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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 #15 of 50 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
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We really enjoyed Gusto beach! Stefano & Stefania and all the staff are so nice!!! At first we suppose to stay in Samara only for a couple of days but when we find out Gusto we decided to extend our stay for more days. Gusto is so relaxing, the perfect beach bar and an exceptional restaurant. I suggest you to... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went here a couple of times, for lunch and dinner. It's a nicely decorated beach bar, has a good vibe. The pizza's are really good, salads are fresh and they make a good sandwich. The pasta for dinner was below average with little taste. The service is not so great, they forgot a lot of things and give you... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Last few days we spent quite some time with Gusto at Samara beach. To us the place to be for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or just nachos with guacamole, great! And Samara beach is just wonderful, one of the best ever. No crowd, no pollution and big waves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The first day I was at Samara Beach my boyfriend and I showed up at Gusto Beach and there was a salsa dancing contest with a live band! We ended up participating and won a dinner and bottle of wine on the house. What a fun night! This place really gives you an opportunity to meet nice and friendly locals... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This restaurant offers amazing pizza and pasta along with Costa Rican tipical favorites. Have ice cream with espresso after a fantastic Italian meal!

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Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stayed in Samara Beach for 4 days, and ended up having close to all meals in Gusto. It´s a really cool place, with good food for kids and adults, and the waiters were friendly, even after working for 12 hours straight. The elevated sofa on the edge of the beach, is great if you have kids. We were there... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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Contributor
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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