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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    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
A beautiful courtyard in Old San Juan with Great Italian Food

We have been to this restaurant several times over the past 8 years. We have never been disappointed with the food, the service or the wine. The staff (Ivo and his 2 daughters Ivanna and Anna) are excellent. The menu varies based on what Ivo gets in fresh that day. It is closed on Sundays, so plan... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Deborah W
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Houston, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Houston, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We have been to this restaurant several times over the past 8 years. We have never been disappointed with the food, the service or the wine. The staff (Ivo and his 2 daughters Ivanna and Anna) are excellent. The menu varies based on what Ivo gets in fresh that day. It is closed on Sundays, so plan to go another... More 

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Biddeford, Maine
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We dropped by here one night while looking for an Italian restaurant we had visited eight years ago. This was not the restaurant, but the people eating here encouraged us to try it. We were on our way to Verde Mesa, so we told them we would be back another time. We returned the next night for some of the... More 

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is our first time to this restaurant in about 2 years, we stopped going because the food quality started to decline. Well it has gotten worse, all the appetizers and entrees were flavorless and boring. The portions were huge but there was no flavor to any of the pastas or the sauces. The restaurant has great potential due to... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A very nice family run italianrestaurant with excellent caring service. The pastas are indeed fresh and the sauce was perfectly prepared according to my wife. I loved my Osso Bucco Sit in the courtyard and enjoy (we did)

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I feel bad for writing this review because everyone at this restaurant seemed really nice, but the food here was the worst Italian food I've had at a restaurant (including chains like Olive Garden and pasta pomodoro). We ordered spaghetti bolognese and linguini di Mare (seafood). The pasta was not made from scratch, I guess I expected that given their... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Been there a couple of times and always delicious. Various appetizers and plenty of Entrees alternatives. Willing to make plates as your order (Custom made). Good and Long Wine List. Don't be afraid to ask for explanation on the food or menu. Excellent Service

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ny
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

we stumbled into this place one evening, and while the service is good and the wine choice was good the food was tasteless.The seafood all frozen and freezer burned, the pasta unsalted and tasteless. Also quite expensive for thje quality even though the location was nice..

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We ordered tuna carpaccio. When it came there was too much lemon and we asked if we could get something else. They were Most gracious and instead we got a spinach salad with apples pears and walnuts. The outstanding and unusual dressing was wonderful. It was warm dressing made with cream truffle oil and Parmesan cheese. It was delicious For... More 

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san antonio, texas
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here the last night we were in Old San Juan. We happened by the restaurant during the day and saw the lush courtyard location in the interior of a building we were passing by. We made a reservation and returned that evening. There is a patio outside, a bar to one side of the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

An Italian restaurant tucked away in a batey style with both outdoor and indoor seating. They have a huge selection of imported wines and Other drink options. The service was very attentive and ranks high among the best I've experienced. Irilia (sp?) our server spoke English & Spanish well and made our dinning experience outstanding. 5* The food falls short... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions
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?