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Il Giardino

Beachfront, 100 mt East from Pubblic Pier, Puerto Jimenez 60702, Costa Rica
+506 2735 5129
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (29 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
“stew” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Beachfront, 100 mt East from Pubblic Pier, Puerto Jimenez 60702, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 3 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
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Delicious Italian food! Excellent quality. Good positions. Wonderful family owners!!! Really suggested to everybody

Thank Luca_BG-Italy
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We ate here twice, with Italian the first night and tuna we had caught the second. They fixed the tuna three ways for us, a huge sashimi platter, as steaks with great vegetables and in a stew. It was tremendously well prepared, but not cheap...More

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The food is really good here and quite authentic. I had the meat lasagna. The bruschetta was DELICIOUS! Very nice atmosphere. You can dine inside or out, right along the Golfe Dulce. Nice place for a quiet meal...a little nicer than most of the restaurants...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A few tables are on the edge of the sea and those inside have plenty of from fans. Pleasant ambiance and the food is very different. The sauces on the pasta dishes are rather heavy but that does seem to be the trend for pasta...More

Thank gtrot
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We went several times here for breakfast and an afternoon drink overlooking the gulf. Breakfast was very good and a great way to start the day right on the beach front. They are the only restaurant to have a few tables next to the beach...More

Thank Fionaandguy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beachfront, 100 mt East from Pubblic Pier, 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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