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“The best Italian food”
Review of Villa Italia

Villa Italia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Had an awesome dinner at the Villa Italia on our last night at Playa Del Cocos. Definately worth the effort to find the place. It is not on the main street so you will have to search a little for this place. The food was very well prepared and the service was excellent. The ambiance was also very romantic. Too bad it was the last night, we would have returned for more! Highly recommended!

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Thank utsixpack
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

I have ate at many restaurants around North America including some of the best restaurants in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Montreal, and Toronto. This restaurant is by far the best. The food is amazing, the service was exceptional and the atmosphere was perfect. Put this restaurant on your "must do list" if you are travelling near Playas Del Coco. Enjoy...

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Thank Bernard S
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Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Been to Italy and this place really does mimic the beautiful atmosphere, charming service and most important, exceptional flavor and quality pasta! I loved everything about this place. Don't wait, make a reservation and get in so you can know why this place is #1, you won't be disappointed!!!

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Thank Mzazz
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Yep, we found the most perfect Italian restaurant on a side street in coco beach that could have been from Rome itself...traditional service, impeccable food and wine all for 6 tables. Hard to believe food and service this good is tucked away here but it is. Outstanding Italian food!

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Owner (spoke no english, yet seems to be in charge of taking reservations) took our reservation for 9. When we showed up 10 minutes early he said he got "confused" and gave our table to someone else.

I can partially overlook the confusion although we made the reservation in person 90 minutes earlier and there are only 5 tables in the place.

What was most disappointing was he made no attempt to address the issue. He felt that by telling me he was confused I would be fine taking 4 adults and 5 kids to some "other" place to find somewhere to eat on a saturday night. Even though there were 2 empty tables that could have been brought together he refused and said we couldn't get served until much later. What made me write this review was his statement that this was not his problem and him walking away while we spoke to him.

Net net I'll never know how good the food is because poor service makes sure I will never attempt to go there again.

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villaitalia_cr, Proprietario at Villa Italia, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2013
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Rispondo direttamente io propietario,direttore e cameriere del mio ristorante, ho imparato che in questo lavoro come in tanti altri,non si risponde mai ad un cliente, in quanto tale per me' molto importante. Lo faccio in questo caso perche' non mi piace essere accusato per cose che non mi sono permesso di fare. Il signore che scrive questa recensione non si rende forse conto che il motivo per il quale non ha cenato nel mio ristorante,non `stato per incomprensione, ma' per il suo comportamento arrogante e maleducato,fra le altre cose tendo a precisare che la figlia piccola intervenuta per l'accaduto si e' scusata dell'atteggiamento del padre che,con fare minaccioso,pretendeva a tutti i costi di voler mangiare in quello stesso istante,mentre la sala era completamente riservata.Inoltre vorrei aggiungere che sono italiano e per imparare lo spagnolo mi ci `voluto qualche tempo, mentre il mio inglese e' pessimo e mai mi permetterei di trattare male una persona perche' non parla la mia lingua soprattutto in un paese che non `il mio. Pertanto chiudo cosi' questo spiacevole episodio che in 7 anni di ristorazione e vita in Costa Rica,non mi era mai capitato.
Andrea

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