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“Authentic Italian”

Gondola Gourmet Restaurant
Price range: $3 - $42
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: This restaurant is part of "Plaza Yara" we are located close to Hotel Gaia on the Manuel Antonio Hill, with a beautiful view of the jungle. "The Gondola" features a gourmet Mediterranean style, Good for a romantic dinner. Ths restaurant is also perfect for family groups or special occasions.
Quepos, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Authentic Italian”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

I've eaten here a few times and each time I leave full and happy. It's a nice, quite atmosphere where you can relax and really enjoy yourselves. The Ravioli Manuele is my favorite dish on the menu. Homemade raviolis, with a tomato/pesto/cream sauce, filled with spinach and ricotta cheese. Always cooked to perfection, with just the right amount of seasonings. I also really like the camambere cheese appetizer that comes with a blackberry sauce - so decadent! For dessert try the creme brulee. Be prepared to spend a little extra on your dinner, but the food is worth it. The owners Sylvana and her son Manuele do a great job!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Kai R
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English first
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Great dinner”
Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Excellent food and great service.
Very friendly environment with gourmet dishes
We were suggested by the owner and we had very good choice of fish

Visited October 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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“Great view, Excellent Food”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

This was the best meal we had in Manuel Antonio. Not only was the food a treat for the hungry stomach but also a treat for the eyes. Our table had an amazing view of the sea. The restaurant itself was beautifully decorated, the interior both chic and modern and mesmerizing. We had ravioli and it was excellent. The food was properly cooked and piping hot when served which also tells us a lot about their quick service. The staff was great, very quick and diligent. Do try their desserts. They are out of this world.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Alfred A
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Mexico City, Mexico
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great food and service, but no Coke?”
Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

We were 8 at 3pm on a Sunday and the experience was very good. Food and service were nice. Pasta was really nice, the brusquetas were ok, the bread could be better...
Now one thing was a true down: NO COKE!
That's bad, bad, bad! I had to have sparkling water instead. Please serve drinks that are up to your food!

Visited October 2013
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DC
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3 reviews
“Beautiful Atmosphere”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Brought my new biddy to this Italian joint in Manuel Antonio because it was close to the house we were staying in. Wanted to get her back home quick, ya know? Well, we ended up staying here a long time because we got a bottle of the house wine and delicious food. She had the ravioli and I had rack of lamb. The appetizer of eggplant and mozz was paired perfectly with the balsamic reduction. The only downsides were they ran out of pannacotta by the end of the night and my baby was resentful. But I would take her out there again just for the dessert and the beautiful atmosphere. Bottle of wine, an app, two mains and two desserts came out under $100.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Noah S
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