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Dolce Vita

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Main Road, Nosara, Costa Rica
26820107
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Our favorite food in Nosara!

Muy excelente comida y servico!! My husband and I LOVE La Doce Vita!! It is our favorite restaraunt in Nosara. The food is amazing, the service is wonderful and the ambiance is incredible!! We highly recoomend this place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Natalie W
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Muy excelente comida y servico!! My husband and I LOVE La Doce Vita!! It is our favorite restaraunt in Nosara. The food is amazing, the service is wonderful and the ambiance is incredible!! We highly recoomend this place!

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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Roberto serve's up the most flavorful Italian food you will ever eat. It's a favorite of my family's. The ambiance is beautiful and you are tucked up into the tree's. It can be a very romantic evening or a great place for a large family gathering. Roberto and Nethmar can handle it all.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We are regular visitors to Nosara and Dolce Vita is one place we do not ever miss. It is pricey (meaning on par with any US or EUR fine dining) but Roberto is the real deal. He is 1) italian 2) knows good food 3) has figured out a way to bring it to Nosara. You will eat beautiful and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Very good Italian food in a beautiful setting. It felt like we were dining in an upscale treehouse. The food was amazing. The dressing on the house salad was delicious. The flat bread pizza was great. The pastas were excellent and the fish was yummy. And the limoncello at the end of the meal was divine!

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We first came to Nosara in 1995, we came back often over the years and now we live in Nosara full time. La Dolce Vita is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. Roberto is a terrific host, Nezmit is a great server and the food is out of this world. We especially recommend the cheese collection that is offered as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

we went with a huge group, 9 adults and a million kids on 4th of July. we had an absolutely amazing meal and everything was cooked perfectly. the owner was an amazing host and such a fun friendly guy i felt like we were back in Italy. This place is beautiful, fun, romantic and the food is tops.. the wine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

La Dolce Vita was on my wish list for this trip from the start, since I heard they did gluten-free pasta and I am always looking to support places that are willing to support people who have to eat gluten free. The restaurant has the vibe of a tree house hidden away in the jungle, felt really romantic and cozy... More 

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We read such great reviews that we were really looking forward to dining here with our Italian friend when he came to town. My husband and I had a pasta with ham and cheese and though it was good, it was too expensive for what we got (not enough) and the price was too high ($17 I believe). Our friends... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We ate here on our last night as the reviews were good and we wanted to save the best for last! For our mains I got a lobster dish with spaghetti and my girlfriend got the mussels/chicken with spaghetti. Both meals were very tasty and the portion sizes were big. The restaurant owner came and spoke with us a few... More 

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Sebastian
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We passed this place on the way in and my wife who is allergic to gluten learned they had gluten free pastas - so this was on our short list of places to eat. We called and made a reservation and headed on over. We were greeted by the owner who was very nice and helpful. He discussed what GF... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: 26820107

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children

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