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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, Reservations

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 25
    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
Amazing service...yummy food!

Go there if you're in PR! While the printed menu was somewhat limited, there were specials (yes more than one) in each course. Service was IMPECCABLE! Will be going back on our next visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Mel J
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Go there if you're in PR! While the printed menu was somewhat limited, there were specials (yes more than one) in each course. Service was IMPECCABLE! Will be going back on our next visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I used TripAdvisor to try a new restaurant for dinner in Old San Juan and came across La Cucina di Ivo. This is an authentic Italian restaurant centered around a beautiful interior patio in one of Old San Juan's Spanish style buildings. You can sit in the patio or inside, where they have very good air conditioning. However, I found... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I don't want the taste to leave my mouth. This was the best dinningbexperience I've had in San Juan. The service was second to none , the atmosphere was private and comfortable and the food was outstanding. Stay away from the cafeteria food and treat yourself and loved ones.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This restaurant in Old San Juan has a beautiful courtyard with white linen, the servers were very friendly and patient, going over the specials twice. The burrata appetizer was excellent and the dinner portions are huge. Family friendly. Would go again.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

You enter the restaurant in Old San Juan and feel like your going into the inner patio of and old Italian Villa. The restaurants has an inner patio with a couple of dining table and an indoor dining room for those who want a little of A/C. The food is good although I think the pasta is not made in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Lovely and great ambiance. Service excellent. Off the major streets and private so setting is quiet and elegant. We will go back.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?