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Il Basilico

Mail Road Through Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 2682 1472
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (68 reviews)
“penne” (3 reviews)
“salads” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Mail Road Through Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Reviews (136)
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21 - 30 of 120 reviews

Reviewed 25 June 2016

The whole family loved this restaurant with its delicious Italian cuisine, nice ambience, and live music. I highly recommend eating here while visiting Nosara. You won't regret it. Their slogan is "Make Surf, Not War!"

Thank GMS77
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. We went here our first night in Costa Rica. Assuming the Italian food would be subpar. To our surprise, the food was amazing and cheap. Well, cheap for us. I had 2 beers, an appetizer, pasta and my boyfriend...More

Thank Stefanie E
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Was recommended this place by staff at Safari Surf. Saturday they have live music that was great and $10 any pizza. Place not packed but they put us outside by play area. Im fine with that, but then they forgot about us. Got two kids...More

Thank Orthocincy
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Owner is very friendly and great wood fire pizza and fresh salads. Have eaten here on previous visits and always come back. Good value.

Thank JMenjoylife
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We really liked this place for dinner in Nosara. The appetizers were particularly good and the prices were reasonable. Nice Italian vibe especially from the waiter - a super nice older Italian guy. I asked him for a pen and he replied "which color". Probably...More

Thank Marcus32a
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Our family shared a great dinner here over the weekend. The service was fast and friendly, eventhough they were very busy. And the pizza and focaccia capressi were awesome! Will for sure go back next time we are in Nosara.

Thank PoseidonOwner
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Perfect thin crust pizza! Who knew pizza could be so amazing in the jungle? Try the harmonia if meatless is your style. They finally added a much needed parking lot since our last visit which was a nice improvement. The staff is nice and was...More

Thank carol h
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Food good but the timing was off. The children got their meal way after the adult food came out. Pina Coladas not so good. Pizzas were great.

Thank Kay T
Reviewed 19 March 2016

The playground that the owner built is really great my kids love it there. I've lived in Italy so it is hard to compare Italian food abroad, but the food is delicious and the pastas are impressive. It is a local owned and operated restaurant...More

Thank ca1010
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

The raves are not really warranted, I've found the people who recommended it appreciate cheap food with good portions and nice people, all great things, but they do lack the finer touches of a great pizza. It's a thin crust, not soggy, but the toppings...More

Thank Damon R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mail Road Through Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: +506 2682 1472
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