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“Great food and service”

Cafe, Pizzeria Joannes Paulus II
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$30
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

The food is excellent and a great alternative to the expensive resort-restaurants. The owner/cook/waiter is a very friendly and attentive person. We loved the different pizzas. The pasta was also good but our second choice. The food was served with fresh fruit juice. We had dinner twice. Come before sunset to enjoy the fantastic view from the back garden (together with numerous hummingbirds).

In sum, we can highly recommend the place

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Thank 68_Joerg
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Tiny little pizza place with food that is big on flavour! The owner is very friendly and heplful, and he makes a real effort to make something special of the meal. We will be sure to stop by again when we are in the neighbourhood.

Thank Christelmh
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LeidyMata, Propietario at Cafe, Pizzeria Joannes Paulus II, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017
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Estimado viajero. Gracias por tu comentario y por haber elegido nuestra pizzería. Estoy feliz de que hayas disfrutado de tu estancia y esperamos tenerte de nuevo como invitado en nuestro local.

Cuídate!!

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This pizzeria is attended by Chef Victor, he has a great touch with people, also he creates a warm atmosphere that invites you to come back again in the future, his pizzas are quite delicious, also he has a garden with very special friends: hummingbirds and some birds, many species that he has in his garden are unique because they are endemic species restricted to the highlands from Costa Rica to western Panama, in my case I'm an enthusiastic naturalist and photographer who loves to take pictures of birds and nature, so if you love good pizzas, nature and photography, you have to visit and try this place, or if you only love pizzas, you have to try this place, Victor's attention and cuisine are great!

Thank Mckoy88
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LeidyMata, Propietario at Cafe, Pizzeria Joannes Paulus II, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017
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Estimado cliente. Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para compartir tus experiencias a otros viajeros. . Es hermoso leer tu descripción de nuestro lugar. Estoy muy contenta de saber que Víctor hizo que tu estancia fuera agradable y que disfrutar de la pizza, el pasaje y de los apreciados colibríes.
Espero que tu próxima visita esté a la vuelta de la esquina. Llámanos si hay algo en lo que te podemos ayudar.

¡Cuídate!

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome!! Everything is made from scratch by the lovely owner &a chef, Victor. You can choose from a few different sizes of pizza - ranging from personal (4 slices) to gigante (12 slices) with a range of toppings. Everything is homemade/grown by Victor/sourced locally so the food takes a while to arrive but there are amazing views of the cloud forest and tons of hummingbirds feeding in the garden! It's amazing - you can watch dozens of them fly around right up close!

Whilst you wait for the yummy pizzas, you enjoy home made blackcurrant juice made from Victor's garden berries.
At the end of our meal, we were surprised with a fruit and ice cream dessert (kind of like peaches/apricots with cookies and cream ice cream) - yummy!!
It was such good value for money as well - $60 for 5 of us (we had 4 pizzas - one of which was XL - plus dessert and refills of juice).
Definitely visit if you have the chance!!

Thank Aimee P
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LeidyMata, Propietario at Cafe, Pizzeria Joannes Paulus II, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017
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Estimado Aimee. Gracias por tomarse el tiempo de compartir tus experiencias en nuestra Cafetería y Pizzería Colibríes (Joannes Paulus II), por darnos una calificación perfecta y por recomendarnos a otros viajeros.
Es hermoso leer tu descripción del lugar. Estoy seguro de que Víctor disfrutó atendiéndolos.
La fruta del postre se llama Níspero es un fruto de esta temporada, normalmente en el mes de julio-agosto.
Nuevamente gracias!!

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

My second year to visit Victor and enjoy his food which he prepares with passion. Once again I had a great dining experience. His margarita pizza is one of the best I have ever had. It is such a surprise to have such fine food so far away from the city. hope to see you you next year victor.

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Thank Craig S
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LeidyMata, Propietario at Cafe, Pizzeria Joannes Paulus II, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017
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Estimado Craig, muchas gracias por visitarnos de nuevo aquí en este lugar alejado y hermoso de Costa Rica.
Me alegra que regresaras y te gustara la pizza que prepara Víctor, él te envía muchos saludos, agradece tu apoyo y que recomiendes a otros viajeros nuestra pizzería Los Colibríes.
Te esperamos en tu próximo viaje, que estés muy bien, cuídate mucho.

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