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L'ancora da Ciro & Tony

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Avenida 9 Calle 33 | Barrio Escalante, San Jose 1001, Costa Rica
+506 2280 5170
12:00 - 04:00
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Sun 12:00 - 04:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
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Costa Rica
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175 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant design wise is not that nice, you would not guess you are at an italian restaurant, and the chairs are not that comfy.. but the food makes up for that and beyond. My favorite plate, the one I order every time I visit is the fish in olive, white wine, garlic and lemon sauce with a aglio and... More 

Thank adrialvarez
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the focaccia caprese. The place is cozy and the attention was so good. Also the amount of fod served was a lot, I mean, the plate of pasta was so big! The amount of fod options is very good too, we definitely come back.

Thank Pamela V
Quepos, Costa Rica
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We walked for the first time the streets of Barrio Escalante , so much to see and try , one of our stops was L'ancora , we had some wine and because we wanted something lite the nice waiter recommended the focaccia, it was absolutely delicious! See picture please ! The combination of tomatoes with the mozzarella,basil , and a... More 

Thank 4Johnsons
White Rock, Canada
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place is frequented by locals in the Paseo Gastronomico area serving standard Italian fare. We shared an antipasto appetizer and then both had pasta that was one of the daily specials. I wouldn't say it was the best Italian food I've ever had, but was the best dinner we have had in Costa Rica. The waiter was very attentive... More 

Thank Tom B
Portland, OR
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I needed a simple & early dinner--arrived around 6:45 (but the place was filling up by 7:00) They made me feel welcome. The waiter had excellent cheerful English. The Rigatoni Primavera was quite tasty!

Thank GraceBojo
Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Bar none, the best restaurant in San Jose. I have tried them all. Tony and Coro are like family. The sea bass and mushroom ravioli are as good as any dish I have had in the states. I highly recommend and will be back on my next visit.

Thank hornswinbig
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Owners are italians,food is italian and of course you have the italian perfection. If you love italian food ,so it is a must in San Jose.

Thank cellularium
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Welcoming and warm chefs, great food and nice place. What more do you need? In Barrio Escalante, the rising star of Tico/San Jose scene

Thank Shahar K
Cartago, Costa Rica
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211 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great to be back! Amazing food creations directly ordered to and made by the owner Ciro. What a great taste and quality. Service is awesome; no question why all of my kids (do not matter their age) always want to go there for their birthday celebration`s. Definitely a little sample of Italy in Costa Rica. Thanks ragazzi (Ciro and staff)!

Thank SBE73
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Ciro and Tony are around. So it is possible they come by and say hello, or "buon giorno". They are dressed up in their cook outfit. The pasta is great. Only italians know when to get it out of the boiling water. Then, my favorite is fish. They cook it perfectly, in a perfect balance of olive oil, garlic and... More 

Thank PabloBia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 04:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 9 Calle 33 | Barrio Escalante, San Jose 1001, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2280 5170

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?