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300 mt oeste de la feretteria san carlo, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
+506 2670 0284
18:00 - 22:00
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Chef Suzanne and Andréa served us a surprise meal for my birthday. The best fish we have eaten since we are in Costa Rica. Gently cook, in a small delicious juice, decorate with surprising tastefull vegetables. The whole thing was so refined.And the dessert was divinely succulent! We did not leave anything on our plate, even if we could not... More 

Thank Isa M
Fresno, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate here two times during our visit to Playas del Coco. You just don't expect to find food of this quality in a town the size of Coco. It is located down an unpaved road off of the main road. All the taxi drivers know where it is. It is an open air restaurant, with patio dining overlooking a... More 

Thank Sue V
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second time at Villa Italia, having dined here last year. We were really excited to be back and we were not disappointed. The host/waiter/ owner and his wife the chef are charming. They have a lovely list of wines and when I was not sure about my choice, he offered to open the bottle to taste it,... More 

Thank Vivcioffi
Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Costa Rica with 10 college classmates and their significant others, and we filled the restaurant that evening. The fact that we all arrived at the same time and needed to be served at the same time did not affect the quality of the food. It was superb! In fact, after our classmates went home, our daughter joined... More 

Thank Cindy M
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 13 yr old waiter (no kidding) seated us and proceeded to rattle off a list of "waters". House water? Nope, only the imported stuff at $8 a bottle. The food we got wouldn't pass a a respectable appetizer anywhere else. $22 got me 3oz of chicken tenders in sauce. Everything else is a la carte. There are plenty of... More 

Thank TicaChica54
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port huron, michigan
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for an anniversary dinner and had a lovely meal. The homemade pasta was delicious and the service was great.

Thank puestadelsol92
Bend, Oregon
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were super surprised to find such an authentic Italian restaurant in Costa Rica! The restaurant came highly recommended from a local, who knew the owners personally. They have created something very special - great food, service and atmosphere. It transported me back to a trip to Italy! 10/10 meal for us.... go find this place!

Thank lebfisher
Stillwater, Minnesota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Hearing where this place is located, back down an alley, we were going cancel our reservations. Thank goodness we didn't, food was delicious, very authentic, mussels were some of the best we'd had. We sat poolside, very romantic. Short walk from town with street lights...

Thank Ellie C
Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The food here is amazing!!!! You will want to keep going back to try everything on their menu! Cutest couple owns and operates this hidden gem! She cooks and he waits on tables! You feel like one of the family ❤❤❤a must visit!!

Thank Beth G
Derry, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We went here and we blown away by how beautiful the restaurant was. Then we ate, and were blown away again! Mussels were delicious, and they made special pasta for my daughter.

Thank buckminster19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 mt oeste de la feretteria san carlo, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 0284

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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?