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300m norte del ICE | Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2232 9440
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (37 reviews)
“panacotta” (2 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
300m norte del ICE | Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Cristina hotel which is connected to the L'Olivo. We ate there multiple times! The Sage butter pasta was outstanding! I highly recommend it!

Thank tantoria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first place my wife and I ate after arriving in Costa Rica. The food and service were both good. It is located at the back of the Apartotel Suites Cristina Hotel. We were referred there by the front desk when we arrived...More

Thank Bryan U
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent and authentic Italian meals served in a comfortably close table setting, just as in Italia. Fresh, inventive, delicious. Just around corner from Hotel Palma Real.

Thank CostaRicaGuest
Reviewed 25 April 2017

It was very convenient to our hotel so we ate there a couple times. Prices were on the expensive side. Some people loved the food. Others were so-so. The service was definitely outstanding. For the convenience factor it was worth eating at after getting back...More

Thank LSLTraveler
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Had been in Costa Rica for 11 days. Enjoyed the food. Asked the hotel front desk where there was a good place to eat. They recommended this place. I was surprised they would recommend an Italian restaurant over a local Costa Rican restaurant. It was...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We were seated promptly, and our waiter took our order brought our drinks in good time, but it took awhile for our meals to arrive. The meal however was outstanding, the food was piping hot and delicious. I had the spaghetti bolognese and it was...More

Thank JanieNC
Reviewed 25 March 2017

ice took down the power lines and even without power we had a fantastic meal. Danny the waiter and Stevie Wonder-ful are my personal favorites! The boys in this upscale Italian wonderful place make you feel at home in Orevietto while sitting in San Jose...More

1  Thank travelalot65
Reviewed 10 March 2017

First of all our server clearly hates his job and is really to good to be a server,his demeanor was like what do you want I want to go on break!Our food was good we had calamari and mussels and cappicio!Very cute restaurant and very...More

Thank Wonderer1968
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I was surprised to find such a great tasting Italian restaurant in Costa Rica. One thing I noticed is that everything seemed fresh, including the chicken in my pasta. Looked like actual chicken and not the frozen stuff you get at a place like Olive...More

Thank stevebeans78
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I ate here a couple of times and enjoyed my meals. Service was pretty good although one of the times it was a tad slow. Nice ambiance and friendly staff.

Thank burnnotice206
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Juan G
Can I make reservation
18 March 2015|
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Response from Sandra F | Reviewed this property |
yes,and it is better to so!
Juan G
How can I make reservations
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300m norte del ICE | Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2232 9440
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