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Il Giardino

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7 Blenheim Grove | Peckham, London SE15 4QS, England
+44 20 7358 9962
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Tue 12:00 - 23:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
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Essex UK
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Went there 5 mins after they had opened and the ground floor was already full of diners - this tells me it's popular! We sat upstairs and were the only people up there and that felt odd - however ten minutes later upstairs was full too! It's typical Italian fare pasta/pizza etc and the place is typical old school Italian... More 

Thank Romfordman
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Myself, my wife and a friend had booked a table for 3 at 6:30pm - place almost empty then but heaving later. The serving staff all seemed new and there for fun and a giggle rather than some good service. When we have been before there have been excellent experienced staff and attentive service. In order: A new waitress was... More 

Thank Dilip V
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived in Peckham and saw Il Guardinio, it looks traditional and well kept, sat downstairs, such a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and the meal was excellent, we will definitely be back!

Thank peelies
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Edwardo, the chef and owner, washed dishes here for years, learned the business and then took over from the Sardinian founder. He hasn't changed a thing, which remains its charm. The menu is as stable as a planetary orbit, the decor is exactly as it was when he bought the place. The waiting staff are lovely, the menu straightforward and... More 

Thank Daniel K
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We ate on the terrace where just three tables offer an urbanite view of railway arches and a bustling street. Friendly and efficient staff deliver fresh and tasty food with a smile. We each had pasta of various kinds - all delicious and cooked exactly as real pasta should be. It's wonderfully quirky that i would confidently recommend. Cant wait... More 

Thank LauraBrowningTrip
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Came here because me and my girlfriend fancied something to eat before watching a film.... We did not get a chance to eat. The thing that first put me off was the workers were not Italian.... Took a seat upstairs in a empty restaurant, the menu did not have traditional Italian dishes you would expect. Sitting outside the sun was... More 

Thank lacosa_mia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

So Peckham is getting a bit pretentious and here's somewhere that bucks the trend. Staff are very friendly and the quality Italian food is well priced and delicious! There is an outdoor upstairs area 'giardino' and two indoor dining floors. Great atmosphere enjoyed very much!

Thank James W
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Despite a very friendly welcome, attentive service, shabby/cosy ambience and reasonable prices the food was no more authentic or special than an average cook could manage in their own kitchen. The deep fried zucchini (limp) and my pizza (with pale, undercooked base) were especially disappointing - and even the tiramisu (which surely any Italian worth its salt should make a... More 

Thank RobertAlgernon
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Dreadful service. Great food (when it finally arrived). Our waitress spoke such broken English for her and us to actually communicate was a chore. And we really tried. Consequently the dining experience was a trial. We ended up with one tiny dish of veg to share (about one potato and a spoonful of spinach) between two main dishes because of... More 

Thank General_Piffle
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

This is a small restaurant, and you can feel a bit packed in. It has seen better days as far as décor is concerned but it has loads of atmosphere, the staff were friendly and the food is very tasty. We had a great night, and will be going again.

Thank djjm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$39
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Blenheim Grove | Peckham, London SE15 4QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7358 9962
We are open 7 days a week. From 6 pm till 11 pm during winter period.
We are located just 1 minute away from the Peckham Rye Station.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?