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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
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ravenna, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A bit off the main drag but worth. More expensive than most restaurants but once again, worth it. Had the gnocchi with three cheese sauce. I make my own gnocchi and these were great. Friend had shrimp with pasta in a cream sauce and she loved it. We also had the bruschetta and really enjoyed it. Only down side was... More 

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Wisconsin
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful small restaurant with great service and food. We went there on a Friday night and it was busy. They had a nice salad bar and the pasta was amazing. Good wine selection and worth the visit. Service was excellent. Absolutely recommend a visit. It is a nice quiet place as a relief to the hustle and bustle of the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Italy a few times and we love authentic Italian food. We felt like we are somewhere in Tuscany, not in Central America. Every dish we tried was outstanding. I am a pastry chef, I always order dessert in restaurant, it's not very often I love it. The tiramisu was the best I had outside of Italy. Highly recommended!

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Union, Kentucky
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a little hard to find. Off the main drag into town you turn at Deposito del Carlos. A huge building, You can't Miss it. The restaurant is 300mt behind the San Carlo's store in Playa del coco, Guanacaste. It is a dirt & gravel road. And dark at night. Travel about 1/3 mile and the roar takes... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We're so glad we went to Villa Italia for dinner! The Trip Advisor reviews were spot on. Definitely recommend making a reservation since it's a very small restaurant & their website requires it at least 24 hours in advance. I sent an email via their website and they were quick to respond and accommodate our reservation for the next evening... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously the best restaurant in playa coco!! I wish I had been more hungry when we went there so that we could have sampled a greater variety on their menu. The only negative thing I can say is that the sign to the restaurant on the main road says it is only 200 meters away ( was this originally 1200m??)... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We dined here last week while in Coco for the evening and were delighted at the ambiance of the restaurant. The menu had several choices, we had the ravioli and it was superb. It's a little difficult to find a night but if you have waze on your phone it will take you right there! It's worth the drive!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Turn left as you're heading to the beach (i.e. west) on either side of the hardware store (ferreteria) San Carlos. Go to the first intersection and turn toward the harware store then take the first turn away from the store. Drive 200m and you'll see Villa Italia on the left. The very small staff dictates that they can only take... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

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 

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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!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $20
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?