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Centro Comerical Paco, Escazu 10201, Costa Rica
+506 2588 2833
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Miami, Florida
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its a little hard to find decent pizza in CR. The pizza was thin and pretty crispy with good ingredients at a fair price ! the restaurant is nice ! sat outside cool breeze so enjoyed it ! plenty of parking as well so will return !

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Thank lap1000
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Recently it changed owner, very chatty new owner the food remains good quality, very authentic. We stated with house wine, both red and white served at a good temperature and sufficient. The focaccia was crispy and tasty. I recommend the vittelo tonne, a thinly sliced veal with a rich tuna sauce. Very very tasty. They make their own pasta, the... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The food was great, the shrimp was fresh and pasta and sauce were delicious. The bad part was the service. We went early, around 5 in the evening. There was only one other family there but it still took forever to get service and our food took forever to get served. Also it was a little pricy.

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Thank chicana18
Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We arrived 10 minutes before they opened. Thankfully they allowed us to sit. But with music blaring and no offer of even water while we wait, it did not feel like we were welcome. I had the Pasta Trio which was very good. Only thing missing, was I felt the service was pleasant. Not sure exactly why... it just felt... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

Do not recommend the restaurant, neither by service or quality of food. We went there last week and the service was poor, even though we got there early (7 pm) and the place was empty, we had to flag waiter after several minutes as to order some drinks. This was the tone for the evening, needing to flag waiters to... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

My family and I all tried four different types of their fresh pastas and loved everything. The sauces were all fresh and amazing, the service was great, even the bibs we all got. There are so many italian resturants or pseudo-Italian restaurants that one rarely stands out, but this one did. We loved it!

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Thank river271
San Jose, Costa Rica
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

We had an awful meal there last week, 21 February. My husband ordered pasta with salmon. The salmon was so dry he had to push it to one side. I ordered pasta with chicken and didn't like the flavour at all. We took it home and heating it up that evening I asked my husband to smell it - he... More 

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Lake of Bays, Canada
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262 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014

We ended up at Bella Italia for lunch after trying to go to Inka Grill, which has moved locations. Two of us had gnocci and the third person had raviolli. All were flavourful with excellent sauces and the gnocci were properly prepared. We ate outside and really enjoyed this lunch.

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Thank MRichardson2014
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

The food is OK, a little expensive for the quality they offer. What I can certainly assure is that the service is terrible. They are not able to manage big groups or busy days. They don´t treat well they customers. I will not recommend it.

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Thank GabyI1980
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

This is my spot !! Its GREAT - Always fresh , great outside seating , and the tastiest Italian in the country. If you have a meeting in San Jose Costa Rica I highly recommend this restaurant for lunch and dinner. The pasta is made fresh daily and its fantastic.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Comerical Paco, Escazu 10201, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Escazu
  • Phone Number: +506 2588 2833

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