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Il Giardino Sul Mare

2 Hollywood Blvd, Forked River, NJ 08731
+1 609-971-7699
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (17 reviews)
“banana flambe” (2 reviews)
“gnocchi” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2 Hollywood Blvd, Forked River, NJ 08731
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Celebrated a friends birthday. The ambiance was nice. They took their time with taking orders and bringing out the food which was fine since there were 9 of us and we were chatting. Food was good but everything was way too garlicky. It totally overpowered...More

Thank ohappycampers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks Jerry, Dago, and Pedro for all making our 10 year wedding anniversary so special for my wife and 3 daughters. From the delicious food, the iced bottled champagne, the strawberry flambe, from the wonderful live music from April and her piano player, and great,...More

Thank Odyssey574551
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Went there last week for yet another wonderful meal. Carpaccio and pork chop are not to be missed. But for the second time in my last 4 visits I could not have their fabulous banana flambe (yes, in ocean co). Last time the server who...More

Thank Fred K
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Have been there several times in past ten years. Have also been there for parties. Always good food and service. Takes reservations which is a great plus in season. Mostly Italian cuisine. But good selection of seafood also.

Thank funt0g0
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We had a large group and for most of us it was our first time. Jerry was very attentive and the food was excellent. Meals were on the large side and all of us took something home. If there was any negative, it was that...More

Thank Jon T
Reviewed 8 September 2018

First let me say the only reason I did not give 5 stars is because we were in the same room as the piano player and it was so loud we could not hear each other unless we yelled. Now as far as the food...More

Thank mystify
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here on Saturday evening, August 25th and were able to get a reservation for 4 on the same day, which was a challenge in the Ocean County tourist area on a beautiful weather weekend. The drinks, apps and entrees were well prepared...More

Thank TravelBuginBlue
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Il Giardino Sul Mare is a hidden gem off of route 9. Passing by you would never expect that the restaurant sat on a picturesque lagoon leading out to the Barnegat Bay. We ordered the seafood appetizer, large chunks of shrimp, calamari & scunguli in...More

Thank onnembocs
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

I havent been here for dinner since 1999... Food was excellent. Calamari delicious very light. I had the zuppa di pesse another delicious meal. My son always gets chicken parm. Great size portion. He was very impressed with the place. He said he will return...More

Thank bennie1970
Reviewed 18 June 2018

If you want to impress, Go to this wonderful restaurant and eat everything to your palate's Delight. The service Impeccable, the food Outstanding. It's a low key casual atmosphere kind of place. And if your lucky you'll experience some entertainment too!

Thank LJSerpentelli
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Cosmopolitan543828
10 November 2018|
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Response from onnembocs | Reviewed this property |
I wrote directly to the restaurant to ask then and their answer was "yes,we do" So they do serve gluten free pastas. Nov. 11,2018
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jerzeeballer
21 August 2016|
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Response from Dante1122 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a small bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Hollywood Blvd, Forked River, NJ 08731
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Forked River
  • Phone Number: +1 609-971-7699
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