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Gondola Gourmet Restaurant

Manuel Antonio | Beside Hotel Plaza Yara, Manuel Antonio 6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 9153
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Manuel Antonio | Beside Hotel Plaza Yara, Manuel Antonio 6350, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided to go at the last minute and did not have reservations as it was low season. They were quite busy for a Sunday night in low season and it showed on the slow service as staffing was overworked for the amount of clients....More

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Emerson was our waiter and he was incredible. Very attentive and gave good recommendations. Reasonable prices for the experience. Had the seafood pasta. Yumm.

Thank JCannedy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pasta was great, handmade. The setting was special with frogs chirping all around. The owner and staff were very friendly

Thank emuofevil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't actually eat here except for dessert but we visited daily for their happy hour. Fabi makes the best pina coladas I have ever had! And when you get two for the price of one from 3:00pm-6:00pm daily, you can have as many as...More

Thank Corinne L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Convenient for those staying at the Plaza Yara hotel ( the 10% discount is useful and appreciated ), this restaurant is open for mid morning drinks through to ( in our case ) a great Dinner at 9pm after night hike looking for red-eyed tree...More

Thank nauj63
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Food and service is good but pricey. Expect to pay over $100 for dinner for a couple. Good for tourists but as a local, don't go there much. Has a romantic vibe but no views.

Thank DeegirlyCostaRica
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful dinner and fantastic service. The BEST meal we have had in costa rica (and we are staying at the gaia with la luna right here). Couldnt recommend more.

Thank bekp123
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Best meal we had since arriving. Lovely service, good wine. Deserves to be rated higher on TripAdvisor.

Thank Hethaz
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Pleasant Surprise.... because we were staying next door at the Plaza Yara (that's another review) and found out not only that Gondola was our neighbor but that they extended a discount to us as well. The amazing cusine is complimented with excellent service that far...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden gem nestled right up against the jungle. Beautiful frog sounds serenaded us during dinner! We were delighted with the fresh home made food and great staff. Very simple authentic Italian dishes. The hand made pasta dishes were delicious! We even saw...More

Thank RTCK
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manuel Antonio | Beside Hotel Plaza Yara, Manuel Antonio 6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 9153
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This restaurant is part of "Plaza Yara" we are located close to Hotel Gaia on the Manuel Antonio Hill, with a beautiful view of the jungle. "The Gondola" features a gourmet Mediterranean style, Good for a romantic dinner. Ths restaurant is also perfect for family groups or special occasions.
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