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La Granada Del Penedes, 28, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 18 75 36
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13:30 - 16:30
20:30 - 01:00
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Catalonia, Spain
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had diner with friends in a pleasant ambience with soft music. The service is impeccable. The food is savoury and has an interesting Italian menu. We shared the entrances: the warm Brie, the Burrata with almonds and a tomato salad in three variations of tomato (!). Then, a stuffed pasta, the cannelloni and crab and prawn risotto. All was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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125 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We read good reviews and we were not disappointed, the food was very good, reasonably priced, and we sat in the lovely upstairs section. The service was efficient but since our server did not speak English and our Spanish was minimal there was no interaction. As a dining experience I would not go back, but based on the food alone... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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164 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

If there is a restaurant to go when you want to go anytime, this is it. They serve wonderful omelettes of any possible kind and probably one of the best hamburgers in town. But the menu is weirder and interesting. Don't miss is! It's been there forever and it is still fashionable as it's first day.

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Barcelona, Spain
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164 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The experience is unique: a garden in the inside, a narrow street at the outside. The decoration is all in green and the pillars are like trees. The atmosphere is always sophisticated even if the restaurant is not supposed to be. And the food is great: their pasta could be served in the best restaurant in Italy and the rest... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Had a simple lunch in this famous Italian restaurant in Barcelona. It came to a disappointment when one of the dishes of pastas was poorly cooked, sent to the kitchen for some improvements and still remained poor. After making our complaint in a constructive way we were not pleased with the attitude of the waitress. This is a famous restaurant... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

So disappointing. I am Italian and I organized this dinner with my friends. The presentation of the plates wasn't decent at all. The size of the meals wasn't loyal to the quality of the restaurant. The tiramisu wasn't a traditional one... And we were finally charged 1.60€ EACH for the bread (one slice per person). Something that NEVER happens in... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2013

I went here with friends. Great food, great atmosphere, a little loud perhaps later at night, so perhaps not the ideal place to bring someone on a first date, but otherwise fantastic. Try the Tuna Roastbeef, the person that ordered it, did not realize it was tuna, it looks like roastbeef, it tastes like roastbeef, but it is tuna! Lovely... More 

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2013

I love Il Giardinetto for its interior and history, and of course for the delicious food! As a local, it is one of the places that I go regularly for romantic nights out. I also love what they do with the little window in the facade, and the service is always good (something not easy to come by in Barcelona).

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Brooklyn, New York
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2012

excellent service the restaurant was designed by a well known architect in the 1970s and the owner recently restored it to its fabulous 1970s splendor it looks like a garden inside with painted murals there is an older gentleman playing the piano -sweet

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 August 2012

Took the family for dinner and was disappointed with the food. To be fair the service was okay. The much vaunted dining under the forrest is dated and looks like a play school. The pasta was over cooked and steak tartare was a basically a lump of raw meat. Through out our meal, no one else came in for food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
13:30 - 16:30
20:30 - 01:00
Monday
13:30 - 16:30
20:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
13:30 - 16:30
20:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
13:30 - 16:30
20:30 - 01:00
Thursday
13:30 - 16:30
20:30 - 01:00
Friday
13:30 - 16:30
20:30 - 01:00
Saturday
13:30 - 16:30
20:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Granada Del Penedes, 28, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona
  • Phone Number: +34 932 18 75 36
Description
It may be like dining in a garden, or more like a design-concept fantasy forest, and it's very smart indeed. The award-winning decor features tree-like columns, teal banquettes, forest-floor coloured carpets, and nature-coloured details. The service is of the professional, courteous type, and the Eixample crowds who favour this perennially popular spot love it. The classic and new Italian menu features dishes like baked brie with marmalade of tomato and apple, Giardinetto Risotto of mushrooms and parmesan, fettuccine with truffles in season, chicken scallops with mint, and plums with armagnac. Piano music tinkles in the background.

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