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“Our Atenas fav...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Pizzeria el Paraiso de Alida

Ristorante Pizzeria el Paraiso de Alida
700 oeste 50 norte de Coopeatenas | Carretera a Orotina, Atenas, Costa Rica
+506 2446 4060
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Ranked #16 of 30 Restaurants in Atenas
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Alida de hace 21 anos en Costa Rica viene de una familia de cocineros,el papa nacido en Francia de padres italianos gran chef,crecio en un restaurante,toda la familia paterna se ocupa de restaurante.Con Nicolas hacen del restaurante un ambiente calido y familiar adonde se puede pasar un rato agradable en pareja o con su familia.Alida 21 years ago in Costa Rica comes from a family of cooks, papa born in France of Italian parents great chef, grew up in one restaurant, the whole paternal family restaurante.With Nicolas handles make the restaurant a warm and family where you can spend a nice time with your partner or with your family.
Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Our Atenas fav...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We have been here more than any other restaurant. Great food. Nicholas and wife are very efficient and provide great service and food. We have been pleased with their wine and food. I don't remember the dogs - just saw them on Sunday. I agree they do not give a Zen-like welcome. Still a fav.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“Still the best pizza in town.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

I've heard about the incident with the dogs attacking the couple and their little dog. I feel really sorry for the couple, the dog and the owners but I understand that this was an isolated and unfortunate episode. I've been going to this restaurant for the past 7 years and usually my little dog comes along, but never without the consent of the owners, so everybody is aware of what is happening. We never had any kind of problem and I am actually really happy that their dog friendly and welcome my little one with a bowl of water and some treats.
I find the pizza to be the best in town and the service has improved greatly. And the dogs for protection might not be excessive, especially when you consider that the robbers here first poison the dogs before their break in, as it has already happened with them in the past.

Vera.

Visited August 2012
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“The second time around was excellent. Now a favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

I take everything back that I said in a earlier review. We ordered take home pizza and was disappointed. So we decided to eat in. We were WOWed! The waiter is a happy go lucky guy that aims the please. We started with mussels and a octopus carpaccio. Great choices. And by the way, they have an excellent wine list. Then we had the Volcano pizza. It has a top on it. When he brought it to the table he pokes a hole in the top and let's the red sauce ooze in. This pizza was delicious.
The prices for food are a little on the higher side but you get what you pay for. The price for wine is reasonable.
The big treat was a glass of ice cold Lemoncello - gratis!
We have been back again and have decided this is a favorite.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent Pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Excellent Pizza but very expensive, more then in the states but it is very tasty

Visited July 2012
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Vienna, Virginia, USA
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Great thin crust pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

If you like thin crust pizza you will love this place. Great for kids. The pizzas are big but the waiter will try and upswell you on a lot of food so watch out. The pizzas are terrific. Tiramisu was great. The restraurant is called Alida so drop the rest of the name if you ask anyone. It is right off the main road. A little expensive for Costa Rica.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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