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Buon Apetito

Road 155, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0598
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (30 reviews)
“pasta” (16 reviews)
“sandwich” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 15:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Road 155, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I split the salami sandwich and it was amazing! Also the lady who worked there was very nice!!!

Thank Ellen P
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This was my 2nd time in Tamarindo and I knew as son as I went back that I would be eating a few meals at Buon Apetito. It is fresh, delicious and the owners are so sweet! My favorite sandwich there is Caprese, amazing! You...More

Thank Annie K
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Make sure you have colones. I ran out of colones and when I paid he only gave me a 500 exchange rate rather than the local customary 540. It cost me $3.84 for not having colones but the food was great and the after dinner...More

Thank Jrivvy
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I was in Costa Rica for a while last month and accidentally discovered this little gem. I am Italian, school trained chef and have owned three restaurants and a bakery, so I can be a bit critical at times. But I loved going there and...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Great owner, great food, great service, great location. If your looking for Italian food....this is the place. We came in 2011 with 1 child and returned with 3 this year. Couldn't wait to come back and say hi and taste the great food again.

Thank 111111james
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We stopped in one day for smoothies. The owner is from Sicily and hand makes her breads, etc. Went back the next day for pizza on her hand-baked crust. DELICIOUS. And the owner is SO PLEASANT. Great for a quick stop/bite.

Thank emf18
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I've been a client of Buon Apetito during five summers in a row. Me and my family go there every night during our holidays to have ice cream, coffee or pasta and to talk with Massimo, the owner. This is real Italian, Massimo spends hours...More

Thank epdl
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at a hotel close by and only discovered this little hangout on our second last day! Great ice coffee but even more amazing omelettes! The owner is extremely friendly and helpful and gives off an amazing vibe! Would recommend this place to others!...More

Thank Jenaibe306
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We had eggs with beacon and fruit salad. It included orange juice and coffee (ours was capuchino). It was big and yummy. Great price too

Thank aradana
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Owned by a woman originally friends Sicily, she makes great pizza. We came here twice during our trip. We had the Speck piZza but the best one was the Hawaiian pizza with fresh pineapple.

Thank Seetheworld416
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
23:30 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Road 155, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0598
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