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“Lovely restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
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Limoncello
Barrio La California, detras del cine Magaly. 25 metros al oeste, junto al parqueo publico Alma Roca., San Jose, Costa Rica
22576616
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Ranked #8 of 298 restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

We ate here in May 2013, our friendly concierge instructed the taxi driver how to get there, and we got there eventually! The menu is large but what we ate was lovely ( deep fried Brie and herby calamari to start then pizza and veal risotto for main). Portions are large so we couldn't finish so they boxed the rest of the pizza up.

We plan to retur if time allows

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delightful little Italian restaurant that had really good inexpensive pizzas, and other typical Italian fare. They offe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Delightful little Italian restaurant that served wonderful pizzas & other typical Italian fare. They offered complimentary after dinner glasses of Limoncello, which was really unexpected & nice.

Visited March 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Tasty Italian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

It wasn't too expensive for such a fancy restaurant, and there were tons of great food options. I have no complaints, and would definitely go back.

Visited March 2013
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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Good Italian food, great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We ate at Limoncello in March of 2013. The menu is extensive, with pasta, seafood, chicken and red meats in many forms. The wine list is also large and reasonably priced. Overall, the food is good and the portions are large. I ordered the tuna "termino tres quartos" (cooked three-quarters) and should have asked for "medio." The service was excellent --- professional and prompt. As others have noted, the restaurant consists of several rooms; the large room on the left as you enter has a large screen TV which played childrens' cartoons, so many people might prefer the room on the right or the table overlooking the garden at the back. Limoncello is a good choice, but Esquina de Buenas Aires is a better choice for meat, and Cafe Mundo has good pasta and nice outside patio areas for roughly the same price.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Very nice Italian Restaurant and Very good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

As someone else mentioned I believe the restaurant is a converted home where they have tables set up in various rooms all accessed by the hallway to the kitchen. Still I found it very charming. There is an extensive menu and a nice selection of wines. Cocktails are also offered are were done well. Our waiter, Louis, was an engaging older man who knew enough English to be very helpful. Someone else mentioned the portions were good sized-- and that is true. The food was very good and the ambiance was very nice, albeit somewhat different. The staff was very helpful and my experience there was excellent in all respects. The cost was very reasonable and they took credit cards. I will eat there again when in San Jose, CR. Limoncello Phone 506-2257-6616

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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