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Mail Road Through Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
2682 1472
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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
Order more and bring it to your rental house!

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... read more

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

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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13 reviews 13 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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