nice semi outdoor dining area within a small enclosed plaza. A little off the main street, but worth looking for!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This place while a little off the main drag was truly a remarkable find. It was some of the best Italina food I've eaten, anywhere! The brick oven pizza was perfect, the pastas and meats well prepared and sauces jsut the right consistency. The only down side was that we didn't find this place earlier on our trip becuase we... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Convenient location if u r in the La Palmas community and nice ambiance. The food is very good especially the pizzas. However the service is slow and uniinspired.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

i am going there fews time and no complaint the service good !!!food is good!! clean place i return for sure my next trip

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

La Dolce Vita was recommended to us by a friend who enjoyed it. We went on a weekday night when it wasn't crowded. We weren't in any hurry (and were already accustomed to Costa Rican Time). We were seated and didn't see anyone working there again for over twenty minutes, so we left. I don't mind waiting for food and... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We live in the Guanacaste area and this is the second time we have visited this establishment. a quaint charming looking place from the outside but the worst customer service we have experienced. every question we asked our waiter he had no idea what to answer nor did he take incentive to ask. We asked several times what a specific... More 

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I came to restaurant wanting to try a different place in Coco since I always seem to go to the same one. Unfortunately, although the food may have been good I could not eat any of mine because it had shrimp on/ in it which I am allergic too. I may have ordered wrong, but I am little disappointed that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I had some great meals here, there was a struggle for have enough help. We had one guy who was trying to do too much, we spent a lot of time waiting for checks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Ate here twice during our stay, once out of convenience, once in return. Italian chef. Good menu options with daily specials. Dessert menu has a local tweak to it. Recommend the mousse al maracuya (passion fruit). Worth returning for! Reasonable prices. Spotty service. Pay in colones, as the exchange rate to calculate the bill to dollars is horrible.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

we were a party of 6, and ended up sending back four different dishes after being served: - a white wine - two plates of spaghetti carbonara which was completely inedible due to way too much salt - a dish of crab spaghetti where we had asked to add garlic, which the kitchen had ignored - a plain spaghetti for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Urbanizacion Las Palmas | Centro Commercial El Pueblito, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1384

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, International, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

Open for Breakfast, lunch and dinner with garden with candle light and air conditioning inside...

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