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Los Platillos Voladores

Del Gimnasio Comunal 300 mts. sur, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
+506 2694 5005
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  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
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“lasagna” (31 reviews)
“panna cotta” (4 reviews)
“capresse” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Del Gimnasio Comunal 300 mts. sur, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We've eaten dozens of great meals in Italy, and sitting on the porch of this cute little restaurant we could have imagined we're back in Italy -- authentic, delicious, lovingly-made food. Emanualla (forgive misspelling) was fun to chat with and made the meal even better...More

Thank TravelerFr0mPhilly
Reviewed 1 week ago

This inauspicious little front-porch restaurant on the main road through Nuevo Arenal is the most authentic Italian restaurant around. The food is almost unbelievable for this remote corner of Costa Rica. The owners are the real thing, and the wife serves while the husband cooks....More

Thank sshawhomer
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved this place! I came here last week with my wife and two friends and had the best time! This restaurant is tiny, just four outdoor tables and a kitchen inside, but the whole experience was memorable. The owners work as both servers...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Not much to complain about. We ordered two pizzas for our family of 6 and the owners of the restaurant were friendly and happily helped us. We had a great experience. Delicious pizza was a nice change after a week of Costa Rican food.

Thank TitanShane
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Great Italian food! Lasagna was terrific and my husband raves over the thin crust pizza! Highly recommend!

Thank TonyaRingle
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This local restaurant was recommended by another chef in Nuevo Arenal. It did not disappoint. It is a small quaint spot in the middle of town, but the ambiance was perfect. The owner (whose name I can't recall) was so sweet and pleasant to chat...More

Thank AngieN99
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure to enjoy fantastic pizzas for lunch. The service was great :) Just be aware that if you order a pizza they bring you a big one so if you are not used to have a whole pizza they also sell slices,...More

Thank traveltiris
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

My friend and I stopped at this lovely gem while we were exploring town in Nuevo Arenal, and we are so happy we did! The owners of this cute little place we're so sweet, and quite the characters! It is an authentic Italian restaurant, and...More

Thank Lorraine H
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This Italian eatery was suggested by Nuevo Arenal locals and was certainly a treasure to visit. The pizza was incredibly authentic, and the owners/proprietors (David & Emy) were truly outstanding hosts/greeters/ and concerned about the perception of the dining experience. I ordered a Pizza Picolinda,...More

Thank Nicholas M
Reviewed 9 April 2018

The thin crust pizza is good, the gnocchi is excellent. The cook at his wife offered friendly service. The husband even performed a cool magic trick for our kids. Reasonably priced and in the middle of town. Highly recommend for good Italian food.

Thank The_5_Qs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Del Gimnasio Comunal 300 mts. sur, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nuevo Arenal
  • Phone Number: +506 2694 5005
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