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La Caveja

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Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian
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Carretera Ocotal, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1311
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: We are a family runned typical Italian restaurant. All our dishes are home...
We are a family runned typical Italian restaurant. All our dishes are home made, with fresh products on a daily base. Check out our daily specials. Our pizzas are prepared in an original wood oven which gives them the original flavor.We are open for suggestions and special reguest. Cannot find your pizza on our you menu? Ask and together we can see if we can make one that you prefer.WE hope to see you soon!Patrizia & Franco
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Italian food

Homemade pasta with shrimp "a la caveja" was excellent. My husband had pizza with bacon, pepperoni and mushroom which he really enjoyed. Our friends had pizza with arugula but found it to be a bit dry. They asked for a tomato sauce to go with it. The tiramisu was delicious; light and creamy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Ellen009
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London, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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London, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Homemade pasta with shrimp "a la caveja" was excellent. My husband had pizza with bacon, pepperoni and mushroom which he really enjoyed. Our friends had pizza with arugula but found it to be a bit dry. They asked for a tomato sauce to go with it. The tiramisu was delicious; light and creamy. Our waitress could have been a little... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We chose this restaurant because of the reviews and good thing we did because everything was outstanding. The food fantastic the service fantastic the atmosphere fantastic. We enjoyed our food so much we came back for lunch the next day but they don't do lunch so we had time to kill to dinner and no surprise to me dinner was... More 

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

We ate at this little Italian restaurant the first night of our vacation and it was definitely a great start. The pizza was really good and the bread was amazing. We got there when it opened and it was a good thing we did. When we left, almost every table was filled. Recommend going early.

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Peterborough, ON
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Fantastic, delicious thin crusted pizza can be found in Costa Rica. This place is just outside of Coco on the way to Ocotal Beach. It is sooooo good! A little on the expensive side, just as all the food is in Costa Rica. There is only one female staff who can communicate a bit in english. They also serve the... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Really nice, affordable place for delicious pasta and pizza. This is a must visit if you miss home cooked pasta. Price includes tax and service!!

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Pickering, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We went back 3 times in order to get through all of the pizza choices. The pasta is to "die for"! Service is very fast

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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Friendly fast service and the most DELICIOUS pizza! Highly recommend the Supreme or the pizza with blue cheese. So good! We had a table of 7 and our pizza was out really fast even with a crowded restaurant. Will definitely eat here again!

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Hamilton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Nice little coffee shop, free WIFI, nice staff, lots to choose from on the menu, great waffles and drinks. I know I'm on holiday so supposed to slow down but I would say from ordering a cup of coffee to being served is 20 minutes to a half hour even when you are the only one there.

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Rochester, New York, USA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I'm admittedly a pizza snob who appreciates a thin crust with traditional simple toppings. I'm from New York and have traveled to Italy and eaten my way through many margarita pizzas- enough said. After trying pizza at three other places in Coco, I can assure you that if you like thin crust and quality, this is the place to go.... More 

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Ocotal Beach, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is the best pizza in Costa Rica period. I eat here at least once a week as do most of my friends here in Costa Rica. The ambiance is reasonable, but, the food is OUTSTANDING. The pizza, pasta, fresh baked breads are fantastic. Strongly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carretera Ocotal, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1311

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 17
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

We are a family runned typical Italian restaurant. All our dishes are home made, with fresh products on a daily base. Check out our daily specials. Our pizzas are prepared in an original wood oven which gives them the original flavor.We are open for suggestions and special reguest. Cannot find your pizza on our you menu? Ask and together we can see if we can make one that you prefer.WE hope to see you soon!Patrizia & Franco

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?