Café Mediterraneo

Italian in La Fortuna

This delightful osteria is worth the jaunt out of town, cooking up homemade pasta and pizza like the Arenal: bacon, egg, ham, mushroom and basil. Customers rave about the personable service and decadent desserts like Nutella on pizza dough. Strangely, they also offer Texas-bred Angus beef, while a herd of highly affronted Tico cattle stare from across the road.

Located just after Bike Arenal and before El Establo bar, on the road out of the town center.