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300m norte del ICE | Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
2232 9440
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Ranked #14 of 324 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is connected to Suites Cristina Hotel. Our group ate here twice. The salmon stuffed ravioli was outstanding! I also had the Orecchiette with veal and tomato sauce..just as outstanding! The warm bread with olive oil is divine to start your meal with. Their portion size is smaller than what restaurants in the United States serves....however it was just... More 

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

on return trip to costa Rico our group continues to frequent l'olivio for lunch and dinner start off with the warm bread and dipping sauce but save room for meal I love the hearts of palm salad and then ask for a pasta made with their escargot appetizer our group also enjoyed the salmon stuffed pasta , eggplant parmasean and... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We went to L'olivio twice and every table filled up each time. The wait staff remembered us and was attentive to special foood needs such as allergies. We had veal, pasta, chicken and fish entres and all were good. The veggies are fresh and crunchy, the bread is delicious and sauces were tasty. The portions are large and prices are... More 

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Hatillo, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

last night was my 4th or 5th time going there and as always a lovely experience. i'm glad they keep up the great food, service, price and environment. arrived around 7:15pm and by 8pm it was full. the place is small but very homely / cozy with no music and one small tv on the corner. we were waited by... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

We thought we were in Costa Rica, but behind the doors of Olivio it is so easy to imagine you are in Italy. What a style. How Italian. We have been in Italy several times, but hardly never we had such good food. We loved the way they decorated the restaurant. Salads were exellent. So was the beef and postresses.... More 

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islamorada Fl
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Breckenridge, Colorado
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195 reviews 195 reviews
87 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
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
62 helpful votes 62 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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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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Additional Information about L'Olivo

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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