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Dolce Vita

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Main Road, Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 2682 0107
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144 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to Trip Advisor, five friends and I decided to have diner at La Dolce Vita and we were so happy we did. As others have mentioned, Roberto is ever present assuring his diners of not only great food but a wonderful experience as well. Although others have mentioned that it is expensive, our bill came to about $55.00 each... More 

Thank Janly
Tecumseh, Kansas
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Dolce Vita is one of the best Italian restaurants I have eaten at. The owner greeted us when we came in with a big Italian personality and continued as our waiter. He made wonderful recommendations and accommodated several picky eaters in the group. The wine list is as good as it gets in this part of Costa Rica. When in... More 

Thank Brent B
Cali, Colombia
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The owner of the restaurant is Roberto, and he is definitely Italian. The thick accent gives it away. I've been going there for years, and he always recognises us. There is a lot of detailed attention paid to the food. It's not just spaghetti and red sauce. The menu includes pumpkin ravioli (in season), and various other dishes with fresh... More 

Thank Kurt S
Torrance, California
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

My husband and I had dinner here for my birthday. It was an amazing meal! Roberto serves delicious food and greets guests like long-lost friends. The Limoncello after dinner, gratis, was the icing on the cake!

Thank LizaBragg
Nosara, Costa Rica
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Roberto is such a friendly and helpful host. The dishes that he prepares are made the Italian way with love. The panzerotti with spinach and Gorgonzola is the best I've ever had. I dream about eating this dish. Yummy!

Thank CathyTheCostaRicaPro
Arlington, Virginia
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251 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

We ate at Dolce Vita two-years ago during our first visit to Nosara. It was excellent, and we were pleased to find that it has not changed. Roberto is there doing what he clearly loves. The food is absolutely outstanding, service is excellent, and the atmosphere is a relaxed elegance. Whenever we're in Nosara, we're always going to visit Dolce... More 

Thank Scott B
Nosara, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

We've lived in the area for 3.5 years and La Dolce Vita is our go-to restaurant for special occasions and spoiling ourselves. The food can't be beat (try the polenta), the atmosphere is charming and the service is excellent. Great cocktails and lots of special extra touches. GO!

Thank Linda T
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Roberto's wonderful charm, fabulous food selections, and Italian warmth make this our yearly chice for best retaurant in Nosara. We repeatedly enjoy a wonderful meal and continue to dine here weekly during our month long stay in Nosara.

Thank Elaine C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

This place is on the fringe of the little town so likely need a car or ride. Located up on a perch its a bit eclectic but dont let that distract you. Our dinners were excellent & service highly personable. The mozzarella in the caprese salad was excellent, but a little skimpy on the tomato. All was fresh made to... More 

Thank Bmore007
Hamilton, Bermuda
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

We really enjoyed this meal. Roberto loves what he does and it shows. The house wine was very palatable and the food was delicious. One of the best tiramisu's we have ever had. Great atmosphere. We will be back again this week. We did not think it expensive.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: +506 2682 0107

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