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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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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (11 reviews)
“bread” (13 reviews)
“antipasti” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street Playas del Coco, Playas del Coco 51109, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed April 5, 2018

This little slice of Italy is right in downtown Coco. Nestled in the corner of a small plaza, it was the best slice of authentic Italian cuisine. Starting with the complimentary antipasti bar, loaded with awesome goodies preludes the awesome meal of pasta and seafood....More

Thank Lori K
Reviewed March 21, 2018

We spent a relaxing afternoon lingering over our delicious meal. The service was impeccable and the food matched it. Real Italian, not the pizzeria type. Try the semifreddo for a refreshing dessert.

Thank sprucestone
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Great family restaurant, amazing salad bar with roasted peppers, eggplant and grilled onions included with every meal! homemade bread and amazing pasta. Chef is from Milan. Generous portions sizing.

Thank apayne0308
Reviewed March 10, 2018

This restaurant it tucked away from the busy streets. You can sit inside or outside. We sat inside and were very pleased with this small cozy restaurant. The food was excellent. I was really impressed with their"salad" bar. It was really a fantastic assortment of...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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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