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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    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 STAFF. Order the gnocchi!!!

Amazing service. That's the best part of this place. The whole staff is wonderful and were very gracious when me and my girlfriend arrived earlier than our reservation. The indoor dining area is a little small though and the erratic music took away from the ambiance but all was forgiven when my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Andrew V
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Amazing service. That's the best part of this place. The whole staff is wonderful and were very gracious when me and my girlfriend arrived earlier than our reservation. The indoor dining area is a little small though and the erratic music took away from the ambiance but all was forgiven when my girlfriend's fresh made gnocchi arrived. IT MELTS IN... More 

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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

In general, restaurant was good, salmon was absolutely delicious, mahi-mahi was rather dry and mediocre .Nice choice of vines. Very large portions of salads which were good. Service and ambiance were really good as well. Location of the restaurant is excellent. However when I received bill, I noticed that gratuities (20%) were already included in the bill by management with... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My girlfriend and I made reservations at 7pm on a Tuesday evening in mid August which is the beginning of the off season. The restaurant was not crowded, and we were greeted promptly when we arrived and our table was available in a quaint brick lined courtyard with the moon setting over the back wall with a small water feature.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?