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Locanda

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Italian, Pizza, 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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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Italian restaurant located directly on the beach with bar and pizzeria with...
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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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Elegant dinner on the beach.

We (4 adults and 2 children) walked 3 km along Playa Samara to have our last dinner out on our 3 week trip to Costa Rica. The restaurant was chosen because it was a special evening. The restaurant is elegant with ball lights and nice comfortable seats under tiki beach umbrellas. The menu isn't to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
RockyMountainKid
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We (4 adults and 2 children) walked 3 km along Playa Samara to have our last dinner out on our 3 week trip to Costa Rica. The restaurant was chosen because it was a special evening. The restaurant is elegant with ball lights and nice comfortable seats under tiki beach umbrellas. The menu isn't to big so what you order... More 

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Thank RockyMountainKid
Sherbrooke, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We wait and we wait and we wait...never got what we ask for. What had to ask three, four times to get water, the bill, etc, etc

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Thank guyber43
Granada, Spain
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279 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Classy, elegant restaurant looking out over attractive gardens. We had our best meal in Carrillo here. service was very professional. started with a trio of fish carpaccio. my husband had his favourite spaghetti vongolaise, which he said was cooked perfectly and I had a lovely piece of tuna. We had two different glasses of white wine, both of which were... More 

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Thank MargaretGranada
Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here with my family and we experienced a very friendly staff and huge piles of food for very little money. There is plenty of choice, tables are big but the chairs are a bit low. The second night we came back but found all tables reserved or taken, so if you want to go be on time!

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Thank SjoerdHooft
Burlington, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not our first time at Locanda and we will keep coming back. This restaurant is always our first meal when we arrive in Samara. The food is excellent, the staff amazing and the ambiance can't get much better having a lovely meal and a drink listening to the waves crash. It doesn't get much better than this!

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Thank sunandsurf101101
denver
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food just isn't that great tasting (very bland) and it is expensive. The service is friendly but so slow...as in 45 minutes to get our drinks and over an hour to get our food. On the bright side, the beach location is beautiful and the ambience wonderful, the servers are friendly, and the drinks were yummy. Would be wonderful... More 

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Thank earthgirlDenver
Montreal, Canada
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a nice place on the beach, beautiful setting and tables and great decorations. Although the service was slow, we had a good time. The prices were a bit high and the food average, but you do get a perfect setting for dinner.

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Thank Sabrina1176
Seattle
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are here every morning while staying in Samara. We split the big breakfast that included a big plate of fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, bacon, toast and fried plantains. The coffee was good as well.

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Thank sunseekersSeattle
Somerset, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went yesterday with a friend. From the Rasberry Lemonade to the apps we shared, it was great. The portions are huge,especially lunchtime. For some reason I never visited this place before. I will return for sure. I found the location to be right up there in the top 3 for Samara. Something for the whole family to enjoy too.

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Thank heymagic
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is located on the beach and has a nice atmosphere for the most part, until the poor birds with clipped wings start making a racket, which is understandable, BECAUSE THEY CAN'T FLY. I cannot wrap my head around a person who can go see these magnificent creatures in the wild, yet feels the need to rid them of... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, South American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?