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US$8 - US$20
Italian, European
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Reviewed 1 April 2021 via mobile

UNBELIEVABLE- can’t believe we stumbled upon this gem when walking down the street hungry and unsure where to go! we were skeptical but when the italian waiters came out we knew it would be good! great drinks and wine, the bruschetta was some of the...BEST ever- like super fresh- we had the egg plant, the gnocci and the pesto shrimp. loved every bite! will be back next timeMore

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 28 March 2021

The food here is outstanding! We have traveled the world, including many trips to Italy and I can truthfully say that Villa Italia is as good as it gets. The appetizers are delicious, especially the bruschetta and the sautéed tomatoes, the martinis are perfect, all...of the pasta dishes are fabulous, the coffee-rubbed steak is to die for. If you don't come here while in Guanacaste, you are missing out on a fabulous dining experience. Without a doubt, our favorite restaurant in the area, and there are some great ones!More

Date of visit: March 2021
susanna g, Propietario at Villa Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2021
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Gracias por visitarnos y felices de que sus experiencia fué agradable.

Reviewed 1 February 2021 via mobile

Soooo good! Great traditional Italian dinner. Coffee-encrusted tenderloin medallions, green stuffed tortellini that was great, and amazing tiramisu.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 19 December 2020

We read the reviews for Villa Italia and decided that we had to give it a try. The pasta was just as promised - fresh and delicious. We had the ravioli boulonnaisse for an appetizer, and our dishes were the salmon ravioli and truffle pasta....The mushroom truffle pasta was so yummy. We've been to the truffle festival in Italy, and this dish leaves that great truffle taste in your mouth! So good. It was a bit spendy for the area, more than the fresh fish restaurants that we had eaten at, but it was a nice change from our nightly fresh fish. We definitely recommend it!More

Date of visit: December 2020
susanna g, Propietario at Villa Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2021
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Muchas gracias por visitarnos,fué un gusto atenderlos en nuestro restaurante.

Reviewed 18 December 2020 via mobile

The food is exceptional. Love the homemade pasta, the 4 cheese gnocchi, the mushroom truffle pasta, all excellent. The service is average and they charge a lot for a little Parmesan on your pasta (shouldn’t this be included in the already steep price?) but I...won’t hold either against them in the stars as the food, location, and vibe are all so positive.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 9 December 2020 via mobile

Just left the restaurant. They have only been open a few days, but the food and service was amazing. The owner was training his team and working hard to get it right. This is Italian straight out of Italy. Never thought we would have a...place here near our vacation home. It is one of our new favorites.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 16 October 2020

One of the best italian places I've ever been to, it is a cozy small place, with very amicable staff, and delicious food, if you are in the area, it's a must!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 29 February 2020 via mobile

A beautiful restaurant. Fantastic northern Italian cuisine. Try the beef tenderloin with coffee ground coating. Also great sauces with porcini. Gnocchi to die for.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

Hidden surprise, this is a charming restaurant with a wonderfully attentive Italian host. Food was incredible and atmosphere quiet and beautiful. Off the tourist road so you have to get directions as we did from our favorite breakfast place Johanns. We had the Tenderloin and...it was special.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020

It had been a while since I had visited this consistent favorite, but my visit last week was another testament to its excellence. The first treat is always the greeting by Giorgio, the superbly mannered and well-informed teenage son of the owners, who has already...learned a lot about life and the notion of service. I want to be his uncle. With ingredients such as saffron and truffle on the menu, I am reminded that I am back in a place of refinement, quality and attention to detail. The open-air white décor, accompanied by the careful culinary descriptions offered by the owner, make me proud to have brought my friends to a place where you can’t help but to say “Ahhh …” Slightly off the beaten track in a residential neighborhood, I wish this place only continued success. They get it right!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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  • Yes, Villa Italia offers takeout services.

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  • Villa Italia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 5