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) #12 of 52 Restaurants in Playa Samara €€ - €€€ Pizza, Italian, Seafood
Mts Oeste de El Correo 300 | on The Beach, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0036
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Pizza, Italian, Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Mts Oeste de El Correo 300 | on The Beach, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 344 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Elegant, beautiful. cabanas on the beach, island atmosphere, food excellent. For breakfast (the best coffee), lunch or dinner. Went there several times this visit. They have expanded with new cabins. Always very professional and friendly. Owner has been same owner for many many years.

Thank Pate007
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The food was good and our service at dinner excellent. Location is the best, right on the beach. You may encounter frogs or cats roaming but no worries, part of the experience of outdoor dining.

Thank mountaindisconnect
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Seldom do you find such appallingly rude people in a "service" venue in Costa Rica. What a loss for these poor owners to have such uninviting staff on their front lines. As my family and I got wheeled in by the "wood burning pizza" signs...More

Thank Crissy J
LocandaSamara, Propietario at Locanda, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ciao Mrs Crissy, I see with great pleasure that you also live in Costa Rica and I am grateful to let me know the behavior of our staff to our customers, the most important resource for our business! Every day we strive to adopt a...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

Once we found this spot, we came back every day. They have beach beds/cabanas available for free as long as you buy drinks or food at the restaurant. The prices were incredibly reasonable and the food was delicious. The service is slower, but while you're...More

1  Thank becca r
Sharlyn_mora, Director de Recepción at Locanda, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Muchas gracias, We really appreciate it.

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant looks nice! The food is just okay, but really overpriced. The staff was kind of awkward, constantly asking "is everything perfect?". After we payed the bill, we got too much money back. So we checked the bill. Turns out it wasn't correct. Outside...More

1  Thank Prinses-Snoetie
Sharlyn_mora, Director de Recepción at Locanda, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thanks so much for you comment. :)

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We are here 3 times on our vacation. Their food was BY FAR the most consistent on the beach. The Casado is AWESOME! I ordered the fish Casado first and it was really good. Plantains were cooked perfectly and rice and beans were outstanding. My...More

Thank Bret B
Sharlyn_mora, Director de Recepción at Locanda, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you very much for your comment, we are glad to know tha you liked our "casado".

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Not sure what I'm reviewing here - the food or the hotel, but the pizza was absolutely amazing, the burgers were very good, and pretty good 2/1 value for your $. The beach and location was very nice. We liked the loungers and all the...More

Thank suzieqGRENADA
Sharlyn_mora, Director de Recepción at Locanda, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thanks so much for your comment.

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We asked a Tico for a local place and we were misunderstood and he directed us to Locanda (sounds like local) but we were so glad he did!!! The staff and service were great. Although it was night and we couldn't see the ocean, the...More

Thank Alison Z
Sharlyn_mora, Director de Recepción at Locanda, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks so much for your comment, we really appreciate it.

Reviewed 3 April 2017

We ate there for lunch and dinner. All the food was very good and large portions. The fish mixed grill will feed two easy and probably 3 people. It is great, but don't order the clams and mussels for an app, because they come with...More

Thank hereIamDoorCountyWI
Sharlyn_mora, Director de Recepción at Locanda, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thanks so much for your comment.

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Great spot on the beach under trees and shade. Drinks were great, food was pretty good. Wouldn't recommend the pizza, but other than that, we liked it.

Thank llgiuffrida
Sharlyn_mora, Director de Recepción at Locanda, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thanks so much for your comment.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mts Oeste de El Correo 300 | on The Beach, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0036
  • E-mail
Description
Italian restaurant and Pizzeria, with large spaces and comfortable tables and seats on the beach, all under the shade of spectacular palm trees. The kitchen offers one of the most exciting interpretations of traditional Italian dishes, both land and sea, and a great choice of Pizzas cooked in a wood oven, accompanied by a good wine list and a wide selection of cocktails.
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