you cannot instead avoid pizza... lots of places offer it and if you allow me a judgement: at playa Tamarindo you can find an almost perfectly Italian pizza in the local of which sorry, I cannot remember the name, but it's the one divided in two sections (on the left restaurant, on the right pizzeria), the pizzeria nearer to the main square on the beach.
but a really good pizza is the one baked in a wood oven at playa Grande by the hombre español as I nickenamed the place but his restaurant is El Fogon, in the pic, and it also offers overnighting.
definitely it's not a local restaurant and normally I don't like those places mainly for tourists but for this I must put in a good word as the people were really friendly, the local fine but not posh, the food very good and at a reasonable price.
Favorite Dish: avocado served with fresh tomato, grapes and apple in balsamic vinegar or squids in a tasty tomato sauce as a starter, fish in a lovely ginger honey sauce or in a garlic sauce and served with roast potatoes.
Now in Tamarindo A private catering sevice!!
Weddings, birthdays, parties, babyshowers... and much more!!!
I can not wait to call!!!