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Il Giardino

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Charles Darwin y Charles Binford, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6627
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Philadelphia, PA
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411 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was recommended by a local and we enjoyed it. The menu is limited to Italian but if that is what you want then it is a good place to go.

Thank detraveler_7
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice restaurant with Italian emphasis. Seems like it's a big tree-house. Very good quality food. Highly recommended.

Thank dollmouse
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a good dinner at Giradinos and the waitress Claudia was really nice. I felt very welcomed at the restaurant due to her friendly and open manner. She speaks Spanish, English and German. The restaurant isn't the cheapest in town but the service was awesome!

Thank Stefan H
Parksville, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a recent trip to the Galápagos Islands. The food was great....we had a calamari, fish and shrimp starter, fresh fish and lobster mains and wonderful gelato for dessert. The house red wine was reasonably priced and of good quality. The service was attentive and the wait staff all spoke English well. All in all Il... More 

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is just across the road from the Puerto Ayora fish market, as seen on the David Attenburough film about the Galapagos Islands, so the seafood could not be any fresher. Plenty of different areas to sit with views over the harbour plus there is free WiFi if you need to catch up with emails etc before enjoying your... More 

Thank JAMS51
Quito, Ecuador
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good attention and delicious dishes, recommended to get a bit of italian taste in the Galapagos. Amazing deserts!!! and of course, good coffee.

Thank HZambonino
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just had a very delicious dinner in this tasty Italian restaurant. Super yummy:-)! El Giardino is nicely located and boasts a very nice kind of wooden terraces! Regarding the staff: we bumped into Claudia, who is a very friendly, attentive and charming person. Awesome! Furthermore she was really communicative and we were surprised at her impressive German skills! She... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Marbella, Andalucia, Spain
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best place to eat for me in santa cruz. Enjoyed my starter, main. Salad was tasty. Service very friendly and helpfull. Had a quick look in the kitchen and it looked clean and staff too.

Thank Jasper v
Victoria, Canada
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pleasant restautant on the main street, open air, friendly, comfortable, good food and good service

Thank greendoc
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here twice - lunch and then breakfast some days later. Quality good, food good, staff polite, friendly and efficient. Toilets? OK .... but could be a lot cleaner! You know me and toilets. However, the pancakes and maple syrup for breakfast were delicious so I'm not complaining. The upstairs dining area overlooks the harbour and the main street... More 

Thank Highleghlady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Ecuadorean, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?