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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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English first
Sandnes, Norway
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

As we stayed with Giulio's, we had the opportunity to enjoy our dinner at Il Giardino for two different days as well as our breakfasts. We appreciated different pastas, preferably the seafood ones. We enjoyed fish directly from the grill, served with vegetables. Our impression was that they presented a beautiful mixture of Italian - Costa Rican "cuisine"!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our friends and I were staying at the connected airBnB of the restaurant, and decided to have a meal there after reading the reviews. There isn't much I can say that already hasn't been said- the food was incredible & the views were stellar. We had tried several different seafood pastas, ravioli, pizza, and grilled fish. I couldn't decide which... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had a very nice dinner at II Giardino in Puerto Jimenez. It has a nice water front view from inside and outside seating. Nicely decorated and excellent service. There are a couple Italian places in town - which was surprising in a small town in Costa Rica. We had lasagna and pizza, both were very good. The service was... More 

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billings, mt
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is run by an Italian family, and the food is excellent. I highly recommend it. We have eaten there twice, but the visits were 2 years apart since that is when we visited that part of Costa Rica. It was equally good at each visit.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I just had dinner here..in fact Im still AT my table across the street from the restaurant. Im alone and it's a quiet nite. First sitting across the street at the tables next to the beach is asking for no service.. I might as well been around the block.. I had to get up three times to ask for a... More 

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IlGiardinoPJ, Manager at Il Giardino, responded to this review

When this person appeared at the Restaurant, we immediately realize he was one of which we call “ weird”. He was unquiet, changed place several times, talking alone most of the time, and when the waiter asked him if he would like something he said that needed time, and once he , finally, asked for the menu, it took a... More 

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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Olten
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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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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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