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Il Basilico

Mail Road Through Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 2682 1472
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (67 reviews)
“penne” (3 reviews)
“salads” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mail Road Through Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditional Italian food that is absolutely amazing. Cool vibe and friendly staff. Expect to be here a while though. It's expected that you are there to enjoy your drinks and food and not be in a rush. It's also more on the expensive end for...More

Thank Bobby B
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Th food was nice but quite expensive for what you got. The staff were friendly. I was there twice and on both nights was live music. Which is nice but it was so loud that it was impossible to speak to eachother. I personally thought...More

Thank cheyenneleto
Reviewed March 9, 2017

I think pizza is a super popular food in CR. You will see brick ovens everywhere. I like Basilico but it has not been consistently good for me. This year only 1 out of 3 visits were good. The restaurant itself is fine, pretty good...More

Thank lilap25
Reviewed March 1, 2017

With so many outstanding restaurants to choose from in Nosara (Playa Guiones to be exact,) when one is average, it stands out. Our dinner at Basilico was our most expensive and least favorite in a week of eating out. I was excited to discover a...More

Thank deeandrews
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

After Pizza Tree in Coyote Beach this is by far one of the best pizzas, personal size is great size, the crust of the pizza, the variety of options and the set up makes this place a very nice pizza place on a beach town

1  Thank Alicia R
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Looooved it! Recommend to us by a friend and it's delicious. Very relaxed environment. Go in your short and t-shirt. We had the bar-b-q chicken pizza and a focaccia. Super well made. Table next to us orderd the penne surfo and looked great (that was...More

Thank TripSJO
Reviewed December 26, 2016

Lovely pizza fantastic ceviche. Great drinks and fantastic service. Highly recommend it. We went with the kids at 6ish in the evening

Thank Lu C
Reviewed December 11, 2016

We ate there on Friday evening. They have live music and can be packed, so come early. The pizza is always perfect. Wood oven thin style. Nice and crisp, tasty homemade sauce. We also love the Il Basillico salad. We ran into a friend and...More

Thank SurfartistCR
Reviewed December 10, 2016

we had traveled from the North near Sugar Beach in the Guanacaste and after traversing the stream crossings and "interesting" road ways that lead into Nosara we tried Il Basilico and were extremely happy with the food! A great stop.

Thank douglas m
Reviewed November 14, 2016

You want good food at a great price..... Here you go....the pizza well let me say was "damn good".... Got tuna let them cook it for you... Cold beer... Does not get any better.. Capt. Jerome mckown

Thank mck0wnj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mail Road Through Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: +506 2682 1472
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