Il Giardino – Italian Restaurant

The Only italian restaurant in the Osa Peninsula since 1999
Il Giardino -Italian Restaurant in Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, Tel 506 2 735 51 29 Fax 506 2 735 56 48 -------------------------------------Best Seafood, Homemade Pastas, Pizza in Town -------------------------------------www.ilgiardinoitalianrestaurant.com

Il Giardino, the Only Carbon Neutral Restaurant in Puerto Jimenez

June 20th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_355" align="alignleft" width="400"] Young Gmelina Trees in a Plantation for Carbon Catching, and create a Neutral CO2 Balance for the Il Giardino Italian Restaurant in Puerto Jimenez[/caption]   Once again Il Giardino, the First and Only Italian restaurant in Puerto Jimenez, is rising the level for this kind of Business in the Osa Peninsula but not only Read More...

Fine Meat Cuts Grilled Italian-Argentinian Style at Il Giardino

March 27th, 2014

The Finest and selected Cuts of the best Cattle of the Osa Peninsula, are now available at Il Giardino Restaurant and Grill in Puerto Jimenez, prepared, marinated and Grilled with the Traditional Italian Style that made famous in the World the FIORENTINA  Cut!! [caption id="attachment_341" align="alignleft" width="642"] The Best Cuts of the Finest Meat of the Osa Peninsula, free range Cattle, are now available at Il Giardino Restaurant and Grill, prepared and cooked following the Italian Style[/caption]                         After several Years of research for the best cuts of Local Free Range Cattle, we can offer a selection of the Finest Meats, cut and prepared following the Antique Tradition of the Italian Cuisine, the same that made Famous in the Whole World the Fiorentina Cut, a piece of the back of the Cow, that has the two pieces of meat commonly known as Tenderloin and Short Loin Read More...

Hydroponic at Il Giardino for Basil, Greenn Beans, Celery Production

November 5th, 2013

  [caption id="attachment_328" align="alignleft" width="553"] Hydroponic Clean, perfect Basil for Il Giardino Exclusive Pesto Recipe[/caption] Even if we, in the Osa Peninsula, have conditions so favourable for traditional and Organic production of vegetables and fruits, it is a good idea to integrate these system with an Hydroponic or, even better, an Acquaponic  system, for to produce that specific vegetable that could have problems with the natural conditions and need a special environment in term of PH and Nutrients that only Hydroponic can obtain Read More...

Now we have Rooms for Rent at Il Giardino ….en la Playa !!

December 18th, 2012

Beachfront Rooms and Restaurant [caption id="attachment_315" align="aligncenter" width="819" caption="One of the Rooms at Il Giardino Restaurant on the Beach , they face the mangrove Forest where Birds and Monkey live"][/caption] We have recently remodelled four wide rooms , all with private bath, hot water and air conditioned Read More...

Il Giardino Italian Restaurant moved to the Beach!!!

February 21st, 2012

Yes, we moved to this new and exciting location!! We are offering our legendary dishes and we improved the Seafood selection. and now the Lasagne, tagliatelle, Pappardelle  and Maltagliati are made on the fly and cooked at the moment, including the lasagne, in their new single portion presentation Read More...

Bread, impossible to eat without it !!

October 20th, 2010

As every good Italian, I can't eat a good plate of any kind of food without the accompaniment of Bread. It is simply written in our DNA, from the old times wen the legion of Rome were marching toward the summer battle fields of northern Europe, the men were eating, most of the time, pure wheat from a bag, for don' have to stop for to cook it and slow down the march, because timing was very important for them, they had to reach the battle field for the late spring, kill'em all before the end of summer and return to the warmer soil of Italy before the arrival of winter and its cold and snow Read More...

Not Only Culinary Art at Il giardino

September 17th, 2010

Borucas Masks, are, probably, the most distinctive cultural element that help to spread the name and fame of this Indian Tribe indigenous of the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The Boruca Indian Reservation is located just out of the boundaries of the Osa Peninsula, on the high Hills few kilometres North-West from Palmar Norte Read More...

Restaurant, Trattoria and Pizzeria…Where the difference is?

September 3rd, 2010

In Italy, we have, historically, three main categories that define the kind of food you can find in a certain " eating place" and, normally, the level of quality and care put in the food and its preparation. In the old time , when everything was transported by Horse powered vehicles, the men that were " driving" that carriages, were called Trattori : the person that haul stuff Read More...

Bananas Grow Everywhere in the Osa Peninsula, but became a great dessert only at Il Giardino Italian Restaurant in Puerto Jimenez

August 25th, 2010

One of the most common, and economic fruits, even if the bananas are vegetables nobody can avoid to call them " fruits", available in the whole Osa Peninsula, as everywhere in Costa Rica, are, obviously, Bananas. This doesn't means that you can find this great fruit in every soda, or restaurant, and you can't expect that this abundant fruit had been used in all the way that it deserve Read More...

Crab Ravioli with Crab sauce and Tomatoes

August 13th, 2010

We, at Il Giardino, are offering several of the most well known  Italian Recipes of Pasta, Fish and Meat, but when you don't see us, we are working in the back studying, preparing and prove samples of new sauces, stuff for our ravioli or some new, intriguing Pizza. We would have more time for this creative part of the work, but in a small Family Business, as our one  is, the routine activities, often, reduce the time available for experimenting Read More...