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Il Giardino

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Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6627
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Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I tried everywhere else... this is by far the best quality inspire the prices are not economic, however, this is a top quality food and service.... the juices and the ice creams are so deleicious.

Thank vivagalapagos
Quito, Ecuador
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is overpriced and the food is awful. Our food was cold when served and they didn't want to replace it. Service is awful and the waitress and administrator were very rude. Stay away! Not recommended!!

Thank VickyQE
Kensington, Maryland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here when the lines were very long at different restaurants but also at Il Giardino. It was right around New Years so every place was busy with high season. They sat us at one table which was a little small for our group of five but moved us to a bigger table when it became available. They gave... More 

Thank AstroHobby
Golfito, Costa Rica
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131 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is nicely decorated in plants as the word Giardino implies. The owners grow their own vegetables which are wonderful and not to be missed. It's strong points are the pasta. They have a pleasant happy hour. Serves breakfast lunch, and dinner. This was easily one of our favorites in a month spent in Galapagos.

Thank Winslow11111
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a couple of dinners here because the food is very good, the prices are reasonable and it has a nice atmosphere. Our recommendation is to order the grilled seafood plate. You can share it between 2 if you are not very hungry and it is awesome! They have options for kids as hamburgers or pasta. Service is very... More 

Thank Magda Z
Silver Spring, Maryland
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some in our traveling group chose this place for lunch after checking in to our hotel. There was a nice view of the harbor, and the food was good. People were raving about the ceviche. I had spaghetti bolognese and found it tasty. Other folks in the group - the leader and companion - came for dinner and enjoyed it... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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212 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a beachfront restaurant in PA they did a decent job with their food. The location is great; the balcony wonderful to sit on and enjoy dinner; and the service was good. The breakfast is excellent as well, so if you need a quick fix or a quick drink, this is a good place to stop.

Thank Hank F
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and staff..We had the appetizer of the fried plantain with guacamole and shrimp which were delicious. We had the mixed seafood plate for 2 which was delicious. I had the mixed seafood crepe which was also delicious. The wait staff were very good and attentive..

Thank Lisa C
Dublin, Ireland
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94 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a nice, reasonably priced breakfast here one Sunday morning. Staff were friendly and the TV's were showing sports. Good atmospherre

Thank scrizzle
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173 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Four choices for a good breakfast. Start your day this way. Pretty atmosphere and good service. Unfortunately the upstairs is closed during breakfast hours.

Thank Pat S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Ecuadorean, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz  >  Puerto Ayora
  • Phone Number: +593 5-252-6627
Es un Lugar excelente para compartir comer en familia, disfrutar de mariscos, coctails, postres y variedad de helados Italianos.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?