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Carretera Ocotal, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1311
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $17
Cuisines: Italian, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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English first
Rochester, New York, USA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 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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Solvang
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We thought the pizza was amazing and the Pasta dishes fresh and very tasty. La Caveja is casual outdoor dining, service was great and food consistent and delicious. After 2 weeks of eating Costa Rican food (which is great!), we all welcomed a little Italian. Great family friendly place to have a good, casual dinner. Will definitely go back if... More 

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San jose
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner very much, the pasta and the ravioli was home made and it feels almost like in Italy . One of the best meals that we had in Costa Rica

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My wife's half italian and lived in Italy for a couple of years and she just loves this place. One of my friends who does not live in Costa Rica anymore dreams about la Caveja's Lasagna. Real restaurant food at what I feel are the best prices in town for italian. It's the only pizza my wife likes, but it... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I'm from the Chicago area, and we have our opinions about pizza (just like New Yorkers do!). I wasn't sure about what we would get at La Caveja, but I was delighted. Very thin crust cooked perfectly! Also, the server was accommodating when we wanted to customize our pizza toppings. What was even better is that the food came out... More 

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

easy italian, keep it simple and stick to the pizza and pasta. not fine dining but they try hard and service is eager. nice outdoor dining very close to playa ocotal

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Might be home made, but the quality doesn't even come close to good Italian. Not sure how someone can review the food as the best ever. Bruschetta was awful, pizza was below average, Zi Lounge was better. Pasta dishes were average.

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Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This Italian restaurant has wonderful appetizers, pasta, pizza, wine and beer. We want to try every pizza and pasta on the menu. The servers are friendly and smile a lot although they do not speak English well. All outside seating, no bar seating. Very enjoyable for couples or families. Only open for dinner and closed on Mondays.

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I liked everything from this place. Best pizza in Coco beach. The guy that attended us was great. Great food and overall a must-go restaurant while you are in Coco beach, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Great pricing too!!

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Address: Carretera Ocotal, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2670 1311
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
Average Prices: USD 5 - 17
Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta

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