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Il Ritorno - CLOSED

200 m South from KFC, La California | at Casa Italia Building, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2225 0543
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
20 Nov 2016
“Best lasagne ”
19 Aug 2016
“Authentic cozy Italian”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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200 m South from KFC, La California | at Casa Italia Building, San Jose, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 28 reviews

Reviewed 8 September 2013

Just get into a taxi & tell the driver Casa Itatia, My friend & owner of many years,Tony, sold his restaurant to now the new owner,& chef Marco. The food has been & still is as fantastic as ever & very inexpensive. Take it from...More

Thank Andy A
Reviewed 25 June 2013

I just visited this restaurant a few days ago and I must say I did not like it at all. The food was really spicy and definitely not Italian, not even close. I ordered a pesto plate to start, the portion was small and had...More

Thank MauriceDeray
Reviewed 24 June 2013

The food was very good and the restaurant is very quaint. The service is fast, but not friendly, so don´t sweat it, just enjoy the wonderful food.

1  Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed 5 April 2013

The atmosphere is old Italy and the handmade pasta is a melt in the mouth favorite. The sea bass is great as is the fettuccine and the spaghetti carbonara. A great value with pleasant staff and nice surroundings.

Reviewed 25 February 2013

This restaurant continues to give the excellent service the past owner taught the clientelle and personnell that should be given at a restaurant. Toni was the owner and he was there personally preparing the food to be served, He had a restaurant sold it and...More

1  Thank AlfredoFournier
Reviewed 1 February 2013

During our 2011 visit to San Jose we got a recommendation from the tour desk in our hotel for Il Ritorno. We dined there a few times and were so impressed that we returned in January 2013. Each visit required a 15 minutes taxi from...More

Thank TamiSmith
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Great Italian food and prices are very good. The restaurant is small and quiet, great place to have a great dinner.

Thank Sebastian D
Reviewed 17 December 2012

This is still one of my favorite places to have lunch. Not only the service is outstanding but also food is prepared by the owner. You'll find yourself having lunch with very known people. Want a pizza? pasta? everything is great!

Thank EliasRobles
Reviewed 14 December 2012

It was sold.The original owner.Went and opened up a new restaurant.Food I thought and service was better with previous guys.food is excellent.Just not the same atmosphere as it was with the old guy.he was quite a character.

Thank blakes8542
Reviewed 24 November 2012

Great service and food. terrific service. We try to visit every trip to Costa Rica. Great place to take a date or family.

Thank Nickphoenix11
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  • Address: 200 m South from KFC, La California | at Casa Italia Building, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2225 0543
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