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Buon Apetito

Road 155, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
2653-0598
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Ranked #35 of 113 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great authentic Italian owner from Sicily. Authentic home made sandwiches, pizza made by his momma at fair prices. And of course wonderful Expresso!! Right next to La Palapa (JW Marriott shuttle drop off spot)

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Arroyo Grande, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stumbled into this place one morning to avoid the heat and met Gea, the owner, and became instantly hooked. This is basic food, lovingly prepared, but I think Gea gets all the credit. She is extremely friendly and helpful in you're a tourist needing assistance. We've been back twice since and will hit it a couple more times before... More

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Berkley, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The owners are very nice. Food was excellent. Would definitely head back! Had a simple panini and it was amazing. The ingredients were all fresh and the bread was very tasty. Restaurant is clean and air conditioned.

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Huntsville, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We were super hungry and we decided we needed some comfort food! Ended up getting a pizza and a pasta dish both were amazing! Ended it with the homemade ice cream and it made for a perfect dinner!! Service was very fast and friendly! Big portions too!!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Ate the sandwich 'buon apetito' which was very tastefull and could replace a whole meal :-). The owner is a genuine sicilian and he knows how to make his panini!

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CaptRandall
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Eat their gelato! It's the real deal! (I know - I own a gelato shop!). we have eaten it every day so far... We had a coffee muffin too. My friend said it had no taste (I didn't try it so I can't comment). Good location right off the beach in the middle of a bunch of little shops.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Came here for lunch and dinner while staying in Tamarindo. The sandwiches are made on fresh, homemade bread and were huge. I ate an entire Hawaiian pizza (because I couldn't stop myself) and I would have stopped there, but the Oreo gelato caught my eye. This was not only fabulous gelato, but also the only Oreo flavoured anything I found... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We never leave Tamarindo without stopping for breakfast at Buon Apetito. They have reasonably priced large delicious breakfasts that include a cappuccino juice, and some a smoothie. Do not miss out on Buon Apetito if you are in Tamarindo!

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Winnipeg
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My husband and I came here several times during our last visit to Tamarindo. Pizza, sandwiches, smoothies, coffee, gelato, pastry, we pretty much tried it all. The food here is great, all homemade, friendly service, and good value. The location is great if you're out shopping and want to stop for a quick bite to eat. You can enjoy the... More

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Really wonderfull place! We went there twice for breakfast and it was just great. The prices are good and the owner is super nice!

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