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Locanda

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Italian, Pizza & Pasta, 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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
  • 19
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  • 6
    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
Good food, great ambiance!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Julie B
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  • French first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We were staying at this hostal, so it became our default restaurant fir breakfast/lunch. The service was just OK (ie a little slow), but we had nowhere else to be, so it was OK by us. The food, however, was really nice and a big size, able to be shared. Being on the beach, the location is brilliant!!

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Eastern Norway, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Nice restaurant at the beach with free sunbeds for their guests. Good food, both for lunch and dinner. Inside the restaurant you will find yellow and blue macaws, very friendly and curious.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Best meal we had in Samara. Great staff, great food, great atmosphere right on the beach. I had the mussels as an appetizer ask for extra bread to soak up the sauce.

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Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had a delicious pizza at a very beautiful table with gorgeous beach view. Unfortunately, our waiter was either grumpy or downright unfriendly. Let's hope she just had a bad day.

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great for a date. I love The warm lights. I tried casados, pizza and ceviche and eth Was perfect. Good cocktails happy hour.

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We loved it here - the tables are right on the beach, the waitstaff is super friendly (and really took care of the kids) and the specials make it much more economical. great food, large portions and a view that can't be beat!

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Mountville, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Menu and prices aligned with others in the area. The most outstanding part of this restaurant is it's massive wood tables w/umbrellas and they offer comfortable beach lounge chairs for those planning to spend the day. If you're early enough (and lucky enough) you might even snag one of two beach cabanas/huts. Service is slow - so relax. And NO... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We got into the restaurant by accident the first time, but the food was perfect so we came back again the following days. The whole fish dishes and the fish soup are really perfect. I hardly drank cocktails before, but here I ordered it every time - it was cheap and very nice. Speaking Spanish is useful. The tables and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Thanks to new management at Locanda, we enjoyed one of the best meals in Samara this March. Locanda now gets first prize for the best ambiance: it feels elegant and sophisticated with great lighting, comfortable and attractive seating - Wow! We went once with 2 other couples and enjoyed pizzas and excellent Caesar salads. Food was great, and prices were... More 

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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, 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, 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?