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Restaurante & Lounge Carpediem - CLOSED

75m sur del Cruce San Rafael de Escazu | Escazú, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2228 4511
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Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining
Description: Carpe Diem Restaurant & Lounge, is located in one of the most exclusive areas of the country. The structure that houses it was declared architectural heritage and has been renovated to provide its clientele with a contemporary and elegant ambience.A European concept, innovative in Costa Rica, allows the enjoyment of different environments, within the same place.Its executive chef’s vision resulted in the establishment of the restaurant, in January 2012. A native of the Puglia region, Nicola Papangelo offers a traditional Italian cuisine revisited with a modern touch. The most exclusive ingredients are carefully chosen and imported from his homeland, to create art on your plate. Wine is part of his passion, so the offer is vast and can be enjoyed by the glass.Adjacent to the restaurant, sits a VIP Lounge Area exclusively designed for mingling and relaxing with friends. Sharing a good glass of wine or something from the vast selection of available dishes are sure to enhance the experience.Be sure to sample our “stuzzicheria” which includes a wide selection of small appetizers created to stimulate your appetite.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This place, before named Cerutti is really good. The food is fantastic and prices are really reasonable (can say really unexpensive). Highly recommended!!!

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Arenal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We have been going to this restaurant for years and have found it always to be really top notch. It has just changed its name to Carpe Diem. It is the type of restaurant that one hardly ever finds anymore. The food is perfect, the service is old school and very elegant and the wines are terrific. We have done... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

fresh home made paste and gnocchi. and service is amazing, you just have to relax....and enjoy a great wine choices the best Gnocchi in town!!!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

This is a very nice italian restaurant. The food is very good, but it is also quite expensive. Located in Escazu.

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Carpe Diem is the name of the place now. Its so hard for my wife and I to find places we like to eat in Escazu, but I can for sure say this place is the best. I'm shocked at how wonderful the food is. I'm super picky but every time I go in, the owner Larry suggests a new... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

If when ou want quality you don't mind paying... you can come here... best place in san jose for high quality gourmet food.. great wine list

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Same chef, new restaurant name. I had the ricotta ravioli and was practically licking the plate. Very attentive service (which is hard to do when there are 12 of us) and delicious food. Next time, I will try to save room for dessert!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

The food and service is good. Not sure they compensate for the price.

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Bermuda
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Outrageously overpriced for mediocre food and poor service. I have heard that they are going to be under new management (Jan '12), who will have a LOT of work to do. It will take many good reviews before I will consider returning.

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Oban, Scotland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

One of the best restaurants anywhere. Imaginative quality dishes served impeccably.

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Additional Information about Restaurante & Lounge Carpediem

Address: 75m sur del Cruce San Rafael de Escazu | Escazú, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2228 4511
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
Cuisine: Italian

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