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Bistro Bon Appetit

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Carretera Monteverde a Tilaran, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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56 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here after a long and wearing journey up the dirt road to Monteverde. What a pleasure to have lunch at this restaurant - friendly staff, courteous service and delicious pizza made on a wood fire. I strongly recommend the seafood (frutti di mare) option. Reasonable prices too.

Thank scarletgleam
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159 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant had a nice mix of dishes, each of which was very well prepared. Staff were friendly and helpful. We would definitely visit again if the opportunity arose.

Thank djnToronto
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My three year old and I split their larger prosciutto pizza with gorgonzola and arugula. The crust was thin but not crunchy like a cracker. The tomato sauce was flavorful and the overall taste blended well together. The house reds were $5 and decent. My husband had the chicken fajitas and thought it was tasty. The rolls before the dinner... More 

Thank Dragoness19
Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, great pizza, just like the Italians make it, then small is a good individual size if you get a fresh salad. Nice artisanal beers and good wine. A perfect stop on the way back after a day in the cool and rainy clouds at Selvatura Park.

Thank Monica B
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here as it was close to our rental. Staff are so gracious and friendly! So many pizzas and other items to choose from. We decided on our own small pizzas and they were so good. Nice thin crust, excellent flavour!!

Thank Laura M
Frenchburg, Kentucky
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300 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had lunch here before going on a coffee tour. The pizza was very good. We got a medium and had some left to take with us. We were served quickly and the pizza arrive hot and steamy. The cheese was real and stretched for miles when you pulled the pieces apart! What a great find in such a little... More 

Thank Tyme4relaxing
ottawa canada
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365 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

It starts with the waiter greeting you at the door. Great service all around. Large selections of pizza and pasta. Also salad and a few costa rica traditional dishes. Our food was very good. My wife had chicken Spagetti and I had Penne Premivara. We top it off with a hot chocolate (very tasty) When leaving the waiter also greets... More 

Thank canadian-eh777
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We were there with six people and we all ordered something different and shared. Each of the 6 plates I tried were excellent. I have to say it was the best food I had at Monteverde. I have eaten many places in Costa Rica and this one ranks right at the top for me. Great service and great Italian food.

Thank Linnette E
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

On the way to the Santa Elena Reserve is this good gem. Excellent thin crusts; flavorful toppings. Excellent service or carryout. Would not hesitate to recommend for any family, couples, hikers, etc. you wont be disappointed.

Thank BriaBoston
Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We wanted to have something different, after a few days in Costa Rica, rice and beans were becoming redundant. When I saw the sign "oven pizza" I though this would do it ! So, without looking at my favorite friend (TripAdvisor), we took a chance and entered the restaurant. The menu is really "american style". My husband and I loved... More 

Thank Genny-Montreal

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 10
Italian, Pizza, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera Monteverde a Tilaran, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena

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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?