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“Worst ever.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Gusto creativo italiano

Gusto creativo italiano
next to Banco de Costa Rica | Playa Samara, Playa Samara sjo1000, Costa Rica
0050626562219
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Ranked #18 of 47 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Price range: $12 - $18
Cuisines: Sushi, Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Gusto Creativo Italiano Restaurant, in Samara Costa Rica, is distinguished for its refined italian, creative and exotic cuisine in which the real protagonist is fish.We open for Lunch with fresh salads, bruschette and sandwiches, for Aperitif in italian style with international and tropical cocktails served with snacks and for Dinner with its warm atmosfere and excellent cuisine. Great music, latest videos, free Wi-Fi and a small art gallery are waiting to Gusto.
Vernon, Canada
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84 restaurant reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Worst ever.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I have never been to such a beautiful location that has extremely poor service, way overpriced and small portions for dinner. As we waited and waited to get served then waited for our order for 40 minutes just for drinks we watched at least 5 cpls get up and lv shaking their heads. Free pizza but read the rules first. I hope the owner reads this and wakes up because he could have a goldmine. We even had to ask the waiter who continually walked by everyone's tables in a dream to clear the empty glasses and dishes
Very disappointing. Five star prices one star service and food.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fab location, average value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We went once and didn't return. The location is great, the seats are more comfy than most beach cafes but it felt like a place that was taking advantage of the tourists. We had juice that was from a packet - a surprise as we expected fresh pineapple juice for the price, excellent but expensive home made tortilla chips and guacamole and a focaccia sandwich that was tasty but over salted and wet with balsamic, also rather too expensive. Portions of plated meals looked rather small for the money from what we saw served to others. A shame as it could have been excellent. Retreated to a simpler Soda for lunches after that.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rainbow City, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Pizza in Samara”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Worst service in Samara. Servers ignore you. Kitchen is really slow. Don't go hungry because you'll die from starvation. We went when they opened for dinner at 6PM. We were served at 7:30. There is no excuse for that. Yet the place is packed. I don't know why cause the food is nothing special except for the Pizza. We probably won't go back.

Visited January 2014
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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great beach bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I wandered across Gusto Beach Bar quite by accident. My friends and I were stumbling along the beach at night and thought it looked like a pretty cool place to have a drink. Turns out we were quite right. I indulged in a few caipirinhas while the rest of my party ordered a mix of cervezas and other tropical cocktails. We took our drinks out to the lounge chairs carefully laid out on the beach behind the patio and treated ourselves to a shockingly clear view of the stars ahead.

We stayed close to closing. By this time, the staff was cording off the patio area and the local bat population was out and about, whizzing overhead. I'll remember Gusto Beach quite fondly as the night I gazed at the stars in Costa Rica.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This restaurant was pretty good .... food was great and the view was absolutely phenomenal. Definitely a place to try

Visited December 2013
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