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Il Giardino di Ventotene

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Via Olivi 45, 04020 Ventotene, Italy
+39 0771 85020
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

My favorite meal in Southern Italy. Worth sailing to. Dare to try whatever dish, wine ... Service is kind and patient and curious and other guests are good looking (wonder how I got a table)

Thank Iakob S
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

While we have not tried them all, this must absolutely be the best restaurant on Ventotene. Romantic garden, an incredibly friendly (and English and German speaking) staff and outstanding food. Just look at the pictures.

Thank indieaner
Rolla, Missouri
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103 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant embraces the slow food movement, all is cooked with passion and extreme care. I would define this as the high end restaurant of the island, which however does not sacrifice flavors. Definitely recommended!!

Thank VeraPizzaMargherita
Shreveport, Louisiana
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit to this restaurant. Th first time was last year. We were looking forward to it and we're not disappointed. Garden is beautiful, service is courteous and food is excellent. Dog friendly!

Thank Carolyn J
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 April 2015

This restaurant was truly fresh and authentic Italian cuisine. The staff was professional and friendly, the atmosphere was lovely and the location was perfect. There's a nice garden and a dreamy beach view. I ate here every day and each dish was better than the last with mouth watering local lentil soup to shrimp caught that day, and not to... More 

1 Thank Katelyn S
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2014

We visited Il Giardino di Ventotene during a sailing trip, when we were forced to spend an extra day on the island when the weather turned stormy. The highlight of this day ashore was a visit to Il Giardino. The restaurant and adjacent bar occupy a large terrace uphill on the northern side of the town. They serve a range... More 

1 Thank Guy S
Milan, Italy
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014

I had a great starter of filled courgette flowers, the main of filled calamari was average but the dessert, pistacchio semifreddo, was just AMAZING! I've never had anything like it!

Thank MilanoFoodie
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106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This place came highly recommended, so our expectations were high. We booked a table for 5 people, and were advised to be there promptly as restaurant was expected to be busy - it was a Saturday night after all! We were seated at 20:00, rather early by our standards - everything looked charming and drinks were ordered, after which a... More 

Thank Jeffrey C
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Encouraged by the TA reviews, we booked at this place, regrettably for the second service (9:45 pm). We've got a drink offered waiting for our table. The place is very nice and the maitre was very kind and advices us for the order. However this is the only positive note of our dinner. Average starters (octopus and fried fish) and... More 

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Lucca, Italy
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113 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

Going back to a place where you had a good time in the past could be very disappointing. Not this time, it was even better than we remembered. We were welcomed like family, and apart from all the good dishes one day we had a very large "CICALA" a sort of lobster/crayfish very appreciated by the locals (see picture) It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Olivi 45, 04020 Ventotene, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Latina  >  Ventotene
  • Phone Number: +39 0771 85020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?