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L'ancora da Ciro & Tony

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Avenida 9 Calle 33 | Barrio Escalante, San Jose 1001, Costa Rica
+506 2280 5170
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
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Sun 12:00 - 04:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
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Cartago, Costa Rica
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254 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ciro and his staff do it again.... Great taste, great food, magnificent menu, awesome service (do not forget to ask for the wonderful "happy birthday" celebration) and good prices. Fresh pasta and incredible ingredient ingredients. We will return...

Thank SBE73
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I go to the restaurant for the fish normally, best in San Jose. Last night they did not have Covina, so I ordered Chicken a la Marsala, with pasta on the side. Maybe best Marsala I have ever had. The restaurant is charming in one of the nicest parts of San Jose. The service is professional, friendly and first class.... More 

Thank Papillonmw
Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017

My first trip was with a group of people. They new Tony-he is a co-owner and a top notch Chef from Italy. He has been in C R for more than 20 years.Since then I have been back several times. If I can not make up my mind I tell Tony to surprise me. That is the only way I... More 

Thank sugarekfrank
Costa Rica
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176 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The restaurant design wise is not that nice, you would not guess you are at an italian restaurant, and the chairs are not that comfy.. but the food makes up for that and beyond. My favorite plate, the one I order every time I visit is the fish in olive, white wine, garlic and lemon sauce with a aglio and... More 

Thank adrialvarez
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We loved the focaccia caprese. The place is cozy and the attention was so good. Also the amount of fod served was a lot, I mean, the plate of pasta was so big! The amount of fod options is very good too, we definitely come back.

Thank Pamela V
Quepos, Costa Rica
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We walked for the first time the streets of Barrio Escalante , so much to see and try , one of our stops was L'ancora , we had some wine and because we wanted something lite the nice waiter recommended the focaccia, it was absolutely delicious! See picture please ! The combination of tomatoes with the mozzarella,basil , and a... More 

Thank 4Johnsons
White Rock, Canada
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place is frequented by locals in the Paseo Gastronomico area serving standard Italian fare. We shared an antipasto appetizer and then both had pasta that was one of the daily specials. I wouldn't say it was the best Italian food I've ever had, but was the best dinner we have had in Costa Rica. The waiter was very attentive... More 

Thank Tom B
Portland, OR
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I needed a simple & early dinner--arrived around 6:45 (but the place was filling up by 7:00) They made me feel welcome. The waiter had excellent cheerful English. The Rigatoni Primavera was quite tasty!

Thank GraceBojo
Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Bar none, the best restaurant in San Jose. I have tried them all. Tony and Coro are like family. The sea bass and mushroom ravioli are as good as any dish I have had in the states. I highly recommend and will be back on my next visit.

Thank hornswinbig
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Owners are italians,food is italian and of course you have the italian perfection. If you love italian food ,so it is a must in San Jose.

Thank cellularium

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 04:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 9 Calle 33 | Barrio Escalante, San Jose 1001, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2280 5170

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?