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Beachfront, 100 mt East from Pubblic Pier, Puerto Jimenez 60702, Costa Rica
506 2 735 51 29
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Located on the Ocean drive Beach, we have some tables just on the water, for a scenic sunset dinner with candlelight and Soft Eclectic Music. it is more than 14 years that Il GIardino is rising the bar of the quality of Food, Service and Ambient, establishing the comparative mark for local and not local restaurant. This Year we started serving, first in town ever, GRILLED WHOLE FISH AND ITALIAN STYLE " FIORENTINA " STEAK, obtaining great appreciation from our Guests. We try to use, the most is possible, local products for our plates, and we, as always, produce our homemade Pasta and Bread, being, again, the only one in this. We utilize only Local Farmer Meat, that we season following the Old Italian Tradition from Toscana and Piemonte, and we prepare it on the Grill, just in front of our Guests. Our BANANA-BOMBA dessert is an unique creation of us, and somebody says that "...it is the Tiramisu' of future!!" The Fresh Fruit drinks we prepare and the Cocktails are always made with fresh fruit and no prefabricated mix are involved in them. We are the Culinary experience you are looking for in the OSA!!

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The food at this place is just amazing! It takes quite a while to receive your meal but the time is worth it. Everything is freshly made at the moment. Ravioli, lasgna, deepfried shrimp or anything is just superb both in price and in flavor! The meat lasagna was the best lasagna I have ever eaten in my life and... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Il Giardino was delicious! I have been to Italy and it was so authentic (the owner is Italian, after all). We had delicious pasta and pizza and the atmosphere was great. It actually felt like we were in Italy when we were in the restaurant. If the service is a little slow, just realize that there is only one Italian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed almost 10 days in Puerto Jimenez and tried many restaurants. Il Giardino is by far the best one. The location is amazing and the food delicious. I didn't expect to find authentic Italian food in such an isolated part of the world.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had an amazing dinner at il giardino restaurant! The homemade pasta is very tasty and the staff always super friendly. The location is just in front of the golfo dulce and has a nice view. The prices are reasonable for what you get (between 10 and 17 $ a meal). If you like italian style food you will definetly... More 

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Sussex, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I each ordered a pizza. They were really good and super filling! Service was great, and quick! No complaints.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The owner is a very friendly man, and he makes nice and decent food. Beware: The pizza's will fill you up ;-) But that makes them really good for either before you go into Corcovado Parc for a couple of days to keep you going, or when you get out of the parc when you tend to be a little... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

You can sit inside, on the veranda, or directly near the water. Cook quick and tasty, the menu has everything for every taste, and you can ask some more from chief! :)

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San Jose, Costa Rica
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We had dinner here as a celebration of our last night in Puerto Jiménez and it was a great choice. We all loved our plates. The chef was also super nice and joked around with us.

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The food, service and ambiance in this place is not bad. The bread, as many reviewers mention, is great. And the music is cool too. The heart of palm salad is very fresh and tasty. However, the shrimp starter is too small and a bit boring. I would have rated this place higher if they didn't charge an extra fee... More 

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IlGiardinoPJ, Manager at Il Giardino, responded to this review

Yes, we agree, we have something to improve....it is more than 14 years that we are improving all the possible we can, but a lot is still to do.....because we will never be satisfied of what we do, despite hundred of positive to enthusiast reviews and comments everywhere in the web and traditional guides. One thing that we have to... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stayed at Giulio's B&B for 8 nights and could not bring ourselves to have evening meals anywhere but Il Giardino's. Giulio is truly an outstanding chef & his tasty, creative dishes delight your palate without fail! You would expect to find someone with his culinary skills somewhere in the heart of Italy or at a 5-star resort, not in... More 

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Address: Beachfront, 100 mt East from Pubblic Pier, Puerto Jimenez 60702, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 2 735 51 29
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Osa Peninsula  >  Puerto Jimenez
Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, International

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