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Beachfront, 100 mt East from Pubblic Pier, Puerto Jimenez 60702, Costa Rica
+506 2735 5129
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 that makes you feel like you're on holiday. We spent a sunday afternoon drinking fresh... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely delicious food, great atmosphere, and excellent service. This was our favorite place in Puerto Jimenez!

Thank Lori R
Prevost, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a plate of salmon pasta with white sauce that was excellent. However, the size of the portion is ridiculous for the price. You get the portion of an entree for the price of a main dish. I put a picture of my plate. I had ate a part of it when I thought about taking a picture for... More 

Thank KillBillMtl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for breakfast and dinner and it was excellent. Lots of fruit, yummy eggs, fresh fish and homemade pasta. All the staff was very friendly and helpful and Sebastien was the best in the world just like the pasta :)

1 Thank Kellie S
Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have the pasta it is mid ranch around 10.00 US . They have tables across the street right on the borad walk , which are cool , great view

Thank davidfultonone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting the restaurant now for a few years on a row, we must say once again, wow. The owner Giulio made a new patio right on the promenade near the water wich is a real blast. Knowing that the municipal dont do nothing to make Puerto Jimenez look a bit renewed, or even spent money on new roads in... More 

Thank bewertung28
Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Who would think you could find such an outstanding Italian restaurant in a small port town in Costa Rica. IL GIARDINO is a great restaurant with an extensive menu and a fabulous location. Situated on the small port overlooking docked boats in the harbor of Jimenez, this restaurant features candlelight dinners cobblestone street classical music and an excellent ambience. You... More 

Thank Suzanne G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Service is impeccable, with very kind and helpful waiters. The food is yummy: we got linguine with crab meat and pumpkin ravioloni. Both really tasty, and in large portions. They came with rosemary pieces of bread. We also sat at one of the tables on the sea front in the morning for two fruit juices, which were delicious. The place... More 

Thank ddd647
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 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

1 Thank Amy R

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, 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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