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Il Giardinello

1232 Route 166, Toms River, NJ 08753-2743
+1 732-286-9111
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1232 Route 166, Toms River, NJ 08753-2743
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Husband took me here for our 7th Wedding Anniversary because we canted to try something new and we live local and had never been here. We heard great things so we picked up a bottle of wine and took out chances. We didn't have...More

Thank Tiffanie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great home cooking taste. Had the eggplant it was not greasy at all. good service. Waitress was attentive and pleasant. reasonably priced

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten here before and it was good. Went again with just the wife and the meal was pretty poor. We started with the oysters amalfe which was very good. You get 5 oysters with crab stuffing and broiled. The Mrs. ordered a dish that...More

Thank molokinirum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the most elegant, but reasonably priced place in New Jersey!!!!!! They have the best food I have ever tasted and such helpful staff members!!!!

Thank 746kerryanns
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Food was awesome. Always is. They are known for there chilian sea bass. You won't be disappointed. Get there early its always packed. Staff is always friendly.

Thank captrichy
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We had a table of 10 celebrating a friends birthday. The placed was packed with people even waiting outside - even with reservations. The apps were pretty good: stuffed mushrooms, clams oreganato, green bean salad. The main courses were not so good. One has to...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I recently retired and friends wanted to celebrate both the holiday season and my retirement. They suggested the Il Giardinello restaurant. It was a great recommendation. The portions were so large I could hardly see the plate. Great food too. It's a small restaurant and...More

1  Thank Dick P
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Great Italian style meals at slightl6 higher prices. Food is consistently excellent and the service is always great too. This is one of those places you take your friend# and family so you not need to worry about being disappointed 'or embarrassed. BYOB.

Thank Twobucks76
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We love this place the food is always fresh and amazing and the service is top of the line they treat you like family. We celebrate my dads 80th there and they were great! They are even really good about my 3 very little boys.

Thank Kristin D
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love this restaurant for date night. The food is always fresh and the portions are generous. The staff is always attentive and friendly. If you're looking for a nice place for date night, this is the place

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