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Restaurante & Lounge Carpediem - CLOSED

75m sur del Cruce San Rafael de Escazu | Escazú, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2228 4511
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
15 Feb 2013
1 Oct 2012
“Best Italian Food in Costa Rica, perfect service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
75m sur del Cruce San Rafael de Escazu | Escazú, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

This place, before named Cerutti is really good. The food is fantastic and prices are really reasonable (can say really unexpensive). Highly recommended!!!

Thank EricCR2
Reviewed 2 October 2012

We have been going to this restaurant for years and have found it always to be really top notch. It has just changed its name to Carpe Diem. It is the type of restaurant that one hardly ever finds anymore. The food is perfect, the...More

Thank SSBArenal
Reviewed 10 September 2012

fresh home made paste and gnocchi. and service is amazing, you just have to relax....and enjoy a great wine choices the best Gnocchi in town!!!

Thank Auntienena
Reviewed 8 September 2012

This is a very nice italian restaurant. The food is very good, but it is also quite expensive. Located in Escazu.

Thank andre r
Reviewed 19 March 2012

Carpe Diem is the name of the place now. Its so hard for my wife and I to find places we like to eat in Escazu, but I can for sure say this place is the best. I'm shocked at how wonderful the food is....More

Thank Bugeater222
Reviewed 15 March 2012

If when ou want quality you don't mind paying... you can come here... best place in san jose for high quality gourmet food.. great wine list

Thank foodtrotter_12
Reviewed 10 March 2012

Same chef, new restaurant name. I had the ricotta ravioli and was practically licking the plate. Very attentive service (which is hard to do when there are 12 of us) and delicious food. Next time, I will try to save room for dessert!

1  Thank STLbased
Reviewed 18 January 2012

The food and service is good. Not sure they compensate for the price.

Thank schunkfamily
Reviewed 10 January 2012

Outrageously overpriced for mediocre food and poor service. I have heard that they are going to be under new management (Jan '12), who will have a LOT of work to do. It will take many good reviews before I will consider returning.

Thank BHallett
Reviewed 24 November 2011

One of the best restaurants anywhere. Imaginative quality dishes served impeccably.

Thank Susie H
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75m sur del Cruce San Rafael de Escazu | Escazú, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2228 4511
  • E-mail
Carpe Diem Restaurant & Lounge, is located in one of the most exclusive areas of the country. The structure that houses it was declared architectural heritage and has been renovated to provide its clientele with a contemporary and elegant ambience.A European concept, innovative in Costa Rica, allows the enjoyment of different environments, within the same place.Its executive chef’s vision resulted in the establishment of the restaurant, in January 2012. A native of the Puglia region, Nicola Papangelo offers a traditional Italian cuisine revisited with a modern touch. The most exclusive ingredients are carefully chosen and imported from his homeland, to create art on your plate. Wine is part of his passion, so the offer is vast and can be enjoyed by the glass.Adjacent to the restaurant, sits a VIP Lounge Area exclusively designed for mingling and relaxing with friends. Sharing a good glass of wine or something from the vast selection of available dishes are sure to enhance the experience.Be sure to sample our “stuzzicheria” which includes a wide selection of small appetizers created to stimulate your appetite.
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