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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here because of the great reviews and how busy the place always looks. We were seated immediately and ordered drinks, a salad and a pizza right away. Drinks came out after a while followed by a sad salad and then we waited an entire...hour, 7:15-8:15, for a room temp over cooked pizza. No one came and picked up our salad dish or asked if we wanted more drinks. We also watched many people come in and wait for long periods of time before being greeted. Go into town and eat somewhere else, this place is overrated and the wait and service is unreasonable.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 23, 2022 via mobile

Such a great little place! Handmade noodles and pizza. Incredible pasta carbonara. Such a great find in La fortuna. Plus, it has two sections, one regular restaurant and a second separate section for young families. There is a full sized cabin style playhouse and a...large plastic play place with a slide for the kids. Our kids (2.5 and 5yrs) loved playing there while my wife got a little stress free downtime (pretty rare while traveling). Loved the entire experience. Thank you.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 20, 2022

Lovely restaurant and great service: friendly and English friendly. Attractive, romantic, and clean with a small playground for our granddaughter. My Spinach Ravioli was good...but everyone else in the family said their food was GREAT! Including our granddaughter who devoured her spaghetti. Semi-outdoor seating and...on-site parking.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 23, 2022

We ate here a couple of times as we also stayed in the owner's Airbnb. Both - Geovanny's restaurant and Airbnb were excellent. In the restaurant, not only could the food stand out due to its typical Italian taste and the loving preparation, but also...the staff was extremely friendly and courteous. I am very happy to come back!!! =) Many thanks to Geovanny and the whole team, you guys are great!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 17, 2022

Highly recommend eating with this restaurant. We ordered the Hawaiian and the supreme Mediterranean pizzas. Very good quality food and even better service. The delivery guy even stopped at the store to pick us up some things we needed- because it was pouring rain and...we did not want to leave our Air BnB. Thank you!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Geovanny L, Owner at Restaurante Cafe Mediterraneo, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2022

Hola Kelly, thank you for the review, I was a pleaser to help you. Enjoy Costa Rica. Pura Vida Geovanny Lobo

Reviewed April 22, 2022

We were surprised to find such good Italian food with an original feel in La Fortuna. The restaurant has a nice open-air local ambience, the staff are very friendly and hospitable (Esteban and Alejandro, who served us on our two visits, were both great and...even gave us local tips and advice), and the value-for-money is also great. We liked it so much we returned for a second dinner in our 3 days at Fortuna. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 14, 2022

I would eat here everyday. Food is fresh, tasty, and they offer variety. Service is great too. They celebrated my mom’s b-day and made her day!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed April 14, 2022

Friendly service, delicious pizzas, nice ambiance, great value- what more could you want? Large pizza was plenty for our two children aged 5 and 8 to share. The adults each had a medium pizza which were a good size. Wood fired, generous toppings, great taste....Good range of drinks available. All very reasonably priced, around $40 for the three pizzas, a beer and a glass of wine. Happy to recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 24, 2022 via mobile

Very good food! They accommodated the menu for us and let us change a couple ingredients or omit them completely. We ordered a veggie pizza and a pizza with just chicken. Also ordered two plates of chicken Alfredo with mushrooms. Very delicious! Definitely would recommend!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 13, 2022 via mobile

We ordered appetizers and 1 main as thought we were having a light dinner. The portions are huge. The pasta verde was delicious. Also the Mediterranean salad. The focaccia was larger than appetizer size and we took half back

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 19, 2022 via mobile

Food and service was fabulous. I went with my son. We had a large wood fired pizza, 2 drinks and dessert for less than $38. Nice ambiance too.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 31, 2022 via mobile

We had 2 pizzas and they were authentic Italian (my partner has Italian family). The food was perfect and the waiter was excellent. We chose this as it was the top rated Italian in the area on trip advisor and I can see exactly why....It was also very good value. The only issue was finding it as it is a bit further out of town than we expected but the road is fully paved if like us you walk thereMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Geovanny L, Owner at Restaurante Cafe Mediterraneo, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2022

Hola David! Thank you for this nice review. I hope you can come back soon. best regards Geovanny Lobo

Reviewed January 30, 2022

In a nutshell: It was pretty much empty when we arrived. The waiter could NOT have been more lacklustre, I was served off wine TWICE, my spagetti was not gluten free as I was told I was and got really ill, and my friends food...was very bland, too - literally tasted worse than student food. An all round super disappointing experience, as the reviews seemed so great?! La Fortuna isn't known for food like Santa Teresa, for example, but this truly was awful from every single angle. Go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Geovanny L, Owner at Restaurante Cafe Mediterraneo, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2022

Hola Lady! This is so bad, I am sorry to hear this. It's a shame you didn't tell the waiter that the food was so bad. because I am sure that we would have looked for a solution to the problem. I appoligice again. Best...More

Reviewed January 26, 2022 via mobile

Every time we visit Fortuna, we make it a point to eat at this restaurant. The food and drink is always delicious and the service is superior. Wood-fired pizza and pasta are always exceptional. Today we started our travel from Canada at 6am and ended...our evening with Bayron and the rest of the team at Café Mediterraneo….it was worth the long voyage! The final show was a fiery display of strawberries and bananas flambée. Thanks Bayron and the team, you guys were as gracious as ever. We will be back to visit again!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 11, 2022

My wife and I just had dinner there this evening and loved the place! We both had their wood fired pizza, and both were perfectly cooked. We also had desserts and they were equally fantastic. Finally, our server was attentive and excellent - - we’d...highly recommend it to anyone in the La Fortuna area.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Geovanny L, Owner at Restaurante Cafe Mediterraneo, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2022

Hola Steve, I am so happy you had a great experience, I hope you can enjoying us again in your next trip. Best Regards Geovanny

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Response from GeovannyL_12 | Property representative |
Hola My Friend! It is just a simple name, I love the name, but you are correct is all Italian cuisine! My food is really good!! If you have any other questions just I will be more than happy to help you! Merry Christmas... More
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Hola !! Sure we do! Let me know if you have another questions ?? Regards Geovanni Lobo
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Response from Maria A | Reviewed this property |
about 10-15 minute drive. Left out of the lodge, drive about 3-4 miles on the main road, then a right when you cannot continue on the main road. 0.75-1 mile and it's on your left.
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Restaurante Cafe Mediterraneo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5