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Il Giardinello

1232 Route 166, Toms River, NJ 08753-2743
+1 732-286-9111
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“veal” (32 reviews)
“braciole” (6 reviews)
“salad” (18 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1232 Route 166, Toms River, NJ 08753-2743
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Reviewed 5 days ago

just like grand ma's Very nice pricing and service is on top of there game cost factor moderate BYOB for those who like there wines etc.

Thank Lou D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner last night with my wife and other-in-law here. The service we received from our waiters, Rene and Ray was impeccable!!! They were both helpful, pleasant and quite an asset to this restaurant. I had the Chicken Arrabiata over rigatoni. It came in a...More

Thank vincentpacitti
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They are my go to for Italian food. It’s a small place, so it does get busy. Everything is fresh and delicious. We have been coming here for years and have never been dissapointed!

Thank Vlapinta1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Suffice to say everything including the broccoli rabe was superb. Ravioli was vert light, the waiter was positive and very engaging. The rest of the staff was very attentive and the owner Joe paid our table a visit before we left asking if we were...More

1  Thank Frank G
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Our favorite dish is the Chilean Sea Bass. We always substitute the bed of broccolis with broccoli rabe. My wife and I spend the extra split charge and share the dish. The meal portion are generous. All meals requires a huge appetite or a to-go...More

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely delicious meal...great service. We had about a 45 minute wait, but it was well worth it. Great Italian food...

1  Thank Checkerssrl
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Unassuming from the outside it sits in a little strip mall off of Route 9. But inside- a warm and inviting atmosphere. Waiters are very attentive. Food is of the highest quality and cannot be beat. This is BYOB- so bring your favorite wine and...More

1  Thank Debski11
Reviewed 3 March 2018

For sheer excellence encompassing, service, ambiance, variety and a panoply of variety of dishes addressing the range of Italian food, Il Giardinello continues to provide predictably stellar Italian food with large portions and at a reasonable prices. The braciole, Linguine Mariachiara wer3 great. The only...More

1  Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

I had good expectations because it always appears to be busy. I honestly don't know how they stay in business. The food was terrible. The service was really slow. There was nothing about this place that would make me come back. It is a one...More

Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 26 January 2018

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
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10 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
2 November 2016|
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Response from geobartley | Reviewed this property |
No but if you go online they have discount coupons.
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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
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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