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All 43 Nosara Restaurants

Dolce Vita

Main Road, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #5 of 43 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
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
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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Beaufort, SC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were a group of 6, arrived early so no problem being seated. Our drink orders and bread with dipping sauce arrived shortly. The dipping sauce is spicy, use sparingly. Roberto suggested different entrees. The food was wonderful. My spinach ravioli was plentiful and delicious. I tried my husbands lasagna and a friends gnocchi, so good. Only regret is that... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Enjoyed our dinning experience. Everything was very good except the mixed salad I would not revommend it. The Lemoncella was a nice touch at the end.

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Simply said, this is one of my favorite places in the world to eat. Never had a bad meal and I have had everything on the menu. We always eat here twice for dinner. Do not miss out on this. Great rustic Italian food in the middle of the jungle.

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Miami
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Delicious food, great ambiance and stellar service! Thank you to Roberto and his staff for an awesome last night in Nosara. This is def a place worth coming to for a 5 star evening!

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Roberto is sooo awesome. It's like having a private chef make your meal. He describes everything in great detail and adds the special touches to your meal. He's the best and his food is yummy!

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Ithaca, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Depending on the extent of your travels and on your expectations, your experience will vary at La Dolce Vita--and most any restaurant in the Nosara area--because a restaurant in this part of the world has access to different ingredients, staff with less training in the expectations of world travelers, and fewer structural amenities in its buildings. But with that perspective... More 

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Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have been here on than one occasion, very convenient, good food, great staff. One of the best spots in and around Nosara.

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We ate here for around $80 USD, so was more than most places but the portions were HUGE, I ordered lobster + spaghetti and got TWO lobsters and a full size helping of spaghetti to boot! It was delicious, and the owner even sent over a special aperitif for us on the house! Definitely would eat here again A++

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Anaheim Hills, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

When in doubt, listen to your host, Roberto, he knows what he's talking about. My first choice is shrimp or lobster fra' diavolo. You will not be disappointed!

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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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