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Il Giardino


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Italian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view

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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
$7 - $30
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Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Italian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very fresh food prepared from scratch. The large side of fresh vegetables is a treat in a town that doesn’t use much veggies. I had the white fish with orange sauce. It was perfectly seasoned with salt and red chili flakes. The veggies were a...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Amanda441111
Reviewed May 3, 2019

The food was just ok. A bit too salty. Somehow the eating area at the terrace looks a bit unorganized or improvised.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Carlos D
Reviewed April 22, 2019

Il giardino may be a little pricier than most other Jimenez restaurants, but we had the most memorable and delicious fresh tuna there. Kids had pasta which was ok also.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 190markr
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Nice, fresh and friendly spot! Taste is authentic Italian food with some fusion of asian and Tico kitchen

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Smkeii
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

An Italian resto in Puerto Jimenez? Absolutely wonderful! We were going to share a risotto but it had to be made fresh so hadnt planned for a wait. The pan seared tuna and vegies was exceptional. The breaded shrimp was baked and the honey sauce...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank PSSNH_Tavel
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

We had read the fabulous reviews on Tripadvisor which led to our decision to splurge a little on our last night in Puerto Jimenez. Therefore, we went with great expectations of delicious Italian food. There were four of us and we ordered the following: the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MountainCraig
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

The owner of this place is delightful! Very friendly and welcoming. We met him previously. Our server the night we went wasn't. He stopped in the middle of taking our order to talk to a friend on the street, then didn't know items that were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lia D
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

All the ingredients are sources locally and the freshness shows. Had the spaghetti w shrimp upon recommendation and was delightful. Meat sauce ravioli and pasta primavera were so good. The salad bandiera was a great starter and the concha (clams,mussels) appetizer wasnt out of the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank schadedc
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

My daughter was happy with her meal and I was very happy too! Wine was the best I’ve got here too! The best place to eat so far :)

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Annie L
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We had eaten here before and went again while visiting with some friends from Mexico. We had a great time sharing cold drinks overlooking the ocean and eating 5 large pizzas. The pizza was absolutely amazing! I think they make all the ingredients by hand....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank C0staRicaTraveler
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