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L'ancora da Ciro & Tony

Avenida 9 Calle 33 | Barrio Escalante, San Jose 1001, Costa Rica
+506 2280 5170
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Avenida 9 Calle 33 | Barrio Escalante, San Jose 1001, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

L'Ancora is a very good Italian Restaurant located in the trendy neighborhood Escalante in San José...for me one of the best Italian restaurant in town. Probably the love of the owner preparing your order or taking care of the details in the kitchen elevates the...More

Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The front desk at the hotel Cocoon where we stayed booked for us this restaurant. That was fantastic, great Italian food cooked from the Italian owner Ciro. Good wines and excellent service. We will go back next time when we visit Costa Rica.

Thank jerjiradel
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were looking forward to this meal in the Barrio Escalante neighborhood we heard so much about. We had the beef carpaccio which was good, no capers though... Caesar salad was ok but you could taste the mayonnaise. For our entrees we...More

Thank chrissysutphin
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Barrio Escalante is a zone full of restaurants, pubs, coffe shops, very nice to enjoy and to visit. In that zone, you can find a special corner, that can bring you the taste of the Italian Cuisine. Very nice, private, and charming place. You can...More

Thank chilis_cr
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Best Italian food in San Jose . Ciro the owner is from Italy and he is the Chef too. Incredible how tasty is the food. If you are in San Jose believe me it is a must.

Thank vbadilla
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

I went with my wife to have dinner after theater. I had the chef’s recommendation (tomatoe pasta with olives and beef), my wife ordered traditional pasta pomodoro, both dishes were great. Staff is friendly and menú has lots of options for all tastes, my only...More

Thank Andres-PG
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Italian restaurant in the heart of San Jose. You really feel in Italy when you enter the property. The food is just the best.

Thank eldisciplo19
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, superb service and most original and taste Italian food in town. chef Tony personally made his recommendations of the day.

Thank Juan Q
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Food is perfect,owner is perfect, staff are perfect, what else , we were amazed by this excellent restaurant. Gracias.

Thank johnybref
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place, delicious food and great service. The environment is calm and both chef and waiter were super attentive with everyone. I asked for a Carbonara pasta to die for.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 9 Calle 33 | Barrio Escalante, San Jose 1001, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2280 5170
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