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300m norte del ICE | Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
2232 9440
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Ranked #15 of 311 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
islamorada Fl
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Everything is exactly as I remember. Pastas are amazing. The gnocci is fabulous as is the red sauce.Everything is fresh & of the highest quality. So many options & everything delicious.Welcoming & friendly. Bring back the Montes demi bottles.

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Colorado
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190 reviews 190 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I ate here while staying at the Hotel Christina to which this restaurant is attached. The service was great and food was delicious. We both had pasta and were very satisfied.

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Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have been coming here for years albeit not as much since we moved so far out of town. Lovely restaurant, excellent service and darn good italian food. Not only that, their prices are very fair. I would highly recommend to anyone in San Jose to stop by. I hate writing this because they are already packed every lunch, but... More 

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San Salvador
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The restaurant is conveniently located on the north side of La Sabana in San Jose, and is connected to the Aparthotel Cristina. Dined there with freiends, and after a brief wait for a table on a Saturday evening, enjoyed a fine meal. Highly recommended.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Olivo restaurant in Sabana Norte (San Jose) is definitely our favorite place for dinner. We just love the food there and we make a point to stay overnight in San Jose just to have the pleasure of eating there. The food is a little pricey but it is worth every penny. For those who love wine, you will be in... More 

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Venice, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We enjoyed the extensive menu -food was prepared excellent 1st night we had saltimbocca -2 nd night later in the week my wife had again saltimbocca and I had "corvina" a fish to die for. Both nights we were seated about 6.30 pm (8.30PM USA East coast) the place was empty but by 7 pm it was filling up -... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Suspect this is one of the better places in San Jose. The service is excellent and the wait staff also speak English. The food is delicious and you may have room service from this restaurant if you're staying at the Cristina. (Although this process is a little convoluted since there are no menus in the hotel rooms). I'm not a... More 

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Appetizer plate to share gave us a feeling like in Italy. Very very good Mortadella, Salame, Formaggi, .... Try it! It is worth. Also the Main Menu was good. The wines are quite expensive in comparing with other Restaurants. Just take only a glass....

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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I nice little spot in a great district of Sabana, the food was delicious and the service and ambiance was great. Looking forward to going back soon

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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This WAS my favorite restaurant in S. Jose until my last visit in the Spring of 2014. I came enthus one evening and sitted at a table waiting for an attendant to take my order. After a long while, I had to leave empty and really, nobody cared. The good places in Costa Rica are getting the contagion of bad... More 

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Address: 300m norte del ICE | Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2232 9440
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
Cuisine: Italian

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