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Il Giardinello

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1232 Route 166, Toms River, NJ 08753-2743
+1 732-286-9111
Today
17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Toms River, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Consistency Excellent food and service. Always willing to accommodate. BYOB is a great plus. Excellent dining choice.

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Thank jnblipp
Toms River, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is great the atmosphere is very great waiters very pleasant. Food comes out hot!!! No complaints nice place to take your family or date!!!

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Thank lorrie312
Brick, New Jersey
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91 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was pleasantly surprised how warm and inviting this restaurant is. The staff was extremely friendly. My husband had gnocchi and loved it. I had chicken cacciatore that was good, but I should have ordered some pasta on the side - thought it came with it.

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Thank Lucia G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

White glove service, extra large portions and excellent food. The head waiter is extremely professional and knowledgeable about the food and food preparation. A must visit when in Tom's River!

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Manchester, United States
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is quite good, but it is noisy and crowded with adequate service. I would say it is worthwhile too have dinner at Il Giardinello if you have a discount coupon, but if not, I would say skip it.

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Thank Charles R
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Italian restaurant is one of our favorites in the area.We went there this past Friday and they had live music.Their menu is huge and they always have specials on top of it as well.Friendly staff.I highly recommend it!!

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Jackson,NJ
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129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 482 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went for lunch for the first time here. They have lunch specials from 11:30am until 2:30pm with a special lunch menu. They also have two daily different specials for lunch that is not on the menu. Food was really good , fresh, hot and tasty. Service was friendly and attentive . Ray was our waiter and... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to go on a week night or for lunch. the food is amazing and the service is great. My only complaint is that it is small and the tables are too close together. It is a BYOB which is nice, but that also means there is no bar to sit at while you wait for... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Food is always excellent the staff is always professional and seem to have all been there a long time. You may have a long wait if you come at peak times. Local publications always have buy one get free coupons.

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Forked River, New Jersey
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Went for lunch. No wait and we were greeted by a very cordial maitre d. Nice lunch menu and also had two specials. I had veal Marsala which was so tender you did not need a knife. You had a choice of soup or salad and the meal came with a side of pasta. Portion was generous and the bread... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?