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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 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
Great service, great location, good food

Four of us have eaten here at least every second day during our four weeks in Sámara, usually for lunches. Except for a couple of mediocre salads, the food has been good to excellent, the service always friendly and usually fast. With seating under shade right on the beach, you can have a meal and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
tedrobak
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Fredericton, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Wow what a hamburgesa. Two for one specials make them a fair deal seeing as you are on the beach in a beautiful beach setting

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Inuvik, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The food was excellent and very (overly) generous portions (try to share with a friend if you can), the drinks were DELICIOUS (Wiki Tiki!!!!), the service was friendly, and the location can't be beat. If you want to spend an afternoon sitting right on the beach, having drinks and great food in between dips in the ocean, in comfortable chairs,... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The service here isn't the best, really really slow. You have to find the waitress anytime you need something and wait at least 10/15mins for anything you asked (drinks, ketchup etc.) they are not really smily neither.. Tired maybe? It seems to be only two waitress here working all days from open to close. However if you don't really mind... More 

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We unfortunately came here our last night in Samara and it was a massive letdown. Prior to this we had enjoyed every restaurant in the area we tried, this was a sad way to end our trip. The atmosphere is beautiful and that's what drew us in, but the service was horrible it took forever, and over half of our... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Four of us have eaten here at least every second day during our four weeks in Sámara, usually for lunches. Except for a couple of mediocre salads, the food has been good to excellent, the service always friendly and usually fast. With seating under shade right on the beach, you can have a meal and watch the swimmers and novice... More 

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London, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The food was okay, service very slow but the location on the beach was beautiful. We had a lunch here as the location drew us in, the fried chicken wasn't great, the sauce didn't seem to go with it, the omelet was good. Not very memorable.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had just arrived in Samara and went to the Locanda based on location. We had a very good meal with appetizers. Two people ordered pizza and they were good. Very friendly staff. My only criticism is that they allow smoking. We had drinks and ordered when a group of Americans sat at a table closer to the beach and... More 

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Lovely beach bar and restaurant with comfortable chairs and a fabulous view. Watch the surfers while sitting in the shade of Almendro trees. a wide menu of good things but I go there for the Chicken Caesar Salad which includes bacon and boiled eggs - the Canadians tell me that's how it's always made. Delicious and filling! It's a good... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We went here a couple times. They have a 2/1 happy hour all day long. Get there early if you want to enjoy one of the two tiki covered beach beds. The staff is super friendly and food was okay. Wi-fi stinks but who cares when you're on vacation. At sunset, the surfing crowd comes out. Fun to watch.

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sunriver
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Lovely beach front setting. Great guacamole and chips. Pasta carbonara dry, fish filets over cooked and rubbery. Skip it for meals. Try it for a drink and tape at sunset. Cash only. Moderate charges.

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