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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 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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)

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Heidelberg
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Rolla, Missouri
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97 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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!!

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Carolyn J
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Castletown
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

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Milan, Italy
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Malta
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106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?