Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste Food Guide: 10 Italian food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Playa Avellanas

November 11, 2019 Rebbecca Marino

Find out what Italian restaurants to try in Playa Avellanas including Hotel Restaurant Mauna Loa, El Sapo Ristopizza Cocktail Bar, Il Rustico, Playa Avellanas, Fish & Cheeses, Antichi Sapori Sicilian Cuisine, Enea's La Vera Cucina Italiana, La Esquina Restaurant & Pizzeria, La Pachanga, Pizzeria La Baula, Buon Appetito
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10. Buon Appetito

Road 155 25 mt before the circle, Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo 50309 Costa Rica Italian, Deli, Healthy Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi, Table Service +506 2653 0598 https://www.facebook.com/BuonAppeti/
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4 based on 267 reviews

Buon Appetito

Since 2006 serving Breakfast Lunch Dinner .We make everything from scratch pizza pasta panini salads waffle pastries and gelato!

Reviewed By vatripper434

Buon Appetito isn't fancy from the outside but they've got great basic Italian sandwiches, pizza and pasta at pretty reasonable prices for Tamarindo and super friendly service. Massimo is the man that runs the cafe and is super friendly and happy to help sort out the menu. We ordered a variety of things. The smoothie was good and we ended up with pizza, pasta, a sandwich, and a salad among the four of us and all were good. Most of their salads can be ordered in sandwich form and vice versa. We ate in but they did a steady take out business too while we were there. Plenty of vegetarian options and the pomodoro sauce was particularly good.It's not a white tablecloth kind of place but the food is good and they seem very happy to have the business and to chat with the tourists who pop in. Very affordable compared to the rest of the Tamarindo dining scene.

9. Pizzeria La Baula

100m North from Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo Costa Rica Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Live Music, Playgrounds [email protected] +506 2653 1450 http://www.facebook.com/PizzeriaLaBaula
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4 based on 1409 reviews

Reviewed By cargue2

Pizza was good and prices were very reasonable. Locations for pay off the beaten path but not too far from the main strip. This was recommended and we tried it and enjoyed it. However I would not be in area with little children after 7:30 PM as this trip becomes more of a youth crowd.

8. La Pachanga

50 Mt Este Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo 20100 Costa Rica Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Live Music +506 8347 7001 https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Pachanga/180559498708953
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4 based on 539 reviews

La Pachanga

Small Restaurant With Big Reputacion Where You Can Eat The Real Traditional Italian Food, Homemade Pasta,ravioli, Pizza, Fish, Meat And A Lot Of Vegetarian Dishes, Ask For Gluten Free Pastaspecials Every Night And Live Music

Reviewed By Gregpj63

We went there 3 times during our two week stay. Unanimous choice for our group of two couples. The staff are very good. The menu is large and sometimes hard to choose which to have. Fresh snapper with leaks and cream, pasta dishes, gnocchi gorgonzola all delicious. Nice red wines. Made it to dessert only once, gelato was very good.Very good, will return. Reservations if larger group for sure.

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7. La Esquina Restaurant & Pizzeria

150 este del Banco Nacional contiguo a hotel Chocolate, Tamarindo Costa Rica Italian, Pizza, International Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Delivery, Playgrounds +506 8667 4992
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4 based on 330 reviews

La Esquina Restaurant & Pizzeria

Reviewed By skyr529

Great owners and Great pizza. The new location is open air and very clean. We eat in one night and did a picked up order to take to the house. Service was outstanding and the owners made us feel extra special.

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6. Enea's La Vera Cucina Italiana

Calle Costa En Fruente Super 2001, 50 Mt Oeste a lado del hostal Selina, Tamarindo 50309 Costa Rica Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +506 8502 2110 http://www.facebook.com/Eneas-La-Vera-Cucina-Italiana-454951648007392/?ref=hl
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5 based on 313 reviews

Enea's La Vera Cucina Italiana

Homemade pasta,pizza,ravioli,gnocchi and lasagna,tiramisu and chocolate italian cake,last but not least Italian liquors,all homemade! Best quiet and comfortable environment, perfect for a real italian meal with family and friends.

Reviewed By Yvette A

Trust me, being a foodie from Los Angeles has afforded me the opportunity to enjoy many great eats from around the world. Although, I have not traveled to Italy, I imagine that Enea's is a part of Italy that has miraculously transported itself to Tamarindo, Costa Rica. This hidden gem is off of the main strip and wonderfully so. You get to enjoy some of the best homemade food in the seclusion of a private, quiet, and quaint tropical setting... not to mention, great service! I can't say enough about this place. Enjoy!Good afternoon, thank you so much for these words! We really appreciate it! We work hard to give our clients the best experience they could have. We hope to see you back soon!Andrea and Aldo(cook and waiter, co-owners)

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5. Antichi Sapori Sicilian Cuisine

Avenida Central Plaza Tamarindo local n 10 In front of Pacific Park, Tamarindo 85666596 Costa Rica Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Family style [email protected] +506 8566 6596 https://www.facebook.com/peppeboni1970/
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5 based on 556 reviews

Antichi Sapori Sicilian Cuisine

Restaurant with classic and traditional cuisine of southern Italy (Sicily) proposing various appetizers ,carpaccio meat and fish, pasta, risotto, pizza, daily specials, vegan food, gluten free pizza and pasta accompanied by fine Italian wines and homemade

Reviewed By Alyssa S

This is our fourth trip to Costa Rica, and each trip we have to visit Antichi Sapori at least once. The restaurant provides a taste of authentic Sicilian cuisine along with many options to accommodate food restrictions such as vegetarian and gluten-free options. Along with this, Antichi Sapori has amazing and friendly service. By far our favorite pizza in Costa Rica. The menu has a wonderful variety and the desserts are out of this world.

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4. Fish & Cheeses

Cardinal street Langosta Beach, 100 Mt Before Cala Luna boutique Hotel, Playa Langosta, Tamarindo 50309 Costa Rica Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Healthy Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Live Mus [email protected] +506 8651 8263 http://www.fishandcheeses.com
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5 based on 236 reviews

Fish & Cheeses

Italian restaurant,cheeses factory,hand made pasta,mozzarella bar,italian wines,beers,live music every monday jazz and every friday blues rock ,caffetteria,pizzeria brick oven,breakfast,lunch,dinner,champagneria and more!

Reviewed By ellynwithay

Our family had a wonderful evening here! Marco immediately made us feel welcomed and entertained. We ordered 3 pizzas to share and my husband went inside the little shop to select a wine. With guidance from Marco, we enjoyed a spectacular bottle of red. The pizzas were perfect as was the fresh bread with oil. For dessert we shared a Tiramisu, based on seeing the rave reviews in this app. It was truly incredible and I don’t usually like tiramisu. Highly recommend this magical place!

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3. Il Rustico, Playa Avellanas

Main Road, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo 50309 Costa Rica Italian, Pizza Dinner, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Table Service, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol [email protected] +506 8302 3217 http://www.facebook.com/ilrusticoplayaavellanas
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4 based on 46 reviews

Il Rustico, Playa Avellanas

Italian born Stefano and Ilaria are sharing their passion for their traditional food, selected gourmet products, HandMade pasta, HandMade pizza, fresh local food. Opened December 2017. Last 2 years at Mauna Loa restaurant, check reviews.

Reviewed By aliciav100

We came here twice on our visit to Avellanas. The food here rivals most Italian restaurants in Toronto, and even most restaurants we’ve been to in Italy. It’s safe to say that my Nonna would approve. This is not your typical tourist Italian restaurant trying to make you food that feels like home. This is authentic hand made pasta the way you would experience it in Italy. This is 100% a restaurant you must try and enjoy every bite of.

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2. El Sapo Ristopizza Cocktail Bar

Calle del Parque 100 Meters North Hotel Barcelo Playa Langosta, Playa Langosta, Tamarindo 50309 Costa Rica Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner Television, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash [email protected] +506 2249 5432 http://www.facebook.com/El-SAPO-478982555622456/timeline
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5 based on 428 reviews

El Sapo Ristopizza Cocktail Bar

Our restaurant, located opposite the entrance of one of the most famous beaches in Costa Rica,PLAYA LANGOSTA, offers seafood appetizers and italian cheeses,along with side dishes prepared by our great Italian chefs. Pizza for us is an art!!! Enjoy our fan

Reviewed By addythetraveler

Excellent pizza with fresh ingredients. I ordered "the star" which was actually more like a calzone (they filled dough with the cheese and toppings) with each point in the star with a different topping. Everyone in our family if 5 loved their food (two of our kids shared a pizza), and I wish we had a longer stay in this area to go there again.

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1. Hotel Restaurant Mauna Loa

Cabinas Mauna Loa, Main Road, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo 50309 Costa Rica Italian, Pizza, European Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Se [email protected] +506 8315 6876 http://www.hotelmaunaloa.com/#!home/mainPage
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5 based on 56 reviews

Hotel Restaurant Mauna Loa

We are located in Playa Avellanas, a 30 minute drive from Tamarindo in the Guanacaste region. The restaurant is about a 15-minute walk from the beautiful and tranquil Avellanas beach, in a quiet area where monkeys and birds sing. Mauna Loa consists of 4 b

Reviewed By nubes3150

Very cool atmosphere with first rate food.The staff was amazing, Carmenere very nice and the food was lovely (pizzas, carpaccio, bruschetta were all very tasty and filling).The staff treated us to a passion fruit liqueur that was the perfect cap to a great evening.Highly recommended place to spend an evening and have a wonderful meal.thank you to share your experience! was a pleasure to have you here with us, we hope to see you soon

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