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Il Giardinello

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1232 Route 166, Toms River, NJ 08753-2743
+1 732-286-9111
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15:00 - 21:00
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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
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Toms River, New Jersey
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111 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was always put off by the long lines and long wait. But having tasted the food and enjoyed the service, it's easy to understand just why they've developed such an amazing following. Il Giardinello's is so popular, the restaurant is packed for both dinner and lunch service. The food is carefully prepared with an eye to flavor and presentation.... More 

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N.J.Shore
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, great service, nice dining area. BYOB. No resv. though, so 30-60 minute wait is not uncommon.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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153 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated my dad's 60th birthday here with more than 50 of his family and friends. We live in Atlanta so we planned the party via phone. It turned out wonderful. The space was great, the service was excellent, and the food was delicious. Only complaint was that the live music interfered a bit with the party, so that's something... More 

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1 Thank ramblinggirl67
Toms River, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just what i expected real itialian food at a fair price //food was verry good the veal was cook just rite ///would love all to vist this fine food establisment ///////

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Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I have yet to go there, (4 times), where we didn't have to wait at leas 45 minutes. The food is very good but unless something is spectacular, I am not waiting that long and most of the time outside. It is BYO and the food is very good, usually consistently. Service is well above average, to say the least.... More 

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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My wife has eaten at Il Giardinello many times, but I didn't accompany her until our meal just recently. I could not have been more pleased. The appetizer of hot mussels in a rich red gravy was excellent, and our entres of beef braciole and veal in wine were superb, with huge portions that were tastefully presented. The place was... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Had lunch here this past Friday. My husband found a rusty nail in his pasta fagoilo soup, my mothers lunch came out as ch marsala, n she ordered ch francese. After all that the owner sends over a tartufo split 3 ways?? Wow thanks. He was there and could have spoken to us about the rusty nail that could easily... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Food is always A+ and the service fantastic. Must get there at 5pm when it opens to be assured a seat. Best Italian restaurant here in south jersey.

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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?