This casually chic spot within earshot of the surf serves savory bruschetta and 16 varieties of crispy, thin-crusted pizza, all made with flair by Rosella, a glamorous native of Naples who everyone calls Lella. Her four-seasons pizza is a triumph, with thin, spicy pepperoni, flavorful ham, olives, eggplant, peppers, onion, and zucchini. Save room for the knockout gnocchi, pillow-soft dumplings made with potatoes and cheese and bathed in olive oil and rosemary. Other choices include tortelloni in cream sauce and filet mignon. Tiramisú and key-lime pie do dessert duty. Japanese lanterns add a romantic touch to the wooden tables and chairs, which are painted in sherbet colors and placed in intimate nooks. To find the place, look for the La Piña sign.
Main road between Pavones and Punto Banco, north of La Ponderosa Beach and Jungle Resort, Pavones, Costa Rica