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El Forno

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Main street, Brasilito, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing restaurant! Very cozy and a nice atmosphere. Never had a bad meal here and I go about once very two weeks. Have the pizza or the pastas !

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Thank Melissa S
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

This is an absolute must. The setting is so quaint. Love the tiki hut tables. The food is delicious. The pizza is light and thin crust. Doesn't leave your stomach feeling like you ate a heavy American pizza. Our daughter very much enjoyed the fettuccini. Also the bread and garlic spread before the meal were delicious as well. Parking is... More 

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Thank Kara S
Enumclaw, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

We ate out for pizza and Italian fare with friends when in Brasilito for the bull fights. The restaurant was very different from others in CR in that service was quick and dinner delivered promptly. We have eaten pizza in other spots nearby and you will spend another 1 1/2 hours of just waiting for food. Very impressed. The food... More 

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Calgary
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63 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

El Forno is in a pretty setting on the Main Street of Brasilito. It has a number of thin crust pizzas--done well. It also has other Italian-style dishes. Many of these are done in a Costa Rican way -- still very tasty. For example, the seafood risotto is more of a paella than a risotto but is nevertheless delicious. Service... More 

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Thank Calgaryfamilyof5
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

We are here for New Years 2016 and what an amazing meal. We had eaten here several times before on previous trips. The best Italian I've had in Costa Rica and possibly the best Italian I've had anywhere. Do yourself a favour and treat yourself to a night here

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Thank worldtravellercc9
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Had a craving for Pizza and hadn't been there in years. My wife had a salad and I had one of the best pizzas in memory. The salad was great and the bread that accompanied it was baked on premise and still warm. We have plans to return for dinner. A great spot!

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Thank JAMES G
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Best Pizza in Guanacaste. Service was wonderful, staff was pleasant, atmosphere was great and we stuffed our faces. Cash only.

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Thank Christine0724
Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Nice to find a place that serves really tasty thin crust pizza in Costa Rica. Hidden under a thatched roof, the restaurant is set off from the street. The restaurant is shaded which makes the restaurant feel cool, although it is outside.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

The food is wonderful and the service is great. We ate there 2 nights in a row because my wife and our friends thought the Carbonara was the best they had ever had. I enjoyed the pizza and the seafood pasta myself. Highly recommend to anybody that loves Italian food.

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Thank niterider56
New Baltimore, Michigan
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

We have been visiting this restaurant for 10 years. The food is great. Italian with a Costa Rican flair

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Thank Michael E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main street, Brasilito, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Brasilito
Description
Excellent food, huge portions, very reasonably priced

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?