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Il Basilico

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££ - £££
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Mail Road Through Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 2682 1472
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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You want good food at a great price..... Here you go....the pizza well let me say was "damn good".... Got tuna let them cook it for you... Cold beer... Does not get any better.. Capt. Jerome mckown

Thank mck0wnj
Varennes, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were a party of 4 looking for a restaurant last Sunday in Nosara.The day before I looked on TripAdvisor to get some ideas and found a few but did not pay too much attention to this one because it has an Italian name and I wanted to eat something special, more local. Everything was closed except this one, especially... More 

Thank 572awst
Cali, Colombia
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This restaurant is for sure the go to if you are looking for pizza reasonably priced. They have a 2x1 night, I think Sunday. I've been there 4 or 5 times over the last few years, and they've either missed a topping on a pizza (they were out of the topping and didn't advise me until they brought the pizza),... More 

Thank Kurt S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We only bought our pizza to go, but while we were waiting for the pizza we had the pleasure to listen to some great live music. We had the Il Basilico Pizza and it was great!

Thank karina004
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The place is nice, the food is good but the waiter was terribly rude. He never listened to the order, served the wrong plate and was just plain impolite.

Thank Lorena Z
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

While staying in Nosara we order food from here twice! Very impressed both times!! Everything from the salads to the desserts you can't go wrong!

Thank CieraMarisol
Westfield, New Jersey
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125 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We skipped this place on previous visits figuring there was no need to visit yet another Italian place in Costa Rica, but several rave reviews convinced us to give it a shot and I'm glad we did. There's something for everyone here, and in a family-friendly environment that allows everyone to relax and enjoy. The play area and opportunity to... More 

Thank Ann R
Greenwich, Connecticut
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

The whole family loved this restaurant with its delicious Italian cuisine, nice ambience, and live music. I highly recommend eating here while visiting Nosara. You won't regret it. Their slogan is "Make Surf, Not War!"

Thank GMS77
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. We went here our first night in Costa Rica. Assuming the Italian food would be subpar. To our surprise, the food was amazing and cheap. Well, cheap for us. I had 2 beers, an appetizer, pasta and my boyfriend had steak and it totaled $42.00 USD. We will definitely go back before we leave... More 

Thank Stefanie E
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Was recommended this place by staff at Safari Surf. Saturday they have live music that was great and $10 any pizza. Place not packed but they put us outside by play area. Im fine with that, but then they forgot about us. Got two kids pizzas who ate them in there entirety before the "adult pizza" made it out. Salad... More 

Thank Orthocincy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mail Road Through Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: +506 2682 1472

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?