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La Cucina di Ivo

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Calle Cristo, 202, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
787-729-7070
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1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome

Never thought we would find a Italian restaurant as good as this in PR. Better then most I've been to in the States. Great staff and great food. Thank you.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
barnaj02
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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  • Italian first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Never thought we would find a Italian restaurant as good as this in PR. Better then most I've been to in the States. Great staff and great food. Thank you.

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Pennslyvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was recommended to us by one of the bartenders at El Convento. Beautiful outdoor ambience with a very attentive wait staff. Try the beef carpaccio and the fried ravioli. We both had the specials which were awesome. Nice wine selection at reasonable prices. If you are looking for good Italian food - in Old San Juan this is a... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The food was absolutely delicious. The wait staff thoroughly explained ingredient and preparation details in several menu selections using very clear English and the dining experience was outside fresh open and pleasant

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Tampa, Florida
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had dinner around 8:30 p.m. The lights were dim and the atmosphere was romantic. The pasta was delicious. There was more on my plate than I could eat. Luckily my hotel provided a small refrigerator. I ate the cold left overs the following morning for breakfast. Yumm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Fabulously perfect...food . Service. ..patiently translated Spanish to English. Wonderful ambiance. A diamond in the rough.

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This delicious little Italian gem is tucked away behind two swanky jewelry shops. Opening into a lovely courtyard, the cool breeze made for a beautiful evening with friends. The wait staff was absolutely excellent and very helpful in explaining the dishes on the menu in addition to telling us about some amazing specials. Our meal was even better and I... More 

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Lancaster, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

on 4/30/15 went with another couple who invited us to this restaurant/ It is a classy place, you enter through a corridor, into an opencourt with a tent like ceiling. The owner, is a Italian born man who came to PR, married local woman , had two daughters who serve as hostesses Out friends ordered baked raviolis, best ones I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The food here was as warm and welcoming as the atmosphere. The staff were beyond charming and helped us to identify the exact right thing to bring home as a memory/souvenir. We particularly enjoyed the fish dishes. The salads were huge and extraordinarily fresh.

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mahopac, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

scroll to the review by Deborah W- I adopt every word of it- even with just one week in San Juan and so many fine restaurants to choose from, we ate there twice and would have gone a third time. Special thanks to Ivo's daughters who were exceptional in their knowledge and graciousness

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Food was spectacular!!!! The service was great!!! If you are looking for real italian food this is the place. A part from the menu you can also order the pasta as you wish. Perfect ambience, you can choose indoor or outdoor. Thank you for an amazing night!!! I can't remember the name of the waitress but she was phenomenal!!!

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Additional Information about La Cucina di Ivo

Address: Calle Cristo, 202, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-729-7070
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
Open Hours:
Monday 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Cristo, 202, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787-729-7070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?