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La Cucina di Ivo

Calle Cristo, 202, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
787-729-7070
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Ranked #33 of 580 restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Their biggest asset is the patio. It's cozy and charming excellent for a nice conversation. The service was really good, attentive and professional. To eat, the server recommended me pappardelle with lobster and it I was delicious although I have to say that the pasta was not cook enough. I love pasta and I always at it "al dente", but... More

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Not only we tasted almost every menu option and off menu plates, but we had Campari, mojitos, wine and every desert! Service was good and knowledgeable of every little detail!!! We had a great family time and enjoyed this little gem in Old San Juan

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Yamba, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you want an authentic Italian feast go no further,tucked away in a courtyard offering indoor or outdoor dining ,beautifully cooked and presented food,very large serves,so be hungry!! at the higher end of the price range but worth it,highly recommend .

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Everything was just fine during our recent visit. The courtyard was nice, the service was friendly but a little inconsistent, the food was ok. For apps we started with 3 different carpaccios and the "famous" fried ravioli. All 3 carpaccios were over dressed with vinegar and arugula. It was hard to taste the beef, salmon, or tuna. The fried ravoli... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Great place to get out of the hustle and crowds of Old San Juan. Food was very fresh and tasty. The setting is peaceful and very pretty. Service was excellent.

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Suwanee, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is the BEST Italian restaurant that I've been in PR and US. Food tastes and looks like homemade, service is beyond great and everybody was very respectful and friendly. This was the only restaurant we really enjoyed while vacationing in PR. Prices are similar to all restaurants in the area, but food is far better!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

This place is an ideal spot in Old San Juan to enjoy a fantastic Italian meal. The service is the best- staff knows the dishes inside and out and they are in no hurry to get you out- they want you here to enjoy the good food and ambience! The courtyard is a great setting too. Plenty of room, comfortable... More

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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We have been to the Italian restaurant choices in Old San Juan & this is by far the best. It us family owned and operated with pride. The waitress will describe the menu from her belly and with passion. The flavors are a tad subtle but very good. I highly recommend for the occasional Italian foodie fix

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Marion, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the food, atmosphere and delightful staff at this small restaurant in Old San Juan. The pasta dishes were first rate and the large portions carried us through dinner the next evening. Delicious baby spinach salad with apples and pears. The owner's daughter waited on us and was so friendly and truly excited about each dish she described.... More

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Huntington, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I am a frequent traveler to PR and Ivo!s is a restaurant I dine at least twice during each of my visits. I find the restaurant is quaint and secluded within a lovely outdoor courtyard. We are welcomed by friendly native Puerto Ricans that bring you into their family owned restaurant with smiles of eagerness to serve you the finest... More

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