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Il Giardino

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$$ - $$$
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Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6627
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Lima Region, Peru
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75 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The atmosphere was relaxing, staff were pleasant, the food fresh and prices as expected at this restaurant. Overall I wasn't too impressed with any of the food options on the island, however I will say that I dined here 3 times during my 4 day stay.

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Interlaken, Switzerland
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122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate there several times for lunch and for dinner. The dishes were ok all the way. But we missed passion - not only regardinf the dishes but also the staff. We felt rather treated than served - rather unusual on these islands.

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Croix
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I just tried their salads, when I was fed up of the meriendas food and wanted something more "european" and they were good I thought. Also found it was a good spot for the happy hour where you can watch the nice sunset colourd on the small fishing harbour. Free wifi too.

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Sorsele, Sweden
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I know - not even the Galápagos Islands are the pristine paradise it's meant to be - there are quite a few introduced and invasive species. But I would prefer not to have that proven to me by a Brown Rat (Rattus norwegicus) joining me and my friends for a drink!!! And just for good measure, the waiter made a... More 

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Chester, New Jersey
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very good and conveniently. Service / staff was very friendly and the food was great. Our hotel helped to arrange this meal and there were plenty of choices for us and our kids.

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Thank bergadious
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good local menu choices and exciting vibe; service very good and accommodating for a large group. Be sure to try some of their island cocktails.

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Il Giardino was recommended to us by a tour guide. We were seated immediately at a table wit ha gorgeous view. The restaurant was busy so we were given a free appetizer. Service was fast, friendly and the food was amazing. Good wine, great food wonderful atmosphere. A must visit while on the Island.

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NY
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61 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overlooking the bay (go to the upper level) with some awesome food and friendly service. Fish and seafood is crazy fresh, I have never had a Tuna filet like that!

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, ate here take out one day and sat in the upstairs restaurant the second day - food was delicious, reasonable, and portion sizes are large. Would have eaten there a third night...

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Horley, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on our honeymoon after another restaurant we had planned on going to seemed to have been shut down. We were seated immediately and it was nice to have the choice between smoking and non-smoking. We sat upstairs on a nice little table overlooking the street. We both had some pasta which was really nice, I ate every... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Ecuadorean, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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
Description
Es un Lugar excelente para compartir comer en familia, disfrutar de mariscos, coctails, postres y variedad de helados Italianos.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?