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“Best Italian food in Samara, hands down.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Al Manglar Bar & Pizzeria - CLOSED

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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
1 review
“Best Italian food in Samara, hands down.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Al Manglar offers the best, authentic italian food in Playa Samara. This has been my favorite place for years. Everything is made to order by the owner of the establishment, a lovely italian woman. She even makes her own pasta! Try the Penne a la Cubana, it's excellent. The Pizza is also, in my opinion, the best you'll find in Samara and it's surroundings. Try the Vegetariana and be sure to pour on plenty of chile pepper olive oil. Great Gnochi and Bruschetta as well. Can't beat this place. I'm getting hungry...

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
nyc
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“don't miss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

great pizzas and a gracious host. it is tucked away on a side street, but worth finding.

Visited May 2012
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Dover, Delaware
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Italian”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Good service and food. Numerous choices of pasta dishes Were well prepared.

Visited February 2012
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Paris
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Bruschetta & Mama-made food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

This little place down a dusty road off one of the main streets was good and the service was friendly. They served up authentic Italian foods with an attention to flavor. Amongst the best Italian places in town.

Visited April 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“good food at a good price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Samara has a lot of restaurants and many are a bit pricy, but Al Manglar is reasonably priced for good food.

Visited March 2012
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