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Il Giardinello

1232 Route 166, Toms River, NJ 08753-2743
+1 732-286-9111
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1232 Route 166, Toms River, NJ 08753-2743
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Italian style meals at slightl6 higher prices. Food is consistently excellent and the service is always great too. This is one of those places you take your friend# and family so you not need to worry about being disappointed 'or embarrassed. BYOB.

Thank Twobucks76
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place the food is always fresh and amazing and the service is top of the line they treat you like family. We celebrate my dads 80th there and they were great! They are even really good about my 3 very little boys.

Thank Kristin D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love this restaurant for date night. The food is always fresh and the portions are generous. The staff is always attentive and friendly. If you're looking for a nice place for date night, this is the place

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Came for lunch so there were not too many diners. They start you with very enjoyable crusty Italian sesame bread. Next is the salad, a nice mix of dark greens. slices of red onion and half plum tomatoes, topped with an excellent garlic lemon dressing....More

Thank MrOcho
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

A wonderful experience. Food and service terrific. Had to take some home (large portions) so we could have dessert.

Thank pressto2017
Reviewed 23 October 2017

It is hard to find good Italian food when you are traveling and we were lucky to have been told to try this restaurant. The food was excellent and the staff was very good. The food most importantly is of very high quality. Six or...More

Thank Harry S
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

I’ve eaten here a dozen times through the years and continue to be impressed by the mouth watering cuisine and attentive service. But be prepared to wait for a table.

Thank drdecay1
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Having visited on a number of times, this restaurant has become my go to Italian restaurant. The food is excellent and the portions are large. The service and atmosphere are both excellent. They do not take reservations for small tables, but you can call ahead...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Service is always excellent. If you can't go early there is usually a wait. Have been going for many years and have even had Christmas Eve catered by them!

Thank rbbrowner
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Surprise birthday party/brunch on a Sunday. The food was to die for! Eggplant rollatini was perfection. Also had beef tenderloin, chicken franchese,rotini with vodka sauce, salmon, fresh mozzarella with tomato, antipasta, calamari, salad ect. Everything was to die for delicious. The servers were truly professional...More

2  Thank kamenz
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11 June 2017|
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Response from dinerdon | Reviewed this property |
Elegant is a relative thing. It is well decorated but there are more elegant places but you will pay a premium. I like the décor. It has tablecloths and is much nicer than a "pizza Parlor" atmosphere. The staff are... More
3 November 2016|
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Response from geobartley | Reviewed this property |
No but if you go online they have discount coupons.
Antonio D
21 October 2016|
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Response from Mike K | Reviewed this property |
I think it is ok for children. I would advise calling first though as I had heard it may have been sold since my last visit
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1232 Route 166, Toms River, NJ 08753-2743
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Toms River
  • Phone Number: +1 732-286-9111
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