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Locanda

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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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Sherwood Park, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The wood fired pizza at this place was absolutely amazing. It was so good that we actually came to this restaurant 2 nights in a row! The location was beautiful. The tables and chairs were beautiful and comfortable. We sat at a table right on the beach and watched the sunset and the surfers. It was so much fun! Two... More 

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Thank Marcie L
Union, Missouri
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Locanda is easily in our top three faves in Samara. The huge wood oven makes for great pizza. Good pasta and salads. Beautiful atmosphere and, for us, a great place because the kids can roam the beach while we're waiting for the food or the adults talk and talk and talk!

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Thank PaigeShortal
Quepos, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice setting located beach front. The pizza was good. Prices reasonable. Slow service maybe because the restaurant was full. The only thing I did not enjoy at all is that they let people smoke there which was really annoying.

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Thank CRUnique
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was clean and right on the beach! The restaurant was also on the beach and very good. Probably the best place in town. Only complaint is there wasn't a family feel to it. The owner never said hello and was around every day. The front desk girl was the only staff member that was friendly, helpful and I... More 

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Thank Robbie F
Sherwood Park, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is really tasty. Good menu! The only drawbacks are they take only cash and the service is slow.

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Thank Cathy S
Diemen, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 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 16 January 2017

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 7 January 2017

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 5 January 2017 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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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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