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Il Giardino

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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, International
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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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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...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great stay

It was a good experience to stay at il giardino. The food is good. The rooms ok, it may get a little noisy at night because of a nightclub that's close. Ask giulio to hook you up with the local fishermen for a little fishing tour. And if you're lucky enough to brink something back, giulio will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Romain F
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

It was a good experience to stay at il giardino. The food is good. The rooms ok, it may get a little noisy at night because of a nightclub that's close. Ask giulio to hook you up with the local fishermen for a little fishing tour. And if you're lucky enough to brink something back, giulio will perfectly cook it... More 

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Knesselare
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

We spend 1 week in the Puerto Jiminez area and visited this nice Italian restaurant at least 5 times. It’s simply the place to be for fresh and delicious food & a correct service in Puerto Jiminez. Also a great place for keep hanging around after lunch. Having an iced coffee/beer, watching the bay… wonderful! Our favorite!!!

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Silver City, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. We first enjoyed a cold beer and then a delicious dinner! The view was really nice looking over the water. Yes, there was some traffic on the road but it wasn't a bother. The Scarlett macaws posed for pictures in the trees right next to the restaurant. The town reminds me of... More 

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Kortrijk, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Italian cuisine, great taste, You do not expect such a nice restaurant in this little harbor, where most of the tourist stay just one night and go to corcovado national park

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Topanga, California
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52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The food was fresh and tasty and the service supreme. This is one of the top places to eat in the area. They even had gluten free pastas. I recommend this place highly but should warn that the seafood was only ok - maybe the shrimp and shellfish run small in the area?

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Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We are there at the mornings and most of the evenings for the last 4 days. If you get a table at the waterfront you'll be catching maybe the only cooling breeze in town. The atmosphere is charming, candle light and superb view on the bay. But the most important thing there is the food. Fresh ingrediens, careful and homemade... More 

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Brossard, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We were 4 from Montréal, the service is perfect, we were seated near the sea, the food was fresh, the plates generous, alcool service very good. And price low compared to what we are used to pay in our hometown. Not even $25/pers wine included. Dont miss that restaurant ! Lise Durocher

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We had wonderful lunch and dinner dining experiences during our week's stay with good friends who live near Puerto Jimenez. Il Giardino is their favorite dining spot and it is easy to understand why. The food choices will satisfy any palate--delicious fresh salads, amazing soups and classic dishes cooked with tender loving care, and then so many authentic and original... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Has lovely candlelight tables on the beach side of the road. I had a fish filet grilled with veggies. The fish filet was thick and moist and the grilled veggies were delicious.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My wife and I sat at a waterside table and feasted upon a dinner of homemade pumpkin-rosemary infused ravioli, spaghetti, and more. This is authentic Italian soul food crafted by the touch of a master chef. The food was extremely flavorful and well prepared, the view was serene and expansive, and the waiter was an attentive, very intelligent young man... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Beachfront, 100 mt East from Pubblic Pier, Puerto Jimenez 60702, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Osa Peninsula  >  Puerto Jimenez
  • Phone Number: 506 2 735 51 29

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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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