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Barrio La California, detras del cine Magaly. 25 metros al oeste, junto al parqueo publico Alma Roca., San Jose, Costa Rica
22576616
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11:45 am - 10:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:45 am - 10:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice spot for dinner

I had a lovely meal here with business colleagues but could easily be a romantic spot as well. All the dishes were well prepared with an artistic presentation. Was pleasantly surprised at this find

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Sam S
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I had a lovely meal here with business colleagues but could easily be a romantic spot as well. All the dishes were well prepared with an artistic presentation. Was pleasantly surprised at this find

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Davis, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Looked all over and can't find this place? Looked where the map shows and all around the area. Had the name changed?

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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Looking for a really nice, quiet place for dinner in San Jose? Limoncello is the place. Several dinners there - all excellent. Actually has a ribeye steak last week and it was as good or better that the Brazilian and Argentine places.

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Florida
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42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

There is no lack of restaurants in San Jose that serve Italian food from pizza to full dinners. Limoncello is a regular dining spot for our friend who lives half the year in San Jose. The food was delicious and the portions were very good. It might be a little pricier than other establishments, but it is fine dining with... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

First of, service is great. Type of place where the waiter is helpful but not on top of you all the time. I've eaten here several times and can't remember when I've had a bad meal. Just good food, great price and service.

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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

About a 15-minute walk from Hotel Aranjuez (my favorite hotel in SJ,) Limoncello is a mid-to-high level Italian restaurant located in a trendy and tranquil area of San Jose. Incredibly affordable wine selection (we bought a bottle of Argentinian Malbec for around $16,) Limoncello offers an exciting list of pasta and various Italian salads, antipastis, and entrees. I got the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My wife and I ordered gluten free pizza and a Alfredo chicken pasta dish. The pasta was wonderful, and the pizza crust was a little different, but decent. I've yet to find the perfect gluten free pizza crust... I wonder if its possible? In the meantime, you won't be disappointed with Limoncello. Its a upscale experience in Barrio California behind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Love the taste, real tomato sauce on my pasta, service is excellent, the restaurant is very nice, and they have really good desserts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We've went there for a little birthday dinner and were all super satisfied. The stuff is REALLY nice (maybe even a little too anxious) and the food was delicious as well. After finishing, they suprised us with a super cute "birthday dessert" none of us knew about for which we didn't have to pay. Highly recommendable :-)

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Seattle, Washington
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

If you want Italian this is a wonderful find. Menu is extensive. Food very good. Portions large. Can definently share the salads and save room for dessert. Beautiful ambiance.... A small house with 3 rooms. Waiters very attentive. Only reason I didn't give it a 5 rating .... they did not have smoothies for my kids and didn't offer champagne... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Barrio La California, detras del cine Magaly. 25 metros al oeste, junto al parqueo publico Alma Roca., San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 22576616

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
11:45 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday
11:45 am - 10:30 am
Wednesday
11:45 am - 10:30 am
Thursday
11:45 am - 10:30 am
Friday
11:45 am - 10:30 am
Saturday
11:45 am - 10:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?