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Dolce Vita

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

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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
Fabulous food in paradise

Roberto's wonderful charm, fabulous food selections, and Italian warmth make this our yearly chice for best retaurant in Nosara. We repeatedly enjoy a wonderful meal and continue to dine here weekly during our month long stay in Nosara.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Elaine C
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roberto's wonderful charm, fabulous food selections, and Italian warmth make this our yearly chice for best retaurant in Nosara. We repeatedly enjoy a wonderful meal and continue to dine here weekly during our month long stay in Nosara.

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Thank Elaine C
Baltimore
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This place is on the fringe of the little town so likely need a car or ride. Located up on a perch its a bit eclectic but dont let that distract you. Our dinners were excellent & service highly personable. The mozzarella in the caprese salad was excellent, but a little skimpy on the tomato. All was fresh made to... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We really enjoyed this meal. Roberto loves what he does and it shows. The house wine was very palatable and the food was delicious. One of the best tiramisu's we have ever had. Great atmosphere. We will be back again this week. We did not think it expensive.

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1 Thank Laurencefox
North Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Absolutely perfect and truly authentic! We had a wonderful dinner celebrating our anniversary. The view is incredible and you feel like you are in a tree house. Loved the open concept pizza oven. We had the lobster special with pasta. SO YUMMY!!

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1 Thank melodykclark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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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1 Thank Natalie W
Hermosa Beach, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews
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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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Thank MG S
Nosara, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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1 Thank AliceOlson
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?