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Il Giardino


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Italian, Seafood, Ecuadorean, Pizza, International
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

Location and contact

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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner
Italian, Seafood, Ecuadorean, Pizza, International
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Crazy, but with all the places to eat in Puerto Ayora, we ate here three times, and stopped for ice cream for our toddler two additional times. Staff was super friendly, food was delicious. we had the chicken soup, a cheese pizza and a chicken...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Bradrich
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place. The food is great, the place is awesome. Waitress Magdalena is very kind and efficient. You hace to try the marine ravioli.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank svs89
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed our stop at Il Giardino. We had just gotten off the plane and had a hot ride to Puerto Ayora... but it lacks a little... something. My group of four ALL said the same thing... It is nice and centrally located... it has...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Michael G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I decided to eat here last night and felt a little regret for being talked into coming here by the gentlemen at the front. Some good points; the setting and location of the restaurant is really nice with a decent view of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jack-a-elias
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bar is downstairs (outdoors) and the dining room upstairs (open air). The natural setting feels like a tree house. The well-marked menu is very good, with a broad range of offerings for all diets, especially vegetarians. We enjoyed our time there!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rickf902
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I’ve been here, once for lunch before and now dinner. I like that there are a few different seating areas as well as a bar. The upstairs seating area has a nice view of the harbor and was staffed by...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank gowithandrew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for lunch and I started off with the expresso martini, which was awesome. The food and atmosphere is great. I highly recommend the timbal del flamengo -- no you won't be eating a bird!! It is a shrimp and avocado dish that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DenaBeeTripper
Reviewed January 14, 2019

Sitting on the balcony with a view on the sea (only 10 min walk to the turtle center) is a very nice way to have lunch especially if you like birds as there is an abundance aroudn. Being there on a guided tour we had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Florian254
Reviewed January 11, 2019

Loved the expansive menu and how they had options for people on any type of diet. Would highly recommend checking this place out. It is a bit pricy for the island.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chelssjh
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

The place has good ambientation and music, reasons why we went there. We ordered a cup of ice cream, but the one that we got didn't have all the ingredients that corresponded. The waitress said that there was no problem, but the cup had 2...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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May 20, 2017|
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Response from novagarde | Reviewed this property |
I believe the higher end establishments in Puerto Ayora do, but you should verify at the restaurant.
Gayle Z
June 15, 2016|
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Response from novagarde | Reviewed this property |
As I recall they do.
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