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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: Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 3
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  • 0
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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
Favorite restaurant in Nosara

Chill, fun atmosphere, wait staff attentive and engaging. Love the raw tuna appetizer, jumbo shrimp with garlic delish, best pizza in town. I complained to Johnny the owner I didn't like the octopus (just didn't like texture, not fault of chef) and he promptly and cheerfully replaced my whole... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
yogigrace
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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chill, fun atmosphere, wait staff attentive and engaging. Love the raw tuna appetizer, jumbo shrimp with garlic delish, best pizza in town. I complained to Johnny the owner I didn't like the octopus (just didn't like texture, not fault of chef) and he promptly and cheerfully replaced my whole meal with jumbo shrimp. Live music some nights, great mix of... More 

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Thank yogigrace
Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not go on a Saturday night when they have live music because you won't be able to hear a thing. This restaurant is geared towards a lot of the older people in Nosara as well as English speakers (all of the menus in the restaurant on the walls are in English). The pizza is top notch though good luck... More 

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Thank Katie B
Dallas, TX
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101 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for pizza and were not disappointed! I ordered one with seemingly odd ingredients- hearts of palm (big export of CR and cheap here!), avocados and basil- but it totally worked! Everyone got pizzas, easily big enough for 2 to share, and generous salads- all fresh and delicious. The wine was over-priced, so I just got one glass.... More 

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Thank Romyzoe
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here by chance and were pleasantly surprised with great pizza and live music! The Saturday Special was a large pizza for 5 Mil.! Terrific bargain. We bought an extra one for lunch tomorrow.

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Thank David W
Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Have eaten here a few times and love the pizza every time,although I am not sure carrots should be on a vegetarian pizza! I did try a fish main once and it just wasn't anywhere as near as good as the pizza,Moral of the story, Stick to pizza in a pizzeria

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Thank silkfunkybrit
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

I was very happy with the food here. I know before hand to expect the menu to be expensive but found the experience to be well worth it. Service was good considering one person to take eight tables and making drink and food prepping. The back side of the restaurant looks out in to the tree about 20 feet off... More 

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Thank VBsteve
San Jose, Costa Rica
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Our hotel host recommended us this place and we were just impressed with what we found: 1. Wonderful live music. 2. Delicious vegetarian pizza and quite big as well. 3. Excellent service 4. It'a big place, very nicely decorated. No windows, no doors, 5. Very nice atmosphere 6. Good prices Overall, excellent for a great dinner time.

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Thank corina0210
Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Amazing pizza! The food here was awesome. Definitely get an appy, I believe we got the Focaccita Chandy and it was incredible. Any pizza here is good, we made a point of coming back here during our week in Nosara. Service is a little slow, but we didn't mind as we weren't in a rush; also it was fairly busy.... More 

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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 via mobile

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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Thank Slipless71
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

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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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?