L'Angolo Allegro Pizzeria...
Italian Cuisine, Argentinean Style!


L'Angolo Allegro (Italian for 'Happy Corner')... is a great little restaurant in Montezuma - the very first one you encounter, after making your way down the hill.

And while its cuisine is certainly Italian...

L'Angolo Allegro Flags
A Taste of Italy, Infused with Argentinean Style...

Its roots stem not only from Italy - but from Argentina as well.

L'Angolo Allegro Marcelo
Marcelo with Adrienne

And this was interesting to learn...

Catching up with Marcelo - one of the restaurant's owners, he was explaining more about this.

As he went on - in some parts of his home country - Argentina... there's a strong Italian influence with respect to the cuisine and decor - in various restaurants.

Similarly, at this Italian and Argentinean owned restaurant... you've got some genuine cuisine, straight out of Italy... accompanied by a unique Argentinean style.

Pretty neat!

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Well please, do read on to learn more about this great little spot to dine - here in Montezuma, Costa Rica...








L'Angolo Allegro Pizzeria

A walk around L'Angolo Allegro - and immediately... loved its style!

L'Angolo Allegro Pizza
Excellent Pizza!

And this is something Marcelo pointed out.

Since the restaurants inception, on November 3rd of 2005 - it's been a collaboration on several fronts.

Over and above the great food here - Italian through and through... it's the little things here and there - that really give L'Angolo Allegro character.

Take the painting for example - seen on the signs, walls and decorating the stage as well, where musicians come to perform live - every so often...

L'Angolo Allegro Entrance
The Entrance

It's an interesting 'twisting style' accompanied by flowers... something uniquely Argentinean.

Something else...

Right when you walk in the entrance - there's a small jewelry display, showcasing various creations - all made by artisans from the Montezuma community.

The woodwork as well - carved and assembled by local artists and carpenters... here it's about many people working together - again...

A collaboration.

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Well tonight, joined by a couple friends for dinner - we were off to enjoy (as many times previous!) - the excellent pizza here at L'Angolo Allegro...




Dinner is Served!

Along with a couple friends - Adrienne and Hodges... tonight it was all about the pizza.

A walk over to the kitchen - and we met up with some of the staff, as well as to get a closer look - the pizza-making in action...

L'Angolo Allegro Kitchen
Fernando, Adrian, and Adrienne - at L'Angolo Allegro...

Fernando, busy making pizza...

L'Angolo Allegro Fernando
Fernando, Keeping Up with Tonight's Many Orders!

Fresh out of the oven!...

L'Angolo Allegro Pizzas
More Pizza on the Way...

Definitely - it's some of the best I've ever tasted - the crust, the toppings... absolutely delicious. And there are 14 combinations in total to choose from as well.

A few favorites...

  • Napoletana - Capers, Anchovies, Garlic and Tomato
  • A.C.A. - Tuna, Olives, Onions
  • Rossa - Hot Peppers, Capers, Garlic and Olives

Also on the menu - aside from pizza...

L'Angolo Allegro Pizza
Jorge's Empanadas... THE BEST!

Marcelo recommended the homemade lasagna (beef and vegetarian)...

And ravioli too - a couple more favorites.

Something else, and this is *highly recommended*...

Be sure to try the freshly-baked Argentinean empanadas.

Ask at the restaurant - either that, or flag Jorge down in Montezuma (you'll see him walking around with a basket of them)...

They're incredible. :-)

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What a great evening though - enjoying dinner with Hodges and Adrienne...

L'Angolo Allegro Friends
With Hodges and Adrienne for Dinner

...and we were especially lucky on this particular night.

Kutimba - a latin rock band - traveling all the way from Colombia and Argentina...

L'Angolo Allegro Kutimba
Latin Rock Band - Kutimba

...were jamming it out at the front of the restaurant.

Great food - great atmosphere!

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Definitely keep this restaurant in mind for your next trip out to Montezuma.

L'Angolo Allegro Delivery
Adrian... Delivery by Quad!

And even if you can't make it to the restaurant in person...

No worries!

Adrian's right on top of things - with their unique delivery service...

...fresh pizza delivered by quad - right to your doorstep!

You can reach the restaurant directly at (506) 2642-1111.

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Well thank you very much for reading.

See you again real soon, another unique dining experience to unfold - here on the Rich Coast!