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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
Leftovers for breakfast!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Tampa_Sultans
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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Houston, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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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: 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?