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L'Olivo

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300m norte del ICE | Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2232 9440
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montreal
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

great atmosphere, great food, prices a little high, service very good. if you are staying at the Cristina hotl you can take the elevetor and go up to dine or order to eat in your room.

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Thank litcheemontreal
Prince George, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate twice at L'Olivo on a resent vacation in Costa Rica. This is the best we found in San Jose. The staff here are friendly, knowledgeable and the food and drinks were very good. Prices are reasonable given the quality of the food. Our waiter and the bartender were outstanding!

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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Remains our favorite in Costa Rica . Esteban our waiter always remembers us and more importantly remembers our individual favorites. My favorite is a hot spicy pepper relish which I use on bread . This week we came 3-4 times and were never disappointed . Started off with my favorite escargot garlicky and hot. Appetizers which never fail to please... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everytime we come to San Jose, we stay at the Suites Christina, perhaps due to this restaurant. The food is excellent, the staff is wonderful and several speak English. The can also provide room service if you desire.

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CARY
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Wanted to take out some friends to celebrate wanted something special so I picked this place because is was close to where I live. I like that it was convenient, safe, easy to get to , intimate, and of course had excellent food.

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Thank Vaughn E
Seattle, Washington
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Had a couple dinners here. Would come back, nice ambiance good food. convenient if you stay in hotel.

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Thank infinity292
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

This restaurant is part of the Cristina Hotel in North Sabana. Since I stayed at the hotel, it was great to have an in-house restaurant, especially when you are not familiar with the country or city. All 3 dinners there were excellent, as was the service!

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Thank Doris B
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I have been to Costa Rica twice and have eaten here at least 5 times. Every time I have been, it has been full of locals, which given its location inside a hotel, says a lot to me.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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

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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
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
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?