Top 10 European food in Province of San Jose, Costa Rica

August 31, 2019 Kelli Reichel

Discover Restaurants offering the best European food in Province of San Jose, Costa Rica including Park Cafe, Pimento, Park Cafe, Restaurante Grano de Oro, Limoncello, Sapore Trattoria, Bacchus, L'ancora da Ciro & Tony, Il Padrino, Saul Bistro Escazu
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10. Saul Bistro Escazu

Bancas Shopping Center 7 Old Road to Santa Ana, San Jose 10103 Costa Rica Italian, European, International Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +506 2228 8685 https://www.facebook.com/SaulBistroCostaRica/
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4 based on 501 reviews

Saul Bistro Escazu

Reviewed By pau22018

We went there for breakfast and the waiter came back twice to the table to tell us that there were no more beans for a dish we oredered and the that there was no more salmon for another dish we ordered.Incredible that a restaurant runs out of ingredients in the morning.

9. Il Padrino

San Jose la Sabana via 104 calle 78A, San Jose 10100 Costa Rica Italian, European, Pizza, International Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Delivery, Parking A [email protected] +506 2220 1614 http://www.ilpadrinocr.com
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4 based on 149 reviews

Il Padrino

Recognized among the best Italian restaurants in the world through the title OSPITALITA ITALIANA awarded by the Italian Chamber of Commerce.

Reviewed By armandoj160

Very good Italian food, dishes are hearty, the menu diverse, the service is excellent and the prices are average. You can’t go wrong with any pasta dishes , the Focacia is excellent.No hesitation in recommending this quaint, cozy place in the heart of San Jose.Parking could be a problem but they will make it work.Excellent spot for business lunches!Thank you very much for appreciating our work and suggesting the travelers to visit us! We hope to see you soon !!Best regards

8. L'ancora da Ciro & Tony

Avenida 9 Calle 33 Barrio Escalante, San Jose 1001 Costa Rica Italian, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Free Wifi [email protected] +506 2280 5170 http://www.lancoracostarica.com
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4 based on 244 reviews

L'ancora da Ciro & Tony

Reviewed By MitchellZ2222

From the decor to the chef/owner signing for your special occasion, you will really enjoy this landmark. The food is from the old country. Everything at this place is fantastic! Don't miss out on the desserts. All homemade, my favorite is the creme brulee with blueberries. Eat family style, off the menu or make a request & Tony will serve it up. Don't miss this wonderful experience.

7. Bacchus

Calle 5 Santa Ana Centro, 300 mts. Norte del Ceviche del Rey, antigua casa Quitirrisi, Santa Ana 10901 Costa Rica Italian, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Masterc [email protected] +506 2282 5441 http://enjoyrestaurants.net/bacchus
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4 based on 411 reviews

Bacchus

¡Do a culinary trip through Italy in a rural late XIX century house! We are specialists in artisanal italian cuisine. We cook with classic and fresh ingredients that give unique flavors to our plates. Inside the restaurant, walls vibrate with art collecti

Reviewed By Erica H

Beautiful open air patio, excellent service, unusual and traditional dishes that are phenomenal. Parents-in-law said octopus was the best they ever had. My son loved the lasagne. Freshly squeezed juices are always a treat and made from fresh whole fruit, and flan, cotton candy, and chocolate lava cake were hits. Beautifully constructed building with art on the walls. My favorite of the many restaurants we have tried on the biannual visits to this area. Highly recommend.

6. Sapore Trattoria

Avenida Segunda De Plaza de la Democracia 75 Oeste, San Jose Costa Rica Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, A saporel[email protected] +506 2222 8906 http://saporetrattoria.com/
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4 based on 673 reviews

Sapore Trattoria

An enchanting restaurant in the very hearth of San Jose, with authentic Italian cuisine and spotless service. Everything is hand made. Try the Festa della Pasta, for a fix price you can try 5 different handmade pastas. Enjoy our brick oven long fermentati

Reviewed By family32606

Service was very spotty. Waiter uninspired and not at all helpful to the two gluten free diners at our table. The ravioli and the pizza I shared with my friend we’re ok (ravioli lacked flavor) but the greatest disappointment was that both dishes were barely warm. The pizza had sat for so long that it was soggy. Prices seem high for the quality, presentation and service.

5. Limoncello

Barrio La California, detras del cine Magaly. 25 metros al oeste, junto al parqueo publico Alma Roca. Junto al parqueo Alma Roca, San Jose Costa Rica Italian, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service [email protected] +506 2257 6616 http://www.restaurantelimoncello.com
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4 based on 293 reviews

Limoncello

Reviewed By AMajch

Went for a business lunch. Greast surprise. All dishes ordered were made to perfection with large portions and good service. The place is set in an old San José house and it is welcoming. It has private parking on the side. Came here because 2 people of our group have gluten issues. There were plenty of choices for them. We all enjoyed. We will be back.

4. Restaurante Grano de Oro

Calle 30, Avenida 2 y 4 #251, San Jose 10107 Costa Rica French, Latin, European, Central American, Costa Rican, International Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +506 2255 3322 http://www.hotelgranodeoro.com/restaurant_intro.html
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4 based on 1908 reviews

Restaurante Grano de Oro

Restaurant Grano de Oro merges Costa Rican tropical with European cuisine under the expertise of our French chef Francis Canal. Once a simple cafe, this restaurant has evolved into one of San Jose’s finest dining establishments, frequented by locals and t

Reviewed By luismanesp

I visited the restaurant with mum and some dear friends.The restaurant is located inside Grano de Oro's Hotel.The atmosphere of this place is exquisite and absolutely unique in San Jose because the architecture of this hotel, despite is a recent work (modern) evokes the beautiful charm of Victorian architecture. There's a refined work of interior architecture and details which well worth a visit and which will make you feel you into another era.But not just the atmosphere counts, food is wonderful, tasty, refined and prepared with love and care.In the menu you can choose a wide variety of delicious dishes made with local ingredients and french cooking techniques, as well.I strongly encourage people to visit the place. It worth it!Luis Manuel Espinoza R.

3. Park Cafe

Av. de Las Americas, Calle 48, San Jose Costa Rica International, European Dinner Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +506 2290 6324 http://www.parkcafecostarica.blogspot.com
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5 based on 402 reviews

Park Cafe

Please read important reservation information on our website before making your booking. Thank you.

Reviewed By Mimi M

Everything about this restaurant was superb: the ambience, the waitstaff and service and especially the amazing food prepared by chef (and co-owner) Richard Neat. And we never anticipated finding one of the best restaurants we ever ate at in Costa Rica! We started our evening with two of their creative cocktails which included a Passion Fruit Martini.For our main dining we chose the Degustation Menu...an experience not to be missed. Five courses— each with two different tapas which were so artfully constructed and presented, I hesitated to try the food before I could first take a photo! It was that unique and creative! And delicious. Each course was accompanied by a small glass of wine which was perfectly paired with the food. Our whole dining experience lasted two hours. It was like being a part of an “Epicurican Theatre”, The intimate restaurant is set within an indoor/outdoor antiques shop displaying a beautiful collection of pieces from mainly Indonesia. It was karma sitting amongst many Buddha’s, wood and stone art, as well as water features and gently swaying paper lanterns. Hats off to international chef, Richard Neat! He and his staff made our anniversary an event to remember.Dear Mimi and Michael. Thank you so much for your company and review, we're so happy that you enjoyed yourselves. Have a great continuation of your trip in CR and congrats on that project. Best wishes, Richard

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2. Pimento

Hotel InterContinental in fron of Multiplaza Shoping Center , San Jose, Escazu 11856-1000 Costa Rica Italian, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, [email protected] +506 2208 2146 http://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/san-jose/sjoha/hoteldetail#
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5 based on 422 reviews

Pimento

Enjoy incredible Italian gastronomy and wonderful wines at Pimento. Dine in a cosy Italian style atmosphere accented by wood floors and a brick grotto ceiling. The traditional Italian menu offers a variety of fresh homemade pastas, risottos, fresh seafood

Reviewed By thomasbolas

Cristian was our waiter and provide us with warm and pleasant set. The food was wonderful. The only request I have is to NOT microwave the bread as they did and to serve real butter in lieu of the artificial butter made with rapeseed oil. Dear Thomas,We´re glad that you enjoyed the food and the service of Pimento. Thanks for sharing your comments, your opinion it´s very important for us. Forward to welcome you soon.Best regards,Ricardo Menendez,General Manager.

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1. Park Cafe

Av. de Las Americas, Calle 48, San Jose Costa Rica International, European Dinner Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +506 2290 6324 http://www.parkcafecostarica.blogspot.com
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5 based on 402 reviews

Park Cafe

Please read important reservation information on our website before making your booking. Thank you.

Reviewed By Mimi M

Everything about this restaurant was superb: the ambience, the waitstaff and service and especially the amazing food prepared by chef (and co-owner) Richard Neat. And we never anticipated finding one of the best restaurants we ever ate at in Costa Rica! We started our evening with two of their creative cocktails which included a Passion Fruit Martini.For our main dining we chose the Degustation Menu...an experience not to be missed. Five courses— each with two different tapas which were so artfully constructed and presented, I hesitated to try the food before I could first take a photo! It was that unique and creative! And delicious. Each course was accompanied by a small glass of wine which was perfectly paired with the food. Our whole dining experience lasted two hours. It was like being a part of an “Epicurican Theatre”, The intimate restaurant is set within an indoor/outdoor antiques shop displaying a beautiful collection of pieces from mainly Indonesia. It was karma sitting amongst many Buddha’s, wood and stone art, as well as water features and gently swaying paper lanterns. Hats off to international chef, Richard Neat! He and his staff made our anniversary an event to remember.Dear Mimi and Michael. Thank you so much for your company and review, we're so happy that you enjoyed yourselves. Have a great continuation of your trip in CR and congrats on that project. Best wishes, Richard

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