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Il Giardino


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Certificate of Excellence2015 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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Italian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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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
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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Lovely food and great views! We went back couple of time because it was a great place to have a drink by the beach. The coconut juice was amazing!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Nelly_F5
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

You might die waiting for service or food. However... if you are patient/not in a hurry it is worth your time. We had a breakfast and a dinner here. Food was very good. Great people and dog watching. Tables inside or beachside. Convenient to public...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Boccemon
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch mainly for the great location looking out over the bay! The waitress was lovely and that is always an advantage. We both ordered the fish with garlic which was well cooked with roasted vegetables. My starter was the slightly odd...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank marinersaz
Reviewed February 25, 2018

My wife and I ordered a red snapper for the two of us for dinner last February 8, and it was the best fish we had in a long time. It was perfectly cooked on their BBQ, and it was very tasty. We would definitely...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Jean-François B
Reviewed February 18, 2018

We had been staying at Iguana Lodge and loving the food there but felt like a trip out one night to try this place. The setting is very attractive and the tables nicely laid out and inviting. The food though, when it arrived, was barely...More

Date of visit: February 2018
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