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Il Basilico

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Mail Road Through Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
2682 1472
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty pizza in a big surf shack

Excellent pizza! Lots of choices of topping and they even have gluten-free crusts, which is a huge rarity in Nosara. Live music on Thursday and Sat Nights Italian food options as well Full bar and plenty of beer choices Full of surfers discussing their day in the waves... 5 mins from town of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Excellent pizza! Lots of choices of topping and they even have gluten-free crusts, which is a huge rarity in Nosara. Live music on Thursday and Sat Nights Italian food options as well Full bar and plenty of beer choices Full of surfers discussing their day in the waves... 5 mins from town of Guiones

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Had a small foccacia pizza for an appetizer..only $3..tasted great..baked in a brick oven I'd guess. Highly recommended.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We come to Playa Guiones/Nosara every year and we always have dinner at Il Basilico our 1st night in town. The food is consistently good and fresh. The menu choices are excellent and will accommodate many dietary restrictions. Sometimes the service is slow but that's only when there are too few waiters and lots of customers arrive at the same... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This place was one of the highlights of my dining experience while in Nosara. Top-notch pizzas with very fresh ingredients. Very fast and friendly service.

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Liberia, Costa Rica
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We ate here on the way out of area and had some of the best pizza I have ever had in Costa Rica. Definitely worth the stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Everything was delicious. Garlic shrimp, Penne Arraniata, the thin crust pizzas, all wonderful. They have gluten free choices too. Bar is attractive and interestingly designed. Tables made from beautiful wood. Food as good as any in Italy. Service wonderful. Yes, slow getting the bill, but very pleasant evening.

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

We ate here last Saturday, there was a deal on for $10 pizzas so we got the large house pizza! The food was good however the service was a little slow, especially at the end when we wanted to get our bill. It was probably the busiest restaurant we ate at in Nosara which created a nice atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Had the thin crust pizzas and they were amazing. Would highly recommend going here to get some great food while in town!!!

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Came here for dinner as we heard from locals it was a great place to eat. They were right! The servers were great, the menu had a really good assortment. The pizza and pasta was delicious! Prices were reasonable.

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We have been there a few times (especially on Thursdays and Saturdays when they have live music a $10 pizzas) and they never disappoint. Thin crust and very good pizzas. Unbelievably they do deliveries too!

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Address: Mail Road Through Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2682 1472
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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  • Address: Mail Road Through Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: 2682 1472

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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