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Mail Road Through Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
2682 1472
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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
Awesome pizza

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Brian B
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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Oakville, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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Washington, DC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Fresh pastas in the middle of a beach town in Costa Rica...yes....service a bit slow, even by Tico standards....but relax w a Sangria or other cocktail and it will all be alright. Pizzas w zesty sauce.

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Best pizza - cheap on Thursdays and Saturdays. You'd probably never stop just driving by but this is Nosara! Park on the side of the road and get in! A good mix of locals and tourists. It can get really busy on these nights and there is often times live music as well. There is usually a helpful "parking attendant"... More 

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lake placid ny
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food at Basilico ( we had pizza and caparese salad) were great! The pizza had thin crispy crust and all the veggies were very fresh! The brownie sundae for dessert was to die for! It seems in Costa Rica that once you get your meal- the servers are not in much of a hurry to give you your check... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The night our group, (17 of us) went for dinner at Basilico the coastal area had a power outage for a few hours. This did not stop the restaurant from giving us a perfect evenings' worth of extremely good food, great atmosphere and some fun local entertainment after the power came on. We ate by candle light for a good... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We had a great simple meal of pizza and salad. Live music on Thursdays (so-so). Kids and husband really liked the pepperoni. Flavourful sauce was unusual for CR. Brownie for dessert was a hit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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