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Pizza John's Jardin Escondido

500 Meters East of Arenal Vista Lodge | Bario El Fosforo, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 20213, Costa Rica
+506 8801 0967
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (108 reviews)
“pizza” (261 reviews)
“gelato” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 20:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
500 Meters East of Arenal Vista Lodge | Bario El Fosforo, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 20213, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard about this place as a "must go" while in El Castillo. The pizza and stromboli were filling and delicious, and Andreas, our waiter was such fun! We finished the evening off with their homemade ice cream....amazingly fresh and delicious with an A+ for...More

Thank internationalmama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in La Fortuna and I wanted a different option for dinner; this was a short drive on fairly well kept roads! The pizza and ice cream was excellent and the staff was very friendly. This was one of our most memorable meals,...More

Thank sarbahanew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great pizza, great homemade ice cream, great building...don't miss this place. Granted, I didn't really travel to Costa Rica to eat pizza, but I'm so glad I stopped here as I had one of the best pizzas I've ever eaten, and that's saying something. The...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The Tico take on Italian doesn't always hit the mark but the pizza here was excellent. It had a crisp thin crust with a savory sauce. We went for the Mediterranean and we loved it. I'd go here often if I lived nearby. Save room...More

Thank EatSantaBarbarian
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Great pizza, homemade ice cream. Beers too. Great view of lake and trees (sometime monkeys visible). Andres our waiter was great! Follow the small roadside signs.

Thank Leslie O
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This is a sweet pizza restaurant hidden away in this adorable little town. The staff is amazing - the food is really good and the building is super cute. It is tucked away - we found it during the daylight and came back for dinner...More

Thank Jaki V
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Wow greateast pizza in a while! Very nice guy, we tried the margherrita pizza and a gelato it was awesome!

Thank Gabrielle A
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Once you get up enough courage to drive down that dark ally way and find this place you will amazed. The staff DO NOT speak English but they figured out exactly what we wanted. The pizzas are BIG and the taste is even bigger.

Thank Scott K
Reviewed 19 June 2017

While ziplining at Sky Adventures another family recommended Pizza John's and we are so glad they did! It was just a few miles down the road (to the left when exiting the zip lining park). Follow the signs and you can't miss it. Great people,...More

Thank MAW333
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We stopped in here for pizza after seeing lots of signs along the road near our hostel in El Castillo and were glad we did! We were the only ones there at the time, mid-afternoon, but our server Mike was awesome, super friendly and always...More

1  Thank Christina N
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Questions & Answers
1 April 2017|
Response from GringoMichael | Property representative |
yes we do. Any pizza with corn meal crust.!!
1 April 2017|
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Response from MikeInWeHo | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so but not sure.
Jackie S
2 February 2017|
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Response from Kl-brise | Reviewed this property |
Welly welly, Where is that Inn than? The restaurant is closer to El Castillo about 15min on road from La Fortuna plus another 25/30min up the dirt track. Meaning dumpy washed out 4x4 track. The beginning is ok until the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Cash Only, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Meters East of Arenal Vista Lodge | Bario El Fosforo, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 20213, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  El Castillo
  • Phone Number: +506 8801 0967
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Lonely Planet's Top choice-featuring thin crust Italian style handmade pizza, and tropical ice cream. Family Friendly-Open air, casual dining Come for lunch, stay for dinner. Open everyday 12PM to 8PM
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