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Gondola Gourmet Restaurant

Manuel Antonio | Beside Hotel Plaza Yara, Manuel Antonio 6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 9153
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ravioli” (34 reviews)
“panna cotta” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
€€ - €€€
Manuel Antonio | Beside Hotel Plaza Yara, Manuel Antonio 6350, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

The pasta was great, handmade. The setting was special with frogs chirping all around. The owner and staff were very friendly

Thank emuofevil
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We didn't actually eat here except for dessert but we visited daily for their happy hour. Fabi makes the best pina coladas I have ever had! And when you get two for the price of one from 3:00pm-6:00pm daily, you can have as many as...More

Thank Corinne L
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Convenient for those staying at the Plaza Yara hotel ( the 10% discount is useful and appreciated ), this restaurant is open for mid morning drinks through to ( in our case ) a great Dinner at 9pm after night hike looking for red-eyed tree...More

Thank nauj63
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Food and service is good but pricey. Expect to pay over $100 for dinner for a couple. Good for tourists but as a local, don't go there much. Has a romantic vibe but no views.

Thank DeegirlyCostaRica
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful dinner and fantastic service. The BEST meal we have had in costa rica (and we are staying at the gaia with la luna right here). Couldnt recommend more.

Thank bekp123
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Best meal we had since arriving. Lovely service, good wine. Deserves to be rated higher on TripAdvisor.

Thank Hethaz
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Pleasant Surprise.... because we were staying next door at the Plaza Yara (that's another review) and found out not only that Gondola was our neighbor but that they extended a discount to us as well. The amazing cusine is complimented with excellent service that far...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden gem nestled right up against the jungle. Beautiful frog sounds serenaded us during dinner! We were delighted with the fresh home made food and great staff. Very simple authentic Italian dishes. The hand made pasta dishes were delicious! We even saw...More

Thank RTCK
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing find and the best meal in Costa Rica! It does not get better then this! Not only is the food extraordinary, and those words do not come easily out of this foodie's mouth, but the staff are wonderful. We sat at the bar and...More

1  Thank Wendy Kay D
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The place was just by our hotel so we gave it a try ...after a somewhat too long waiting food arrived- all courses including deserts were top notch Pity that the place was virtually empty during our stay....may not exist for long 😒

1  Thank nhashai
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$42
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manuel Antonio | Beside Hotel Plaza Yara, Manuel Antonio 6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 9153
  • E-mail
This restaurant is part of "Plaza Yara" we are located close to Hotel Gaia on the Manuel Antonio Hill, with a beautiful view of the jungle. "The Gondola" features a gourmet Mediterranean style, Good for a romantic dinner. Ths restaurant is also perfect for family groups or special occasions.
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