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Il Pomodoro

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San Pedro, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2283 1010
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:45
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:45
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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Highly recommended, we had a great experience in this restaurant! Food, service, drinks, ambience, location! Definitely a must place to visit if your around San Jose!

Thank UrsulaK_1990
Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Always one of my favourites! Great pizza and pasta. Il Pomodoro has always been considered one of the top italian restaurants in Costa Rica since it opened its first restaurant near the University. It is still Considered the best pizza in Costa Rica and it's nice three levels building in San Pedro makes it the perfect place for lunch or... More 

Thank Ralph G
Heredia, Costa Rica
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78 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

I was going to write this review a couple of months back but honestly hadn´t been there recently so I told myself I would write this review as soon as I went again. I did so this weekend and wasn´t disappointed at all. I had the pappardelle reina pasta and my friend had the spaghetti carbonara and they were both... More 

Thank David_RS_21
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015

I had the best risotto ever in this place. Delicious food, wonderful service. A must place to visit when you are around the San Pedro area.

Thank Gladys A
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Best pizza I've ever had. I lived in San Pedro in 2001 and loved this place. Went back in 2015 and it was still the best pizza and the staff was all the same people. Truly a great place!

Thank mhasbrouck
San Jose, Costa Rica
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284 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

The food here is great. Everything is tasty and the best pizza, as other reviewers say, is the panzanella. The service is not terrible but not good either. It's a pity since the food is good.

Thank Ricardo A
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015

The ingredients are fresh, the decoration is nice, but service is not very friendly and dishes are a by pricey. In general quality and service are consistent and you will have nice time.

Thank Pablo B
Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

We arrived to our hostel in Dan Pedro late around 2100. We asked the guy in the hostel for a good place to eat and he recomendations that we walk around the block to see the different bars and restaurants. We wound up at Il Pomodoro around 2130. Not full for a Tuesday night we selected a table upstairs next... More 

Thank Theyard88
Las Vegas, Nevada
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2014

I've been coming to Il Pomodoro for 23 years. I still love this place. I've honestly never tried any of the pastas because it's the pizzas that keep me coming here. I love the panzanetta here so much. So fresh and delicious. My friend had the house wine and said it was good. I've also never had any issues with... More 

Thank Paseando
Memphis, Tennessee
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

This place has really good, fresh food. I loved it! It was a bit pricey and the service was not great but I would definitely go back just because the food was so good!

Thank Marysm467

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Pedro, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2283 1010

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