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Il Ritorno - CLOSED

200 m South from KFC, La California | at Casa Italia Building, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2225 0543
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“panna cotta” (3 reviews)
“veal” (2 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
200 m South from KFC, La California | at Casa Italia Building, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My friend introduced me to this place about 4 years ago. Now I make sure that I eat here once per trip. The food is wonderful... Some of the best I've ever had. Marco, the owner is wonderful to talk to and cares about his...More

Thank AJ W
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

It was a surprise to find this place in San Jose. I felt on a typical trattoria en Italy. I ordered the spaghetti carbonara and was spectacular. Next time will try something different. It's not fancy, it's casual with excellent food

Thank PabloSardi
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Went yesterday with my wife and they Still have a promotion, 3 courses for 2 for $40,00, a good size salad, a very good appetizer, I had the Ravioli, and my wife had the Veal, plus a nice small Pannacota, together with a good bottle...More

Thank Mario V
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Absolutely amazing, the Christmas special was embarrassingly cheap for the quality of food we were served, 3 course meal for 2 at USD 40.00 is insane, even in Costa Rica, fresh tomatoes over mozzarella buffala, Lemon Veal and Chicken parmigiana, for an amazing Limoncello mousee...More

Thank Mario V
Reviewed 17 March 2015

By far one of my favorites. great food and specials. Always quality driven. Waiter staff especially the young blond waiter is amazing he deserves every praise. Love pasta, pizza and fish and steak specials. Focaccia is one of the best. Price range ok.

Thank Anitafb22
Reviewed 30 December 2014

We love coming to Il Ritorno and have returned since February 2011, when we first discovered this fine restaurant. We tried the mushrooms appetizer, Minestrone soup, Pizza Margherita, pasta with tomato-basil sauce and Panna cotta for desert. All dishes were fine, especially the pizza. A...More

1  Thank TamiSmith
Reviewed 17 May 2014

The food here is over-the-top delicious. The staff are professional and friendly. The atmosphere is cheerful and celebratory. The service is timely but not rushed.

Thank mokee
Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

Excellent food Marco is a great Chef excellent attention best Italian food in town should be #1 of Costa Rica Lovely enviroment

Thank Fequ68
Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

I known this restaurant for 5 years and it has been one of the best things that ever happened to me. Since I was in italian classes in the same building I get to know most of the menu. Agnolotti Mezza Luna are one of...More

Thank Mariela A
Reviewed 10 October 2013

I eat here several times a month. I have never had a bad meal here in 8 years under the ownership of Tony or Marco. Having the owner/operator in the kitchen makes all the difference. I don't think I have looked at a menu in...More

1  Thank sanjoseguy_11
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  • Address: 200 m South from KFC, La California | at Casa Italia Building, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2225 0543
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