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Restaurante De Lucia

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Cerro Plano, Costa Rica
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great find

We ate here because it was across the road from our hotel and looked inviting. We were not disappointed. The inside has a warm and friendly feel due to extensive wood. The food was high quality, fresh and perfectly prepared. We had been in Costa Rica for about a week and were looking for something... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Orinda, California
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Orinda, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We ate here because it was across the road from our hotel and looked inviting. We were not disappointed. The inside has a warm and friendly feel due to extensive wood. The food was high quality, fresh and perfectly prepared. We had been in Costa Rica for about a week and were looking for something different than the comida typica.... More 

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have not tried their claim to the "best hamburgers in town" but we did come back a time or two for others dishes which always delighted us with being more generous and tasty than we would expect from what appears to be an ordinary small family restaurant. The setting is a bit dark and hidden a couple blocks of... More 

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Costa Rica
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I was blessed in a couple of occasions and was invited to eat here. Not only the service is memorable, but the whole visit was better than my expectations. Monteverde has many restaurants and it is difficult to decide where to go. But few restaurants have the tasty history and trajectory De Lucia has. It has been one of the... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This place is very well appointed inside with all wood paneling. The food was wonderful and the service was very good.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We arrived a half hour before they opened, but the staff was already there and they welcomed us in and started to take care of us right away. The owner was bringing in fresh produce for the kitchen. He stopped by our table to chat and make sure we felt at home. Good quality food and great taste. The waiter... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

A lovely location very close to Monteverde Inn and trails. We went to celebrate our 46th anniversary and had the filet mignon and I had the spivey lemon chicken breast. Mauricio was our waiter who was wonderful. The food was so good we went back the next night. I had eggplant Parmesan and my husband the Mexican steak. It was... More 

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Chincoteague island, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This quaint little gem was a wonderful find. It's off the beaten path but isn't most things in this area. It's well worth the trip. I loved the Chicken Lasagna and my wife enjoyed the eggplant parmigiana. It was quiet, relaxed and the server was very good.

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great portion, excellent food, great natural juices. Veg Lasagna was the best I have ever had and I have been to plenty of good Italian restaurants in New York. Loved it.

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We happen to strike up a conversation with a local at the supermarket. When I asked him where was a good restaurant, he replyed "Well, my restaurant!". He gave us directions and was waiting for us when we arrived. Jose' treated us like his best patrons. I had the Filete Pescado Vasca, it was fantastic. If you are ever in... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you dare to order a hamburger, remove all toppings and take a bite of the thin perfectly round pre-prepared meat. You been warned. it truly is not nearly close to even being called a hamburger let alone "the best",--according to exterior sign. I told them how bad the non fresh burger tasted but they had nothing to say. one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cerro Plano, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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