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Il Gusto Della Vita

Main Street Playas del Coco, Playas del Coco 51109, Costa Rica
+506 2670 0707
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“antipasti” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street Playas del Coco, Playas del Coco 51109, Costa Rica
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

This gem was set a bit away from curbside so you'll have to look for it. Think it's next to the noisy Coconutz. Great dinner, but best part was a buffet of vegetables such as sun-dried tomatoes, olives etc. Can't wait to try it again...More

Thank stephanie d
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Whenever We are in town my wife and I get great Italian food here often to go so we can sit outside and watch the sunset while we eat. Wait time for orders is short and the food always comes out hot and fresh. My...More

Thank happyinparadise101
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

I had the veggie fettuccine Alfredo, and my Lord.... the heavens parted and angels sang. If you’re from the US and think you’ve had Alfredo at chain Italian restaurants before.... you haven’t. This is legit. Even beats anything we’ve had in Little Italy in NYC....More

Thank Jamie W
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

I spent a few weeks in Playas del Coco and became a regular here. The service was always above par on each visit. They offer a free and generous antipasti bar included with your meal. I loved the mushroom risotto so much that I couldn't...More

Thank Celia C
Reviewed June 1, 2018

It was about time I ate at this very authentic, beautifully designed/decorated, stylist, small Italian restaurant. Everything was really perfect and a few extra added bonuses that made the night even better were: the traditional antipasto bar - full of an array of delicious and...More

Thank PamelaL450
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Restaurant is hidden in a small plaza next to Coconutz. Menu includes appetizers, meats, pasta, risotto + drinks. Price range for main course is 5,700 - 8,000 colones. It also includes small vegetable buffet where you can take as many vegetables as you want. Fresh...More

Thank JuliaReitor
Reviewed May 7, 2018

We found Il Gusto Della Vita Italian Restaurant on our last day in Coco back in November 2015 and totally loved our experience. We very much looked forward to dining at it several times on this trip. But unbelievably it was not here anymore--at least...More

Thank hungeryhobo
Reviewed April 13, 2018

We have stayed at the Coco beach Casino hotel on three occasions over the last two years and love it, but our favorite restaurant will always be 11Gusto's. which is just across the road. Excellent service and good entertainment twice a week from a lovely...More

Thank TommyB1690
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Great food in an inviting space, excellent staff. Wine recommendation was spot on. Not the least expensive option for Italian in town, but great quality and service.

Thank marty185
Reviewed April 9, 2018

The food was excellent and authentic. They have a side bar full of vegetables that were excellent and included with our meals. The only drawback was that it was very very hot in the little dining room. They have an A/C, but don't seem to...More

Thank Ken_Lisa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street Playas del Coco, Playas del Coco 51109, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 0707
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