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556 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-3132
+1 386-424-6660
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16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is a local favorite for a reason. It's been in business forever, and has a crazy indoor-outdoor dining experience. Our server really knew their stuff, and the food was well done. I got the spaghetti and (giant) meatball. It was well prepared, but a little on the bland side. I should have been more daring. Go.

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Thank Dgeigs
syracuse, ny
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for happy hour drinks and were very impressed. The ambiance is awesome and service was good considering the blu bar was full when we got there at 5 pm. We had several rounds and really enjoyed it.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was in NSB visiting my Dad earlier this month. We had been to The Garlic a few years ago and loved it then, making it a priority for this trip. My Dad had been there years ago and wasn't too excited about it but went with us this time and he loved it too! It's now on his regular rotation!... More 

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St. Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Thanks, Tony, for a good experience. We arrived at 4:30 and asked to be seated in the garden. We were led to the bar over looking the garden and again requested the garden and led back to hostess stand. It was not yet crowed so we wondered what the issue was. Finally we were given a table and were handed... More 

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New Egypt, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently visited New Smyrna Beach and were advised to check out this restaurant for the decor and ambiance. It was extremely crowded with a wait so we hit one of the bars and found interesting group seating, first-come, first-serve. We found the place to be extremely interesting and entertaining. Our waiter was exceptional. Food was also good, but we... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always nice dining, an interesting menu, great wine list and good service. Get there early as this is very popular.

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Alma, Michigan
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have avoided this place for the last several years because it is ALWAYS busy. Parking sucks, and you may have to wait for a table since there are no reservations unless you have 10+ in your party. It is worth the wait. The service is great, they have a nice wine list, and, the Chicken Marsala is to die... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

3.5 rating. Food was good. Service was not good. Most dishes heavy on garlic. Group of six has a variety of dishes. Salads were good. Chicken Marsala rated good. Shrimp Scampi was good. Chicken Parmesan was good. Catch of the day was good. Pasta Promodoro was good.

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Freeport, New York
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner here was very good. We shared the famous mussel dish which is made with Pernod...nice flavor. We also had the seafood pasta and the Osso Bucco. A lovely outside atmosphere with white lights and very good service rounded out an enjoyable evening.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is ok, the restaurant atmosphere is ok, the parking is horrible, valet parking recommended. Better food at other Italian restaurants in NSB.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 556 E 3rd Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-3132
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  New Smyrna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 386-424-6660
Description
We invite you to enjoy an authentic taste of the Tuscan countryside. Walk down a vine covered arbor, surrounded by a walled Olde World fireplace and enter a garden lush with lit trees and flowering greenery. The garlic offers one of the most beautiful settings for a delightful and memorable dining experience. We offer great food, live music, fine wine, Italian beer, and perfect martinis. Come experience the garlic for yourself.

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