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PRICE RANGE
$15 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place with good value food. The owner is from southern Italy and build a beautiful spot in the wild with beautiful terrace and great italian specialities. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed March 18, 2020

We were seated immediately upon arrival but we were seated right next to a table of 12 that had a reservation and arrived shortly after we did. There were lots of tables further away from this group who were tremendously loud so it would have...been nice to have been seated further away. The Chef came out and asked us to get our order in before they arrived so he would be able to get our meals started before his kitchen was overwhelmed with 12 orders...that is reasonable but it made the whole evening a little less pleasant.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 10, 2020

We all loved our food and the service was great!! I had the lasagna, which was tasty!! Everyone else enjoyed their meal as well.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Special place: we have returned here every visit to Costa Rica for the delicious homemade pasta. Owner is also the chef, and there are cabins available too.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

This is our second time here and it’s amazing. The food, the service, the ambiance and they have a killer playlist. Definitely recommend! There are other restaurants in the area that are very “hip” and Mamma e Papas food definitely stands up to them, if...not surpasses them in taste. The bruschetta and salad as starters and both pasta dishes we’ve had were incredible. And the bread that accompanies is to die for! Visit Mamma e Papas if you can!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

Good Italian food is hard to find in Costa rica. Look no further. Pasta homemade, and all choices made by our table of 15 were awesome. I had the vodka pasta. Best I've ever had. Everyone's food looked fabulous. Wine and drinks were great and...service was perfect and so friendly. The location and ambiance were super relaxing and the view was beautiful. Go eat here.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

in the jungle of Ojachol. What a find! This is our go-to restaurant for dinner (make reservations). When we vacation in Ojochal we eat here several nights as I love the Carbonara. This is true italian food. Haven't had a pizza yet but that's for...next visit. The owner is delightful. A great place to spend a comfortable, slow evening enjoying wonderful food.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 7, 2020 via mobile

We came quite late (just 30 minutes before closing time) to order a pizza to take away, and were friendly received and helped despite the time. The pizza was tasty and very generously filled. Thanks Mamma e Papa for that nice pizza!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

It's a good Italian restaurant with authentic food. The service is provided by the owner (an Italian established in Costa Rica) and his family. Pasta, pizza and fresh fish were delicious and we went there for the second time.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

Enzo & Jeannette have an outstanding operation here. Hubby & I are staying in a house in Ojochal, but my daughter & her husband stayed in a cabin here at Mamma e Papa with a lovely experience. We have now eaten here several times. The...pasta is delicious, & I especially liked the rich flavor of the cannelloni. I’ve also had the lemon shrimp twice, & the spaghetti bolognese is a large portion with a hearty meaty sauce. We had pizza night on one occasion, & it was wonderful, with generous toppings & a wide variety of options. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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