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Il Giardino

££ - £££Italian, Seafood,
Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6627
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ice cream” (126 reviews)
“fish” (62 reviews)
“pasta” (38 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Ecuadorean, Pizza, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Thank 863mart_nl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here once while in Santa Cruz. Most of the food in the Galapagos is tourist-focused and not great. This place had all the usual stuff- pizza, pasta, fish, chicken, etc., as well as a few authentic local options. I had the pumpkin...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lgo987
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for drinks with our group from the ship (about 8 of us) and we had beer and cocktails. Waitress very friendly with good service and internet was reasonable as we all wanted to catch up on email having been on the boat for 6...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NaturesMoments
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour operator booked us in and we were glad they had because we had an excellent meal. The Pollo Cajun was superb. The place was full of life and a most enjoyable experience. Only downside was it took a bit of finding even though...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 887ChrisR
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

What I find most relevant about this place is the variety of dishes it offers, there are options for every taste. Our food was very good, I had the teriyaki tuna and I enjoyed it. I must add that it was not a fantastic meal,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mcorozco129
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended so highly on trip advisor we decided to try it. The pizza crust was like cardboard and the toppings especially the cheese was tasteless. We did not try anything else on the menu. The staff tried hard to please but the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lovetogarden77
GASTRONOMICSERVICES, Propietario at Il Giardino, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018
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Estimada Cliente Gracias por su opinion antes que nada, me ayudaria por favor con la fecha de su visita para...More

Reviewed 7 December 2018

It is weird to find such fine cuisine in such a remote place. One of the better venues in this small town in the Galapagos, this joint offers a variety of dishes, including pastas and delicious soups, but its specialties are meat and seafood. My...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Khufu8
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

Great food and great atmosphere. The pasta is excellent and the ice cream is really good. Reservation for dinners is a most. You seat within a lush greenery. It’s like seating outside in a garden but cover. Service is good, fast and friendly.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mahatfield70
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21 May 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
16 June 2016|
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Response from novagarde | Reviewed this property |
As I recall they do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
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
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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.
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