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Destination: Monteverde

Head chef and Tramonti founder, Giovanni Spada, loves to cook, Giovanni learned the secrets to traditional Italian cooking from his mother and sisters growing up in Costa Rica. He's been honing his skills in the kitchen since 1978.

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These days Tramonti is Monteverde's premiere destination for authentic Italian cuisine. He imports all the fine Italian charcuterie, pasta flour and olive oil directly from Italy and gets his sausage from another Costa Rican Italian.

One of his favorite dishes - and mine too - is the house made eggplant ravioli,$14, in red sauce sprinkled with freshly grated parmesan cheese. More than one local in town says that Tramonti is the place to go for pizza. Giovanni designed and made his wood-burning ovens for seven different restaurants including Tramonti. The pizzas, topped with Italian sausage, onion and local Monteverde cheese, come out of the oven piping hot and crispy.


Classic Italian candle-lit atmosphere set inside a wooden cabin with large windows draped with white icicle lighting.


Large groups often roll through the dining room make it, at times, loud and slightly chaotic, but the staff handles it well. They're able to meet the demands of the larger group while still being attentive to their other table managing to keep a friendly veneer.


Appetizers $7-$19 (for the imported charcuterie plate), Entrees $13- $18, Pasta is $8- $20 and the Pizzas $9-$16.


11:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.

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