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Avenida 8, Calle 17, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2222 4950
Today
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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San Jose Metro, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

It is, in my humble opinion, the best pizza restaurant in the country. I may be bias because it has become a flavor I have been used since I was little. My recomandation is to order the garlic pizza and sprinkle little salt over the fresh tomatoes and heavily black powder on the rest of it. You will not be... More 

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Palmar Norte, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

We went to Alpino for lunch and had Cannelloni which was very good. My wife had the Caprese salad which was also good but missing the fresh basil leaves and had a dried basil olive oil drizzled on top. Still good but would have been better with the fresh basil.

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

good food great service in a historical large home in San Jose. enjoyed the pizza immensely. the hospitality was great. Really enjoyed this relaxed atmosphere.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

I almost hate to give this place only an "Average", but it had been touted to me by a couple of locals as the best lasagna in the city. Unfortunately, the lasagna was borderline inedible, with thick, gooey pasta sheets, unseasoned ground beef, and a tomato sauce that was sickly sweet (perhaps someone used sugar instead of salt?). I should... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

very good pizza with great service. So happy we saw this place while out and about in San Jose! The pizza's are deceivingly large, so share if you wish, however you'll miss out on leftovers. Thanks!!!

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Thank Damanda483
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

The pizza is delicious! For those jalapeño lovers, I strongly recommend the PIRATA. The restaurant is small (it used to be bigger but years ago they moved to a smaller place next door). The service is really friendly and the it's not expensive. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE AND RECOMEND THIS RESTAURANT!!!

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New York City, New York
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

Sadly, I discovered (in 2009) to find that Alpino had closed. I kept hoping I was wrong. This was a gem in San Jose. Not only was it one of the oldest pizzerias in Chepe (if not THE oldest), but the pizza here was unlike any other in Costa Rica. The ambiance was quaint and unique, and spoke to both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 8, Calle 17, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2222 4950

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