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Gusto creativo italiano

next to Banco de Costa Rica | Playa Samara, Playa Samara sjo1000, Costa Rica
0050626562219
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Ranked #16 of 48 restaurants in Playa Samara
Price range: $12 - $18
Cuisines: Sushi, Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Not sure why this place has so many average and bad reviews. The pasta dishes (Norma and Amatriciana) were one of the best we've ever had. Really delicious. Also, the place has a very nice beach atmosphere, live music and ok prices. Service was fine as well.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Note (copied from previous review): This review is for Gusto Beach restaurant. I am hoping it is the right place I found to review. We ate twice here. The first time, in the evening, was awesome - excellent pasta, nice sangria, good service. We'd rate it five out of five. However, the second time we ate in the afternoon and... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Note: This review is for Gusto Beach restaurant. I am hoping it is the right place I found to review. We had a coupon for 10% off at  this place, so we went in. It was so lovely and definitely the best ambiance with hammocks, futons, comfy looking bed like spots, cool lighting, and right on the beach. Unfortunately we... More

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Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

However this place fails to deliver. The location is great. The restaurant itself has a very cool atmosphere, design and layout. However the rest falls short. My group was a party of 10. A few said their dishes were really good. A few said they weren't worth the price. I went on their pasta special night and ended up ordering... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We loved Gusto. The food was yummy, atmosphere was neat and right on the beach. Service was excellent. Our after was attentive and even called us a can to get back to our hotel when we were done. Awesome restaurant!

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New London, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Sunday nights in Samara = free pizza night at Gusto's. We decided to check it out & were more than happy with the results. For each beverage you purchase -- cocktail or non-alchoholic -- you receive two slices of thin crust, freshly made pizza. We supplemented the meal with a shared salad and additional appetizer. Eating in CR is surprisingly... More

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Innsbruck, Austria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The food and the cocktails are delicious and the atmosphere (live music on weekends, beach view, palm trees) is awesome. We were also quite satisfied with the service. We didn't have to wait long till we got served and the staff was really friendly and endeavored. We really liked it at "Gusto creativo italiano" and we came there a few... More

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Oxnard, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were in Costa Rica for 3 weeks and stayed a block way. I think I was here every day, for one reason or another, Lunch, Beachside service, Happy Hour, late-night cocktails and one day before they were open to drink our coffee there. The food is good but it was the friendly staff that kept me coming back. The... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We went here for dinner and sat on the beach - surrounded by palm trees wrapped with rope lighting. It's a little pricey, but for the atmosphere it was well worth it! This would be a fun place to just grab drinks too!

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Muskoka District, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

I went here three times, as it was close to my hotel and has a great beachfront location. As others have mentioned, the waitstaff pretty well ignore you, so you have to flag them down to get any service. It took me 20 minutes to get a drink the first time I went, even though the place wasn't that busy.... More

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