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Beachfront, 100 mt East from Pubblic Pier, Puerto Jimenez 60702, Costa Rica
+506 2735 5129
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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent food and seating with a view. The wait for it is a bit long though. Don't be in a hurry to eat.

Thank Michael N
Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If I order pasta with seafood in it.....that's what I would like. Not a bunch of noodles with great sauce and almost no nourishment! The waiter was very nice....the woman who served us bread was very nice....but the seafood pasta was lacking the seafood! Disappointed....and it could be so much better

Thank Amy R
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very lovely resturant. Our first stop in Jimenez. Enjoyed the seafood coconut soup. Watch other food being cooked it looked great but with did not have time to return to try it.

Thank 786lesleyw
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good and our waitress friendly. It was nice to be able to sit outside with a candle and no music.

Thank Jools O
Miami, Florida
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was great with a new young waiter ! That was the only good thing! Ahhh and the deck in front of the bay also is nice! Bad food! Pasta filled with pumpkin, the pasta was thick and the flavor not nice! The pizza too thick, lightly uncooked And with very Little ingredients! Bad!

Thank magdabruna
IlGiardinoPJ, Owner at Il Giardino, responded to this review

we make Pumpkin Ravioloni almost every week ...it is one of the most requested plates in our wonderful menu...just yesterday night we served two portions to the same person, the first with the traditional Butter and Rosemary sauce and the second, as a special request, with white sauce....both plates returned to the kitchen shining...and the Client very satisfied....as other thousand,... More 

Coronado, Costa Rica
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204 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I love the location but you need to sit at the tables by the water. People park their cars & block the view if you sit on the other side. I had fish with shrimp & white sauce which was good but the included veggies were sautéed onions & peppers of which I like neither. I was expecting broccoli or... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Wow! This restaurant is wonderful! First of all, the location is beautiful, right next to the sea. The food is delicious and made with so much love and attention (by an Italian chef!). On top of that, the hostess Cecilia and her husband are the most loving and warm people we've met. They also have rooms for rent (recommended!), and... More 

Thank Jorien91
Warwick, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

I LOVE this restaurant! I've eaten at Il Giardino before but this was the first time at their newer waterfront location. If it's possible, the food is even better than its always been! We had the past with pesto, pasta with bolognese sauce and pizza. We also had one of the most delicious heart of palm salad that I've ever... More 

Thank keymarina
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We was there before one week. Pizza and Milanese was very weak and pasta was average/good. Value for money very poor.

Thank Tomas D
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

After reading positive reviews we chose to have dinner here. I had filet of fish with vegetables which turned out to be an overcooked tuna steak ( no asking how I wanted it cooked) and oily onion and peppers. The " included" Rosemary bread had to be requested and was stale bread briefly fried in oil and rosemary. This dish... More 

Thank Anne M
IlGiardinoPJ, Manager at Il Giardino, responded to this review

Overcooked is a relative concept. If I want something cooked in a certain way or grade, I always specify it to the waiter.....if not, the chef will prepare it as the the standard way, and our Standard way is "medium"....just for to try to fit with the most of the Guests Taste..... sorry if you wanted it red or rare....you... More 

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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$15
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, International, Mediterranean
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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