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300m norte del ICE | Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2232 9440
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (38 reviews)
“bread” (15 reviews)
“saltimbocca” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
300m norte del ICE | Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The absolutely best place to dine in San Jose. It's obvious that the owner and all employees take great pride in the quality of food and service. We enjoyed a 3 course meal each and savored every bite. It's a place to relax, appreciate and...More

Thank Derrick I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we stay at Suites Cristina we visit this restaurant a few times. The food is excellent as is the service. It is always busy but the staff is very friendly and attentive. The portions are just right and the quality is always wonderful....More

Thank Karodega
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We left the house at 4:30 am for an all day flight to San Jose Costa Rica. The plane arrive late at LAX so there was no food to purchase. Good thing I brought some nuts. When we arrived it was in the middle of...More

Thank Luvswarmwater
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four had a fantastic dinner at L’Olivo. This is an intimate space - not appropriate for very young children. The restaurant was filled to near capacity. We heard multiple languages which seemed to be consistent with our hotel clerk’s comment that this...More

Thank ashdoggie
Reviewed 3 December 2017

This restaurant is part of the Cristina Suites building. It's a great place for comfort food and atmosphere, especially when you arrive late and don't want to search for another dinner location. Salads are very fresh and delicious. My favorite main course is Lasagne. But...More

Thank Doris B
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Nice selection of food. A quiet little gem tucked back from the hustle and bustle. This place has a huge wine selection and serves group and small parties both very well.

Thank laplantes
Reviewed 26 October 2017

L'Olivo has an extensive menu with typical Roman dishes. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. We tried the calamari fritti for appetizers, Saltimboca ala Romana and Linguini ala Vongole for main courses. We had panna cotta for dessert. Service and ambiance...More

Thank DolceVita_9
Reviewed 6 October 2017

An italian style restaurant with very good italian food. The place is warm and well decorated. The location is difficult to find, so you better use wase.Service was ok.

Thank erichurtadoz
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Been eating here 17 years and never had a bad meal. Great value for what you get. Love the service. Maria will always recommend a fantastic wine at a reasonable price. Usually full for a reason.

Thank loman2017
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Poor customer service.Mean waiters.And I got in my plate exactly what I asked not to be included.Not recommended for vegans or people with allergies.

Thank Amelie C
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Response from Sandra F | Reviewed this property |
yes,and it is better to so!
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Response from loritravels2 | Reviewed this property |
it is best to call them .. or have your hotel call and reserve for you ..enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300m norte del ICE | Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2232 9440
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