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The real Sicilian cuisine has arrived at Playas del Coco. All the flavors, aromas and colors of Mediterranean cuisine. A restaurant where you can spend wonderful evening with your friends or with your family. Excellent Italian wines.
US$10 - US$80
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Takeout
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All reviews ravioli italian pasta shrimp breakfast club service was excellent great meal love this place last night costa rica dessert parfaits chef appetizers homemade coco beach guanacaste
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Reviewed 5 April 2021

Had a great meal with my family. We went to a different Italian restaurant later in the week that didn't compare. We wish we had gone here a second time as well but decided to try something else that had a higher trip advisor rating....Our mistake. This restaurant should have the number 1 Italian restaurant rating. Keep that in mind! The food portions are generous and the menu for food and drink is creative! Service is excellent.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 24 February 2021 via mobile

Great seafood in a seafood town. Great wine, great experience. Garlic shrimp, octopus gnocchi, and amazing parfaits

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 9 January 2021

We are owners in Pacifico across the street from this restaurant and frequent this restaurant for breakfast and dinner. It's difficult to understand how restaurants are ranked by TripAdvisor. This restaurant is no. 28, yet, it is, hands down, the best restaurant in Coco.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 22 August 2020

After months of closure it's a pleasure to have a restaurant of quality reopen here in Coco. Pistio Gormet is upscale Italian food. The difficulty is choosing an entré from the menu. They all sound delicious. We were there last week on the evening that...they reopened. I spent the week thinking of what to order next time. Well, that was tonight and it didn't disappoint, delicious and consistent. Thanks to Luigi, the chef. Great job.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 14 August 2020

Pistio Gormet just opened tonight and it was a great experience. After so many months it was as we remembered, maybe even better. Pistio is more of fine dining from Southern Italy. It was difficult deciding what to order from the menu. There were so...many items that I wanted to try. What we did order was exactly what I was in the mood for, from appetizer and entre to desert. I look forward to our next visit because there were many other dishes that I want to try. The service was excellent with a smile. Great job Luigi!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 14 March 2020

Very enjoyable evening with friends. Food and service was excellent. Will return. The ravioli and seafood pasta were delicious

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

We pushed the boat out for our final night in Playas del Coco and what a meal we enjoyed. We shared starters including a wonderful caprese salad, a warm salad of potatoes, squid and cherry tomatoes and the Pistio device (shrimp, octopus, tuna). None disappointed....The Pistios seafood pasta was nicely prepared (with gluten free pasta cooked just right). The vegetable ravioli with pistachio cream sauce was superb and the filet of dorado sicilian was rich and flavourful. Service was friendly and helpful. And then we had dessert!!! Tiramisu and orange and strawberry parfaits with chocolate sauce. If you're looking to have a special meal while in Playas del Coco, look no further than Pistio.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 24 February 2020

We went twice to this restaurant as we enjoyed the food so much the first time. The service is excellent and the seafood pasta options were great.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 21 February 2020

LOVE this place and it has a wonderful staff. Food is GREAT and you can get a TRUE American Breakfast plus other great epicurean delights for sure. Give this place a visit for any meal of the day. Brenda and staff are wonderful!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 15 February 2020

We've been in Guanacaste for almost a week and have not found a standout restaurant until last night. Pistio is down home Italian cooking with a Costa Rican flair. We started with the Caprese salad - simple and straightforward, but every ingredient screamed fresh, right...down to the olive oil. Main course was home-made fettuccini with salmon and shrimp in a pistachio pesto sauce. Absolutely fabulous. Lots and lots of competing flavors, but all worked beautifully together and nothing overpowering any of the others. Dessert was a wonderful panna gotta. We would go back in a heartbeat.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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  • Yes, Pistio Gourmet offers takeout services.

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  • Pistio Gourmet is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 5