Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Restaurants

La Dolce Vita

  • In El Pueblito shopping center, 350 m north along road running parallel to beach Map It
  • Playas del Coco
  • Italian

Fodor's Review

This restaurant hidden away in a shaded, pleasant courtyard gives diners a taste of life in Italy. Along with well-prepared Italian classics, there are some interesting local specialties, like a colorful octopus carpaccio in pesto, and cappellacci pasta studded with lobster meat and zucchini with a sprinkle of peppermint. Seafood lovers should try the tuna tartare or the fettuccine with shrimp. The pizza boasts a thin, crisp crust. For dessert there's an intriguing panna cotta or classic tiramisu. If it's a romantic night, try to get a table outside next to the fountain, and be sure to check out the selection of Italian wines. The food is memorable, but the curt waitstaff tends to serve without a smile.

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In El Pueblito shopping center, 350 m north along road running parallel to beach, Playas del Coco, 50503, Costa Rica

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