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All 50 Playa Samara Restaurants

Il Vino

Samara Main Street, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
506 2656-0350
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Ranked #36 of 50 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Very simple decor but food preparation great! Seafood pasta over the top yummy! Fahitas were good too!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

A fun place to try Italian favorites with a different approach. A red wine risotto was memorable. Fresh fish is always a good choice here. Most dishes not for the budget traveler.

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Rochester, New York
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113 reviews 113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

When we saw fresh, homemade pasta at a restaurant on the beach two minutes from our hotel we were hooked. We started with bruchetta and weren't disappointed. We could add extra olive oil and balsamic vinegar which was provided. It was fresh and delicious the basil was there in all it's green and spicy glory. My husband and I had... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Order any pasta, you will definitely love it. However you might not love it so much when you see the check. While working in Guanacaste I will eat here on rare occasions if my girlfriend is with me. Great place for couples, but beware...dinner for two will start around $35.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

The host made our wedding dinner from fresh ingredients collected same day. the meal turned out stunningly beautiful and everyone still raving about it. cost was fair for 10 people, he even had a large table made just for our wedding that slips over the pool table so we could all sit at one table. This is one place I... More

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Went here for dinner based on good reviews and was fixing for some good wine. -First, I'd recommend the fish. My husband had the fish plate which comes with an assortment of fresh local fish. The tuna was the highlight. The 2 other types of fish - grilled or in a buttery sauce. -The bread basket was good. Comes hot... More

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Litteton, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

The food was just average and certainly not one of our better meals in Samara. We were overcharged. The wine was overpriced and the food was just so so.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011 via mobile

I lived 18 years in Milan Italy and I have never had such an amazing meal... The manager and chef of the restaurant approached us and gave us his suggestions and we took them! We had a fresh red snapper with lovely zucchini eggplant and potatoes... The bill was extremely reasonable and the chef really deserves your business.. It's impossible... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

I had to do some work on my laptop and was looking for a nice place indoors to hide from the sun and the mosquitoes and i found it in Vino. Big fans on the ceiling for a little cool down, nice food and good internet connection made me stay for a couple of hours.

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Springwood, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011 via mobile

... it's bar and that means you eat indoors with the patrons who smoke cigarettes. That's not fun . It's the only reason we didn't go back. The food was delightful ad was the owner and staff. Great with our three girls.

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