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Mamma e Papa

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Perezoso Road, Ojochal 60504, Costa Rica
+506 2786 5336
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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Come here for delicious authentic Italian Food! Enzo (the owner) is from Italy. He makes homemade pasta and only uses the freshest ingredients in all his dishes. His desserts are amazing too, our favourite is the Tres Leche (3 milks cake) Best I've ever had in the world! This is a small, comfortable restaurant over-looking the jungle mountains.

Thank LisaLyttle
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Such a quaint, little Italian restaurant with wonderfully sweet owners! Great atmosphere, delicious authentic Italian food with homemade pasta!

Thank snowmanluvr
Evansville, Indiana
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

When the 'hankering for pizza hits we visited Mama e Papa, recommended by the locals. We weren't disappointed. Owners were very friendly and they also have cabinas that they rent out if you would like to stay. Nice outdoor patio with good breezes.

Thank jackreyn0lds
Houston, Texas
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

First, Enzo is from Italy so it is real Italian food. The restaurant is on a terrace looking over a beautiful lawn with mountains in the background. It is so quiet and peaceful. Enzo's wife is from the area and she is the server. Such a lovely lady....so sweet and wonderful service. We started with the bruschetta and it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Enzo and his wife (and their cute cat!) were wonderful! Very nice restaurant with great service! The pizza was very good! Did not expect this pretty place to be in the middle of the jungle!

Thank danibaker2005
San Luis Obispo County, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

We have eaten here every year for the last 6 years and always leave satisfied. Whether we have pizza or pasta it is always good. Throw in a bottle of red and you have a great meal out. One of our favorite and regulars places in Ojochal.

Thank sm7derry
Fredericksburg, TX
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Hungry for Italian food brought us to Mamma e Papa. This Ojochal restaurant is easy to get to, has an outdoor setting, and attentive hosts. The cons: The views and decor are not 'spectacular' like many in the area, but you come here for the Italian food. Here are the pros: A very large menu, with pizzas, pastas, steaks, chicken,... More 

Thank bsawyer3
Sarasota, Florida
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

Went for dinner one night and the pizza was nice. Just big enough to split one... Service was friendly but they were a little too caught up with looking at the computer, could have been better. The outstanding part of this place is the atmosphere - there is a gorge or some small valley you overlook from the table. It... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

We had dinner here last night. From the road, it doesn't look like much, but as soon as you walk into the restaurant and see the decor and the view, it all comes together. From the swing set for kids to the stairway down to the pool / hotel area to the lovely decor in the restaurant, it's delightful. Then,... More 

Thank Ila K
United States
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

Great environment. Great food. Great proprietors. We have been four times in our five-plus months in CR, and it is hands down our family's favorite restaurant. We have ordered up and down the menu, pizza and pasta—you can't go wrong. Apps are great as well.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $45
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Perezoso Road, Ojochal 60504, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Ojochal
  • Phone Number: +506 2786 5336

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?