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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Hidden Gem

I'm not sure you could find this place unless you were specifically looking for it, which is actually part of its charm. We got there just as it opened at 1pm, and for about 45 minutes we were the only people there. There is an indoor, air conditioned dining room but even though the day was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
AnCeoltoir
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metro Boston
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metro Boston
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm not sure you could find this place unless you were specifically looking for it, which is actually part of its charm. We got there just as it opened at 1pm, and for about 45 minutes we were the only people there. There is an indoor, air conditioned dining room but even though the day was hot, we chose the... More 

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Thank AnCeoltoir
Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DIscover this delightful local spot in Old San Juan, away from the tourist crowds. I've been here twice and both times were memorable for the charming outdoor atmosphere, the delicious authentic Italian food (the menu and even their website is in Italian!), the great wine selection, and attentive staff. The pasta is house made and cooked to al dente perfection,... More 

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Thank FoodAficianado
Montreal, Canada
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waking around we bumped into this gem .... We ( 4 of us ) loved the food ! The chef is great .. Limited menu but great choice -- the food is just awesome !!! wine is good and the service from crew and especially manager Ivana is just sublime --- don't hesitate, go !!!!

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Thank MarPelletier
Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful outdoor setting with truly homemade food. The pasta is great. The fish is the best of the menu. Even dessert was worth the calories.

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Thank David M
Bellaire, Texas
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361 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's upscale Italian so it is a little different from the rest of the restaurants in the area and more expensive also. The food and service were both good.

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Thank TomFromBellaire
Hamburg, Michigan
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Some of the best food we've had, from a family owned, prepped and prepared beautiful spot. We ate in the courtyard. Sea bass was amazing. Great salads.

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Thank Karen B
Nice, France
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Were met by attentive waitress. Asked her about the specials. She listed up 15-20 different?! Decided this was a good thing, that it meant lots of good fresh ingredients available today. Not so. It meant they could get rid of their leftover, twice cooked salmon, which they served with cheap store-bought papardelle and thin cream/wine sauce with a ton of... More 

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Thank NicoHNorway
Windsor, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Food and service excellent. Great entrees in addition to the menu. Recommended to colleagues, who also loved their dining experience. Wait staff knowledgeable and helpful, efficient. Two visits in a week say it all!

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Thank Karen o
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Even the chef is Italian. The decor has that authentic feel like if you where dining in Italy. The salad was fresh is tasted really good. A bit expensive but totally worth it if you have the money and passing by these area you'll have a private area that you will enjoy.

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Thank Norberto L
Livermore, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This came recommended by the owner of another restaurant we visited earlier in our trip. While "Italian" wasn't our first choice in San Juan, by the end of our trip we decided to entertain the idea. This is a -not to be missed- placed. Food was outstanding and service matched the food (outstanding). The owner/chef even greeted us (which I... 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: Romantic, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?