Costa Rica, Costa Rica
NileGuide Expert tip:
Sit out on the veranda and enjoy the sea breeze with your pizza.
There are a few good Italian restaurants in Puerto Viejo, and Amimodo is right up there. Amimodo is on the beach side of the main road, on the quieter side of town, just south of Salsa Brava. It is a nondescript, single story cafe style place that is invitingly beachy and casual. The seating spills out from inside to out, and there is a little bar inside for pizza and cocktails. The food is standard Italian fare, made to order by the nonno and nonna in the kitchen. Some nights a live band plays spirited Caribbean music, but mostly it is a mellow vibe. Happy Hour is on most days, with inexpensive tapas and "drinks of the day" specials.