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300m norte del ICE | Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2232 9440
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St Louis MO
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was very convenient to our hotel so we ate there a couple times. Prices were on the expensive side. Some people loved the food. Others were so-so. The service was definitely outstanding. For the convenience factor it was worth eating at after getting back after long tours. But if you have the time, I'd suggest trying some other places.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had been in Costa Rica for 11 days. Enjoyed the food. Asked the hotel front desk where there was a good place to eat. They recommended this place. I was surprised they would recommend an Italian restaurant over a local Costa Rican restaurant. It was some of the best Italian food I've ever had. I had spaghetti sauce with bacon... More 

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Davidson, North Carolina
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2017

We were seated promptly, and our waiter took our order brought our drinks in good time, but it took awhile for our meals to arrive. The meal however was outstanding, the food was piping hot and delicious. I had the spaghetti bolognese and it was the best I have ever tasted. My husband had the lasagna and said it was... More 

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Denver
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2017

ice took down the power lines and even without power we had a fantastic meal. Danny the waiter and Stevie Wonder-ful are my personal favorites! The boys in this upscale Italian wonderful place make you feel at home in Orevietto while sitting in San Jose Costa Rica! The Tiramisu is also to die for!!!!

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Windsor, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017

First of all our server clearly hates his job and is really to good to be a server,his demeanor was like what do you want I want to go on break!Our food was good we had calamari and mussels and cappicio!Very cute restaurant and very busy so you know the food is good a little too pricey though!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 28, 2017

I was surprised to find such a great tasting Italian restaurant in Costa Rica. One thing I noticed is that everything seemed fresh, including the chicken in my pasta. Looked like actual chicken and not the frozen stuff you get at a place like Olive Garden

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 28, 2017

I ate here a couple of times and enjoyed my meals. Service was pretty good although one of the times it was a tad slow. Nice ambiance and friendly staff.

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El Dorado Hills, CA
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Delicious! Great atmosphere! Great service! Not too far from where we stayed, Apartotel la Sabana. Highly recommend!!

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Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

More often than not this "Italian" place are just a mock up created to be a tourist trap/ this was not the case. I had a really tasty pasta dish for a competitive price. Definitely recommended.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017

After a long flight from London, We were very happy to fine such a friendly staff and good food. The waiter was amazing. Found us a nice table and was courteous and helpful the whole time, even offering us advice on trips and local options for us. The food was fresh, tasty with good portion sizes and not to expensive.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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: +506 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?