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“Lovely setting and good food”
Review of Locanda

Locanda
Ranked #16 of 73 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Costa Rican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Italian restaurant and Pizzeria, with large spaces and comfortable tables and seats on the beach, all under the shade of spectacular palm trees. The kitchen offers one of the most exciting interpretations of traditional Italian dishes, both land and sea, and a great choice of Pizzas cooked in a wood oven, accompanied by a good wine list and a wide selection of cocktails.
Ashland, Oregon
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely setting and good food”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Great place to relax and enjoy the beach. We enjoy stopping by for lunch or just fruit smoothies, and lounging under the thatched umbrellas before heading back out to the surf.

Visited July 2012
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Morrison, Colorado
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Slower than Average Service even for Costa Rica”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

Service could have been better. They were very busy and understaffed however the food was excellent and the staff that was working worked hard. Would try again believing it was an uncommon staffing issue without my kids. Just in case.

Visited June 2012
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Folly Beach, South Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very good food”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

Was offering nice specials when we were here, making it a great value. Good service, loved the location and atmosphere.

Visited June 2012
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“GREAT view/beach chairs- food ok.”
Reviewed June 9, 2012

The salads are served in big bowls and quite good actually...as is the pasta (it's Italian owned)...the sandwiches are also consistently pretty good. The complete breakfast comes with a lot ($9), but the gallo pinto leaves something to be desired.

This place is nice, a really beautiful location, but still lacks some ambience...maybe it's the staff...I don't know. I usually end up next door at La Vela Latina, but I go here now and again to change things up.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Lindsay L
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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Ceviche rocks!”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

Very pleased with this restaurant. Excellent service, great food, perfect location on the beach.

Visited April 2012
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Thank ellie_pc
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