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IL Giardinetto

La Granada Del Penedes, 28 | Entre la calles Balmes y Tuset, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 18 75 36
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
21 Apr 2017
“Italian food in a quiet and pleasant environment”
24 Dec 2016
“Good food, good service, not exactly tourist friendly.”
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Italian, Mediterranean, European
$$ - $$$
La Granada Del Penedes, 28 | Entre la calles Balmes y Tuset, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

We had diner with friends in a pleasant ambience with soft music. The service is impeccable. The food is savoury and has an interesting Italian menu. We shared the entrances: the warm Brie, the Burrata with almonds and a tomato salad in three variations of...More

Thank mercedes n
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We read good reviews and we were not disappointed, the food was very good, reasonably priced, and we sat in the lovely upstairs section. The service was efficient but since our server did not speak English and our Spanish was minimal there was no interaction....More

Thank rick422
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

If there is a restaurant to go when you want to go anytime, this is it. They serve wonderful omelettes of any possible kind and probably one of the best hamburgers in town. But the menu is weirder and interesting. Don't miss is! It's been...More

Thank e103db
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The experience is unique: a garden in the inside, a narrow street at the outside. The decoration is all in green and the pillars are like trees. The atmosphere is always sophisticated even if the restaurant is not supposed to be. And the food is...More

Thank e103db
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Had a simple lunch in this famous Italian restaurant in Barcelona. It came to a disappointment when one of the dishes of pastas was poorly cooked, sent to the kitchen for some improvements and still remained poor. After making our complaint in a constructive way...More

Thank Freddy W
Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

So disappointing. I am Italian and I organized this dinner with my friends. The presentation of the plates wasn't decent at all. The size of the meals wasn't loyal to the quality of the restaurant. The tiramisu wasn't a traditional one... And we were finally...More

4  Thank Martina L
Reviewed 28 December 2013

I went here with friends. Great food, great atmosphere, a little loud perhaps later at night, so perhaps not the ideal place to bring someone on a first date, but otherwise fantastic. Try the Tuna Roastbeef, the person that ordered it, did not realize it...More

1  Thank RHvD
Reviewed 21 August 2013

I love Il Giardinetto for its interior and history, and of course for the delicious food! As a local, it is one of the places that I go regularly for romantic nights out. I also love what they do with the little window in the...More

1  Thank Petzdelux
Reviewed 2 October 2012

excellent service the restaurant was designed by a well known architect in the 1970s and the owner recently restored it to its fabulous 1970s splendor it looks like a garden inside with painted murals there is an older gentleman playing the piano -sweet

1  Thank Miriam B
Reviewed 12 August 2012

Took the family for dinner and was disappointed with the food. To be fair the service was okay. The much vaunted dining under the forrest is dated and looks like a play school. The pasta was over cooked and steak tartare was a basically a...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
8:30 PM - 1:00 AM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
8:30 PM - 1:00 AM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
8:30 PM - 1:00 AM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
8:30 PM - 1:00 AM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
8:30 PM - 1:00 AM
8:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Granada Del Penedes, 28 | Entre la calles Balmes y Tuset, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona
  • Phone Number: +34 932 18 75 36
  • E-mail
It may be like dining in a garden, or more like a design-concept fantasy forest, and it's very smart indeed. The award-winning decor features tree-like columns, teal banquettes, forest-floor coloured carpets, and nature-coloured details. The service is of the professional, courteous type, and the Eixample crowds who favour this perennially popular spot love it. The classic and new Italian menu features dishes like baked brie with marmalade of tomato and apple, Giardinetto Risotto of mushrooms and parmesan, fettuccine with truffles in season, chicken scallops with mint, and plums with armagnac. Piano music tinkles in the background.
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