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| Cristina, 300m norte del ICE, San Jose 1094, Costa Rica
+506 2220 0453
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (41 reviews)
“saltimbocca” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Cristina, 300m norte del ICE, San Jose 1094, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

We went back to L'Olivo after first visiting 12 years ago. The place hasn't changed much, which is a good thing, still pretty good Italian food, nice wine list, good desserts and friendly staff all make it an excellent choice. If you are staying in...More

Thank nroe
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Great atmosphere once you are inside, the outside neighborhood is a little sketchy with a casino next door. A small restaurant but tables are spaced nicely. Service was good and food was good. If you are in the neighborhood it is worth it.

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We have been here several times and the food is good, can’t say it’s the best Italian I’ve ever had. The waiters are curt and can be rude if you are an American. We saw table after table being catered to and we were virtually...More

Thank IGottaGetOuttaHere
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

A Trip advisor find for our tradition of an Italian meal on the last evening of every long haul trip. Tucked away off of main street in a very well lit area we walked to find L'Olivo, and so gald we did. The owner was...More

Thank captainmorgantravel
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This restaurant is attached to Hotel Cristina where we stayed, so to avoid going anywhere far we came here twice. Would have come 3 times, but its closed on Sundays.The waiters were very friendly, attentive and welcomed us back the next night. Night one we...More

Thank veksler44 .
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The restaurant is very nice inside - great decor and ambience. Our waiter was great, but it took a very long time for the food since there was a large group at a couple of tables. The restaurant should have planned for the large group...More

Thank blairhankins33
Reviewed 16 February 2018

This delightful restaurant is attached to Hotel Cristina Suites where we stayed. On our first night we didn't want to go far so opted for the attached restaurant. We arrived at 7pm and were seated at the only vacant table. This was our first clue...More

Thank wimhiker
Reviewed 12 February 2018

The bread to start is delicious. Have the delicious gnocchi with pesto! Pine nuts top it off. The vino de casa, Cabernet, was too sweet and flowery, and when we said so, the waiter took it away and brought a tasty Malbec. Service was excellent...More

Thank Rhonda G
Reviewed 7 February 2018

I´ve never get bored of this restaurant and it´s high quality food and service... always fresh pasta, fresh seafood, or meat, excellent wine list... never will get tired of it!

Thank GabyML1301
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

The absolutely best place to dine in San Jose. It's obvious that the owner and all employees take great pride in the quality of food and service. We enjoyed a 3 course meal each and savored every bite. It's a place to relax, appreciate and...More

Thank Derrick I
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Response from Sandra F | Reviewed this property |
yes,and it is better to so!
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it is best to call them .. or have your hotel call and reserve for you ..enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Cristina, 300m norte del ICE, San Jose 1094, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2220 0453
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