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300m norte del ICE | Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2232 9440
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Windsor, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all our server clearly hates his job and is really to good to be a server,his demeanor was like what do you want I want to go on break!Our food was good we had calamari and mussels and cappicio!Very cute restaurant and very busy so you know the food is good a little too pricey though!

Thank Wonderer1968
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was surprised to find such a great tasting Italian restaurant in Costa Rica. One thing I noticed is that everything seemed fresh, including the chicken in my pasta. Looked like actual chicken and not the frozen stuff you get at a place like Olive Garden

Thank stevebeans78
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here a couple of times and enjoyed my meals. Service was pretty good although one of the times it was a tad slow. Nice ambiance and friendly staff.

Thank burnnotice206
El Dorado Hills, CA
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious! Great atmosphere! Great service! Not too far from where we stayed, Apartotel la Sabana. Highly recommend!!

Thank bpdoyel
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

More often than not this "Italian" place are just a mock up created to be a tourist trap/ this was not the case. I had a really tasty pasta dish for a competitive price. Definitely recommended.

Thank Mad A. M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After a long flight from London, We were very happy to fine such a friendly staff and good food. The waiter was amazing. Found us a nice table and was courteous and helpful the whole time, even offering us advice on trips and local options for us. The food was fresh, tasty with good portion sizes and not to expensive.... More 

Thank alan m
Naperville, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We have eaten at this Restaurant several times while visiting San Jose. Always delicious, never been disappointed. Intimate atmosphere, wonderful servers, we will defently be back. Reservations are recommended

Thank celidanflorist
League City, Texas
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196 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This place does it right. Great service and great food at reasonable prices. The atmosphere is nice, almost homey. The servers will remember your name and there are many regulars that eat here. I had four different dishes and all were good. My favorites were the Bucatini and Lasagna. This place is small and very popular. Reservations highly recommended.

Thank suzybro
Peterborough, Canada
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Family run, homemade pastas, varied menu, attentive service. You feel like you're part of the community - not touristy in feel. Although it had a fine dining atmosphere, it was family friendly. Sage and brown butter ravioli was a highlight, although all of our meals (we went twice while staying at the connected hotel) were first rate.

Thank Terry N
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The restaurant has a very nice Italian atmospher and a good service. What it is more important, the food is delicious.

Thank Lola_Knot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300m norte del ICE | Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2232 9440

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?