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“Good food”
Review of Il Giardino

Il Giardino
Ranked #4 of 50 Restaurants in Puerto Ayora
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Ecuadorean, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Best place in Galápagos to enjoy a beautiful meal with family and friends, indulge yourself with fresh sea food, cocktails, coffee and tasty italian gelato.
El Paso, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Good food and good value. We went there for lunch. Service was fast and very good. They have amazing ice cream best in town

Visited July 2013
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Restaurant looks great, most of the food was good,”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is a restaurant that you buy with your eyes. It is the best looking place on the Santa Cruz Strip (Charles Darwin Avenue), with its clean lines, upstairs seating and proud trip advisor signage it says "Eat here, all these other people cant be wrong!"
On the whole the food was good, the beers come out in frosty mugs and the service was ok but the half lobster we had was hard, chewey and mine was black along one edge (not burnt just black). When i questioned it they didnt offer a replacement they just said it was normal. hmmm, not sure about that.
Anyway it is popular and not terrible, not 5 stars but not 3 starts hence my 4 star rating!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Matthew S
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London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Puerto Ayora!”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We ate at Il Giardino on a number of occasions whilst staying in Puero Ayora and were recommended the restaurant by a local who as our tour guide on our cruise.

On our first visit we had coffee and cake. The coffee was the best we have had for some time and the cake was moist and delicious.

The second time we ate here we had lunch. My partner had the chicken sandwich with fries and I had the meat and cheese platter. Both were lovely and very filling!

The final time we ate here we had dinner and shared the Yellow Curry Prawns to start and then I had the lobster ravioli and he had the special which was goat stew. All of the dishes were delicious and filling and I would happily have gone back there if we had stayed on the island longer to taste more of their dishes.

We stopped off a few other times for drinks or coffee.

The staff are attentive without being annoying and are friendly and helpful.

They actually have a wine list which is good and the wine we chose was lovely.

The restaurant has a number of floors and it is easy to pick an area to eat that matches the ambience you want - whether it is a cosy couple meal or a group.

The toilets are clean and well looked after!!!! The first time we went we had been on a 5 star cruise ship and I was still impressed with the loos!

All in all I thoroughly recommend Il Giardino.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Beau2010
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Rye, New York, Usa
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good service and good food”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Menu is not as Italian as the name suggests. It offers variety of international foods. We enjoyed every dish they prepared.

Visited June 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great ice cream and wonderful coffee”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

While we didn't have dinner at the restaurant we stopped every night for wonderful caramel ice cream and outstanding coffee. It was a perfect end to an evening of dining.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Jason K
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