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Locanda

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££ - £££
Pizza, Italian, Seafood, Costa Rican
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Mts Oeste de El Correo 300 | on The Beach, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0036
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Diemen, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice salads (you can add you olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pepper and salt yourself), great view and very friendly staff! We've enjoyed every visit!

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Thank CarloKool
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You will find yourself sitting in front of a great beach with amazing views! But the service is really slow! If you are not in a rush, it is an enjoyable time. If you are hungry, go somewhere else or wait it out. The portions are enormous!!! While the food is good, it is not worth an hour long wait... More 

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Thank Ana C. A
San Leandro, California
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were disappointed by the breakfast here. Totally overpriced and didn't come with what was written on the menu. Service was slow and my husband didn't get his breakfast until well after everybody else.

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Thank danian2
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had made reservations for this restaurant - with great expectations, since it had been fully booked for several days. And the food was great - when it arrived! Not a single smile og polite gesture came from any of the waiters this evening. My wife ordered a beer. It was out of stock, this happens - but they just... More 

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Thank Tyge H
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All cash though. Prices like NY. Beautiful garden overlooking the beach. Italian food mostly, with a couple of local dish "casados". My favorite there was the Ceviche! So fresh and delicious!

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Thank acantera2016
Genoa, Italy
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's definitely quite pricey, like UK prices but it's totally worth it if you take the grilled fish for 2. Big amount of food and amazing flavour!

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Thank freadpe
Hull, Massachusetts
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994 reviews
578 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I know restaurants in Costa Rica are slower when it comes to service, but Locanda was way slower then most. I am not sure if they were understaffed or undertrained as we did not get offered a second round of drinks and it was like pulling teeth to get the bill. Let's first talk about what our family liked. The... More 

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Thank Edelan
judyjc, Director General at Locanda, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment for us it is very important to know what customers liked and did not like so we can improve our service. More 

Richmond, Vermont
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a very nice meal with my family. The food was very good and generous portions. Drinks were a bit harsh, didn't quite make the full meal complete, but perhaps it was just our choices. The service was good and we enjoyed our first meal in Samara at Locanda. Make sure you have cash, no credit cards!

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Thank AndreaVT802
judyjc, Director de Recepción at Locanda, responded to this review

We are pleased to know that you and your family enjoying your meal and the facilities of Locanda. We hope that the next time you travel to costa rica you can visit us again. Thank you for your comment. More 

amsterdam
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Locanda serves the same as almost every restaurant in Costa Rica; pizzas, burgers, pasta, but adds a good grilled tuna, caesar salad and other "exotic" choices. Good to go with kids, good service but other than that nothing really special.

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Thank flyguy68
judyjc, Director de Recepción at Locanda, responded to this review

Thanks for the comment. We hope you visit us soon. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great location and good sized portions but not cheap. They have tables right on the beach and the food quality and service was excellent. It's also great if you speak Italian :)

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Thank JayEeeCee
judyjc, Director de Recepción at Locanda, responded to this review

Grazie mille! For your good review and the next time you visit us we recommend to try our delicious pizza and handmade pasta. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Cuisine
Pizza, Italian, Seafood, Costa Rican
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mts Oeste de El Correo 300 | on The Beach, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0036
Description
Italian restaurant and Pizzeria, with large spaces and comfortable tables and seats on the beach, all under the shade of spectacular palm trees. The kitchen offers one of the most exciting interpretations of traditional Italian dishes, both land and sea, and a great choice of Pizzas cooked in a wood oven, accompanied by a good wine list and a wide selection of cocktails.

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