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Kalaluna Bistro'

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitised menus
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Updated 31/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 31/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Central American, Costa Rican, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 2 days ago

In a town not known for it's culinary scene, Kalaluna is beyond all expectations. We were not expecting a gourmet gastronomic experience in the jungles along the coast of the remote Osa Peninsula, but here we found it. As a chef myself and a restaurant...owner in Manuel Antonio, I know quality when I see it. Do not let the access deter you, it's well worth a short walk down the hiking trail or even a quick lancha boat ride to arrive at this hidden gem right next to the sea with a romantic, well curated ambiance and top notch cuisine based on local availability and international techniques. The Italian chef is proud of what he offers, and he DOES NOT make any compromises. The mozzarella di buffalo? Sourced from a local Costa Rican buffalo farmer in Guanacaste, 6 hours north, brought in fresh on a consistent basis. The wine by the glass or bottle? Well curated and extremely high quality. We loved the hand made artisinal ravioli and the fresh caprese salad. The desserts were so good we had two! I'd put this in the category of Italian gourmet dining with Costa Rican tropical influence, all made with detail and love. The service is better than almost anywhere in Costa Rica. You'll leave full, happy, and impressed that this couple was able to pull off such a fine dining experience in the jungles of Drake Bay, and at a very reasonable price! We could not have been happier to have this as an option for celebrating our anniversary. Thank you, grazie mille!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Claudio D, Chef at Kalaluna Bistro', responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago
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Grazie mille per il commentario e' stato un grande piacere per noi di Kalaluna avervi soddisfatto, hanno capito perfettamente i...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed in Drake Bay at Jinetes de Osa and were pleasantly surprised to find a restaurant attached to the hotel. Jinetes was great, but Kalaluna made our trip. Shirley and Claudio were very warm and welcoming during out stay. Shirley runs the front of...house, while Claudio is the chef. The food was amazing and the meal sizes were just enough. Not enough kind things could be said about this restaurant. I have traveled the world, but will always remember Kalaluna.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Claudio D, Chef at Kalaluna Bistro', responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
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Gracias por tú comentario fue un placer haberlos conocido en nuestro restaurante Kalaluna Bistro y que se sintieran como en...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went back three times during our stay in Drake Bay! Great food, romantic atmosphere and the owners are really lovely. Really recommend going by, it’s worth it!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Claudio D, Chef at Kalaluna Bistro', responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago
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Gracias por tú comentario fue un placer haberlas conocido en nuestro restaurante Kalaluna Bistro y que se sintieran como en...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Best food in Drake Bay. Easily. Wonderful view over the Pacific. It is well worth the walk out of town.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Claudio D, Chef at Kalaluna Bistro', responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Gracias por tú comentario fue un placer haberlos conocido en nuestro restaurante Kalaluna Bistro y que se sintieran como en...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great. Paired with the high quality service and view of the bay, this place was a highlight of our trip to costa rica. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a special and memorable dining experienceMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Claudio D, Chef at Kalaluna Bistro', responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Muchas gracias por su comentario y nosotros feliz de haberlos satisfechos con nuestra gastronomía. Y servicio... Grazie mille y Pura...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and ambiance was lovely, such a great view out to the ocean! Both of the pasta dishes we ordered were delicious. Shirley and Claudio we’re great hosts, and we loved their sweet chocolate lab. Best dining experience of our trip!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Claudio D, Chef at Kalaluna Bistro', responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Muchas gracias fue un placer haberlos atendidos y satisfechos... Pura vida Claudio y Shirley

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing. The service is very good; people are polite, welcoming and very kind. We had an amazing diner. View is also fantastic.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Claudio D, Chef at Kalaluna Bistro', responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Muchas gracias de su comentario fue un placer para nosotros. Pura vida y grazie mille

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat upstairs looking out at the bay, it was incredible. Food is a little on the pricier side, but was delicious. The service was great! We spent a wonderful afternoon here waiting out the rain. Perfect stop on the way back from the beaches!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Claudio D, Chef at Kalaluna Bistro', responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Gracias por tú comentario fue un placer haberlos conocido en nuestro restaurante Kalaluna Bistro y que se sintieran como en...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is THE place if you’re in or around Drakes Bay. Claudio and Shirley were as friendly and gracious as it gets. We ate dinner there on our first night and ended up eating there for every meal after. The pasta is homemade and the...ravioli were incredible—Claudio is from Italy so you know he knows what he’s doing. On our last night we showed up and they had set up a romantic table out on the waterfront in front of the restaurant and lit torches around us. The drinks and food are inventive and incredible and they gave us free desert every night! We are so grateful to have found this gem and it will be remembered as one of the big highlights of the whole trip. The bottom line is go for the food, come again for the food, and end up staying for Shirley and Claudio (and of course their chocolate lab, Choco.)More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Claudio D, Chef at Kalaluna Bistro', responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Gracias por tú comentario!!! Fue un placer haberlos conocido en nuestro restaurante Kalaluna Bistro y que se sintieran a gusto...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location right next to the beach is stunning and the food was amazing! They decorated every plate and our drinks with flowers, you really feel they are more than passionate about what they‘re doing. The service is outstanding, they made us feel like home...from the first moment on. We even got some dessert for free!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Claudio D, Chef at Kalaluna Bistro', responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Muchas gracias del comentario súper feliz de haberlos agradecidos con nuestra gastronomía y atención Pura vida Claudio y Shirley

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Kalaluna Bistro' is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5