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Gusto creativo italiano

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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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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, 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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  • 177
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 20
    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 dinner for two

A lovely, welcoming setting for dinner. Amazing atmosphere, live music, delicious drinks. Food was yum and very filling!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Katie C
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Asuncion, Paraguay
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Our hotel was not at the beach so we had to look for a spot with chairs, shadow And drinks. On top of that we got friendly waiters, a very nice decorated outdoor restaurant, and good food. We ended up having lunch, happy hour and diner...and went back the next day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A lovely, welcoming setting for dinner. Amazing atmosphere, live music, delicious drinks. Food was yum and very filling!!

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Las Rozas, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

One of the several places by the sea possibly the coolest looking one, all in white furniture with a chill out music. We ordered cocktails on our way to lunch - brilliantly prepared. We came back in the evening as the ambiance was again coolest and ordered fruit smoothies then more of them till we left for dinner. We were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We are a family of five and had to discuss whether to give a 3 or a 4. First off they only take cash, but that's clear before you come in so that was a plus. No surprises wanted there. The service was fast! Probably the fastest we encountered in Samara. The atmosphere was amazing, but how could it not... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The location of this place is AWESOME. The food is great, the staff too. The enviroment of the place is so nice you really don't want to go. I really love the place. Is just a magical place. If going to SAMARA, MUST go have dinner here. MUST.

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We enjoyed an italian meal and a couple of very nummy mojitos one evening. We had a lovely time, enjoyed our server and loved the food! The atmosphere is exactly what you hope for on the beach with awesome lighting and sand beneath your toes. We also enjoyed a cocktail on a lounger on the beach one morning. Serene environment... More 

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A lovely stylish place to go to, we had a late lunch here. The food is really nice, good wine and very friendly staff. Costumers get sunbeds for free, very pleasant....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I've been at the Gusto Beach with a friend last week and the staff was really friendly and caring. The food was good and the price is fair. The wifi wasn't working despite the effort of the waiter to reset the router. That's the only point I think could be improved.

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Scottsville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Very quint beach front restaurant, good service, good food, great ambiance. Owners are very friendly!

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Foster, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I give this place 4 stars because its location - right on the beach - is lovely. The atmosphere is whimsical and relaxing. The food is okay, but we never went there for the food persay, but more for the comfortable atmosphere. Stay away from the tiramisu...its not made with marscapone but with vegetable oil. Yuck!

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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, Japanese, Pizza, Mediterranean, Sushi, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic

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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