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Lanterna Ristorante Italiano

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Los suenos resort and marina, Los Suenos, Costa Rica
+506 2630 4111
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Bayville
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I ate there one night and we enjoyed it so much that we went back there on our last night in Costa Rica. Felix was our waiter and he was very friendly and made our dinner experience more enjoyable

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Los_Suenos_Resort, Guest Relations Manager at Lanterna Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Setting and few was exceptional, but our food was just so, so. Mine was not even warm. Service was slow as there was a problem at a table next to us about the bill, that took our waiter away a couple of times.

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Los_Suenos_Resort, Guest Relations Manager at Lanterna Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

It is too bad your experience didn't meet your expectations. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Our service was extremely slow and our waiter quiet & somewhat rude. The food was mediocre, though they did offer a gluten free pasta option. We sat outside at a nice table which was relaxing, but for the price we would definitely not recommend this restaurant. It was the worst meal & service we experienced the entire week of our... More 

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Los_Suenos_Resort, Guest Relations Manager at Lanterna Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

It is too bad your experience did not meet your expectations. More 

Snoqualmie, Washington
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513 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Part of the Las Suenos complex, this dinner only place ( at least while we were there), had excellent pasta and salads ( but we did not try anything else). We were there on a Thursday night when you could have a prix fix for 39 dollars for two. This is really a bargain compared to other nights... and the... More 

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Los_Suenos_Resort, Guest Relations Manager at Lanterna Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the special! More 

Islamorada, Florida
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

10 of us had dinner here and absolutely loved it. It was such an amazing place and the manager and the staff were amazing. The food was great and everyone loved their meals. Thank you for a great dining experience.

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Los_Suenos_Resort, Guest Relations Manager at Lanterna Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Happy belated birthday! We are glad you enjoyed your celebration. More 

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8 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Beautiful restaurant with authentic Italian cuisine with local touch. Great service, easy walk from Marriott.

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Los_Suenos_Resort, Guest Relations Manager at Lanterna Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Lanterna restaurant was a delightful experience. The staff was very attentive and the food was excellent. We ordered a seafood platter for two that was just delicious. The lobster was cooked to perfection...as was the rest of the dish. Marco, the restaurant manager went out of his way to be certain that we received the utmost in personal attention which... More 

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Los_Suenos_Resort, Guest Relations Manager at Lanterna Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

How wonderful! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Newcastle, Oklahoma, United States
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We spent six nights at Los Suenos and came here for our last meal before heading home. The service was fantastic and the meal was as well, especially the lasagna. Request an outside table by the marina if it's not too hot out.

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We are glad you enjoyed your Lanterna experience! More 

Roswell, Georgia
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76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The restaurant closes at 10pm and we showed up at 920pm. The waiter rushed us to place our order because he said the kitchen closes at 10pm. Where I'm from that means the last order can be placed at 10pm....not so here. They offer a two for $39 dinner on Thursday nights which ended up being the pasta with chicken... More 

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Thank vmegan
Los_Suenos_Resort, Guest Relations Manager at Lanterna Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

We are very sorry you didn't enjoy your experience at Lanterna, as we pride ourselves on excellent quality cuisine and superior service. We will look into the situation. More 

Nantucket, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Looks like Hollywood set this place up for the sport fishermen,very nice setting but calling this place authentic Italian is like saying the Olive Garden should get a Michelin star. Save your money and go to Los suenos beach and sit with the locals...the food is great.

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Los_Suenos_Resort, Guest Relations Manager at Lanterna Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. LANTERNA Ristorante Italiano has been a member of the Italo-Costa Rican Chamber of Industry and Commerce since 2012 (ICRC). The ICRC is recognized by the Italian government and represents an important instrument in the promotion of business between the two nations. The main purpose of the Chamber is to guarantee that the members receive support... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Los suenos resort and marina, Los Suenos, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Los Suenos
  • Phone Number: +506 2630 4111

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