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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“focaccia” (7 reviews)
“fish” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Avenida 9 Calle 33 | Barrio Escalante, San Jose 1001, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was an amazing surprise at Escalante neighborhood. The service was outstanding and the food is one of the BEST Italian meals I have ever had. Also it is a great environment in a lovely region. I strongly recommend.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This is a superb little restaurant on the corner of a trendy part of this university town, a suburb of San Jose. My only regret is that I ate lunch here, not dinner, as I am sure that would have been so much more fun....More

Thank Jirvbon
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

All true Italian style, great food and occasional attention from the chef, we had the mozzarella parmigiana, lasagna bolognese and a house day ravioli with mushrooms special sauce, delightful! Italian beers and wines to go with.

Thank zerjzuw
Reviewed 23 July 2017 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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
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18:30 - 22:00
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18:30 - 22:00
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18:30 - 22:00
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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