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Il Basilico

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Mail Road Through Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
2682 1472
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying in Nosara we order food from here twice! Very impressed both times!! Everything from the salads to the desserts you can't go wrong!

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Thank CieraMarisol
Westfield, New Jersey
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120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We skipped this place on previous visits figuring there was no need to visit yet another Italian place in Costa Rica, but several rave reviews convinced us to give it a shot and I'm glad we did. There's something for everyone here, and in a family-friendly environment that allows everyone to relax and enjoy. The play area and opportunity to... More 

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Thank Ann R
Greenwich, Connecticut
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The whole family loved this restaurant with its delicious Italian cuisine, nice ambience, and live music. I highly recommend eating here while visiting Nosara. You won't regret it. Their slogan is "Make Surf, Not War!"

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Thank GMS77
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. We went here our first night in Costa Rica. Assuming the Italian food would be subpar. To our surprise, the food was amazing and cheap. Well, cheap for us. I had 2 beers, an appetizer, pasta and my boyfriend had steak and it totaled $42.00 USD. We will definitely go back before we leave... More 

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Thank Stefanie E
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25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Was recommended this place by staff at Safari Surf. Saturday they have live music that was great and $10 any pizza. Place not packed but they put us outside by play area. Im fine with that, but then they forgot about us. Got two kids pizzas who ate them in there entirety before the "adult pizza" made it out. Salad... More 

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Sugar Hill, Georgia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Owner is very friendly and great wood fire pizza and fresh salads. Have eaten here on previous visits and always come back. Good value.

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Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We really liked this place for dinner in Nosara. The appetizers were particularly good and the prices were reasonable. Nice Italian vibe especially from the waiter - a super nice older Italian guy. I asked him for a pen and he replied "which color". Probably the best response a server could give:)

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Thank Marcus32a
Jaco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Our family shared a great dinner here over the weekend. The service was fast and friendly, eventhough they were very busy. And the pizza and focaccia capressi were awesome! Will for sure go back next time we are in Nosara.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Perfect thin crust pizza! Who knew pizza could be so amazing in the jungle? Try the harmonia if meatless is your style. They finally added a much needed parking lot since our last visit which was a nice improvement. The staff is nice and was surprisingly quick which is never an expectation in this part of the world.

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Thank carol h
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Food good but the timing was off. The children got their meal way after the adult food came out. Pina Coladas not so good. Pizzas were great.

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Thank Kay T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Delivery, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mail Road Through Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: 2682 1472

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