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Trattoria Il Giardinetto

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Via del Prione 284, 19121, La Spezia, Italy
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant looks very chic, but it is actually cheap and the food is very good. The staff is nice. They serve the best of the local food, and wines. We waited a little bit long for the food, but it was not really a problem, we took that time to drink the bottle of delicious wine.

Thank jiache
Groveland, California
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328 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened on this restaurant as a first choice was totally booked we got a table downstairs next to a huge party of locals are the recommendation in the waitress I ordered the Seafood antipasto and the Seafood spaghetti and it was fantastic the service was perfect even though they were really really busy and there were really really nice... More 

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Naples, Florida
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277 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We were the first to arrive, it was about 6:55pm. The ambiance of the restaurant was appealing and the service was prompt and the food was delicious. We had caprise salad, pasta bolonese, and pasta carbornara with a bottle of local wine recommended. We enjoyed it so much that we considered going back the second night, but chose to try... More 

sydney australia
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We waited 1 hour to get our mixed salad which consisted of lettuce and tomato. The veal masala was 3 pieces of veal and some other something on top. That's it. Some regular people came in after us and was served before us so tourist wait. Would not recomend

Thank sandra60
Southern California
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369 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

On the tourist street but a lot of locals. Service was a bit off as two waitresses for a full house but it went fine. Food (and decor) was the real plus. We split the single seafood antipasto and then had seafood pasta and a calamari appetizer(all very good) . They were both pretty standard but good. The wine list... More 

Thank braidmacd
Galicia, Spain
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Appealing spaghetti carbonara ( picture is self explanatory), scrambled eggs with pasta would be a more appropriate name for this dish and ( way) overcooked and tasteless tagliatelle and mushrooms.Trying to find a piece of bread that could be eaten with no risk of teeth breaking we found this ... (Second picture) I get it,maybe the waitress got hungry on... More 

Thank AntMoretti
Limburg Province, The Netherlands
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144 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This is a reasonable restaurant in La Spezia. Good food in a nice ambiance. Friendly service. Fair prices. Located in the shopping area downtown. Nice cave/cellar to sit and enjoy food.

Thank MJbLimbricht
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141 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us and it did not let us down. The food and service was so good we ate here the four nights we were in La Spezia. We loved the fresh seafood beautifully and simply prepared, and after over a month in Europe we were hanging out for fresh vegetables other than potato. No problem here.... More 

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Dubbo, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Enjoyed an early dinner of grilled sea bass and vegetables. Good choice for gluten free, as much seafood in Cinque Terre is fried with some batter. Enjoyed the food and service.

Thank RJL136
Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this trattoria by a local who was the owner of a cafe/ bar nearby.So pleased we went in to a really nice authentic Trattoria with a few visitors and mostly locals.The service and quality of meals delivered were excellant.very moderate price for food and drinks.Would love to return when next in La Spezia

Thank flagsandco

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Prione 284, 19121, La Spezia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Province of La Spezia  >  La Spezia

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?