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Il Giardino

Beachfront, 100 mt East from Pubblic Pier, Puerto Jimenez 60702, Costa Rica
+506 2735 5129
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (23 reviews)
“fresh fish” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Beachfront, 100 mt East from Pubblic Pier, Puerto Jimenez 60702, Costa Rica
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111 - 120 of 148 reviews

Reviewed March 25, 2012

Food was pretty good, but not great. My pumpkin ravioli was okay, but DRENCHED in butter (I guess that's a matter of personal taste). Service was extremely slow.

Thank slands2000
Reviewed March 23, 2012

This the best restaurant I've eaten at since coming to Costa Rica 2006. I understand he has moved locations from in town, to the beach front and I'm looking forward to many fabulous meals on my up coming trip to Puerto Jimenez this april ....More

Thank steve g
Reviewed March 19, 2012

The food was delicious, well-prepared, and served al fresco overlooking the water- so relaxing and romantic!

Thank Heidi P
Reviewed March 3, 2012

good pizza and pasta. offer sushi on Friday & Sat.; it is good/fresh. have not tried their grill. service is slow.

Thank delia1953
Reviewed February 27, 2012

This is a great little place for a dinner- the menu was enormous. It was a nice place to go after a very long day of travel and our tree-climbing/waterfall tour- we were pretty famished and this place delivered!

Thank whirldtraveller
Reviewed January 11, 2012

The Parrot pizza was very tasty but order a small one, unless you want to take the leftovers - loads of people asking for 'doggy bags'!

Thank Ute C
Reviewed December 6, 2011

The best part about our stay in Puerto Jimenez was finding the restaurant Il Giardino, run by lovely owners Cecilia and Guilio. We enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere so much, with lovely music in the background, sitting on the high wooden stools at the counter where...More

Thank dolly a
Reviewed December 1, 2011

Food was great, but be prepared to wait as service is slow.

Thank CLPA_10
Reviewed November 22, 2011

spaghetti alla vongole was absolutely perfect mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Thank yora87
Reviewed November 1, 2011

Excellent food, service & place to enjoy with friends, family or alone! Delicious pizza!

1  Thank Pao89CR
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
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 2735 5129
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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 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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