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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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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
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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  • 205
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Charming both day and night

A great place to have appetizers! You have to try the wasabi tuna. During the day their guacamole and home made nacho chips are to die for! A nice place to relax, have a drink and share an app. Always a stop for us when we are in Samara.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Jacquie and Jef... F
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Burlington, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ok ,so this year we knew they did a great fresh tuna salad, so rather than deal with incompetent staff we decided to do " to go"! One hour later they put together a canned tuna salad , the manager , at least he recognized the mistake and sent it back to be corrected. Now we are waiting for a... More 

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Thank 963mary
Nosara, Costa Rica
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrible service as one of your staff (long dark hair,dark skin) gave us a sad story about her baby and tried to get money from both me and my dad!!! Your restaurant seemed too classy to have servers who beg! Never going back.

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Thank Gaia M
Burlington, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great place to have appetizers! You have to try the wasabi tuna. During the day their guacamole and home made nacho chips are to die for! A nice place to relax, have a drink and share an app. Always a stop for us when we are in Samara.

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Thank Jacquie and Jef... F
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone says Playa Samara is a laid back beach town which is why we travelled here. This bar looks like a fun beach bar but is very snotty. We got moved from one table, were hurried to order food even though had drinks, and did not feel welcome. We left and went to a nearby beach bar with live music... More 

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Thank Melissa V
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do Not waste your time or your money at this restaurant!! Poor service along with poor reception of tourists! They obviously don't like tourists and the way they treat you it's obvious! Never got past the first drink as they couldn't be bothered to even bring me a menu, actually they took my menus plus my table away! Steer clear... More 

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Thank LisaA66
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here twice on our recent trip to Samara. Both times we were impressed with the food. However, service was incredibly slow and the restaurant was not very busy

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Thank Abby L
Wallisellen, Switzerland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice ambiente, both during daytime but especially at night. All white tables and chairs at the beachfront, nicely arranged under the illuminated palm trees. Recommendable for lunch as well as for sunset drinks/dinner. Wide selection of food with mediterranean and central american flavors.

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Thank Werner B
Saskatoon, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went a few times while in Samara....delicious food with a variety of options....twinkly lights throughout....tables on the sand or not!! casual yet upscale at the same time...Did I mention the food is delicious...and the service was great!! Impressive! The shrimp skewer is to die for and the pizza is excellent. Pura Vida...

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Thank BarbaraM531962
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in twice to get seated. Once for dinner and the other time for lunch. Both times we were completely ignored. Not sure we want to try again to get ignored again. However the atmosphere looked inviting and fun.

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1 Thank M K
Melbourne, Florida
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far the best restaurant we visited in Samara Costa Rica. We were there for an entire week, so between breakfast , lunch and dinner, we visited them all. It was a hot afternoon at the beach so we opted for salads. I had mixed greens with seared sesame tuna. The greens were clean, fresh and served very... More 

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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: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children

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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