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Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6627
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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We could not believe they had real italian ice cream. We did wish we could stay to try some of their other foods, but since we were cruising we were short on time in Port Aiora.

Thank Chad B
Denver, CO
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153 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a nice restaurant. Food was very good. Pricing was from $14 to 20. Had seafood pasta which was great! Staff is a bit slow but found that to be true pretty much across the board in the Galápagos

Thank CRtravelerDenver_CO
Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Il Giardino is located on the main thoroughfare in Puerto Ayorta. The menu is extensive from lobster bisque to savory and dessert crepes. The staff are very attentive and helpful. At my wife's request they prepared custom crepes that were delicious.

Thank DartmoorDan700
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The open air multi-level restaurant on the main street. It is a large restaurant with a lot of seating. We all choose to eat seafood. While fresh and good quality the seasoning and preparation was average. If you go make sure you wear bug spray.

Thank CaliTraveler23
Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a few days of eating the disgusting breakfast at our hotel, we finally decided to go in search of something better. We visited Il Giardino and ate breakfast in their nice shady area downstairs. I ordered the pancakes and my husband ordered the American breakfast - both of which we enjoyed. Since the breakfast and service were good, we... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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198 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the top 5 restaurants in town. While focusing on Italian, there is plenty of options, like most restaurants in town, you get a lot of choice for a reasonable price. We had chicken and pork chops. Both were fresh and local. Service was efficient if a little slow, but what the heck, relax, you are on... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Quito, Ecuador
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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 

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Golfito, Costa Rica
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150 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free 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
View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?