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“Amazing Italian in Nosara” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita
Main Road, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #6 of 50 Restaurants in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Amazing Italian in Nosara”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Amazing, authentic Italian food in the jungle! Service was warm and courteous, and the owner makes a point of greeting everyone. The pasta is amazing, and the cheese he imports from Italy is incredible. The food here is not just good for Nosara, it's good for anywhere! If you like Italian food, you can't miss this place.

Visited December 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Brunswick, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The food was delicious, the warm welcome and hospitality was exceptional, the ambience was lovely. We were served complimentary limoncello and this goes down as one of my all time favorite meals! How does it get better than that? Enjoy!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Simply fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The food was absolutely delightful: the tuna tartare is deliciously prepared and its taste delicately balanced with oil, anchovies, capers and spices. My fiancé and I had not had red meat in a long time on our first night there and took a chance on the steaks. We were delighted. The meat was tender, marinated and cooked to perfection. On our second night we had the lobster and pasta. Very much worth the detour as well as for the shrimp appetizer. Whatever you order, you will enjoy. The "piece de resistance" however, is the very heart and soul of this fantastic little place. Roberto speaks of his dishes with passion and love for the beautiful experience of tasting and sharing food. This wonderful man made our evening in more ways than one. Grazie Mille Roberto!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Friendly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Very friendly and cozy joint. Basic Italian food, the garlic and olive oil dip was amazing, and eggplant was really just breadcrumbs & bland. The kids loved it. The wine was flowing so we had a great time.

Visited December 2013
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Crested Butte, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My wife and I had a fantastic meal in this unique restaurant. We will go back again for sure. I recommend the tuna in vinegar sauce and gniocci in gorganzola sauce!

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