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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, Lunch
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
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Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service, Live Music
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All reviews lasagna bread anti pasta roasted peppers vegetable tart antipasto bar great italian food chef ivan half home love this restaurant quiet courtyard great wine the main street while visiting costa rica portions are large dining experience sit outside
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Reviewed February 6, 2021 via mobile

Perfect romantic dinner here last week. Let me tell you that this place is very romantic with the candle set up and the great wine they serve. Service and quality of food all is top tier as the chef is very talented . They have...a salad bar which is amazing and the portions are plenty Going back here tonight!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 7, 2021

Best dining experience in Coco. We don't come to Coco to eat Italian, but after awhile we do crave it. We spend a lot of time in Italy so had our reservations, but decided to give Il Gusto a try. So glad we did, crusty...Italian bread, "salad" buffet included with meals (roasted peppers, eggplant, etc). I took a chance on gnocci which I am never satisfied with in the USA as compared to Italy and the gnocci here was on par, delicious. I got the gorgonzola sauce and took half home the portion was so large. The pour of wine was generous and the owners were attentive and fabulous! Glad we will be in Coco a few more weeks so we can go back againMore

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed November 20, 2020 via mobile

We went there for dinner. Food was delicious! We had pasta which indeed was like Italian and not just labelled "italian". Also the warm bread they serve while you wait was excellent. Service was very friendly and attentive. Prices pretty low. The place is a...bit hidden because it's a couple of meters away from the main street in an open courtyard with trees.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

Il Gusto is by far the best restaurant in the area. The owner is super happy, talks with every customer so that you enter and you have a giant smile on your face. The prices are reasonable, the portions are large and the food is...AMAZING. We went back multiple times for the food and for the energetic and happy owner! Would definitely recommend to everyone!!!!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020

Both pasta and pork were cold and bland. Waiter dropped off and did not come back until plates cleared. 90% of meal on plate and asked if I wanted to take home!? Instead of asking was there a problem with dinner. Was recommended by people...staying in our complex but was a real bad experience. In Coco for a month but will not be returning to Gusto Della Vita and would definitely not recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020

Ambiance, menu and service were all very authentic Italian. Great risotto with several varieties. Lots of choices for pasta, meats, etc. Antipasto bar included with any order. The only negative after a great meal was no cappuccino available ... only espresso and americano coffee. Best...choice for value in Playas Las Cocos ... a little hard to find as the restaurant is set back in a small shopping mall with no roadside sign. Near the diving place on the main street.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

We came for dinner after being advised of the great food and anti pasta table. We arrived at 6:30. No tables outside available so we sat indoors which was fine. We ordered our dinner and were directed to the anti pasta table. There were about...8 trays on the table. More than half were empty. When we showed them to the owner he just shook his head and walked away. We thought they would be replenished. After waiting for a while a waiter told us they would not be replaced . Very disappointed. The only dishes left were beans, lentils and potatoes. No veggies at all. At 6:30 this is not what we expected as this is the height of dinner time. Our dinner came and it was good. However based on the attitude of the owner We will NOT be returning!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020

4 visits andppp will come back again. Suberb seafood risotto, great octopus special and a wonderful vegetable buffet.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020

A little gem of a restaurant in downtown Coco! We ordered Fettuccine with Arrabbiata Sauce. The pasta dish was prepared with love by chef Ivan! The pasta was perfectly cooked al dente and the sauce was richly delicious! The meal came with very good bread...and a unique vegetable bar with a variety of vegetables that were prepared in several different ways. Great ambiance, good prices, excellent service and tasty food! SueMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 6, 2020 via mobile

Good food and nice people. I would eat here again when I’m visiting. Spaghetti was very good and the bread and salads were all good.

Date of visit: February 2020
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  • Yes, Il Gusto Della Vita offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Il Gusto Della Vita offers delivery services.

  • Il Gusto Della Vita is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4