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Il Giardino

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Mediterranean, Italian, International
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Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
593 52 526 627
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dessert heaven

Came here multiple times during our stay.. Loved the variety of desserts ranging from waffles to gelato and of course, coffee!! Nice place to hang around.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here multiple times during our stay.. Loved the variety of desserts ranging from waffles to gelato and of course, coffee!! Nice place to hang around.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to sing the praises of the shrimp in yellow curry sauce. It was on the appetizer menu and was a very generous and tasty dish. Coupled with the caprese salad it was a most filling meal. We had great service and the setting is very nice.

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Thank DawnB62014
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location with an amazing view. Food is ok.... It's almost like expensive cafeteria food. I've eaten here on a number of occasions and it's consistent with that. Unfortunately the reason I'm leaving a bad review is do to the service on my last couple visits. We wanted to sit on the top terrace but was it was not open... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered the octopus carpaccio which was delicous ang highly recommended! We sat upstairs which is a pleasant smoking area. Nice views. Good service. Happy hour with 2 for 1 cocktails is always good. I would return again. Reliable.

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Is a very nice location just across the fishermen market, nice cocktails and salads, highly recommended.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing salads (yes - safe to eat a salad here!), functioning wifi, good gelato, and great mojitos (the best of the island they will tell you). We spent a lot of time here and every meal / drink / icecream we had was fantastic. A nice reprieve from the main strip with run-of-the-mill restaurants / bars.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I make a habit of trying ice cream everywhere I travel, and when our guide said that this place has the best ice cream on The Galapagos Islands, who was I to say no. Actually, this place serves creamy, authentic gelato, not ice cream. And when I heard that it is owned by Italians, it all made sense. Worth the... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here and had some salad and drinks were really good. the place offers a nice terrace where you can see the bay. The service is slow but go here for the view.

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Saint-Genis-Pouilly, France
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is for sure "the" restaurant downtown Puerto Ayora, lot of tourists, certainly the biggest place to eat, but all in all food is great ( the cevice is fantastic), prices are ok, and service very nice. Maybe not the most typical place, but a very good one, you won t be disappointed!

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

perfect place to add in some calories after snorkeling: very good ice cream and cocktails. the food next table looked very good as well!

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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: Mediterranean, Italian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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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