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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: Reservations, Delivery

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food at fair prices

After having been in Costa Rica for over a month I was craving something a little different so we went for Italian. Is Basilico is up the main road a bit and has pretty authentic Italian food at good prices. The service wasn't the best, but the ambiance and penne arrabiata was delicious and more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Magmir
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

After having been in Costa Rica for over a month I was craving something a little different so we went for Italian. Is Basilico is up the main road a bit and has pretty authentic Italian food at good prices. The service wasn't the best, but the ambiance and penne arrabiata was delicious and more than made up for it.... More 

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Encinitas, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Very good Italian in a place you may not expect. Pasta dishes are really tasty. Pizza is decent, though I'm a little tough to please on that front (grew up in NY). Friendly service and very cool building.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food was really good and big servings! Also there was live music which was nice. Tables are beautiful (polished tree stumps) and the atmosphere was good. Service left a bit to be desired but I would recommend!

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Thunder Bay, Ontario
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

this is a gem, we had reservations for 9 people, the service was outstanding, as was the food, as much local ingredients as possible, which is perfect, we had not one complaint, well done

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We ordered from the express for the kids while adults went out. Food was delivered in under 30 minutes. They were raving about the pizza and pasta's. Regret not either going there or ordering take out on another night. We will definetly hit this spot when we go back.

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Do yourself a favor. When you sit down order the focaccia chandy for the entire table to start off with. It is a wonderful starter. Salads are great as well and they have gf pizzas. The staff is wonderful. I forgot my 2 phones on the table and they contacted a friend of mine that they had them and also... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Saturday night in Nosara busy at this hot spot, let alone new years week , for their very poor service not sure it pays to be yso friendly , forgotten appitizers long wait for drinks, serving 14 year olds Mojitos (not virgin ones) . Once food finally arrived over an hour from ordering cold what can you say , it... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

If you are visiting the Nosara area, specifically, Playa Guiones, you MUST eat at Il Basillco! You will not want to miss the fresh salads. The dressing is to die for! All the ingredients is fresh and the casual atmosphere is beyond charming! You will not regret anything about this place!

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Berkshire, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Food is delicious there! I love the pizzas! The food usually come in big portions. I recommend sharing with friends

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This was my second trip to nosara, and I had a good experience at il basilico the first time, however, this time not so good. We arrived (party of two) well ahead of a large table of ten, and two other tables of 3 and 2, yet received our food well after the aforementioned tables. The server explained that one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

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