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Main Road, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 46 Restaurants in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We had our rehearsal dinner here and it was amazing. Fresh, handmade pasta as good as any trattoria in Milan. The best Italian restaurant in Costa Rica.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We really enjoyed our meal. Fairly large portions, we split a main and an appy. Very pricy, comparible to back home in U.S. or Canada.. Brownie dessert would have been better had the brownie been homemade or fresh, maybe heated a little...

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Dolce vita is one of the few remaining gems in Nosara. Other restaurants have gotten expensive without the care, quality or ambience that Roberto (the owner) takes such pride in. Each year we go to Nosara, we make sure to dine at dolce vita at least once. We love bringing friends there, especially if it's their first time. The food... More 

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Mountville, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

After a not so wonderful camping experience nearby, Dolce Vita was a welcomed relief to roughing it. The owner, Roberto, was so friendly and accommodating. The service was good, and the food was amazing (I was quite surprised to find Italian in the Costa Rica jungle). Great atmosphere and overall one of the best restaurant experiences on my 8 day... More 

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Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We had heard about la Dolce Vita from a friend, so we called from the States for a Christmas Eve reservation. But when the 8 of us arrived, Roberto, the owner was dismayed and said he could not find our reservation. However, he asked us to wait, and found a "cozy" table for us to squeeze around. What a great... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great food, great host, great time for the family. This place is real italian in the heart of costa rica

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have been here twice now and had good food both times. Staff is attentive and and friendly. Food was good with excellent portions.

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Toronto, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went for a wonderful meal at le Dolce Vita , we had most of the dishes including the lobster diablo which i can say was fantastic .the were warm and friendly and totally engaging . We were nine and all had a wonderful meal . Enjoy

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Naramata, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Loved it very fresh and fairly large servings, warm and friendly Italian gentleman, beautiful covered dining area.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

this is a delightful restaurant and the waiter spoke English and Spanish so you we could speak to waiter and ask questions. Roberto was refreshing owner to meet because he was so passionate and knowledgeable about the food he offered. He was a friendly guy and attentive to the people's needs.Lemoncella was not my tasting because it tasted and smelt... More 

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Address: Main Road, Nosara, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
Cuisine: Italian

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