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“Slice of Venice in Costa Rica”
Review of La Sodita Italiana

La Sodita Italiana
Ranked #1 of 27 Restaurants in Brasilito
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Costa Rican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I traveled with our daughter to Costa Rica in June, 2014, and after a week of eating "traditional" Costa Rican plates (rice, beans, salad, meat & fried Plantain), we were directed to this great little place between Playa Flamingo and Brasilito called La Sodita Italiana. When we arrived, we were warmly greeted by the owner/chef Demetrio (transplanted directly from Venice Italy) and his co-owner/hostess/waitress Yendry. The seating is all under roof, yet there are no walls, so we always had a nice evening breeze, and the great lighting and curtains made the place look very charming. Then we got to have some EXCELLENT FOOD!! We ordered to go the first night we were there which included Lasagna, Ravioli, Rigatoni (which they called Macherroni) and a freshly baked in a wood burning oven pizza!! OMG......The short version of the story is that we ate there 4 out of 6 nights in town, AND we stopped by one morning and Demetrio and Yendry gave us a fresh-out-of-the-oven loaf of bread to munch on for a car ride we took that day. Absolutely the best food we experienced in Costa Rica, and we will go again as soon as we get back there. Keep up the GREAT work Demetrio and Yendry!!!

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Reviewed June 14, 2014

Located between Brasilito and Flamingo Beach, is a small cozy location. The food is very good and with reasonable prices and service.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

So good we ate there twice in one week. When you get tired of bland Costa Rican food it is nice to have fresh fish prepared with flavor and spice. Add some great wood fired pizza and it was a winner. Super charming atmosphere on a quiet road between Flamingo and Potrero beaches. Best in the area. Highly recommend it!!!

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1  Thank Lynn A
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

Just tried this new Italian place in Brasiltio and was very impressed. Great service, nice ambiance, and best of all, wonderful food! I had the mahi mahi with capers, olives and tomatoes. Amazing!! Well priced too. To find, drive through Brasiltio and go about 1/2 a mile and you will see it on the right side of the road. Give it a try!

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2  Thank monarchtravel
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

Great food, great service. Best food we had our two week stay...going again for our last night. We brought in fresh caught tuna and the chef didn't hesitate to prepare two ways for us, both delicious . We of course had to try the italian and the bolognese was perfecto with perfectly aldente pasta. Kind service and great food and wine.

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1  Thank sbeia
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