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“Nice lunch spot”
Review of Il Giardino

Il Giardino
Ranked #4 of 58 Restaurants in Puerto Ayora
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Reviewed May 26, 2014

We ate here twice, both at lunch, on the advice of a local pharmacist. One day, we ordered an Ecuadorian fish soup (delicious) and a pasta with shrimp; the other a burger and eggplant parmesan (slightly bitter). The ambiance and service were nice, with good shade, and excellent homemade lemonade. About $25 for lunch for two.

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Thank Brenlang_11
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

Visited there for lunch and had a wonderful, fresh salad that just hit the spot, lots of chicken, fresh veggies.

Thank Carol G
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Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

It's easy to find and constantly looked busy.
Getting a table was no trouble.
Menus are in Spanish or English, which helped us as we have little Spanish fluency.

Food was towards expensive for the area but considering their target market and menu items it was not unreasonably priced.

We first went for dinner only, which was filling, a bit salty ( everything here is quite salty) but not bad.

We returned for dessert (waffles) late one evening and left sated.

If you sit upstairs there are tables under fans for when it's hot.

Thank g13nl0
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Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We came one night for dinner, where I had the verde risotto (spinach, basil, and shrimp) which was really lovely and a relief from all the fish and fries we'd been eating. Dinner even comes with a little appetizer of various bruschettas. After a nice experience, I figured I'd go back for breakfast, and maybe it was a different cook, but it wasn't good. The omelette was more like a pancake on the outside (strangely spongy and brown) and runny eggs inside. It was accompanied by dry toast (no butter/jam). The juice was nice, at least.

Thank wanderlust_liz
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

this was touted as the best italian restaurant in P.a. Maybe it is but we were not impressed. the gnocchi was undercooked and the sauce too tangy and tomatoey and lacking in interesting spicing. the lentil soup was also lacking in interesting spicing and too much plain canned tomato flavor. the appetizers that came 'free' were the best part of the meal. the meals the rest of the family had were also just mediocre according to the rest of them.

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Thank Carla D
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