Ragu

Ragu

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+506 2440 7130+ Add website
Hours
Sun
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tue
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wed
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thu
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Fri
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sat
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Ratings and reviews
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Neapolitan, Campania, Romana, Lazio, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
features
Menu

Menú Ragú
The prices are in local currency (colones). Precios + 10% Imp. De Servicio
ENTRADA
Bruschetta Italiana
Tomate picado y albahaca
CRC 5,000.00
Bruschetta Campesina
Hongo fresco, tomate picado y albahaca
CRC 5,000.00
Pan de Queso
CRC 4,000.00
Pan de Ajo
CRC 3,000.00
Berenjena a la Parmessana
Tomate y queso mozzarella, estilo lasagna
CRC 8,000.00
Carne Bresaola
Carne de res, queso parmesano, Aceite de Oliva, lechuga o albahaca
CRC 9,000.00
Antipasto o Entrada Italiana
Jamón Serrano, porchetta, Queso de Temporada, bresaola
CRC 15,000.00
Porchetta al Romero y Vino Pinot
Pierna de Cerdo, Romero y Pinot
CRC 7,000.00
Ensalada Caprese
Tomate fresco Mozzarella, Flor de Leche, Aceite Extra Virgen, albahaca, sal y Pimienta
CRC 8,000.00
Carpaccio de Salmón
Alcaparra, cebolla, aceite extra virgen, limón, lechuga
CRC 9,000.00

About
We are more than a restaurant we are a trattoria, like the italian home food, if you want to taste the real italian food this is the right place to eat fresh and italian ingredients
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Neapolitan, Campania, Romana, Lazio, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Family style
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles696 reviews
Excellent
656
Very good
29
Average
6
Poor
2
Terrible
3
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Janae T
Provo8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
We went to this resturant not too long ago when the city was not allowing dine-in due to COVID-19. It was pouring rain outside and we had a larger group, the store owner personally invited us in and while we were waiting for our pizza he made us some appetizers and homemade lemonade just because. The family size pizza comes with either a coke, a lemonade drink or a 10% discount and it was so good. The owner is from Italy and really knows what he is doing, some of the best pizza I've had in my whole life and I've been to Italy a few times! I would 10/10 recommend, and it's pretty close to the airport too, if you're arriving or soon leave I would make a quick stop here.
Written May 6, 2021
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Ragu
Thank you very much, your opinión is very important for us. We are very enjoy for that opinión.
Written May 6, 2021
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wernerzu
San Francisco27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We went to Ragu for lunch when our flight from SJO/Santamaria (a less than $2 Uber ride away) was delayed several hours, and we were glad we did! The Italian Bruschetta (toast, tomato, basil leaf) was one of the 3 best I've ever had (which includes many trips to Italy! First best: Ivo's in Rome's Trastevere neighborhood). The green salad they made especially for my daughter was excellent, as was the Chrestina Pizza (thin crust, several veggie additions). The home-made lemon-based digestive they offered us was also nice, and William the waiter was super helpful throughout. It's a small restaurant, so you may want to call ahead if it's a popular dining hour.
Written February 24, 2020
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423ragur
Thank you very much. We are very happy for you review. For us is very important
Written April 28, 2020
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Sue
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 family
We wanted a light dinner before a late flight back to the states. We visited based on reviews and dinner was perfect. When we arrived we received complimentary bread and a small eggplant parm appetizer. We both had chicken scalloping. Mine was with Lemon and my husbands with beer. Both were delicious. You could choose a side. I had a lovely green salad and my husband had pasta. After dinner we received complimentary Limoncellos which was a lovely touch!
Written March 7, 2020
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423ragur
Thank you very much, your review is very important for us.
Written April 28, 2020
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amy f
Alajuela19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 family
The pasta is homemade, the focaccia is homemade, everything is so delectable. We live nearby and just discovered this gem of a restaurant. The service is fantastic. The prices are on point and you finish up feeling like you got your monies worth and then some. I highly recommend this restaurant when staying in Alajuela. It’s close to the airport and hotels so it’s a quick Uber or taxi ride away. Lived here 2 years and have not found better Italian or a more caring service. Put this on your list of authentic Italian restaurants that you must try!!
Written October 9, 2021
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Ragu
Thank you very much for your review is very important for us. We are enjoy that it was a good day with us
Written October 9, 2021
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Neil K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
The city was pretty closed due to covid-19 but the restaurant owner was so kind to let us stand inside under the rain and offered us water and even made us a mint lemonade while we were waiting. He was a super nice guy from Italy. Definitely one of the better pizzas I've had. Thin crust, lots of flavor, almost wanted to go back and buy another pizza because it was THAT GOOD!!! Anyways, definitely go here.
Written May 8, 2021
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Ragu
Thank you very much, your review is very important for us.
Written May 8, 2021
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Jack D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 family
This is the best Italian food that I have ever had outside of Italy. The pizza was the most thin and light pizza ever. The pesto was very fresh and flavorful. And the chicken parm was juicy and large. Free focaccia to start and free limoncello to finish.The prices are reasonable, there was quick service, and the owner comes around to each table and makes conversation with everyone in the restaurant. You can tell that they put a lot of love and care into their food. They are rated the best on trip advisor for a reason. It really takes you on a short trip back to Italy! Please support this local restaurant.
Written December 31, 2021
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Ragu
Muchas gracias por su comentario es muy importante para nosotros. Estamos felices que la pasaron bien.
Written January 2, 2022
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David P
Charlottesville50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
Great authentic Italian food. Ragu is close to the airport and is open for lunch at 1100 am so this is our go to place prior to flying home in the early afternoon. The owner is especially accommodating and opens for us a few minutes early so we can enjoy his delicious pasta and still make our 130 pm flight. The complimentary Limoncello is a nice touch. Highly recommended
Written February 7, 2022
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Ragu
Thank you very much for your review is very important for us. We are happy
Written February 7, 2022
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kariepatton
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 family
Ragu is an Italian gem in San Jose! Our family of 5 was treated to fantastic & authentic crispy- crust pizzas with fresh ingredients. Extensive menu — everything sounded delicious! Cozy and very clean restaurant with excellent customer service—we will definitely be back to eat here next time we visit San Jose. Gracias, Ragu!
Written July 18, 2021
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Ragu
Thank you very much for your review is very important for us
Written July 19, 2021
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annie
Heredia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 friends
let's start with them having a great gluten free pizza! the owner was super sweet and attentive all our dishes were great, we enjoyed our prosecco with great starters and main dishes. it was all great and topped with delicious limoncello. True Capri taste... loved it highly recommended even for vegetarians and celiacs. i will come back!
Written September 1, 2021
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Ragu
Thank you very much for your review is very important for us. We are enjoy that it was a good day with us
Written September 2, 2021
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Connor W
Dominical7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 business
I have been to Ragú four times now. I come every time I fly in/out of San Jose and am staying the night. Always delicious food, and the owner is incredibly kind. The family sized pizzas are enough to easily feed three adult. They come with Parmesan, a spicy oil, and a 2 liter soda. I have always gotten takeout, but the inside is really a nice environment too. Casual, but clean and relaxing.
Written June 2, 2021
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Ragu
Muchas gracias por su comentario, es muy importante para nosotros. Estamos felices que le gustó
Written June 3, 2021
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Evan W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
My friends and myself were looking for a good pizza place the night before leaving Costa Rica. We stumbled upon Ragu, and were extremely pleased with not only the deliciousness of the food, but also the quality and friendliness of the restaurant's owner. Great food, great wine, great restaurant. In a vacation crammed full of delicious meals, this was one of my favorites.
Written July 30, 2021
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Ragu
Thank you very much for your review is very important for us. We are happy that was enjoy for you with us
Written July 31, 2021
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Ricardo V
Cartago4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 friends
Ragu is easily THE BEST Italian restaurant that you can find in Alajuela, the customer service, the ingredients, the quality for a very fair price. Pasquale (the owner) is always around, making sure all the customers get a true Italian experian. If you are around Alajuela and love Italian food, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to take home a very pleasant italian experience.
Written December 8, 2022
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Ragu
Thank you very much for your visit, giving us the opportunity to serve you. We also thank you for your kind compliments for our food and service.Pasquale and his team.
Written December 9, 2022
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Terry R
Alaska22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
This restaurant was fairly close to our hotel and our last night in Costa Rica. What a nice surprise! The staff was very good and we very much enjoyed our dinner. If you're looking for a nice place for dinner without driving to downtown San Jose, Ragu should be on you your list. The extras like aperol spritz, bruschetta, and lemon cello were a very nice touch. We also had a bottle of great Italian wine at a reasonable price.
Written February 5, 2022
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Ragu
Thank you very much for your review is very important for us. We are happy
Written February 6, 2022
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Drafiki
Mongolia59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 couples
The second time we have visited in the past six months and it lived up to its expectations. Extremely friendly reception and service. The owner could not have been more helpful when choosing the wine and offering menu suggestions.
Written January 4, 2022
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Ragu
Thank you very much for your review is very important for us. We are enjoy.
Written January 5, 2022
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Mike D
Brixham37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Lovely and friendly restaurant with a great welcome We arrived tired after a long flight from London but felt relaxed and well looked after as soon as we sat down. The antipasta starter was excellent and the pizzas of ham and cheese and seafood were the best we have eaten anywhere around the world. Quite simply a great place to eat.
Written January 2, 2020
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641pasqualeg
Thank you very much
Written February 11, 2020
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