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Il Giardinello

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1232 Route 166, Toms River, NJ 08753-2743
+1 732-286-9111
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Toms River New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was excellent and so was the food. We had to wait 15 minutes for the table so calling and reserving is important.

Thank timefrme212
New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place located just off the GSP in s strip mall. It is BYOB and has an upscale interior complete with linen table cloths. We were started with a half loaf of semolina bread which had a nice crust and a lot of sesame seeds. The salad was crisp, cold romaine with a strong garlic / lemon vinegar dressing, red... More 

1 Thank MrOcho
Cape Coral, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

GReat restaurant. All of our special occasions are celebrated at this restaurant. The best Italian food we have ever tasted. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of food. We have has many birthday parties, anniversary partys and great Sunday dinners here. WE have had private parties at the restaurant that served the most amazing catering food you can imagine.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

II Giardinello isn't fancy, but the food is what you come for. It's BYOB. The veal dishes are all great. Oysters stuffed with crabmeat are a winner. Salads are fresh. Good side portions, along with great tasting food. What more could you ask for?

Thank hwllmary
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service here is amazing. Pricing is as expected. Check your local value pack for coupons. The Penne Voodka is amazing as well as the Seafood Diablo.

Thank Tasheia G
Toms River, New Jersey
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306 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for my Birthday dinner this year. No reservations unless it's 6 people so get there early because it fills up fast. Hate the high season here bummer for us locals. Service is always great here and it's BYOB. Food is fresh and delicious nice portions. Great cappuccino too!

Thank shabooties
Toms River, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Consistency Excellent food and service. Always willing to accommodate. BYOB is a great plus. Excellent dining choice.

Thank jnblipp
Toms River, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

The food is great the atmosphere is very great waiters very pleasant. Food comes out hot!!! No complaints nice place to take your family or date!!!

Thank lorrie312
Brick, New Jersey
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

I was pleasantly surprised how warm and inviting this restaurant is. The staff was extremely friendly. My husband had gnocchi and loved it. I had chicken cacciatore that was good, but I should have ordered some pasta on the side - thought it came with it.

Thank Lucia G
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

White glove service, extra large portions and excellent food. The head waiter is extremely professional and knowledgeable about the food and food preparation. A must visit when in Tom's River!

1 Thank gstout27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?