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Calle la Chorrera, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
+506 2670 0707
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Liberia, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friend and i were looking for the place to have something to eat and at the end we decided to walk looking for some good options. after 20 minutes walking, right behind the building really hidden we saw El gusto de la vida. it was absolutly delicious, never seem in Coco Beach.i highly recommend this place for a good... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

This intimate restaurant is located in a courtyard off of a main street. We chose to sit outdoors and enjoy the ambiance under the night skies, subtly lit with twinkling lights however, air condiitioned seating is available indoors. Great variety of choices on the menu and both the food and service were excellent as was the wine! Highly recommended.

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

The location is in the shopping plaza on the left side of Coconutz. I had the chicken parmesan and my girlfriend had the alfredo. Both of our meals were fantastic. The tiramisu was the best I've ever had. Gratuity isn't included in the menu price here, and our service was fantastic. We feel that we get much slower service elsewhere... More 

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Woodstock
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

New Italian restaurant tucked away in a quiet courtyard just off the busy main street. Dinner price includes fresh bread and antipasto bar. Delicious food, big portions, attentive service. We spent less than $50 US, including a glass of wine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

We came to lunch and left absolutely satisfied. Amazing food, the owners were really friendly and the place was great all around! An easy recomendation to anyone who'd like italian food in Papagayo Peninsula.

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Tybee Island, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

We arrived without a reservation, and they gladly accommodated us. Very Interesting salad bar-not the usual lettuce and tomatoes. Pasta was wonderful and very generous; we will be returning again before we leave CR.

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Caledon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

A group of ladies made a lunch reservation but unfortunately most of them did not show. In spite of this the staff,who opened early to accommodate us were welcoming and professional. the food was excellent and affordable. There is a lovely vegetable bar that was included in the lunch price. I was impressed with the food, the decor and the... More 

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Red Deer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

Meals are large and can easily be shared, the fresh bread is fantastic, they will accommodate with butter and additions to the meal. Small outside patio or indoors with A/C.

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Tobermory, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Service Was very good Waiter was attentive. We enjoyed an early Dinner, I love pasta and this was fantastic, the best I have had. My husband had Chicken Parm, and it melted in your mouth. It Was reasonable Priced. Only negative is Air Conditioning it could of been a little colder, once I mentioned that the waiter did turn it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Lovely outdoor seating and great food. Two lasagna plates and a beer was $32. They brought out two baskets of bread and two Italian appetizer plates before our meal came. Very friendly staff. All Italian too!! Highly recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle la Chorrera, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 0707

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