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Gusto creativo italiano

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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Sushi, Contemporary
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next to Banco de Costa Rica | Playa Samara, Playa Samara sjo1000, Costa Rica
0050626562219
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Gusto Creativo Italiano Restaurant, in Samara Costa Rica, is...
The Gusto Creativo Italiano Restaurant, in Samara Costa Rica, is distinguished for its refined italian, creative and exotic cuisine in which the real protagonist is fish.We open for Lunch with fresh salads, bruschette and sandwiches, for Aperitif in italian style with international and tropical cocktails served with snacks and for Dinner with its warm atmosfere and excellent cuisine. Great music, latest videos, free Wi-Fi and a small art gallery are waiting to Gusto.
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Visitor rating
  • 162
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beach again... great food

Again know that they only take CASH! This restaurant is really pretty and I wish I could eat there every day. The waiter was lovely and I told him that I the decoration, layout, it is really pretty! location of this restaurant is right on the beach. They have two for one specials as well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
SaraJaneC5
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Toronto
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Again know that they only take CASH! This restaurant is really pretty and I wish I could eat there every day. The waiter was lovely and I told him that I the decoration, layout, it is really pretty! location of this restaurant is right on the beach. They have two for one specials as well as happy hour. There is... More 

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Loved the decoration, layout, location of this restaurant. We enjoyed a pizza! If you're ever in Samara, don't leave without eating at this place! No regrets!

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Good food....pizza was awesome! Great drinks...happy hour has buy one get one free specials! Great place to refuel after a day on the beach! All the food we tried here on multiple visits was great

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We stopped at Gusto's for a late lunch and had a blast. The young man who was our server was from Italy and a great deal of fun to talk with. We both ended up having the fresh tuna sandwich since they'd run out of proscuitto for another sandwich that looked amazing. The only criticism I have for the tuna... More 

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Sexsmith, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We enjoyed this restaurant so much we went there 3 times. There is a waitress there names Kristina she was wonderful in serving our group of 8. She remembered my kids and made sure our experience was perfect. Also the gentlemen that help you out right at the bar were an amazing experience as well they were super friendly and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Sitting on the beach for dinner was amazing. The food and the service was good. There is the odd god coming to sniff for food, it's like this anywhere in town. So if you like dogs it's ok, if you don't, oh well...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Nice seafood and bolognese spaghetti slightly too al dente, even for an Italian and slightly overpriced even for a tourist, followed by a nice slightly overpriced cheesecake. The bill was slightly wrong with 2 extra beers added. When told of the mistake staff was not slightly bothered - well, at least they don't charge service just taxes - I wonder... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This place has potential but some how it just wasn't warm and fuzzy like the place down the beach with the orange lamps. We had kids with us and more than one staff made us feel unwelcome compared to other places. Nothing overt but an overall slightly snobby feel for mediocre food. Staff seem stressed out and on edge. Maybe... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I went with a group of nine people, the entire group did not like their food. Italian night is Saturdays' so do not go on that night. They also had a Italian band playing in the middle of the restaurant. The music was extremely loud, and when the group was done playing they asked the entire group for a tip,... More 

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St jean de matha Quebec Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A very good italian restaurant we had the lasagna very very good and pizza that was very good the wine is a bit expensive but it's italian wine and it's very good.For desert we had the cheese cake and still very good and we had a very good service by Stewart

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: next to Banco de Costa Rica | Playa Samara, Playa Samara sjo1000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: 0050626562219

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 18
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Sushi, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Entertaining clients

Description

The Gusto Creativo Italiano Restaurant, in Samara Costa Rica, is distinguished for its refined italian, creative and exotic cuisine in which the real protagonist is fish.We open for Lunch with fresh salads, bruschette and sandwiches, for Aperitif in italian style with international and tropical cocktails served with snacks and for Dinner with its warm atmosfere and excellent cuisine. Great music, latest videos, free Wi-Fi and a small art gallery are waiting to Gusto.
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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