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La Pecora Nera

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3 km/2 mi southeast of town at Playa Cocle | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0490
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This reminded more of what you might find in more glamorous settings. We went on Valentine's Day and it was so crazy busy but they managed to get us a table even though we did not have a reservation. They could not have been more accommodating. The food is as delightful as the space which is dramatic and beautiful. They... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'd read about it beforehand in Frommers EasyGuide; No disappointments here! Lovely, romantic setting and ambiance, well planned seating design. Fun to go into the wine cooler and select our bottle. Over the top superb food and excellent service. This place is so good we could only get an 11:00pm reservation to return and sadly had to pass.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is truly a fantastic Fine Dining experience. It's pricey but absolutely worth it. They serve really delicious Italian food and also have a large selection of wines. They offered a starter and soup for free, as well as homebaked bread on the side and a digestive drink at the end. Service was great and very friendly. Reserve a... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happened by this place accidentally after a day of beach hopping. We felt a little underdressed in our beach clothes, as it is a nice place. But the staff were super welcoming, and actually served us several small complimentary tasting plates. The food was amazing- complex and exciting. We shared an appetizer and a main, and couldn't even finish! Both... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing time dining here! Ellatio and Vivian, the owners, are perfect hosts and the food that Ellatio creates for you makes you feel like you are in Italy. Just delish, and they could not be more charming! We loved it so much that we went back the next night with a repeat of charm and wonderful food!!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on our last evening in Punta Uva/Puerto Viejo. First of all, the place is beautiful!! Very elegant & romantic. Secondly, the service was phenomenal. They took the time to escort us into their wine cellar and explained some of the wines that they offer, along with a couple of recommendations based on our preferences. And most importantly,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with a friend for my birthday dinner about 2 weeks ago and I'm still dreaming of the pasta I ate there - it was incredible!! Service was lovely, food was top notch and ambience was divine. Best meal I've had in a really long time!!

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Hailey, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live just down the street and I had not been. So my friend, who has went often to this place, took myself and another friend. I had the filet mignon with gorgonzola sauce, wow! It was out of this world, delicious! Shelly had the 4 cheese stuffed ravioli, and Linda had Seafood Pasta, all fantastic! They have a wine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to celebrate a friends birthday, despite no reservation the staff were very efficient and quickly accommodated us. The specials, let alone their menu were countless to chose from. a lot of their products are made in-house or brought over from italy. Great variety of breads were provided, and a delicious vegetable soup. needless to say their gnocci was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to dine here to celebrate my husband's birthday. It is in a beautiful jungle location just off the main road in Cocles. The atmosphere was refined and the aesthetic pleasing. The service was exceptional and the food- wow. We live near the Italian border and frequently dine in Itlay, but the food here at La Pecora Nera was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 km/2 mi southeast of town at Playa Cocle | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca  >  Cocles
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0490

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