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Dolce Vita

Main Road, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 39 restaurants in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Thats right. An insanely great and authentic Italian meal in Costa Rica. This place hits it out of the park. Everything from the apps, main course and wine selection made it the best meal of our trip.

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Boulder CO
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We had Valentine's Day dinner here and it was a real treat! Not only did they give the women in the party a fresh cut red rose, they also served us all complimentary sangria! Our meals were top notch! We shared the Mariscada (a casserole of pasta and lobster, shrimp, mussels, octopus and fish in a pastry shell). We had... More

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Half Moon Bay, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Had one of our best meals here. Food was fresh and tasty. Nice outdoor deck with fans and comfortable chairs. Well-run establishment. Thank you!

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We've been going to La Dolce Vita for special-occasion meals since we've been coming to Nosara (9 years & a dozen visits now). The restaurant has barely changed at all in that time. It's always excellent, and the owner, Roberto, is an amazingly gracious host. On our most recent trip we (again) enjoyed the simple but tasty spinach salad with... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Amazing, authentic Italian food in the jungle! Service was warm and courteous, and the owner makes a point of greeting everyone. The pasta is amazing, and the cheese he imports from Italy is incredible. The food here is not just good for Nosara, it's good for anywhere! If you like Italian food, you can't miss this place.

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Brunswick, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The food was delicious, the warm welcome and hospitality was exceptional, the ambience was lovely. We were served complimentary limoncello and this goes down as one of my all time favorite meals! How does it get better than that? Enjoy!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The food was absolutely delightful: the tuna tartare is deliciously prepared and its taste delicately balanced with oil, anchovies, capers and spices. My fiancé and I had not had red meat in a long time on our first night there and took a chance on the steaks. We were delighted. The meat was tender, marinated and cooked to perfection. On... More

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Very friendly and cozy joint. Basic Italian food, the garlic and olive oil dip was amazing, and eggplant was really just breadcrumbs & bland. The kids loved it. The wine was flowing so we had a great time.

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Crested Butte, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My wife and I had a fantastic meal in this unique restaurant. We will go back again for sure. I recommend the tuna in vinegar sauce and gniocci in gorganzola sauce!

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Tampa, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Our third visit to Nosara, our second to La Dolce Vita and we know why it is rated Number 1 in Nosara. Setting, service, food make this the kind of place others try to emulate. We arrived early, were greeted by a polite server and then by Roberto who welcomed us warmly and provided recommendations and specials. The tuna tartar... More

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