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Il Giardino

Beachfront, 100 mt East from Pubblic Pier, Puerto Jimenez 60702, Costa Rica
+506 2735 5129
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (23 reviews)
“fresh fish” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Beachfront, 100 mt East from Pubblic Pier, Puerto Jimenez 60702, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 9 March 2017

The food is really good here and quite authentic. I had the meat lasagna. The bruschetta was DELICIOUS! Very nice atmosphere. You can dine inside or out, right along the Golfe Dulce. Nice place for a quiet meal...a little nicer than most of the restaurants...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 4 March 2017

A few tables are on the edge of the sea and those inside have plenty of from fans. Pleasant ambiance and the food is very different. The sauces on the pasta dishes are rather heavy but that does seem to be the trend for pasta...More

Thank gtrot
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We went several times here for breakfast and an afternoon drink overlooking the gulf. Breakfast was very good and a great way to start the day right on the beach front. They are the only restaurant to have a few tables next to the beach...More

Thank Fionaandguy
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Absolutely delicious food, great atmosphere, and excellent service. This was our favorite place in Puerto Jimenez!

Thank Lori R
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I ordered a plate of salmon pasta with white sauce that was excellent. However, the size of the portion is ridiculous for the price. You get the portion of an entree for the price of a main dish. I put a picture of my plate....More

Thank Marie-France M
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We came for breakfast and dinner and it was excellent. Lots of fruit, yummy eggs, fresh fish and homemade pasta. All the staff was very friendly and helpful and Sebastien was the best in the world just like the pasta :)

1  Thank Kellie S
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Have the pasta it is mid ranch around 10.00 US . They have tables across the street right on the borad walk , which are cool , great view

Thank davidfultonone
Reviewed 26 January 2017

After visiting the restaurant now for a few years on a row, we must say once again, wow. The owner Giulio made a new patio right on the promenade near the water wich is a real blast. Knowing that the municipal dont do nothing to...More

Thank bewertung28
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Who would think you could find such an outstanding Italian restaurant in a small port town in Costa Rica. IL GIARDINO is a great restaurant with an extensive menu and a fabulous location. Situated on the small port overlooking docked boats in the harbor of...More

Thank Suzanne G
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Service is impeccable, with very kind and helpful waiters. The food is yummy: we got linguine with crab meat and pumpkin ravioloni. Both really tasty, and in large portions. They came with rosemary pieces of bread. We also sat at one of the tables on...More

Thank ddd647
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beachfront, 100 mt East from Pubblic Pier, Puerto Jimenez 60702, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Osa Peninsula  >  Puerto Jimenez
  • Phone Number: +506 2735 5129
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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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