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“Amazing Italian and Amazing Atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villa Italia

Villa Italia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
St. Petersburg, Florida
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing Italian and Amazing Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Who would have thought we'd find such an amazing Italian restaurant in Costa Rica and on our 2nd night in the country. The atmosphere alone is enough to drive us back...however, the culinary experience with the food was similar to what I think Julia Roberts felt while in Rome during the movie "Eat, Pray, Love". My husband and I loved this place so much that we went back about a week later in our trip.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Jennifer G
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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
1 review
“Best restaurant in Playa del Coco”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We have lived in Costa Rica for 8 years & finding a restaurant that offers great service & food is next to impossible to find. Villa Italia is by far our favorite spot, the husband & wife team go out ot your way every time that we are there to make certain that our experience is wonderful. In 8 years of eating there we have not had a meal that was less than fabulous. It is the number one choice for the locals. Try it you will not regret it.

Cheryl & Daryl

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Bohonos
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Kingman, Arizona
Level Contributor
34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Real Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

Italian owners serve, cook, and manage this clean bright and pleasant restaurant, food is excellent along with service and ambiance.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank paco30
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New York NY
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Gnocchi EVER!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

I asked to substitute the 4 cheese gnocchi sauce with the truffle sauce they use for the fettuccine. The chef tried talking me out of it, and boy am I glad I was adamant. My plate was quickly shared-not so willingly- by our entire group. It was truly delicious.

The outdoor seating, the drink choices and the rest of the menu is near perfect too. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Shloime E
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very Comfortable and home warm-in Ambient”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

This is a Small Restaurant with around 7 tables, very well serviced by Andrea. The food is great, and he is a character that makes you feel part of the place. Highly recommended, the tiramisu is delicious and the chicken where my choices(delicious)

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Santiagood
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