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Il Giardinello

1232 Route 166, Toms River, NJ 08753-2743
+1 732-286-9111
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (34 reviews)
“braciole” (6 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1232 Route 166, Toms River, NJ 08753-2743
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and 2 children 7/9 stopped here on our way back to our hotel from Six Flags. We unknowingly showed up wearing inappropriate tee shirt shorts and flip flops but were welcomed warmly by the owner and seated promptly. Our waiter was very attentive...More

1  Thank Nicholas W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I have been patrons for years. The food is delicious! We have never had a bad meal. We even cater Christmas dinner from Il Giardinello. My favorite is the Calamari Fra Diablo, Veal with Mushrooms and Asparagus (I forget the menu name)...More

1  Thank Mary G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for a late dinner on a Thursday evening and we were welcomed. We both had the veal Rossini, which was delicious and was a huge portion. Dinner was preceded by warm bread and a house vinaigrette salad which was tasty. This restaurant has...More

1  Thank Pat L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food! Salad with house dressing is delicious . Ceal parm was great . Cheese cake was wonderful. Try this restaurant you will not be disappointed

2  Thank GMP1943
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We were on our way to visit friends in Toms River who were not home when we got there so we decided to find dinner. There was a short wait for a table, but about what they said when we got there. It is a...More

1  Thank mlja77
Reviewed 2 July 2018

I have dined here many times over a 20 year period and never had anything less than great experience. Service is top notch and price is fair but always use their discount coupon available on their website (not valid on Saturdays).It is located in a...More

1  Thank retiredsojouner
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We had gone here for dinner as we were informed by friends of ours they have excellent food however they did not inform us how overpriced and very expensive they really are. We had to wait quite a while to be seated and the atmosphere...More

Thank RayTomsRiver
Reviewed 19 June 2018

just like grand ma's Very nice pricing and service is on top of there game cost factor moderate BYOB for those who like there wines etc.

Thank Lou D
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Had dinner last night with my wife and other-in-law here. The service we received from our waiters, Rene and Ray was impeccable!!! They were both helpful, pleasant and quite an asset to this restaurant. I had the Chicken Arrabiata over rigatoni. It came in a...More

Thank vincentpacitti
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

They are my go to for Italian food. It’s a small place, so it does get busy. Everything is fresh and delicious. We have been coming here for years and have never been dissapointed!

Thank Vlapinta1
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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
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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