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Locanda

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta, South American, Costa Rican
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300 mts oeste de el correo | Be on the Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0036
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Italian restaurant located directly on the beach with bar and pizzeria...
Italian restaurant located directly on the beach with bar and pizzeria with wood oven. Sunbeds and chairs for our customers. Private parking with security.
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    Very good
  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice food and good location

Went for dinner and had pizza and salad. Very nice and big portions. You can easily share a salad between two. Very tasty. And the location right on the beach is really nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Birkeroed, Denmark
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Birkeroed, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Went for dinner and had pizza and salad. Very nice and big portions. You can easily share a salad between two. Very tasty. And the location right on the beach is really nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Arrive early and secure a shaded beach cabana. They are free all you have to do is order food or drink. The prices are about the same all down the beach. Just know that the drinks are buy one get one free and so were the hamburgers. We didn't know this the first day and the waitress did not mention... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It was the priciest meal we had, and there was some confusion about the specials, so we got charged more than we probably should have, but at least we got a lot of food to go with it. Regardless, the food was unbelievably good and worth the price. The whole fish was amazing, and my husband was crazy about their... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We arrived mid morning for one of the most beautiful days of our time in Samara. Locanda is a perfect location with board rentals next door and a restaurant that came recommended from just about everyone that we talked to. The service was great, even as it got busy. We got to hang out in the sun and surf, sit... More 

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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Completely on one of the most beautiful beaches! The surf, coconut trees, and even beautiful horses are all right in front of your eyes as you enjoy a fine dining experience!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Just had a late lunch here and ordered the casada with grilled fish. Portions are very generous and came with a massive serve of garden salad. A little pricey compared to other places for seafood, you could literally compare to how much you would spend for a main meal in Melbourne ie $20 to $30. I plan to go back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

For a location right on the beach, you can't go wrong with this place. Not only is the location superb, the food and service was fabulous too. We had a large group of 14 and were accommodated well in every way. It was a great dinner with sand between our toes. Try it, you will leave happy!

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Carrollton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Locanda is an amazing spot for a shaded lunch on the beach. Their salads are HUGE and can sometimes serve two. I love the "bruschetta" with a mixed variety of different bread/topping options.

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Victoria, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Two for one special on Pina's were a pretty good deal and the best we tasted while in Samara. Food was good. Large portions. I got the pizza. Very good, thin crust with fresh toppings. Very nice ambiance as well. Definitely recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The ambiance is the best part of this place. The food was good--HUGE portions. Plan to split. We had chips, salsa, and guacamole, and a quesadilla and burrito. And very generous gin and tonics. YUM. The service was fine--left us alone for a romantic meal and didn't interrupt too much.

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Additional Information about Locanda

Address: 300 mts oeste de el correo | Be on the Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2656 0036
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta, South American, Costa Rican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 mts oeste de el correo | Be on the Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0036

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta, South American, Costa Rican

Description

Italian restaurant located directly on the beach with bar and pizzeria with wood oven. Sunbeds and chairs for our customers. Private parking with security.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?