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| Cristina, 300m norte del ICE, San Jose 1094, Costa Rica
+506 2220 0453
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“veal” (12 reviews)
“saltimbocca” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
| Cristina, 300m norte del ICE, San Jose 1094, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this restaurant almost every time I've been in San Jose and it continues to be my favorite! The menu selection is wonderful, the food always superior, and the service as good as in 5 star restaurants in the U.S. I've tried a...More

Thank Peeteega
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was WONDERFUL! It was as if we were sitting in Piazza Espagna having a great meal. Service was excellent - we went 3 times in a week in Costa Rica

Thank joycejr1128
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are efficient and friendly, with a good sense of humour, which made for a very relaxed meal on our first evening in Costa Rica. We shared the carpaccio and calamari for starters and for main courses we had the veal, chicken and breaded...More

Thank Leintwardine
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

This was right around the corner from m our hotel, and the neighbourhood, while dark, seemed ok. The service was good and friendly and the food was delicious. It is mainly a pasta menu, but there are a few to choose from and a good...More

Thank Melanie D
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Loved it. Enjoyed our meals and found staff very friendly and helpful. Didn't get any sense that we were treated differently then locals. Will definitely return.

Thank diana j
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We went back to L'Olivo after first visiting 12 years ago. The place hasn't changed much, which is a good thing, still pretty good Italian food, nice wine list, good desserts and friendly staff all make it an excellent choice. If you are staying in...More

Thank nroe
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Great atmosphere once you are inside, the outside neighborhood is a little sketchy with a casino next door. A small restaurant but tables are spaced nicely. Service was good and food was good. If you are in the neighborhood it is worth it.

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We have been here several times and the food is good, can’t say it’s the best Italian I’ve ever had. The waiters are curt and can be rude if you are an American. We saw table after table being catered to and we were virtually...More

Thank IGottaGetOuttaHere
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

A Trip advisor find for our tradition of an Italian meal on the last evening of every long haul trip. Tucked away off of main street in a very well lit area we walked to find L'Olivo, and so gald we did. The owner was...More

Thank captainmorgantravel
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This restaurant is attached to Hotel Cristina where we stayed, so to avoid going anywhere far we came here twice. Would have come 3 times, but its closed on Sundays.The waiters were very friendly, attentive and welcomed us back the next night. Night one we...More

Thank veksler44 .
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Response from Sandra F | Reviewed this property |
yes,and it is better to so!
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Response from loritravels2 | Reviewed this property |
it is best to call them .. or have your hotel call and reserve for you ..enjoy
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Cristina, 300m norte del ICE, San Jose 1094, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2220 0453
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