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“So Authentic”
Review of Antichi Sapori

Antichi Sapori
Ranked #4 of 224 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Pizza
Description: Restaurant with classic and traditional cuisine of southern Italy (Sicily) proposing various appetizers ,carpaccio meat and fish, sandwiches with homemade bread, pasta, risotto, pizza, daily specials, vegan food, gluten free pizza and pasta accompanied by fine Italian wines and homemade pastry!
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Description: Restaurant with classic and traditional cuisine of southern Italy (Sicily) proposing various appetizers ,carpaccio meat and fish, sandwiches with homemade bread, pasta, risotto, pizza, daily specials, vegan food, gluten free pizza and pasta accompanied by fine Italian wines and homemade pastry!
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I dined here and we were so impressed. It’s so refreshing to have real authentic Italian food that is true to its flavour. My wife is Italian and was so anxious to have the gnocchi in a white cream and roasted pistachio crumble. I had the seafood linguini with fresh tomato and white wine (the pasta was cooked al dente). For dessert we had the most amazing cannoli and tiramisu with real mascarpone cheese. Such a rare find. Thank you for a great dinner.

Thank Greg R
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giuseppe b, Proprietario at Antichi Sapori, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you so much for your review, it was a pleasure to meet you and serve you and you enjoyed my classic and traditional Sicilian style dishes, it will be a pleasure to see you again, ciaoo thanks

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is a hard place to find, tucked behind a commercial building on a block with a lot of idle men standing around outside and the aroma of uncollected trash. You have to walk up to the nightclub, squeeze past the foosball table, then go around back. There were two tables indoors and three outdoors. We chose outdoors but questioned our decision when a big rat ran by. (He didn't bother us, though.)

The best part of the experience was the owner, a very enthusiastic and animated man from Sicily who obviously loves his food. He served as our waiter and seemed to do everything. There were two other waiters but they didn't seem to have much to do as the owner rushed around on hyperdrive. We thought the food was good, and probably exceptional within the narrow category of Italian food in Costa Rica.

What especially hurt the experience for us was at 10pm, when the nightclub next door set up some additional tables and speakers on the sidewalk behind the building and turned up their music to an ear-shattering volume. Then the owner informed us that their bank had terminated their merchant account so they could only accept cash. Luckily we were able to scrounge up enough to pay him. We left with headaches.

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Thank PaulInBellevue
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Absolutely amazing.....fresh pasta....we had an assortment which we shared....I think the best way to go....bolganese,carbonara,gnocchi....wonderful together...
Tiny little place with I think Three or four outdoor tables....
Difficult to find but well worth it...

Thank Constance H
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Had an incredible experience here-- the service is absolutely impeccable and the food was amazing. As a family that has traveled to Italy more than once, the food is absolutely authentic and delicious.

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Thank bellzuh
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here while in Tamarindo and it was fantastic. Off the beaten path a little bit but well worth it. We had two different kinds of pizza and both were very good. The service was the best we’ve had so far on our trip. The gentleman who took care of us, who we assumed was the owner, was great and made sure to make us feel like at home. Would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Chris J
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