We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


200m Norte de Bagelmans, Barrio Escalante, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 281-0541
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good50%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pescado” (3 reviews)
“patas bravas” (3 reviews)
“pasta” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
200m Norte de Bagelmans, Barrio Escalante, San Jose, Costa Rica
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (144)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is very attractive and the location is great. Love the italian vibe! The waiters are nice and helpful. I had a vegetarian pasta and it was delicious. The wine... of course perfect. They didn't have pinot griglio but they kindly offered a suggestion...More

Thank Astrid A
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The place has great decorations, very romantic but also great place to hang out with friends, pizza is very good, the restaurant is a bit pricey but the food and service are worth it.

Thank Melib2906
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This is a very good restaurant with great prices and food and it's located in the trending gastronomic area of San José : Barrio Escalante.. a must go when visiting Escalante...

Thank jochava
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Located on Calle 33, in the Barrio Escalante, right next to the railway crossing, the place is quite large with an eclectic but tasteful decor. The menu and theme is definitely mediterranean , and the restaurant was rocking when we arrived (luckily we had a...More

Thank CanmoreFunkyDude
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We only had a salad, which was delicious, but the rest of the menu looked great. It was a Thursday night and it was the busiest restaurant in the area - so booking might be wise. Staff were friendly and efficient. Decor was cool and...More

Thank Guillods
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I was visiting Costa Rica last month and at a friends suggestion I went to lunch with a group of friends to Olio restaurant in Barrio Escalante. The food was amazingly delicious, very natural, not oily. I had grilled chicken breast that was moist but...More

1  Thank Elena1213
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and food. I tried the seafood soup and the salmon montadito! Really good! Try the sangria.....

Thank Henry S
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We went here right after getting into San Jose and had a feast! The food was varied and interesting and all of it was excellent. I loved the decorations and the service was very friendly. It was really cool watching the passenger trains go by...More

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Our experience was great, the food was so tasty, the atmosfere is vey nice and romantic, with dim light, cool interior space and decorations, the service was excellent, very polite and attentive. We had some amazing seafood and champiñones madrileños which were exquisite.

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

The service is really good, the place is very cozy and romantic 10/10 in that sense. Prices are good, is not expensive for the quality of the food you're getting. I ordered "papas bravas" as appetizer and they were soooo good, seriously best papas bravas...More

Thank Josue L
Nearby Restaurants
Cosi Multiplaza Escazu
92 reviews
.00 km away
The Jazz Cafe
59 reviews
.00 km away
Restaurant Dragon Oriental
28 reviews
.00 km away
Nearby Attractions
Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi )
266 reviews
.00 km away
Tropical Bungee
68 reviews
.12 km away
Rapidos rio Pacuare Costa Rica
72 reviews
.00 km away
MCO Day Tours
8 reviews
.00 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Olio staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200m Norte de Bagelmans, Barrio Escalante, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 281-0541
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing