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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Central American, South American, Costa Rican
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300 mts oeste de el correo | Be on the Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0036
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Fetsund, Norway
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there for lunch. We had pizza, burgers and quesadillas. The burgers were not very good, the pizza was OK and the quesadillas were very good. The waiters were very nice and attentive, but spoke very little English. The restaurant is just on the beach of Samara and has a nice feel to it. We watched the ocean as... More 

Thank Fetsund_NorwayGry
United States
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Waitresses were also super-friendly. Pizza good (thin crust, homemade). Plenty of drink choices. Not a lot of beer choices though

Thank 05Dusty1988
Houston, Texas
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family probably spent more time here than any other restaurant in Samara. We ate a couple of breakfasts and lunches here during our week in the area and no one had any complaints. In particular, the breakfast was pretty filling, and I would definitely recommend getting a full breakfast. Also, their smoothies are excellent. For any American first timers,... More 

Thank Bryan C
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Locanda is right on the beach and is so relaxing to have lunch or dinner watching the waves. The Tuna is very fresh and tasty. Cooked perfectly.

Thank Nancw
atlanta, georgia, usa
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Ate an early dinner and was stuffed! Great food and great beach location. We had tuna tartar, ceviche.... amazing!, bruschetta, fish and chips, supreme pizza, spaghetti, pasta, chicken and the fish dinner. Great place to watch the beach and surfers before sunset.

Thank briteteeth
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We ate here twice, lunch and dinner. The menu leans toward local seafood and they don't skimp! For lunch we had ceviche, tuna tartar, and guacamole with homemade tortilla chips. Delicious! For dinner, we were hoping for the lobster for two special. They had no lobster that day, but suggested the mixed grill fish for two. It was easily enough... More 

Thank Maria V
Petawawa, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We waited forever for our drinks. The staff didn't speak any english, they were short staffed so we assumed everything was slow, but the food arrived and it got worse. Way over priced, compared to every other beach restaurant in Samarra.

Thank JaIiemeeES
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We ate dinner here just after sunset. The 2 for 1 cocktails are well priced and better than other bars in the town. We had a pizza to share which was very tasty & stone baked. Menu is good as it includes all the sales and service taxes up front (unlike many other places). Friendly and efficient service. Cannot complain... More 

Thank YoSoyIrlandesa
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Well you may need some shade and a cold beer, clean bathroom and a shower right on the beach well then this is it.

Thank mckaydarien
Chicago, Illinois
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105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We ate here for breakfast on our first day in Playa Samara so we caught our first glimpses of the beach here. We chose to eat at Locanda because we loved how the seating looked and the view of the water was amazing. We had the typical Costa Rican breakfast which was good. The service was a little slow but... More 

Thank Andrea F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $50
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Central American, South American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 mts oeste de el correo | Be on the Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0036
Italian restaurant located directly on the beach with bar and pizzeria with wood oven.
Sunbeds and chairs for our customers.
Private parking with security.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?