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Il Giardino

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Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
593 52 526 627
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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
Amazing food and experience

The food here is exceptional, and the staff is very courteous and accommodating. Had a valentine's day meal there with my husband on our honey moon and it was memorable. On another occasion that we went, we had to move to a smaller table, which was not a big deal at all, but the restaurant gave us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The food here is exceptional, and the staff is very courteous and accommodating. Had a valentine's day meal there with my husband on our honey moon and it was memorable. On another occasion that we went, we had to move to a smaller table, which was not a big deal at all, but the restaurant gave us complimentary dessert for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent selection of seafood and crepes. Friendly staff. Relatively quick service. Very different layout to normal. But most importantly great selection of ice creams and desserts. Went twice. Consistently good both times.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

After a disappointing lunch on our first day at a different restaurant, we discovered Il Giardino and then had lunch and dinner there every single day, except to the extent that lunch was included in a tour. The food at Il Giardino is close to world class ... luscious, tasty Pacific lobster, crayfish/shrimp, and fresh fish, attractively presented, with excellent... More 

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Loja Province, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Ate there and they catered our course. Simply tops! The staff are very knowledgeable about food and nutrition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Was there twice, once for lunch and again for dinner.The food was fabulous, the staff friendly and the location was excellent. They also have a great ice-cream shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The service was excellent. We ate upstairs and had an excellent view. We had two waiters and found the prices not bad for the large portion of food we received. We had an authentic Ecuadorian fish dish. It was one of the best meals we had on the trip. If you would have to wait to go to this restaurant... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We only had one course here as we had heard that restaurants in Puerto Ayora were expensive and had very slow service. The two waiters who served us were attentive and friendly and we had the most delicious meals. I had a traditional Ecuadorian fish dish which was delicious and my husband chose a grilled fish dish. Both were of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had the lunch menu with fish, yummy, but the real highlight was dessert!!! Beautiful restaurant with a nice open upstairs, go and enjoy!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

For our family, we really enjoyed Il Giardino. The food and service was great, and the prices were reasonable. We would recommend Il Giardino.

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Almonte, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

excellent service - lots of food - lovely atmosphere - ate dinner upstairs and it is like being in a tree house - Italian flavours - seafood good choice for dinner- beautiful desserts

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Doing business

Description

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?