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

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...

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...

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...

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...

So Good Marlin Slabs deserve a New Recipe !!

August 6th, 2010

My friend Erick, from Puntarenas, brought me yesterday a beautiful piece of Marlin. It was a so good piece of fresh fish meat that I decide to try with it a recipe that I was working around in the last weeks. I notice that in our Menu, a little ambitious one, following my Wife Cecilia, there was a lack of some fish recipe with some really spicy taste, so I start doing some alchemy with several peppers, herbs, garlic and a variety of condensers for to create a white spicy sauce specific for fish recipes Read More...

Egg Plants Parmesana Style well worths 6 hours of work…!

July 3rd, 2010

Few Other recipes of the Italian Cusine need so much work...!! The Parmesan Egg Plant is a great plate that can be served hot, just a litle warm or, specially during the hot summers of the South of Italy, where it is originated, cold, at ambient temperature, for a nutrient and refreshing lunch. In the picture below you can see all the ingredients necessaries for the preparation of this plate Read More...