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La Cucina di Ivo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in 3 Days in San Juan
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Calle Fortaleza Numero 356 | Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-729-7070
16:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 13:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Canovanas, Puerto Rico
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72 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried fettuccinis & lobster, Oso Bucco, Pinot noir wine! Extremly excelent service!!! Not parking

Thank Delia B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was impeccable! The servers were so friendly and knowledgable and there were so many specials that were not on the menu. Definitely a good find. Huge portions, definitely could have split meals. Great value.

Thank Kitti R
Massillon, Ohio
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98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We cannot say enough nice things about this restaurant. It is a must visit everytime we are in Puerto Rico. The quality is consistent, the portions generous and the taste superb. The service is always excellent. We save the restaurant as our last night of vacation celebration to mark another fantastic stay in Puerto Rico. Their new location is lovely... More 

Thank allroadsleadtorome3
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this charming restaurant shortly after checking into our hotel while searching for another restaurant. So glad we did! We sat in the courtyard as a gentle breeze was blowing. We drank wine, relaxed and had a great meal. We tried the fried ravioli with cheese--yum! Then we had the squid ink pasta, which was so good! Our... More 

1 Thank Marale G
Nashville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Great pasta, homemade to order! The staff was very helpful and offered to make sauce of our choice... pasta was cooked to perfection. Price is a little higher than a normal Italian dinner, but for a tourist area and the quality of the pastas, we really enjoyed it and would go back!

1 Thank annaharwood
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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395 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

They moved to Fortaleza street but still the same excellent food and service. It is a bigger place Ivo's daughters are there to meet you and offer a great service.

Thank Maritza G
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Listen to the today's specials from the waitress and order them. We ordered some specials and also some pasta from the menu. The specials were AMAZING, so good, well cooked and fresh!! The pasta from the menu was ok. I'm a picky Italian eater! The waitress was amazing and old school.

1 Thank Donna M
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Good as described. Lovely hostess who helped us chose a tasty Gavi wine. Beef Carpaccio was excellent, as was the drunken risotto.

1 Thank Cricketkris
Wilmington, North Carolina
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437 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My wife and I along with her brother Michael and sister-in-law Barbara recently visited Puerto Rico and stayed in Old San Juan the latter part of the week. It was our third visit to O.S.J. and their first. We decided on Italian food and found La Cucina Di Ivo while walking the old cobblestone streets after doing some shopping and... More 

Thank pparrothead
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I fancied pasta and a glass of red so I sought out Italian restaurants in San Juan and chose Ivo due to the positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Firstly, as has been previously reported, this restaurant is on Calle Fortaleza, not Cristo and the photos are out of date. My starter was excellent, pumpkin soup of the day (for Halloween of... More 

Thank Phil_o_Knutsford

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Fortaleza Numero 356 | Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-729-7070
La Cucina di Ivo Restaurante Italiano 100% familiar. Italian Restaurant 100% family owned.

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