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Il Giardino di Epicuro

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via Massa piano, 85046, Maratea, Italy
+39 0973 870130
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

WOW! Homemade family prepared slow food to die for. An amazing tasting experience of Napoletana cuisine. The host was very outgoing, knowledgeable and helpful in selecting from a lengthy menu which also had homemade gluten free items, e.g. chickpea flour pasta. Can't comment on wine list as we opted for host's recommendation of a red wine- which was fabulous. We... More 

Thank sueprc
1 review
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This place was the one of the highlights of our time in Italy - definitely the best food! Homemade ricotta, the potato ravioli with pumpkin seed sauce! All of it, really. They're a slow food restaurant so everything is homegrown and home made with lots of love. Down to the cheese, wine and digestivos (try the wild fennel one). Also,... More 

Thank Perry S
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I waited to talk about my experience at Il Giardino di Epicuro until I could review it comparatively to all the places we went. We travelled all around Southern Italy. We ate in cities and in little cafes and there were so many but this place was truly special. Eating there was like going home to your family in Italy.... More 

Thank Sallie H
Boise, ID
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1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I've been returning to Il Giardino since my first meal there in 2010. The food is authentic Italian cuisine without the tourist fanfare. My goal has been to return to this restaurant for my birthday every year because I love it so much. Antonio speaks excellent English. You can order from the menu or trust him to do it for... More 

Thank bigguylawyer
Newton, Kansas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2016

My family and I visited this location at beginning of summer for my grandparent's golden anniversary. At this time we were also filming a TV show about traveling from southern to northern Europe. I CANNOT express how amazing the hospitality and food is. Antonio the legend, absolutely could not have executed the Italian culture better. He prepared a massive meal... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The food in this restaurant was possibly the best we had during our 10 day stay in Maratea and considerably cheaper than the other contenders. The menu was explained to us as a guide only by our fluent English speaking host. He then gave us each an option of two things for the three courses based on what was fresh.... More 

1 Thank Wayland C
Artarmon, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Extremely friendly host. All food and wine from local producers. Very fresh. Sampled 3 pasta dishes. Best steak I've had in a long time. Sample home made liquors. Delicious gelato.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Astounding food, excellent service. If you are in the area and do not eat here, you have cheated yourself

1 Thank bauldur-rises
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We saw that TripAdvisor ranks this restaurant as #1 in sleepy Maratea and so decided to give it a shot. Bad decision. It took 20 minutes after we were seated for someone to come over and take our order. Another hour (!!!) for the food to arrive, and the restaurant was half empty. Food was OK, but definitely not worth... More 

1 Thank Isaac S
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

enjoyed it very much! very cosy, nice atmosphere. one of the best Fiorentina steak we ever had. Everyone loved the food.

Thank rnaama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Massa piano, 85046, Maratea, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Potenza  >  Maratea
  • Phone Number: +39 0973 870130

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