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Il Pomodoro

San Pedro, San Jose, Costa Rica
22831010
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Ranked #87 of 298 restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 11, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Memphis, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This place has really good, fresh food. I loved it! It was a bit pricey and the service was not great but I would definitely go back just because the food was so good!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I'm a frequent visitor due to it's great food. My favorite is pizza and carpaccio but pasta is very good. The bad thing is service that is one of the worst I've experienced. Employees use to be in bad mood and use to discuss between them in front of the customers.

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The service here is great and the food is pretty good (we ordered the lasagna and some sort of pasta with white sauce). However, the portions were very small and it would not have been unreasonable to expect twice the amount of lasagna for what we paid.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

We have eaten here a few times. We love the salad and pizzas. Great atmosphere and friendly waiters.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Overall, it is an ok place. Some dishes are amazing (like 5), while the rest are just average italian dishes. Nothing out of this world. The service is horribile, slow and you have to wait like 10 -15 minutes before catching the waiter's attention.

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Trinidad
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Two people told us this place was really great, but it failed to live up to the hype and we were disappointed. Just average food and service wasn't that friendly either.

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San José, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Try Il Pomodoro, the one located in front of Montes de Oca Municipality, thats the original, San José. They have very good Italian cuisine and a “senior university” ambience. Go for just a beer and focaccia, or a complete meal. Best with your friends, or to make new friends, senior university friends. Attention can be improved, mainly time to take... More

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La Unión, Cartago, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The food is not bad at the restaurant but the service is terrible, last time I went there it took them about 20 mins to give us the menus and we only got 2 menus and we were about 10 people, then they were pushing us order the food. I have no intention of going there again!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This one of the most traditional italian food in San Jose, specifically in San Pedro de Montes de Oca, close to the University of Costa Rica. The best thing about this restaurant is its consistent quality. You alway can find the same and good quality plates. My recommendations are the Gnocci al pesto , starting with a caprece salad and... More

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Always a Classic. Maybe one of the best pizzas you could try. Place is so big that tends to lose intimacy. Is a Must Go italian restaurant.

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