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Il Giardino

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Italian, International
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Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
593 52 526 627
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Es un Lugar excelente para compartir comer en familia, disfrutar de...
Es un Lugar excelente para compartir comer en familia, disfrutar de mariscos, coctails, postres y variedad de helados Italianos.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pricey but yummy

Very good food, variety of meals, very European though. Great juices and ice cream and a nice view on the fisher's market!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Odd experience. Got put at a table in the middle of the second floor dining area. Nothing interesting about the setting--could have been anywhere. Service seemed more concerned that we understood the pricing, etc. Quite bizarre. Not at all welcoming. Food was entirely mediocre. Was happy to leave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very good food, variety of meals, very European though. Great juices and ice cream and a nice view on the fisher's market!

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the food and decor but felt a bit ignored and maybe unwelcome. A large group of us ate here one night and a few other nights smaller groups of us ate here. One day a small group of is had lunch. Many nights some of us had dessert here.The food was good . I especially like the local soups.The... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a great location, beautiful patio, and great wifi! All of these are great things- however, my husband and it were disappointed with the food and service. We had a soup and fish dish. However, the soup was bland and lacking seasoning and the fish was dry. In addition, our waitress did not check on us once and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

service was very EH but the food very good...and the location the best. WIFE? right! good ice cream (3.50)...cafe hernan around the corner almost as good and only 1.50.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

While staying at the Mi Caleta Inn, I had the opportunity to sample almost the entire repertoire of eateries along the Avenida Charles Darwin. Having walked past Il Giardino many times and reading some of the reviews I decided to take my wife, daughter, and in-laws out to dinner there. What a colossal waste of money and time it turned... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The food was very good and the service swift, even though it was busy. The lay out of the restaurant on various levels is very attractive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Really liked the giardino seating effect, the food was good (not excellent) but was of the better options on the island; large portions, so we have a few dishes to share. It is always buzzing, went a few times (dinner and breakfast) and they had wifi!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We came here most evenings when we were in Puerto Ayora for drinks. Great location and good atmosphere. Also some free bar snacks were nice. Definitely worth a visit.

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Rueil-Malmaison, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Came here twice in one day, once for coffee and a smoothie, which were both very good, although one guy was really friendly the other was a bit "rushed". Then we came back for dinner. The food was excellent! My husband had the seafood spaghetti and I had the green Risotto. Both tasted really good, good portions as well. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
  • Phone Number: 593 52 526 627

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business, Families with children

Description

Es un Lugar excelente para compartir comer en familia, disfrutar de mariscos, coctails, postres y variedad de helados Italianos.

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