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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“focaccia” (5 reviews)
“sea bass” (5 reviews)
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Italian, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Avenida 9 Calle 33 | Barrio Escalante, San Jose 1001, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place is frequented by locals in the Paseo Gastronomico area serving standard Italian fare. We shared an antipasto appetizer and then both had pasta that was one of the daily specials. I wouldn't say it was the best Italian food I've ever had, but...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I needed a simple & early dinner--arrived around 6:45 (but the place was filling up by 7:00) They made me feel welcome. The waiter had excellent cheerful English. The Rigatoni Primavera was quite tasty!

Thank GraceBojo
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Bar none, the best restaurant in San Jose. I have tried them all. Tony and Coro are like family. The sea bass and mushroom ravioli are as good as any dish I have had in the states. I highly recommend and will be back on...More

Thank hornswinbig
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Owners are italians,food is italian and of course you have the italian perfection. If you love italian food ,so it is a must in San Jose.

Thank cellularium
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Antonio A
HOLA! Disculpen saben si tienen servicio a domicilio? quisiera mandar un platillo a la colonia Paso Ancho ahí en San José GRACIAS por su respuesta!!!
9 January 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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
  • E-mail