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“Great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Locanda

Locanda
Ranked #15 of 73 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian, Seafood, Costa Rican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

Beautiful location right on Playa Samara. Great comfy chairs and gorgeous views for watching the ocean. Ate breakfast and dinner here and both meals were excellent. We did have one service issue however. . We were initially told to sit anywhere and because there were no tables for two available, we sat at a table that would seat four. After ordering drinks, we were then asked by the wait staff if we could move, as a larger group arrived. Happy to do so, except when we got up, we were directed to a table inside. We choose to stay on the beach and found an empty table on the beach without chairs. Although we moved, we were left to find our own chairs. The wait staff did apologize and the rest of the evening went well. I had a wonderful yellow fin tuna dish, cooked to perfection. Breakfast was also very good with some great coffee. As someone else mentioned, service is a bit slow but this is Costa Rica. Para Vida!!!

  • Visited February 2014
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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best meal in Samara!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

Came here for our last dinner after a 1 week trip. My bf and I shared the tuna tartare, gargantuan portion! So tasty. I had the seafood pasta, or should I say trough! Not only was it the largest portion I've ever seen but it was the tastiest I've ever had. The seafood was fresh and plentiful. Well worth $18. My boyfriend had the chicken sandwich which was also delicious. Shall I also mention 2 or 1 cocktails all day everyday for $7USD. No other deal like this in town. Super strong, big drinks! Beautiful setting on the beach. I'll definitely be back!

  • Visited January 2014
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“Solid Choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

We joined the older, more stodgy crowd here for lunch today. We are not hamburger people, but went for the two for one burger special for $10. Burgers were large and came with both american and grated parmesan cheese(?) Servers were very pleasant. Only comment was that burgers took 40 minutes to appear, Tico time... They were cooked as ordered.

  • Visited January 2014
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Awesome seafood platter”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

We had breakfast and lunch at this lovely beachfront restaurant. It's easily the nicest ambience on the beach, with big solid wood chairs and tables. Breakfast is not very good value for money if you order single items, juices are way too watery and the cappuccino was ruined by the use of chocolate syrup to decorate it, but lunch more than made up for it. The seafood platter is huge and all items (2 types of fish, lobster, shrimp and calamari) were superbly seasoned and cooked. Yum!

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London, United Kingdom
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“Beach jewel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Cheap cocktails, tasty food, free sun loungers, chilled out staff; what else do you need for a day on the beach?

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