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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Great place, but the Trip Advisor map is wrong

The Trip Advisor map showed this restaurant to be only a few blocks from our hotel (Balmoral), but we couldn't find it. Finally, I used the Waze app, which showed it to be on Avenida 1, but 8/10 of a mile away. We ended up jumping in a taxi and using Waze to find it (the driver didn't know of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Trip Advisor map showed this restaurant to be only a few blocks from our hotel (Balmoral), but we couldn't find it. Finally, I used the Waze app, which showed it to be on Avenida 1, but 8/10 of a mile away. We ended up jumping in a taxi and using Waze to find it (the driver didn't know of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very good service, the food it's just delicious. Nice music and beautiful place to have a lunch o a nice dinner. This place its a "must to visit" place.

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Inderøy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Went to Limoncello a tuesday afternoon, pretty early so there weren't a lot of people. The place is nice, intimate and clean, and the waiters displayed a good sense of service. However, there were two mayor cons: there's a window from the kitchen that goes out into the pavilion, which makes the restaurant very noisy from all the work going... More 

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Limoncello

Address: Barrio La California, detras del cine Magaly. 25 metros al oeste, junto al parqueo publico Alma Roca., San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 22576616
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
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
Average Prices: USD 15
Cuisine: Italian

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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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