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“Good (real) Italian food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Locanda

Locanda
Ranked #12 of 63 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Central American, South American, Costa Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Italian restaurant located directly on the beach with bar and pizzeria with wood oven. Sunbeds and chairs for our customers. Private parking with security.
Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good (real) Italian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

we came to this place because all the other Italian restaurants were still closed.. People told us there was an Italian chef in the kitchen - and yes: this was real Italian food! Very tasty at a reasonable price.

Visited November 2012
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Playa Samara
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Has the potential, but”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Locanda has the same opportunity as its neighbors along the beach, but it just doesn't seem to enjoy the same happy vibe as the other places. I keep hearing it's for sale (can't confirm) and maybe it is just that the owner wants out and that feeling flows downhill al the way to the staff and the attentiveness.

Visited October 2012
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PA
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“very slow, food so-so”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The ambiente is nice. Restaurant sits on the beach. The every aspect of the service was slow even for CR. Food was not a "wow". Had a meat casado and the beef was very thin and very tough, almost unchewable.

Visited August 2012
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Thank guenthers
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Ashland, Oregon
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely setting and good food”
4 of 5 stars 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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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Slower than Average Service even for Costa Rica”
3 of 5 stars 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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Thank Lois7721
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