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La Pecora Nera

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3 km/2 mi southeast of town at Playa Cocle | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0490
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here with my wife, we both loved the food. Freshly prepared Italian dishes, the owner is awesome and has some of the best wines in Puerto Viejo. Great for that celebration meal.

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Thank KeanM
Nosara, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very special place .The Chef Owner (Italian) runs the show with his wife and super pro staff..This place is a real treat and worth every $$ .The whole menu and the wine selection are amazing..If you want an incredible food experience while in the PV area ..this is it...We didn't know what to expect and had not read any... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Puerto Viejo is a very laid-back kind of town, so this restaurant stands out for its elegance and excellent food. The waitstaff is friendly and extremely professional, and we were given a free dessert (flan) as repeat customers. A nice change from the casual, beachy feel of most restaurants in the area.

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New York/Jersey
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This reminded more of what you might find in more glamorous settings. We went on Valentine's Day and it was so crazy busy but they managed to get us a table even though we did not have a reservation. They could not have been more accommodating. The food is as delightful as the space which is dramatic and beautiful. They... More 

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Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd read about it beforehand in Frommers EasyGuide; No disappointments here! Lovely, romantic setting and ambiance, well planned seating design. Fun to go into the wine cooler and select our bottle. Over the top superb food and excellent service. This place is so good we could only get an 11:00pm reservation to return and sadly had to pass.

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Thank CinderellaUmberella
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is truly a fantastic Fine Dining experience. It's pricey but absolutely worth it. They serve really delicious Italian food and also have a large selection of wines. They offered a starter and soup for free, as well as homebaked bread on the side and a digestive drink at the end. Service was great and very friendly. Reserve a... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happened by this place accidentally after a day of beach hopping. We felt a little underdressed in our beach clothes, as it is a nice place. But the staff were super welcoming, and actually served us several small complimentary tasting plates. The food was amazing- complex and exciting. We shared an appetizer and a main, and couldn't even finish! Both... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing time dining here! Ellatio and Vivian, the owners, are perfect hosts and the food that Ellatio creates for you makes you feel like you are in Italy. Just delish, and they could not be more charming! We loved it so much that we went back the next night with a repeat of charm and wonderful food!!... More 

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Thank Montie S
Oxford
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on our last evening in Punta Uva/Puerto Viejo. First of all, the place is beautiful!! Very elegant & romantic. Secondly, the service was phenomenal. They took the time to escort us into their wine cellar and explained some of the wines that they offer, along with a couple of recommendations based on our preferences. And most importantly,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with a friend for my birthday dinner about 2 weeks ago and I'm still dreaming of the pasta I ate there - it was incredible!! Service was lovely, food was top notch and ambience was divine. Best meal I've had in a really long time!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 km/2 mi southeast of town at Playa Cocle | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca  >  Cocles
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0490

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