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“Good (real) Italian food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Locanda

Locanda
300 mts oeste de el correo | Be on the Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0036
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Ranked #28 of 50 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Costa Rican
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Italian restaurant located directly on the beach with bar and pizzeria with wood oven. Sunbeds and chairs for our customers. Private parking with security.
Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good (real) Italian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

we came to this place because all the other Italian restaurants were still closed.. People told us there was an Italian chef in the kitchen - and yes: this was real Italian food! Very tasty at a reasonable price.

Visited November 2012
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Playa Samara
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Has the potential, but”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Locanda has the same opportunity as its neighbors along the beach, but it just doesn't seem to enjoy the same happy vibe as the other places. I keep hearing it's for sale (can't confirm) and maybe it is just that the owner wants out and that feeling flows downhill al the way to the staff and the attentiveness.

Visited October 2012
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PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“very slow, food so-so”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The ambiente is nice. Restaurant sits on the beach. The every aspect of the service was slow even for CR. Food was not a "wow". Had a meat casado and the beef was very thin and very tough, almost unchewable.

Visited August 2012
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Ashland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Lovely setting and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Great place to relax and enjoy the beach. We enjoy stopping by for lunch or just fruit smoothies, and lounging under the thatched umbrellas before heading back out to the surf.

Visited July 2012
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Morrison, Colorado
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Slower than Average Service even for Costa Rica”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Service could have been better. They were very busy and understaffed however the food was excellent and the staff that was working worked hard. Would try again believing it was an uncommon staffing issue without my kids. Just in case.

Visited June 2012
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