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C. Leon Cortes s/n, San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
2289 5750
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I love this place!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Norfolk, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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Auburn, California
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

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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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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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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sanjose
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

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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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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Escazu, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Have eaten here twice in this month. Food always fresh and well seasoned. Service very professional. A very good neighborhood restaurant

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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I visit very often Sale e Pepe with my family. The italian owner/manager always receive visitors with a warm smile, and if not too busy, he will give you the menu personally and make the home recommendations for the day. Despite many good pasta dishes, I always get the Checca Pasta, my favorite one: natural tomatoe, not canned as other... More 

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
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?