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Dolce Vita

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Main Road, Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 2682 0107
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Indianapolis
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a celebration dinner the day we closed on our new home in Nosara. Personal service from Roberto, the owner and full blooded Italian. Everything is amazing and fresh. The service was fantastic and the food is off the charts. Reasonable prices especially for the quality of the food. I really nice, quiet setting offers the best food for... More 

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Santa Ana
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hats off to Roberto and his staff. Our favorite restaurant in Nosara. Pasta is top notch, wine is superior quality and a generous pour! We love the ambiance under the rancho roof, in the open air. Consistently delicious......now I'm hungry just thinking about Dolce Vita.

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Maine
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We make a point of visiting Roberto and staff every time we travel to Nosara. The food and service here never disappoints. We've found our favorite dish though so don't venture too far afield within the menu. Burrata and the pasta with ham and cream sauce in the little crock. Fabulous!

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New Jersey
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I've driven past this restaurant many times over the years. Set back off the road, with a weathered sign, the place looked like a house in the jungle and we never gave it a second thought! This is the first time we tried it and we were not disappointed. Authentic Italian food, nice atmosphere on an open porch. We started... More 

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151 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Trip Advisor, five friends and I decided to have diner at La Dolce Vita and we were so happy we did. As others have mentioned, Roberto is ever present assuring his diners of not only great food but a wonderful experience as well. Although others have mentioned that it is expensive, our bill came to about $55.00 each... More 

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Tecumseh, Kansas
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Dolce Vita is one of the best Italian restaurants I have eaten at. The owner greeted us when we came in with a big Italian personality and continued as our waiter. He made wonderful recommendations and accommodated several picky eaters in the group. The wine list is as good as it gets in this part of Costa Rica. When in... More 

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Cali, Colombia
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The owner of the restaurant is Roberto, and he is definitely Italian. The thick accent gives it away. I've been going there for years, and he always recognises us. There is a lot of detailed attention paid to the food. It's not just spaghetti and red sauce. The menu includes pumpkin ravioli (in season), and various other dishes with fresh... More 

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Torrance, California
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

My husband and I had dinner here for my birthday. It was an amazing meal! Roberto serves delicious food and greets guests like long-lost friends. The Limoncello after dinner, gratis, was the icing on the cake!

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Thank LizaBragg
Nosara, Costa Rica
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Roberto is such a friendly and helpful host. The dishes that he prepares are made the Italian way with love. The panzerotti with spinach and Gorgonzola is the best I've ever had. I dream about eating this dish. Yummy!

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Thank CathyTheCostaRicaPro
Arlington, Virginia
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262 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

We ate at Dolce Vita two-years ago during our first visit to Nosara. It was excellent, and we were pleased to find that it has not changed. Roberto is there doing what he clearly loves. The food is absolutely outstanding, service is excellent, and the atmosphere is a relaxed elegance. Whenever we're in Nosara, we're always going to visit Dolce... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: +506 2682 0107

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?