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Gymnasio side street | Calle Sol de Oro Camino a la Playa, Jaco, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
+506 2643 2517
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“pasta” (7 reviews)
“juan carlos” (2 reviews)
“side street” (5 reviews)
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Gymnasio side street | Calle Sol de Oro Camino a la Playa, Jaco, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Nicely tucked away on a safe side street, you are greeted by Juan Carlos the owner of the family run restaurant. It was very quiet for a Saturday night and I hope more people will frequent this restaurant as the food is “the real deal”...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Love this place! With homey ambiance, air conditioning, awesome menu, friendly staff, and great "real deal" Sangria!~ all for good prices. Be sure to catch the 5:30 pm sunset half a block down the street! Good, safe parking also

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Thought we would treat ourselves to a nice Italian dinner. The food was terrible - old salad, soggy vegetables and dried out pasta. Ordered bruschetta and they had no bread!!! We ordered bananas foster thinking at least dessert should be good. Waiter brought out a...More

Thank seamsm
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Not busy for a Saturday but should be. Reasonable pricing, excellent service, and definitely desires to please.

Thank Joe I
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This little restaurant is off the beaten path but once you step inside you will be glad you came. The owner, Juan Carlos(johnny) does all the waiting and is very pleasant. Best of all the food is fresh and truly Italian. Homemade sauces, great salad...More

Thank begoranson
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The food was extremely fresh and included homemade pasta and fresh squeezed juices. Our kids loved the food however the sauces could have used a few more spices. Overall a great experience for a higher price.

Thank Elaine L
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Good place; it was referred to as one of the best places to eat in Jaco. It was a nice experience and our waiter was very attentive and very genuine. He didn't hover, but was always available. The restaurant is removed from the hustle/bustle of...More

Thank TheMeadowsTravel
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Nice place, good service, The pizza crust was like a undercooked tortilla. $20 for a terrible pizza.

Thank hendrix9422
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I've only eaten here twice but I was not disappointed at all. Best Italian in Jaco so far. Great wine good prices.Best Italian in CostaRica so far. I had seafood ravioli and it was great. The Malbec wine was also very good. Very quiet

Thank John G
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This place is family owned and was very nice. Food portions were large. Staff courtious and service fast. Seemed more geared for adults, like a night out spot. Is small inside and can get crowded but still enjoyable.

Thank Katie H
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29 December 2014|
Response from Lori H | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is complete. You can walk to Jaco Beach in about one minute. I don't know the names of other beaches.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 25
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gymnasio side street | Calle Sol de Oro Camino a la Playa, Jaco, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Garabito Municipality  >  Jaco District  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: +506 2643 2517
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It is a family business run by its members, happy to share their Italian heritage. Fresh ingredients, handmade pasta, along with imported Italian products offer a genuine italian experience!
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