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La Dolce Vita

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Italian, Pizza, International
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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, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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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  • 125
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
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  • 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
Good Italian food in a pretty courtyard setting

This restaurant has a very large menu of pastas and other Italian food. The service and the food were both good. The courtyard has a small pool and candles throughout, making it very beautiful and romantic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
NJW646
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Medina, Ohio
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our party of two has just returned from a delicious meal and delightful service experience at La Dolce Vita. We shared two ample seafood platters as appetizers, the octopus carpaccio and calamari with onions agrodolce, followed by a well-executed thin crust Sicilian Pizza. The neighbouring table really enjoyed the house special seafood pasta, with generous portions of locally caught fish.... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has a very large menu of pastas and other Italian food. The service and the food were both good. The courtyard has a small pool and candles throughout, making it very beautiful and romantic.

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Thank NJW646
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you for a nice dinner celebration! Staff in la dolce vita always is attentive and want to exceed your expectations! Food is good & they are ready to go out of their way in case is needed! Thank you!

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Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With friends I had the pleasure to visit La Dolce Vita for dinner, the service was impeccable so was the food, I had a rice dish with chicken which was an authentic Coast Rican meal, my wife had the chicken Milanese and found it very good, a good meal will run you around $14 Can.

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Thank SDupuis
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great real Italian food, great service. After spending a very nice evening there we went back the day after for more. It was a pleasure to meet very nice Italian owners.

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Thank Marysia N
Barranquilla, Colombia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Dolce Vita for dinner on my own because they advertised with a brochure at the hotel I was staying at. Lovely outdoor plaza with candles and lights, very nice live music and the staff was attentive. Unfortunately the food was extremely disappointing. I ordered the ricotta and spinach ravioli in bolognese sauce. It came way too quickly... More 

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Thank Kelsey J
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have had several meals here. It's a nice atmosphere in a quiet courtyard. The best dish we had was a Casado pescado which was excellent. Pizzas are good. Other dishes are a little inconsistent. Overall, I liked this place. It's a good choice from wha is available here.

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Thank Pmagnuson
San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I went twice this week and on both visits it was the same thing. Forgetful (or careless) and untrained waitresses. I had to ask 4 times for everything. It was also obvious that the restaurant was trying to attend way more people than capable of with the amount of waitresses they had at the time. The place is nice and... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The Lasagna was wonderful. My favorite meal in Playas del Coco. I had to buy wine at the adjacent store and there was a small corking charge. The staff was attentive and caring. I hope to be back.

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Thank Steve E
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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126 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

While not the most amazing Italian food we have tasted, the seafood pasta was delicious. The environment was lovely and the staff attentive. If you are looking for a change of flavor while in Coco, this is a good choice,

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic

Description

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

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