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Il Basilico

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Mail Road Through Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 2682 1472
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Th food was nice but quite expensive for what you got. The staff were friendly. I was there twice and on both nights was live music. Which is nice but it was so loud that it was impossible to speak to eachother. I personally thought it was a bit overrated.

Thank cheyenneleto
Claverack, New York
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I think pizza is a super popular food in CR. You will see brick ovens everywhere. I like Basilico but it has not been consistently good for me. This year only 1 out of 3 visits were good. The restaurant itself is fine, pretty good selection, service decent. easy to find. Costa Rican owned, so we do try to support.

Thank lilap25
Boulder, Colorado
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

With so many outstanding restaurants to choose from in Nosara (Playa Guiones to be exact,) when one is average, it stands out. Our dinner at Basilico was our most expensive and least favorite in a week of eating out. I was excited to discover a panzanella salad on the menu but disappointed that it didn't have much bread and was... More 

Thank deeandrews
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

After Pizza Tree in Coyote Beach this is by far one of the best pizzas, personal size is great size, the crust of the pizza, the variety of options and the set up makes this place a very nice pizza place on a beach town

1 Thank Alicia R
San Jose, Costa Rica
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Looooved it! Recommend to us by a friend and it's delicious. Very relaxed environment. Go in your short and t-shirt. We had the bar-b-q chicken pizza and a focaccia. Super well made. Table next to us orderd the penne surfo and looked great (that was our 2nd choice). Prices were super reasonable!

Thank TripSJO
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Lovely pizza fantastic ceviche. Great drinks and fantastic service. Highly recommend it. We went with the kids at 6ish in the evening

Thank Lu C
Nosara, Costa Rica
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We ate there on Friday evening. They have live music and can be packed, so come early. The pizza is always perfect. Wood oven thin style. Nice and crisp, tasty homemade sauce. We also love the Il Basillico salad. We ran into a friend and one of the comments that night was all of us agreeing that we have always... More 

Thank SurfartistCR
the road
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4 reviews
Reviewed 10 December 2016

we had traveled from the North near Sugar Beach in the Guanacaste and after traversing the stream crossings and "interesting" road ways that lead into Nosara we tried Il Basilico and were extremely happy with the food! A great stop.

Thank douglas m
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2016

You want good food at a great price..... Here you go....the pizza well let me say was "damn good".... Got tuna let them cook it for you... Cold beer... Does not get any better.. Capt. Jerome mckown

Thank mck0wnj
Varennes, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were a party of 4 looking for a restaurant last Sunday in Nosara.The day before I looked on TripAdvisor to get some ideas and found a few but did not pay too much attention to this one because it has an Italian name and I wanted to eat something special, more local. Everything was closed except this one, especially... More 

Thank 572awst

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mail Road Through Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: +506 2682 1472

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