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Pizza John's Jardin Escondido

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500 Meters East of Arenal Vista Lodge | Bario El Fosforo, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 20213, Costa Rica
+506 8801 0967
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12:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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Gronlid
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not let the back road and building fool you, the calzones are out of this world and big enough for two people, our server was AMAZING, took time to reply to are questions! Seriously worth the stop!!

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Thank Wambus
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A quirky little local instituition. The food is fantastic, and the service is ultra friendly. Relax and enjoy.

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Thank Daniel R
Galveston, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This quaint little spot in the middle of nowhere had fabulous pizza, wonderful home made ice cream and way better Wifi than our hotel. The service was great and the owners were so nice.

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Thank chmc2013
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to howlers for dinner and they recommended pizza johns for dessert. When we got there, they were closed, but they insisted to reopen to get us icecream. There were 10 of us. Delicious home made ice Cream. I believe mine had more coconut than actual ice cream. It was great. Nice kid too.

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Thank Brett K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were welcomned with a big smile and the name of that smile (Michael). The hospitality from Michael, the stories about the place and Arenal are alone worth the 5+. But since this ls a restaurant the food should match the welcome and atmosphere, Fortunate it does. The pizzas are Italian style (thin) comes with delicious tomatosauce and as fresch... More 

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Thank Martin B
london
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68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty pizzas, cold beers, no fuss. Place is off the beaten track a bit but that's part of the fun. The owner was friendly and welcoming and the lady in the kitchen (his wife?) sure knows a thing or two about pizza dough

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Thank el_hungaro_ingles
West Hollywood, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have a great pizza in a remote, wonderful setting. If you're visiting Arenal, this is a perfect place to stop for a break. The drinks are excellent as well. This is the kind of place that makes me dream of packing it all up and moving to Costa Rica.

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Thank MikeInWeHo
El Dorado Hills, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch. Everything thing is from scratch. Delicious!! The husband past away three years ago but his wife was the cook and continues on with the help of a friend. Very friendly!

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Thank bpdoyel
Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

John was an excellent host! He used fresh ingredients from his novel herb garden/terrarium and had a delicious selection of pasta/pizzas/salads/homemade ice cream. My husband and I enjoyed some great craft beers after a long day of hiking and took the especialidad pizza to go. It was the perfect end to our long day and they cater perfectly to the... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered two pizzas with the plan to bring the leftovers home. Ha! We demolished them because we just couldn't stop eating them. We surprisingly managed to save a little room for the best homemade ice cream ever! (We'd advise you do the same.) I would also recommend the piña coladas 100%. They were excellent. (I had two.) Juan &a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$18
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Cash Only, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
12:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 20:00
Thursday
12:00 - 20:00
Friday
12:00 - 20:00
Saturday
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Meters East of Arenal Vista Lodge | Bario El Fosforo, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 20213, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  El Castillo
  • Phone Number: +506 8801 0967
Description
Lonely Planet's Top choice-featuring thin crust Italian style handmade pizza, and tropical ice cream. Family Friendly-Open air, casual dining Come for lunch, stay for dinner. Open everyday 12PM to 8PM

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Avon Park, Florida
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?