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“Sebastian was the best server we've ever had in our lives! ”
Review of Il Giardino

Il Giardino
Price range: USD 7 - USD 30
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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!!
Reviewed 26 January 2017 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 can't go wrong choosing this restaurant especially if you have Sebastian as your waiter!

Thank Suzanne G
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Reviewed 20 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 also rents paddle boards and kayaks for good prices.

Thank ddd647
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Reviewed 13 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
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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

2  Thank Amy R
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

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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