La Pecora Nera
La Pecora Nera Review
Though the name means "black sheep" in Italian, there's nothing shameful about this thatch-roof roadside restaurant. There's always a lot more to choose from than you'll see on the sparse-looking menu. Wait for owner/chef Ilario Giannoni to come out of the kitchen and triumphantly announce—with flair worthy of an Italian opera—which additional light Tuscan entrées, appetizers, and desserts they've concocted that day. Be prepared for a long, leisurely dining experience with attentive service. It's worth the wait; this is one of the country's top Italian restaurants.
- Address: 3 km (2 miles) southeast of town at Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, 70403
- Phone: /2750–0490
- Location: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
- Closed Mon. No lunch.