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“One of the best in MA”

Gondola Gourmet Restaurant
Price range: $3 - $42
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
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.
Zancudo
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“One of the best in MA”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Went with my family and had amongst us, Lamp Chops, Filet, Chicken and 3 different starters. Service was very good and always near-bye if you needed something. The owneress and her son are very proud and dedicated to making delicious food in comfortable and lively atmosphere. We will most assuredly go back again.

  • Visited March 2014
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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
“Best Carpaccio de Pulpo ever..!!”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

Gondola restaurant has intimate atmosphere .I like that the kitchen is viable as well . The dish we always seem to get is carpaccio de pulpo . It's the best of anywhere. All the pastas are fresh and the fish dishes are exquisite. Pana cota for dessert is a must ! The chef /owner Silvana is very careful to be sure each plate is perfect . Its truly an authentic Dining experience and not to be missed if you are visiting Manuel Antonio .

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Valentine M
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San Ramon, Costa Rica
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great family run eatery burdened by a 2 star hotel”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Top notch food in a nice setting. Family run. Needs to advertise more and not rely on guests to the Hotel it is stuck in--Tres Banderas--2 stars and heading down.

By all means try this place. Very reasonable prices which is unusual for overpriced Manuel Antonio eateries that all think they are 5 stars because they are in a very nice hotel or have an ocean view.

This place has neither but you'll be glad you ate here.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Tomas M
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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Really Excellent Dinner”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

The staff and service are really excellent at this great little Italian restaurant. The sommelier was also excellent and his wine and food recommendations were worth following. The chef came out to check all was well. We had a great meal, the highlight of which was the octopus ceviche. It was good value for money and one of the best meals we had in Manuel Antonio.

  • Visited February 2014
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The Best Of The Best !”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

Mother and son owners work as a team to provide the best of the best in ingredients and preparation. Clean, fresh food - beautifully cooked and meticulously presented. Daily chef's specials along with range of dishes from octopus cheviche; hand made pastas; meats and wonderful desserts. Moderately priced and well worth the visit. Highly Recommended !

Visited March 2014
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