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C. Leon Cortes s/n, San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
2289 5750
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Italian Romance

Moderate prices, good service and authentic food. Carry out and delivery available. Good selection of unusual pizza toppings and wide variety of pasta sauces.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
C1NCR
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San Antonio de Escazu
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We were in Sale e Pepe Restaurant on Friday night of 13th of Nov. 2015 ( Friday night around 8:00 PM ). There were only two tables of 2 and 4 down stairs and we ( I and my Lady friend ) chose to go to upstairs who we were the only ones. We ordered one pasta Carbonara and a... More 

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Thank ahad10
San Antonio de Escazu
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Moderate prices, good service and authentic food. Carry out and delivery available. Good selection of unusual pizza toppings and wide variety of pasta sauces.

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Thank C1NCR
San Jose, Costa Rica
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43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Sale e Pepe is nothing fancy but their food is good. My favorite is the Spaghetti Carbonara...Hmmm! I go there often with guests from my B&B. Wine is affordable too.

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Thank Ginette L
San Jose, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I love this place because it really has a family feeling. I often have brought my kids and the wait staff are always extra nice to them and bring them legos or crayons and paper while they're waiting for their food. The food is always yummy and I like that they have little dishes with hot sauce and another with... More 

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Thank bornwithluggage
Norfolk, Virginia
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Stopped by for dinner with friend. This is a small, local Italian restaurant that has been there for about 20 years. People arriving were greeted like family, everyone seemed to know each other. Several of the staff spoke English and other languages. The owner came by to speak to us and make us feel welcome. I had pasta and it... More 

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Thank Mike M
Auburn, California
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It was late at night and we couldn't find any local restaurants so we had to settle for Italian food. This place was nice enough and the pizza we ordered was OK but we felt it was overpriced. Perhaps that's common for Italian food in Costa Rica. We can't judge because it's the only time we ate such food in... More 

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Thank Chris B
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Great value for your food, calzone is highly recommended personalized attention, awesome taste for your food and great variety on the menu, free wi-fi, simple a great experience!!!

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Thank Ricardo C
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I go there for anchovy pizza. I love it. And the reason that is conveniently located in San Rafael de Escazu.

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Thank Jorge V
sanjose
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

I think who put 5 stars to this place or are the owner or friends of the owner.i try pasta.awfull,cold..to much cooked and too much oregano..tico tipe,probably,pizza..too much bread and just a few ingredients on it,probably a pizza in a lost soda from san jose its better..never go back in this place..

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323 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

I am going there once every 3 months and all the pizzas and pastas are good I have never been disappointed Easy to park mom and pop restaurant A flavor of Italy in Escazu Clean and good service

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Thank Jcbga

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C. Leon Cortes s/n, San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Rafael de Escazu
  • Phone Number: 2289 5750

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm

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