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Ristorante Pizzeria el Paraiso de Alida

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Oeste 700 | Carretera a Orotina, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
+506 2446 4060
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Neenah, Wisconsin
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

The owner speaks no English. He charged our credit card twice for both of the 2 times we ate there. Each charge was a different amount. The 2nd charges for the 2 meals added up to over $100. When we returned and showed him our credit card statement, he didn't even deny anything. He was quick to tell us he'd... More 

Thank linda91ray
Des Moines, Iowa
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

The pizza here is very tasty and they have plenty of inventive combinations. I like La Finca pizza better, but they are both good. The night we visited service was slow and the red house wine we ordered had turned.

Thank Catherine T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2015

This resturant is exelent,they serve the best pizza with a thin and crispy pizza crust.The chef and the waiter are very funny and always in good mood.We are always delighted when we go from this restaurant...:) :)

Thank Lill B
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We are here for a week and sought out alidas based on the reviews... First, the people who gave this one star are crazy.. The pizza was amazing, thin crust and so flavorful. The crust was salted to perfection and the sauce is some of the best I've tasted. We spent 2 weeks in Italy in June and nothing (pizza... More 

Thank ddance9
Turrúcares, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

Alida, who was born in Italy, makes delicious thin-crust New York style pizza-or should I say Italian-style pizza? At any rate her pizza is delicious, and its the only place in town where you can get anchovies on your pizza.YUM. Alida's also offers pasta dishes and salads and desserts. Great place for a group celebration.

Thank Darlene M
ojochal costa rica
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

The ravioli was mediocre at best. It was average in every sense of the word. I can't really recommend it but then again, I am not sure how many good Options exist here.

Thank jayfriedman
San Jose
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

We were 4 and sat on a table of 6 while there were more big tables unoccupied. The waitress, as well owner of the restaurant, had us move to one of 4 where the sun hit directly. We ordered and waited for an hour for the food to arrive. Just one waitress and one cook for like 30 ppl in... More 

Thank spicado
chicago, il
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is located right at the edge of town. We had a nice little outdoor table with cloth tablecloth. The service was excellent, although we had a little trouble with translation, not their fault. The food was excellent. My husband had the lasagna, and I had shrimp ravioli. We also had a mushroom and cheese appetizer served with a... More 

Thank skacian
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

I have to say that this is one of the finest pizzas I have ever eaten. I love the thin and crispy with lots of great toppings and I was not disappointed. Now, my husband likes the fat crust that is stuffed, so he was not so pleased, but this was magnifique! A great outdoor setting under cover. It is... More 

Thank ryetr03
Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Great open-air setting, very friendly service and absolutely delicious woodfire pizzas. Good house red and loved the mushroom carpaccio appetizer.

Thank Kteachtravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $25
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oeste 700 | Carretera a Orotina, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Atenas
  • Phone Number: +506 2446 4060
Alida de hace 21 anos en Costa Rica viene de una familia de cocineros,el papa nacido en Francia de padres italianos gran chef,crecio en un restaurante,toda la familia paterna se ocupa de restaurante.Con Nicolas hacen del restaurante un ambiente calido y familiar adonde se puede pasar un rato agradable en pareja o con su familia.Alida 21 years ago in Costa Rica comes from a family of cooks, papa born in France of Italian parents great chef, grew up in one restaurant, the whole paternal family restaurante.With Nicolas handles make the restaurant a warm and family where you can spend a nice time with your partner or with your family.

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