We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Cucina di Ivo

356 Calle Fernando Primero | Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, San Juan 00918-2424, Puerto Rico
+1 787-729-7070
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (43 reviews)
“mahi mahi” (4 reviews)
“beef” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
356 Calle Fernando Primero | Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, San Juan 00918-2424, Puerto Rico
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (213)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 183 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place and food. You can feel the fresh ingredients in the food. Portion size of each dishes is big, so you can order different appetizers but share the dishes. We tried Tuna Carpaccio, pumpkin soup and gnocchi bolognese. All were excellent. Service was good...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sandcroc
Reviewed November 2, 2018

This is an excellent restaurant. The interior with the brick walls and exposed roof has much character and ambience. The chef is also the owner. His daughter is the waitress. The service was perfectly executed. Everything was served correctly. Even the silverware was in the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank planetraincar
Reviewed September 25, 2018

My husband and I split the squid ink seafood spaghetti with shrimp and calamari and the buscaiola pasta with penne. Both were excellent, maybe the buscaiola was a little better. Paired with a white wine that they suggested and we were both super stuffed with...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BrooklynRed1
Reviewed September 13, 2018

I ordered the pesto gnocchi and my wife ordered the gnocchi bolognese. Both were ok but not overly flavorsome. The restaurant gave us some bread with our order which was nice . Both of the pastas and 2 soft drinks cost us $47. To be...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dennismel
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Excellent food and staff. We loved it. Our inspirato concierge Elicer Recommended and was spot on. Homemade old school Italian. A must go.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Nicole K
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

We went here with a group of friends who rave about the place. It was just okay and for just okay it was overpriced. The wines were excellent but way overpriced. The beef with mushrooms risotto was short on beef and mushrooms but long on...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank T675TUstephens
Reviewed April 26, 2018

Very nice Italian eatery in the center of Old San Juan. Nice decor for an upscale Italian restaurant. Food was very good and nice portions, great wine menu. Service was excellent and will return when in Old San Juan.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank sunnypalm
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We had a booking for 8pm on a Friday night, so we're slightly surprised to find ourselves the only customers. The waitress, who has a family connection to the business- we think - was uber-efficient and very well informed about the menu and wine list....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank RichardF546
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has a history that repeats itself over and over. Newcomer or tourist falls in love with the city, chooses to stay and creates a beautiful space and offers wonderful food. The owner is from Milan his kids are the waitresses and the food...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Minerva F
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Kindest and most genuine staff and excellent Italian cuisine. The filet with white cream truffle sauce was outstanding!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank PeterIslandParadise
Nearby HotelsSee all 171 hotels in Puerto Rico
CasaBlanca Hotel
1,077 reviews
.04 miles away
Da House Hotel
636 reviews
.05 miles away
534 reviews
.06 miles away
Hotel Milano
969 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar
4,469 reviews
.04 miles away
Sofia's Old San Juan
66 reviews
.03 miles away
Cafe Puerto Rico
1,344 reviews
.04 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Plaza de Colon
77 reviews
.05 miles away
Museo del Mar
23 reviews
.05 miles away
The Franciscan Chapel
23 reviews
.08 miles away
La Casa del Libro
8 reviews
.04 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Oscar V
August 12, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from melendezkim | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the atmosphere is quiet and friendly.
March 6, 2017|
Response from allroadsleadtorome3 | Reviewed this property |
No, I do not believe they do. We have always parked our own car.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $50
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 356 Calle Fernando Primero | Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, San Juan 00918-2424, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-729-7070
La Cucina di Ivo Restaurante Italiano 100% familiar. Italian Restaurant 100% family owned.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing