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Il Basilico

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Mail Road Through Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
2682 1472
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Cali, Colombia
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is for sure the go to if you are looking for pizza reasonably priced. They have a 2x1 night, I think Sunday. I've been there 4 or 5 times over the last few years, and they've either missed a topping on a pizza (they were out of the topping and didn't advise me until they brought the pizza),... More 

Thank Kurt S
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only bought our pizza to go, but while we were waiting for the pizza we had the pleasure to listen to some great live music. We had the Il Basilico Pizza and it was great!

Thank karina004
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is nice, the food is good but the waiter was terribly rude. He never listened to the order, served the wrong plate and was just plain impolite.

Thank Lorena Z
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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!

Thank CieraMarisol
Westfield, New Jersey
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123 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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 

Thank Ann R
Greenwich, Connecticut
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

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!"

Thank GMS77
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Stefanie E
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 

Thank Orthocincy
Sugar Hill, Georgia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

Thank JMenjoylife
Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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:)

Thank Marcus32a

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Television, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?