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...

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...

No Shortcuts to Glory….

July 23rd, 2010

We, at Il Giardino, believe that if you want to prepare one great Italian Recipe, or any other Cuisine in the World, you have to start from the beginning......ingredients! So, I go , every morning, to  see what the few good  shops in town have, and I buy what we need only when I find the right one, if the tomatoes are not as i like them in one shop, I go to the next, and if they are not good there too, sorry, we will not serve a Fresh Tomatoes Spaghetti prepared with not really mature tomatoes, at least for that day Read More...

Not only of Bread are nourished Men

July 20th, 2010

Yesterday, Sunday afternoon I had to prepare the stuff for Squash Ravioli, and I took the moment for to shoot Pictures of all the steps of the preparation, for to add them, later,  to the Giulio's Recipes Photography Book that is in process. when I start putting on the work desk the elements necessaries for the preparation, for the " group picture " that always I shoot at the beginning of each Recipe, I saw that the big Butter Squash, I found at the market, was an interesting subject for the Photographer eye, and not only for the Cook one, so I took a short serie of Photos of it, in different position and with different light 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...

Sushi Rolls in Puerto Jimenez at Il Giardino

July 11th, 2010

Costa Rica Italian Restaurant Il Giardino Puerto Jimenez Tel ++ 506 2 735 51 29 We believe that the Italian Cuisine is, very similar, for rigorous research of the best ingredients and, almost maniacal, devotion of its chefs for the original recipes, to only another Cuisine in the World : the Japanese one Read More...

There is no Italian Restaurant without a Pizza….

June 27th, 2010

...and we will not set this precedent....!!! In our menu, Pizza is not the only  nor the most important dish, but we love to offer to our Customer a selection of traditional Pizza and some new composition we create as the Antica Genova ( Old Genoa ) or the Loreto...but these ones will be  object of other posts in the next days Read More...