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Gusto creativo italiano

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Italian, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 155
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 18
    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
This was our favorite spot.

So we found our best spot right here: great location on the beach, in the shades. Nice breakfast in the morning, lunch and good cocktails in the afternoon, and we had dinner here too. Dinner options were limited on the days we were here, but that was fine for us. We also visited other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Elvira B
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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296 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

So we found our best spot right here: great location on the beach, in the shades. Nice breakfast in the morning, lunch and good cocktails in the afternoon, and we had dinner here too. Dinner options were limited on the days we were here, but that was fine for us. We also visited other bars/restaurants, but enjoyed this place best.

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Brooklyn, New York
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Every meal was delicious. I loved the pastas especially the one with shrimp in a ginger sauce. Service was very attentive and my waiter made excellent reccomendations. Drinks were well prepared. A little pricey for Samara but you could count on the consistant food.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The food was great! A nice beach front setting with a large menu and wine selections. Pizza, seafood and wine were all great choices. OH! I cannot forget the amazing pitcher of Sangria, it was really the greatest. The only issue is that a rotten sewer-like smell suddenly fills the air ever so often. We sat on the side closest... More 

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

We've eaten here many times due to its great location, haven't had a meal we didn't enjoy! Best fries in town, great salads and bruschetta, too. Great service with servers speaking English. Can't beat the location, very relaxed atmosphere.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Romantic styling of candles, fairy lights, draping, day bed lounges. Ordered a lemencello Virgin cocktail. Delicious! Meals: tuna carpaccio, penne amatriciana, tuna steak. Penne sauce was bland & resembled what I could only compare to tinned cat food ragu. Tuna steak cooked well & dressing tasty. We're oringally seated on the sand, started raining. We're promptly reseated undercover by staff... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We discovered Gusto Beach whilst taking a long stroll along Samarra beach early one morning. We were attracted by its weather beaten look, as if it had been constructed from driftwood. On a lovely day with gentle music playing from its speakers it was the perfect place to chill out, have some breakfast and fruit juices and enjoy the early... More 

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Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Beautiful setting on the beach. I had the original tuna with wasabi creamed mashed potatoes. It was delicious.

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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, Mediterranean, Sushi, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, 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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