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La Cucina di Ivo

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$$ - $$$
As featured in 3 Days in San Juan
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Calle Cristo, 202 | Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-729-7070
16:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 13:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great pasta, homemade to order! The staff was very helpful and offered to make sauce of our choice... pasta was cooked to perfection. Price is a little higher than a normal Italian dinner, but for a tourist area and the quality of the pastas, we really enjoyed it and would go back!

Thank annaharwood
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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357 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They moved to Fortaleza street but still the same excellent food and service. It is a bigger place Ivo's daughters are there to meet you and offer a great service.

Thank Maritza G
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Listen to the today's specials from the waitress and order them. We ordered some specials and also some pasta from the menu. The specials were AMAZING, so good, well cooked and fresh!! The pasta from the menu was ok. I'm a picky Italian eater! The waitress was amazing and old school.

Thank Donna M
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Good as described. Lovely hostess who helped us chose a tasty Gavi wine. Beef Carpaccio was excellent, as was the drunken risotto.

Thank Cricketkris
Wilmington, North Carolina
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432 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My wife and I along with her brother Michael and sister-in-law Barbara recently visited Puerto Rico and stayed in Old San Juan the latter part of the week. It was our third visit to O.S.J. and their first. We decided on Italian food and found La Cucina Di Ivo while walking the old cobblestone streets after doing some shopping and... More 

Thank pparrothead
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I fancied pasta and a glass of red so I sought out Italian restaurants in San Juan and chose Ivo due to the positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Firstly, as has been previously reported, this restaurant is on Calle Fortaleza, not Cristo and the photos are out of date. My starter was excellent, pumpkin soup of the day (for Halloween of... More 

Thank Phil_o_Knutsford
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The wine and the food were delicious, the service was great. They served so much that I had to take some home. Loved it!!

Thank AidyGutierrez
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We didn't get to visit IVO, although it was highly recommended by a waiter in another restaurant! They are no longer on Cristo Street, and we were told it is now about 5 blocks away. I cannot wait to try it!

Thank StThomasTraveler
Puerto Rico
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108 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

First, restaurant is no longer located at 200 Calle Cristo, since 7/13 it was moved to #356 Calle Fortaleza. After finally finding its new location, we had a very pleasant time. Great service, fresh pasta and warm service. We ordered a custom made pasta and they were very nice to satisfy our wishes. Tiramisu is made with white chocolate, which... More 

Thank travelauditor
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Quaint restaurant but overall disappointing. Never trust an Italian restaurant with bad olive oil! We had carpaccio which was not fresh (acidic / grey / slimy). Bread was good but alas oil and balsamic was not. Entree was a veal scaloppine with over salted wine and mushroom sauce. Grilled veggies were nice. Pasta not homemade...

Thank misszee2015

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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$50
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Cristo, 202 | Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-729-7070
La Cucina di Ivo Restaurante Italiano 100% familiar. Italian Restaurant 100% family owned.

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