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

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...

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...

Great Music with Ruben Pagura for end of the year Holidays

December 28th, 2010

As every year for the last 11, the great Actor,  Author and Singer  Ruben Pagura, come to stay some days with us, enjoying the beginning of the summer and share some nice moment entertaining us, at Il Giardino, with his music and presence. [caption id="attachment_271" align="alignleft" width="614" caption="Ruben-Pagura,-the-great-Actor-and-Singer,-at-Il-Giardino-Italian-Restaurant-in-Puerto-Jimenez,-Osa-Peninsula Read More...

Gnocchi….finally!!

October 19th, 2010

After several years and several kilos of different potatoes thrown in the garbage, I could finally found the right potato, flour, cooking system and balance of ingredient for to make Gnocchi. Everybody that tried to make Gnocchi, had to face some disaster before to reach the perfect balance of ingredients, and way to prepare them for to avoid to produce useless sticky pieces of flour that once in the boiling water, almost disappear or too compact shells that once boiled can be easily used as tank destroyer bullets, much better than the depleted plutonium ones Read More...

Meat Ravioli is almost a religion..!!

July 17th, 2010

For the Xmas holidays and some other, few, occasions, my Mom, Ada, was showing us what an Italian mom can produce for to delight her family.... So, normally, a couple of days before the " Great Event ", the order of the house was strongly modified by the appearing of unusual kitchen tools and the air was fulfilled by the aroma of several herbs and vegetables, awakening , if  it could be possible  to increase it in young boys of 7-13 years, our appetite Read More...

Lasagne is more than just Pasta, Beschamelle and Ragu’….!!

July 15th, 2010

Il Giardino Italian Restaurant Puerto Jimenez Osa peninsula tel ++ 506 2 735 51 29 After the Spaghetti and the Pizza, the Lasagne, or better, as the purist raccomend to call them : " pasticcio di lasagne " , is, without any doubt, the most famous plate of the Italian Cuisine. More than ten years ago, when we served the first ever Lasagna prepared in a  Restaurant in the Osa Peninsula, we opened a complete new vision about  " eating " for several locals than never imagined how to use that weird strips of  " maccaroni " ( this is the common name for any kind of Pasta in Costa Rica ) Read More...

Welcome to Il Giardino Italian Restaurant

June 25th, 2010

Welcome to this Site, we will start placing news about our restaurant, recipes, photos, comments, events and other, soon. This is just the opening Post, with setting purposes...arrivederci a presto.