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“Veal Compromised by Too Much Cheese and Average Sauce”
Review of Il Giardinello

Il Giardinello
Ranked #6 of 313 Restaurants in Toms River
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$1,000
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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. The main course was the veal parm. It was very tender but not as large as the last time. It had way too much mozzarella and sauce, which was just OK at best. The side of penne was not good. If you want a different pasta there is an up charge.

We used a buy one, get one free coupon (Value up to $13) which made it a great value. Total with tax and tip was $30 for two.

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Thank MrOcho
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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
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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 for reservations so if you are less then six in your party get there half an hour before opening.

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Thank Harry S
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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
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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 and put your name on the wait list. Don’t forget to visit their website for coupons that can be used Sun- Fri.

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