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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
Gourmet with amazing location!

I was surprised by the caliber of the dining here in a quaint town on the main drag of Charles Darwin. The staff are friendly, there is free WiFi, the food looks and tastes like fine dining in San Francisco, CA. They bring an appetizer of three different toasts before the meal. I ate there twice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Michal3333
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Fair Oaks, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I was surprised by the caliber of the dining here in a quaint town on the main drag of Charles Darwin. The staff are friendly, there is free WiFi, the food looks and tastes like fine dining in San Francisco, CA. They bring an appetizer of three different toasts before the meal. I ate there twice in a week and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nice restaurant overlooking the waterfront street. Good salads and sandwiches, attentive helpful service.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We ate here twice during our stay it was the best restaurant on Santa Cruz. Great selection of past dishes and seafood. The starter plates are solid and there are 4 great fresh fish platters to choose from. A bit more expensive but great food.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We stopped here looking for fresh ceviche and IL Giardino didn't disappoint. It is located on the main road of Charles Darwin Avenue, close to the fish market. We ordered the ceviche with shrimp, octopus and white fish in creole sauce. The ingredients were extremely fresh and ceviche tasty. For lunch we ordered fried fish, which was crunchy on the... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a good place to eat. We've been a couple of times for dinners and once even for breakfast (that one was overpriced and not terribly good). The dinners were just fine and a welcomed diversion from the otherwise insipid Ecuadorian cuisine (no offense). This restaurant would probably not be rated so high if it would not be located... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I had the range of breakfast, lunch and dinner here at different times. Good quality food, especially the sandwiches and happy hour cocktails were good value and they seemed to use premium rather than local spirits. Wifi was patchy but when it worked - it was great. Staff were friendly and attentive. In setting with ocean view from upstairs.

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Rauma, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We took both, dinner and Ice cream. Dinner was ok, but rarely can see so slow staff. Every movement is like from slow motion picture. Ice cream portions are better solution than dinner.

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New York City, New York, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

With its lights and upstairs seating, Il Giardino is an attractive restaurant in Puerto Ayora. Seeing beautifully plated dishes, our hopes where high. The meal starts with various types of Crostini. The toppings where not bad but the bread ruined it. The presentation of the meal makes it seem like it's going to be phenomenal, but in this case looks... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We went there 3 nights in a row, we loved it! Food is great, the decor beautiful, friendly staff and quick service. Don't miss it! A bit more expensive than the average but worth it!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Dined on the upper level of the restaurant which gave great views of the ocean, the main street and the fish market. The food was great and reasonable priced with good service as well. Would recommend this restaurant to travelers looking for a nice cold drink.

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Additional Information about Il Giardino

Address: Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Phone Number: 593 52 526 627
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Italian, International

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

Description

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

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