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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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Mon - Sat 11:45 am - 10:30 am

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
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  • 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
Best Service in Costa Rica and Quality Food!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Simon Y
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 restaurant reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Limoncello is a grand old house, converted to a restaurant. The service was very attentive and the food was excellent. When walking in you see the wine cellar. FYI - they prices are to buy bottles of wine to go, to drink it at the table, is a different price. That is OK, however it was a strange introduction to... More 

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Turner, Maine, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I discovered this great restaurant just yesterday, and I had to go back again today! It really is very good Italian food: nice al dente pasta; bold and savory sauces; warm bread to sop up the sauce at the end. The service is accomplished with friendly efficiency and excellent timing. I'm really impressed. And the menu is one of those... More 

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My wife and I were extremely pleased with the outstanding food and service, My was presentented with choices for her lactose problem my meal was outstanding

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A recent trip to San Jose, CR, had the fortunate effect of discovering a fine restaurant which was new to me. Limoncello is located in the Barrio California, and next to the Hospital California where you can check in and they'll check you out. The restaurant has an extensive menu very representative of an Italian Tratoria. The diner can select... More 

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

First I have to mentioned the excellent service received from the waiter; attentive to our questions and adding his explanations about the ingredients and dishes preparation, plus his recommendations. The environment in the restaurant feels very welcoming, warm and calmed, nice low music in the background. It was a lovely dining experience. The food well prepared and cooked, delicious, both... 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 0 - 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?