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Lanterna Ristorante Italiano

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Los suenos resort and marina, Los Suenos, Costa Rica
+506 2630 4111
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Newcastle, Oklahoma, United States
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent six nights at Los Suenos and came here for our last meal before heading home. The service was fantastic and the meal was as well, especially the lasagna. Request an outside table by the marina if it's not too hot out.

Thank T Darrin A
Roswell, Georgia
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76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant closes at 10pm and we showed up at 920pm. The waiter rushed us to place our order because he said the kitchen closes at 10pm. Where I'm from that means the last order can be placed at 10pm....not so here. They offer a two for $39 dinner on Thursday nights which ended up being the pasta with chicken... More 

Thank vmegan
Los_Suenos_Resort, Guest Relations Manager at Lanterna Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

We are very sorry you didn't enjoy your experience at Lanterna, as we pride ourselves on excellent quality cuisine and superior service. We will look into the situation. More 

Nantucket, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looks like Hollywood set this place up for the sport fishermen,very nice setting but calling this place authentic Italian is like saying the Olive Garden should get a Michelin star. Save your money and go to Los suenos beach and sit with the locals...the food is great.

Thank harrygonzo
Los_Suenos_Resort, Guest Relations Manager at Lanterna Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. LANTERNA Ristorante Italiano has been a member of the Italo-Costa Rican Chamber of Industry and Commerce since 2012 (ICRC). The ICRC is recognized by the Italian government and represents an important instrument in the promotion of business between the two nations. The main purpose of the Chamber is to guarantee that the members receive support... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Nice Italian restaurant. Authentic Italian, excellent seafood. Beautiful views. Nice wine list. Waiters very experienced.

Thank Garbs11
Los_Suenos_Resort, Guest Relations Manager at Lanterna Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Lanterna! We hope you return soon. More 

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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We sat outside here by the marina and that was wonderful! Had dinner and watched some boats coming in for the day. The food was good, a little pricey for Italian.

Thank JKJK6
Chicago, IL
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We came in here with the family. They were nice enough to accommodate our party of five at the last minute. The waiter had been up selling us everything on the menu. We wanted two glasses of wine, he sold us the bottle. We ordered the focaccia bread, he sold adding the cheese & tomatoes on it. So maybe he... More 

Thank jaymeetee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Wonderful Italian restaurant with perfect sized portions. Good value for the money and the service was wonderful!

Thank JesseK9315
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The meal was good but it was a bit overpriced. I was on a group tour so we visited many restaurants, this was by far the highest bill yet it was not the best meal. Waiters were excellent but they definitely oversold the place.

Thank Jodi B
Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This was the best Italian food I have ever had. The pasta is made fresh daily and the flavors were fantastic. Service was very attentive and they brought us a beautiful cake for my husband's birthday. Highly recommend.

Thank Kaylene S
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Horrible experience, we show up for dinner expecting a nice environment good food and a great service, instead we ended up having to choke on our food!! I know the place closes at 10pm however it was very uncomfortable to see this guy scream at the waitress, star to clean up close curtains while we had just started to eat.

Thank Christywizty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Los suenos resort and marina, Los Suenos, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Los Suenos
  • Phone Number: +506 2630 4111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?