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Il Giardino Sul Mare

2 Hollywood Blvd, Forked River, NJ 08731
+1 609-971-7699
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (17 reviews)
“gnocchi” (2 reviews)
“shrimp” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00 Hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2 Hollywood Blvd, Forked River, NJ 08731
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 15 June 2018

We went for the early bird and asked for the table by the window, They gave it to us. We had the Lemonchello Martini's and they were great. The food was delicious and included dessert. We will go there again,

Thank pntr6875
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Do not miss: 1-Carpaccio fabulous with lots of Arugula; 2-Pork Chop is enormous and extremely tender; 3-Bananas flambe very hard to find anywhere except NOLA.

Thank Fred K
Reviewed 12 May 2018

I think our main mistake was going on a weekend night, because the restaurant was under-staffed and incredibly noisy. Service was average at best, and for the price we paid, food was average as well. Soup was lukewarm, salad lettuce was old, veal chop lukewarm,...More

Thank krashtest d
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21 August 2016|
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Response from Dante1122 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a small bar
26 July 2015|
Response from johnzee28 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know the answer. Give them a call, as they should answer it for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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