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Villa Italia

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300 mt oeste de la feretteria san carlo, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
+506 2670 0284
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Escazu, Costa Rica
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is a little hidden but is is a oasis inside. We have been three times in El Coco, and finally we made it. I do believe it is simple food made with great ingredients and passion. Andrea is very professional and careful with every detail. His wife cooks to perfection. All our dishes were excellent: I had fettuccine... More 

Thank gparavi
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food! Some of the best from our group was the four cheese gnocchi, fettuccine with bolognese sauce and chicken scallopini with champagne mushrooms. Will definitely visit on our next trip!!

Thank Rose L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

According to the owner it was because of the Bank of Costa Rica. What was disturbing is that after typing in his pin # my husband was not given his 2 transaction not completed receipts - I know there is fraud insurance associated with our card but the whole processing procedure lacked professionalism. We had to drive back to our... More 

Thank 2jjanicas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Don't bother with the negative reviews- So many Americans expect everyone to speak perfect English, and to cater to them. This restaurant is owned by an Italian couple, and it is located in Costa Rica! I am from the great state of Texas, and I am fortunate to own a condo on Coco. This restaurant is my favorite. I have... More 

Thank Merdwina
Boulder, United States
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

W had a 6 pm reservation and the website indicated they are open. We went there and stayed until 6:15..... they never opened. If you want to spend your money on dinner in coco or Hermosa there are many restaurants which are open and will actually serve you dinner.

Thank Jeffrey L
andreagastaldello, Proprietario at Villa Italia, responded to this review
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Vorrei contestare al signore sopra indicato,che quando si riserva un tavolo ad un ristorante in qualsiasi luogo si riservi,normalmente poi... More 

San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us by our host. We had our doubts about having Italian food in Costa Rica, especially since one woman in our group is Italian! This ended up being our favorite meal of our vacation! The setting was beautiful and the food was amazing. The homemade pasta melted in your mouth and everything was wonderful. It... More 

Thank Melturns
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Hard to find place but the quality of the food was great! Good service. Small botique like restaurant. Highly recommend mushroom and truffle pasta!!!

Thank Chad B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I thought that villa Italia had very good service, great food and very funny. Two of the best dishes I would recommend would be, four cheese Gnioci, Chicken champagne, and very good vibes from the restaurant.

Thank dominique p
El Dorado Hills, California
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Some American ex-pats told us that we had to go to Villa Italia, that it's the best restaurant in town and they were so right! It's really hard to find, but in a way, that's part of the charm. An Italian husband and wife run the restaurant - she cooks, he waits tables, and it's magic. The food is so... More 

Thank anneez
Salt Lake City, Utah
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

We stayed in Playas Del Coco for a month, and this was our absolute favorite restaurant. And I don't say that lightly. (Ginger in Hermosa was second). Incidentally, the location of this restaurant is NOT on the beach, Tripadvisor has it located wrong so don't use their map. It is in a residential neighborhood several blocks off the beach. Please... More 

Thank Mark P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $20
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 mt oeste de la feretteria san carlo, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 0284

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