This place is the sister to a Chicago area staple that has been in Costa Rica for a few years, but only moved from its Playa Flamingo location to Tamarindo in late 2013. The menu is heavy on Northern Italian pastas and main dishes, but also shows some Spanish and Mediterranean influences as well. The black Angel Hair pasta with shrimp and lobster is one of the most popular items on the menu, as is the fresh mahi-mahi. For meat lovers, the veal with porcini mushrooms is excellent. And for dessert try their take on the local favorite Tres Leches (“Three Milks”), a sweet cake soaked in plain milk, condensed milk and caramelized dulce de leche. The restaurant is one of the few enclosed and air-conditioned options in town.