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L'Olivo

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300m norte del ICE | Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
2232 9440
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was delicious. The restaurant is certainly fancy, but the staff is very friendly and accommodating to our family (we have young children)

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Thank Sherif S
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been living in Costa Rica for 7+ years now, and trully believe this is without a doubt the best Italian restaurant in the country. Service is also very good, and they are quite flexible with your additional requests.

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Thank ElPep2014
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited L´Olivo many times, for lunch and for dinner, with friends and for business. It is located on the Western side of the city close to La Sabana. Always a pleasure to greeted by Italian host Bruno Pezzuolo!!

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Thank Ricardo R
BigApple
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Starters were great and hot bread was offered. We ordered the fish in tomato and veal with lemon sauce. Veal dish looked beautiful but it did not taste quite right so I did not enjoy the meal. My husband had the fish with other seafood, which was fresh but the sauce was heavily flavored. The flan was great and we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Really good!! Over all great place, good service, the pastas are amazing, the veal is really really good and love the antipasti platter!!!

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Thank Sharon J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Small Italian restaurant that is beautifully decorated and offers 5 star food and service. Our small group was able to be seated quickly in this busy restaurant and our appetizers and entrees were to die for. The service was outstanding and I would love to eat here again!!

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Thank TheYelllowDart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I'm gluten free / intolerance and my girlfriend is vegetarian and they took care of us. Highly recommend the gluten free pene pasta!

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Thank JR O
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

The food was good! But too expensive for what it is. The pasta is at 6500-8500 colones, so 13-17 dollars, which may seem like a decent price for some, but it was a very simple dish.

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Thank Timmy L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Wow wow and wow! Just what we needed the food was fantastic and Danni's service was first class. Some of the best Italian I have eaten!

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Thank Kerrie7969
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

The food in Costa Rica is atrocious! Basic and boring, yes Gallo Pinto for breakfast every day doesn't satisfied your craving for something tasting fir yes and your belly Finally we reach our last destination in Costa Rica, San Jose. We booked at the L'Olivo quite skeptical. Wow what a surprise! OK it's the a Michelin Star restaurant! But a... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300m norte del ICE | Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 2232 9440

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