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“Best Margherita Pizza This Side of Naples”

Il Giardino Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #4 of 18 Restaurants in Spring House
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Not sure if it's the olive oil/garlic drizzled over the top or the fresh basil, but their Margherita pizza is to die for. Call ahead to make res on weekends bc they get pretty crowded with locals. It's a BYOB. They also have great pasta dishes big enough to share if you are not the big portion kind of person. We've been going there for years and haven't had a bad meal yet.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Our party of 7 adults and one child dined at Il Giardino on Friday. We were celebrating my mom's birthday. I made reservations, which I highly recommend because this is a small restaurant. They sat us at two tables in the back. Also, this place is BYOB, so bring some wine!

Appetizers--
Free bread coated in olive oil & garlic: YUMMY!
Buffalo calamari: deep fried calamari coated in buffalo sauce, served with a side of blue cheese dressing. You get a HUGE portion of calamari. It was enough for everyone to have several pieces. And it was delicious!
Bruschetta: We got two orders of this. You get three pieces of bruschetta with tomatoes and one with basil pesto. This bruschetta is really good! My brother especially liked the pesto one.

Mains:
We ordered two large pizzas: the spinach ricotta dolce and their five cheese. Both are vegetarian and delicious!! My brother got an alfredo dish which he liked, and another guest got a stromboli, which she liked as well.

Service was a bit slow, but the staff was friendly and the food was good. I will be back, especially for the buffalo calamari!! Prices are reasonable for the area.

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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Good food and a great value. Reminds me of a downtown Philadelphia restaurant. owner and his father do the cooking.

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We went to this BYOB and we were not disappointed. It was a busy Saturday night at peak hours. The food was good and the service was above average. We will be back. They were also accommodating to my 10 year old, making him cheeseburger that was not on their menu, which made him happy.

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Reviewed 1 September 2016

A surprisingly delightful Italian restaurant in a neighborhood strip mall. With excellent parking available, il Giardino is a wonderful find for that evening you just don't want to cook at home. A pleasantly appointed interior with comfortable booth and table seating makes for an inviting ambiance. With multiple selections of Italian choices from appetizers, platters to desserts diners will easily find a favorite dish or something new to satisfy an adventurous palate. Skillfully prepared, creatively plated and served by pleasant, knowledgable staff this BYOB restaurant should be on your "must try list." A nice Pino Noir, Pino Grigio or light Rose will go very well with any of the pastas made fresh in house. Neighborhood restaurants this good are a rarity but il Giardino fills that void easily. Looking forward to a quick return visit.

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