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L'ancora da Ciro & Tony

Avenida 9 Calle 33 | Barrio Escalante, San Jose 1001, Costa Rica
+506 2280 5170
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“focaccia” (6 reviews)
“sea bass” (5 reviews)
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Avenida 9 Calle 33 | Barrio Escalante, San Jose 1001, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We follow the chef recommendation, excellent flavor, good portion for a Latino , not too sure for Americans , service was excellent!!!

Thank Ale G
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Charming authentic Italian restaurant on the east side of downtown San Jose in the "restaurant row" area of Barrio Escalante. Very much a neighborhood restaurant as many of the customers were known to the staff. Chef Tony greets each guest and describes the day's specials....More

Thank TravelinGal147289
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Food wise the place is top-notch go with the chef's recommendation for the day without any doubts. Service is OK while the place itself seems to be always full so maybe checking for a reservation first is highly recommended

Thank Marlon B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I have been going to Tony's restaurants for years. Where he goes we follow. It is always just that good. I can recommend the stuffed spinach chicken or any pasta or veal parmesan. But to be honest in 20 years I have never had a...More

Thank Brennan O
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Ciro and his staff do it again.... Great taste, great food, magnificent menu, awesome service (do not forget to ask for the wonderful "happy birthday" celebration) and good prices. Fresh pasta and incredible ingredient ingredients. We will return...

Thank SBE73
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I go to the restaurant for the fish normally, best in San Jose. Last night they did not have Covina, so I ordered Chicken a la Marsala, with pasta on the side. Maybe best Marsala I have ever had. The restaurant is charming in one...More

Thank Papillonmw
Reviewed 12 March 2017

My first trip was with a group of people. They new Tony-he is a co-owner and a top notch Chef from Italy. He has been in C R for more than 20 years.Since then I have been back several times. If I can not make...More

Thank sugarekfrank
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The restaurant design wise is not that nice, you would not guess you are at an italian restaurant, and the chairs are not that comfy.. but the food makes up for that and beyond. My favorite plate, the one I order every time I visit...More

Thank adrialvarez
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We loved the focaccia caprese. The place is cozy and the attention was so good. Also the amount of fod served was a lot, I mean, the plate of pasta was so big! The amount of fod options is very good too, we definitely come...More

Thank Pamela V
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We walked for the first time the streets of Barrio Escalante , so much to see and try , one of our stops was L'ancora , we had some wine and because we wanted something lite the nice waiter recommended the focaccia, it was absolutely...More

Thank 4Johnsons
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 04:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 9 Calle 33 | Barrio Escalante, San Jose 1001, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2280 5170
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