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Buon Apetito

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Road 155, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
2653-0598
Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a mediocre sandwich, good coffee, but the owner seems to be a horrible person who gossips about her customers in Italian.

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Thank LocaSola
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places to eat while in Tamarindo. The pizza is fresh and tasty. The owners are very hospitable and friendly. The gelato is to die for!!

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Thank Oni M
Saint John, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Best coffee I've had in 20 days here in Costa Rica! Friendly chill atmosphere for our early morning coffee. PS: They have AC so it's also a nice place to cool off.

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Thank Stephen N
Halifax, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Gea is an absolute gem. She has owned this place for ten years, and you can tell she puts her love of food into each and every visitor. I would highly suggest you drop by for any of her delicious meals. Lovely, so glad we found you!

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Thank Natyjo3
Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Straight from Sicily comes the best coffee and Gelato bar none. Husband and wife team run the place. She is awesome he can be grumpy but food and drink is well worth it.

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Thank General M
New York City, New York
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125 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Couldn't resist having a mid-morning snack and this is THE place!! Outdoor seating and great AC inside for the hot days! Their many choices of smoothies are delicious, but their banana cake is to die for!! We sat outdoors and inside, and were served promptly and with the friendliest service! We made this stop part of our morning routine! Definitely... More 

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Thank Y1858EHlindar
Rome, Italy
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast at this place and we have to say that breakfast was good,but our bad rating is more related to the italian woman running the place,the previuos day we saw an italian man waiter/owner seating outside smoking in several ocassions so when we came for breakfast we sat in the same table assuming we could smoke there,then the... More 

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Thank Tico506
Tres Rios, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Second time here. Great pomodoro and pesto pasta, very large portions. The only inconvenient was they didn't take credit or debit cards. Great price for the quality.

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Thank Mamerkaba
Newberg, Oregon
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Great place for a fast pizza or some gelato. Service was very prompt and friendly. The pizza was tasty. Finishing off with gelato was the perfect touch.

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Thank NHPJ
Cornwall
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Easily a highlight of Tamarindo was stumbling upon this little eatery serving up delicious home made pastas and pizza etc by a superb Italian hostess! Not too many of the evening restaurants could compete with them for fresh cooked food. Highly recommended!

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Thank kernowtimes

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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 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Road 155, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: 2653-0598

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