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Il Giardinello

1232 Route 166, Toms River, NJ 08753-2743
+1 732-286-9111
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
15:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
1232 Route 166, Toms River, NJ 08753-2743
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I love this restaurant for date night. The food is always fresh and the portions are generous. The staff is always attentive and friendly. If you're looking for a nice place for date night, this is the place

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came for lunch so there were not too many diners. They start you with very enjoyable crusty Italian sesame bread. Next is the salad, a nice mix of dark greens. slices of red onion and half plum tomatoes, topped with an excellent garlic lemon dressing....More

Thank MrOcho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful experience. Food and service terrific. Had to take some home (large portions) so we could have dessert.

Thank pressto2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is hard to find good Italian food when you are traveling and we were lucky to have been told to try this restaurant. The food was excellent and the staff was very good. The food most importantly is of very high quality. Six or...More

Thank Harry S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve eaten here a dozen times through the years and continue to be impressed by the mouth watering cuisine and attentive service. But be prepared to wait for a table.

Thank drdecay1
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Having visited on a number of times, this restaurant has become my go to Italian restaurant. The food is excellent and the portions are large. The service and atmosphere are both excellent. They do not take reservations for small tables, but you can call ahead...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Service is always excellent. If you can't go early there is usually a wait. Have been going for many years and have even had Christmas Eve catered by them!

Thank rbbrowner
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Surprise birthday party/brunch on a Sunday. The food was to die for! Eggplant rollatini was perfection. Also had beef tenderloin, chicken franchese,rotini with vodka sauce, salmon, fresh mozzarella with tomato, antipasta, calamari, salad ect. Everything was to die for delicious. The servers were truly professional...More

2  Thank kamenz
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Been here several times and it was good but the last few times it is going down hill. New policy of charging $3 for a small glass of ice tea with no refills. If you get another small glass of ice tea or soda it...More

1  Thank foodmanJackson_NJ
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Waited for a table for almost an hour. Fast food Italian. I ordered the spinach noodle in garlic and oil and it was like having soup saturated in oil.

Thank ra4766
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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.
Antonio D
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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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