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Il Giardino

Beachfront, 100 mt East from Pubblic Pier | Beach Front Wooden Terrace with Tables and Umbrellas, Puerto Jimenez 60702, Costa Rica
+506 2735 5129
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“pasta” (30 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
“stew” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Thai, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Beachfront, 100 mt East from Pubblic Pier | Beach Front Wooden Terrace with Tables and Umbrellas, Puerto Jimenez 60702, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food and great views! We went back couple of time because it was a great place to have a drink by the beach. The coconut juice was amazing!

Thank Nelly_F5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You might die waiting for service or food. However... if you are patient/not in a hurry it is worth your time. We had a breakfast and a dinner here. Food was very good. Great people and dog watching. Tables inside or beachside. Convenient to public...More

Thank Boccemon
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch mainly for the great location looking out over the bay! The waitress was lovely and that is always an advantage. We both ordered the fish with garlic which was well cooked with roasted vegetables. My starter was the slightly odd...More

Thank marinersaz
Reviewed 25 February 2018

My wife and I ordered a red snapper for the two of us for dinner last February 8, and it was the best fish we had in a long time. It was perfectly cooked on their BBQ, and it was very tasty. We would definitely...More

Thank Jean-François B
Reviewed 19 February 2018

We had been staying at Iguana Lodge and loving the food there but felt like a trip out one night to try this place. The setting is very attractive and the tables nicely laid out and inviting. The food though, when it arrived, was barely...More

Thank Villa V
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Restaurant sells delicious breakfasts, with tables overlooking the bay. The room in the hotel felt a bit stuffy as window opened onto mangrove. Staff were friendly.

Thank emma1s
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Nice outdoor seating with good views. The pizza was delicious, but the seafood soup and octopus salad were just OK. Prices were reasonable, but maybe slightly higher than other places in the area.

Thank Tommy C
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Our waitress didn't speak English and we don't speak Spanish. It was a bit challenging but she was really lovely and did her best to please us and understand each other. A lady, who we think was the owner, didn't give a great image or...More

Thank Audrey_TO_FR
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We came here mainly for the view and it was great especially in the morning! Breakfast on the other hand was a bit overpriced since the portions were not very big!

Thank pnunruhw
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

always great serviceand speechles view on the golfo dulce. you cannot go wrong with pick this restaurant for a lunch or a diner.

Thank utopiaticahostel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beachfront, 100 mt East from Pubblic Pier | Beach Front Wooden Terrace with Tables and Umbrellas, Puerto Jimenez 60702, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Osa Peninsula  >  Puerto Jimenez
  • Phone Number: +506 2735 5129
  • E-mail
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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