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La Dolce Vita

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Urbanizacion Las Palmas | Centro Commercial El Pueblito, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1384
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed our evening here at La Dolce Vita. The authentic Italiano food was excellent as was the wine selection. It's a charming little spot in an Italian shopping district. Very intimate but casual spot. I look forward to returning to this family-owned restaurant!

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Thank Tracie L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Family owned restaurant. Service was attentive. Highly recommend. Momma was in kitchen cooking. Pizza, catralleni pasta, Bolognese all tasty.

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Thank Chad B
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Dolce Vita Ristorante in Playas del Coco is an unexpected oasis in a place crawling with mediocrity. Esteban and Giocomo were incredibly gracious hosts. They were so friendly and happy to be running a great restaurant far from their native Italy. The food was great especially the Tuna and Bolognese dishes. Always served with a smile and gratitude. These... More 

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Thank Terry R
San Diego, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying in Playa Hermosa and came here as it offered a variety. My wife and I wanted Casado (traditional Costa Rican item), daughter wanted pizza and our son wanted pasta. This place had it all and every plate was excellent. The service was efficient and friendly. We are likely coming back again tomorrow night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have a larger menu than some of the other places we are at and the things we sampled were creative and tasty. The service was good too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Two people in our group had their own pizzas and I had lasagna. Everyone loved their food and the portions were large. Nice outdoor patio, attentive service, quiet. If it wasn't our last night in Coco we would be heading back!

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Thank Lara S
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. The drinks - food & service were all excellent - would definitely recommend it

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Dinner at La Dolce was fabulous! Between the four of us we ordered Spaghetti Carbonara, Mixed Seafood Platter, and Gnocchi with a fresh, delicious salad made table side. The owners are from Italy and as sweet and accommodating as could be. Be sure to complete your meal with the banana and coffee liqueur, a true Italian treat! Delizioso!

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Thank GoffedIt
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We stayed in a horrible hotel for two weeks (6/25/16-7/9/16). Thank God that on the day we checked in , we discovered this excellent Italian restaurant, which was right next to the hotel's reception office. We went to La Dolce Vita almost every day. The reasons: 1. It's clean and spacious 2. The food was delicious 3. The service was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Stayed at Coco Sunset for a week and ate here everyday. The food, prices, and service are excellent. Stefano really made our Costa Rica trip one to remember!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, Costa Rican, Pizza, International, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Urbanizacion Las Palmas | Centro Commercial El Pueblito, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1384
Description
Open for Breakfast, lunch and dinner with garden with candle light and air conditioning inside...

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?