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“Excellent Italian in Old San Juan.”
Review of La Cucina di Ivo

La Cucina di Ivo
Ranked #167 of 1,046 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: La Cucina di Ivo Restaurante Italiano 100% familiar. Italian Restaurant 100% family owned.
Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you want an authentic Italian feast go no further,tucked away in a courtyard offering indoor or outdoor dining ,beautifully cooked and presented food,very large serves,so be hungry!! at the higher end of the price range but worth it,highly recommend .

Thank janjazz
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Everything was just fine during our recent visit. The courtyard was nice, the service was friendly but a little inconsistent, the food was ok.

For apps we started with 3 different carpaccios and the "famous" fried ravioli. All 3 carpaccios were over dressed with vinegar and arugula. It was hard to taste the beef, salmon, or tuna. The fried ravoli was good "fatboy food" but nothing extraordinary. Its fried dough and cheese with a pretty taste sauce, hard to not taste good but certainly not a culinary marvel.

For entrees we all ordered pasta. I was disappointed to hear that only the gnocci were made in house since there are many Italian restaurants in PR making the majority of their pasta fresh but i have had plenty of packaged pasta as well. Overall we all felt that the portions were very generous but the the dishes all fell a little flat. Of the spaghetti with bolognese, squid ink pasta with seafood, gnocci with red sauce, and pappardelle with lobster the spaghetti was probably the strongest dish. All others I thought lacked salt, freshness, and truly developed flavors. Nothing was really bad but nothing was really great either.

On the more positive side they have a good wine list that provides some great value, the servers were all very nice, and the courtyard had a nice ambiance.

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1  Thank Iwechtex
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great place to get out of the hustle and crowds of Old San Juan. Food was very fresh and tasty. The setting is peaceful and very pretty. Service was excellent.

Thank CJBwesthawk
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Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

This is the BEST Italian restaurant that I've been in PR and US. Food tastes and looks like homemade, service is beyond great and everybody was very respectful and friendly. This was the only restaurant we really enjoyed while vacationing in PR. Prices are similar to all restaurants in the area, but food is far better!

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Thank VBN
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

This place is an ideal spot in Old San Juan to enjoy a fantastic Italian meal. The service is the best- staff knows the dishes inside and out and they are in no hurry to get you out- they want you here to enjoy the good food and ambience! The courtyard is a great setting too. Plenty of room, comfortable and quiet, just the murmur of your fellow diners and the fountain! Food was fresh, plentiful and very well prepared. Getting hungry just thinking about my meal again!

Thank Todd J
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