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“Buon appetito” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Giardino

Il Giardino
Price range: $7 - $15
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: 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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“Buon appetito”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

Sometimes on your travels you encounter the most wonderful place in the most unexpected.
Il Giardino is definitely one of them. We stayed 3 days and enjoyed their hospitality and wonderful food.
All of it is homemade with GREAT care , take your time and do not expect your food to be right there in front of you. If it takes a little while before you get the attention for a second drink, so what, get up and order it. You are their guest, in their house. That is their philosophy. And I love it.
Thank you Cecilia, for everything.
Annelies.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“You can't leave”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Maybe you are drawn in by grandma, who you presume to be a satisfied customer on the terras reading the daily news. Or is it the fresh home made pasta of papa. Mama is guarding and pampering the familie and the guests. Their daughter makes a great Marguirita. After three days and nights, it is difficult to leave. We will not find this again in our month stay in Costa Rica.

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Thank hermsams
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URSEL
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and a romantic spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

We have stayed 3 nights in this fantastic romantic place. All pastas Julio prepared for us were fresh made. During waitingtime he offered some rozemarin toased breads. Also breakfast was one of best we had in Costa Rica. On our way back from Carate we stopped once more for a delicious pasta. Super good food and friendly owners. Cheers, Sunny and JOhn from Tabasko, Belgium.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TABASKOUrsel
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Hackensack, New Jersey
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Italian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

We had lunch at Il Giardino. It's right on the waterfront in Puerto Jimenez. We each had an individual, delicious pizza. Staff is very friendly.

Visited September 2013
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San José, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Too good to be true!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

I vistit this restaurant in three diferent trips and it is always incredible! The food is so good and the people are so nice! It is worth the visit and the prices are fair for the kind of food and service you get! I recommend the Lomito a pimienta verde, Lomito al romero, everykind of pizza, ravioli con calabaza en mantequilla de romero, and the fish...

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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