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“Marvelous!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Olivo

L'Olivo
300m norte del ICE | Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
2232 9440
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Ranked #13 of 295 restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Playas del Coco
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Marvelous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Undeniably the best italian restaurant in San Jose! Great selection of wines and the pasta always, al dente!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hoboken
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delicious restaurant with fabulous service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

L'Olivo was recommended to us by an American we met at our Hotel bar in Irazu. He also suggested the waiter that we may have and how great he was, I can't remember his name but we had him and he brought us a free shot! The fish was amazing, and the pasta was good. The bread was extremely fresh; overall we had a great experience!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, Nice Atmosphere. By My Third Visit, I Felt Like Family.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

L'Olivo was recommended to me by a New Yorker, who paid it the supreme compliment: "Its as good as you'll get in Brooklyn." He wasn't far wrong. I ordered conservatively on my first visit and was sufficiently pleased so that I took a little more risk on the second. By the third time, it was flattering to be greeted by name, to have the bottle of S. Pellegrino brought along with the menu, and to be told "We have veal tonight." I responded by simply telling the server "I'm hungry. Surprise me." I was there for more than 2 hours and the meal was delicious!

  • Visited September 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

This great Italian restaurant is part of the Hotel Christina. We have eaten here several nights and found the food and service to be excellent. The food was always served hot and in a timely fashion. I highly recommend for great Italian food.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wiscasset, Maine, USA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“A quiet hideaway for the Intimate dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Suberb wine list, and great food with attentive and caring wait staff, this coud become a habit. Just our secret, no?

Visited March 2013
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