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La Caveja

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Carretera Ocotal, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1311
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Description: We are a family runned typical Italian restaurant. All our dishes are home...
We are a family runned typical Italian restaurant. All our dishes are home made, with fresh products on a daily base. Check out our daily specials. Our pizzas are prepared in an original wood oven which gives them the original flavor.We are open for suggestions and special reguest. Cannot find your pizza on our you menu? Ask and together we can see if we can make one that you prefer.WE hope to see you soon!Patrizia & Franco
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious pizza

Went here on a recommendation and were not disappointed. Ordered a salad to share and it was more than enough for 2 people. The pizza was a crispy thin crust with pepperoni, mushrooms and bacon. Very good! We got there early but by the time we left nearly every table was full.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
NJW646
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Medina, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you like thin crust pizza this is your place. The service was very good. Because we are from Chicago, we were hoping to have more red tomato sauce and cheese on the pizza but it was good.

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Thank Jrpatterson
Medina, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on a recommendation and were not disappointed. Ordered a salad to share and it was more than enough for 2 people. The pizza was a crispy thin crust with pepperoni, mushrooms and bacon. Very good! We got there early but by the time we left nearly every table was full.

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Thank NJW646
Sorrento, BC Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just like Mrs. Palumbo use to make. My way of telling if an Italian restaurant is good. We had the Mediterranean salad and it was wonderful. Fresh fettuccini in pesto with shrimp and spaghetti with Bolognese . Superb.

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Thank grandpillars
Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, so I've had Pizza all over the world (practically). Florence, NY, Chicago -- you get the idea. And I have to say...this is really good pizza! I prefer thin crust, and that's what they serve. Their menu gives you a wife selection of ideas and we combined a few. Our waitress was personable (actually smiled) and the cost was... More 

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Thank brienoc
Toronto
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the best restaurant in the area! I've eaten here many times during the past two years and had family parties of more than 10 people on occasion. The pizza is as good if not better than in Italy-with thin delicate thin crust and toppings simple or exotic with the freshest ingredients whether meat, cheese, fish or... More 

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Thank Beverley A
Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was taken there by a couple who own a place in Playas del Coco It was lovely and the pasta was top notch. I did not get a chance to taste the pizza but heard amazing things. Give it a try for sure.

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Thank 7Princess
Ft. Worth, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to dinner here last week with friends. I ordered the spaghetti bolognese and the hubby had the fettucini carbonara. Tiramisu dessert was especially nice. The reason for the rating is the outdoor settting is under a large tented patio-like area. Heat got a bit stifling for my tastes. Service was competent. With so many dining options in Playa del... More 

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Thank jagill71
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit off the beaten track but extremely reasonable and delicious thin pizza. The pasta is also excellent.

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Thank J C
Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long adventure,on the way back home, we ordered pizzas to go and the were delicious. This was recommended for us and it was worth it.

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Thank Tintti53
Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Great Italian food. Truly surprised to find such quality food in Costa Rica. Had the fettuccine caveja. Friends had fettuccine pesto and pizza. Amazing. Prices were quite reasonable. Service appears a little slow, but it's because the food is made fresh.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carretera Ocotal, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1311

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 17
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups

Description

We are a family runned typical Italian restaurant. All our dishes are home made, with fresh products on a daily base. Check out our daily specials. Our pizzas are prepared in an original wood oven which gives them the original flavor.We are open for suggestions and special reguest. Cannot find your pizza on our you menu? Ask and together we can see if we can make one that you prefer.WE hope to see you soon!Patrizia & Franco

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