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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, 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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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
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
Excellent Food and Great Service

My cousin and I dined at La Dolce Vita our last night in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste (Costa Rica), and we really enjoyed it. We wished we would have found this restaurant early during our vacation. The atmosphere of the restaurant was warm and nice. Our waitress was pleasant and the food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Smiley130
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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I would have never expected to find a great Italian restaurant in Costa Rica, but this place was a gem! Probably the best plate of pasta I have had ANYWHERE! Great atmosphere and service, too. Would highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great food and service! Such a quaint place with really good food. Best we had the entire trip. Would recommend.

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My cousin and I dined at La Dolce Vita our last night in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste (Costa Rica), and we really enjoyed it. We wished we would have found this restaurant early during our vacation. The atmosphere of the restaurant was warm and nice. Our waitress was pleasant and the food was delicious. I ordered a pepperoni pizza, which... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My friends and I were looking for different dining options and this restaurant was recommended to us by several locals. First, it is more than a bit off the beaten path. I'd recommend taking a cab because it's a bit of a walk and after dark, you're just walking down the side of an unlit road with no sidewalks. Just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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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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: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business

Description

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?