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Il Giardino Sul Mare

2 Hollywood Blvd, Forked River, NJ 08731
+1 609-971-7699
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“salad” (17 reviews)
“veal” (7 reviews)
“cannoli” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Hollywood Blvd, Forked River, NJ 08731
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived promptly for our 6:30 reservation. We were seated, provided menus and ordered some wine. It wasn't until 7:15 that our orders were taken. The salads arrived 15 minutes later and, of course by this time, the 4 pieces of Italian bread were gone in...More

Thank jaydv50
Reviewed 7 September 2017

we were told about great italian food by several friends so decided to have our reunion, what a great choice, the waiters were so attentive, food was fabulous, almost everyone ordered something different and all agreed food was excellent. This is gem of restaurant in...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My sister and I took our baby sister out to dinner to celebrate her birthday. The food was excellent and so was the service. I requested a view of the water and they had a wonderful table in their patio room, very nice.

Thank YandM98
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived early, before 5, and were able to order from the special menu. The food was out of this world and for the price of the entree, we received: soup, salad, main dish, bread, dessert, and coffee. What a bargain and every course was...More

Thank kbunting
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Such good service all around!!! Love it here because of the service making it feel like you get your money's worth. Love Jerry!

Thank roa96x
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

The food was very good. Nice warm bread with oil. Bruchetta had way too many tomatoes. The sausage and shrimp pasta dish was really good. Everyone enjoyed the food. The atmosphere is good also. The music was so loud couldn't hear. Prices were very reasonable....More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I had eggplant parmesan, my wife had a fish dish. Both were hot, plentiful and tasty. Service was very good. We've been here before, and will return again as the food is consistently good.

Thank cflum
Reviewed 23 June 2017

If you have a hard time finding a parking place you may wonder, can we get in. We arrived to find 3 private parties at the same time. But without missing a beat everyone in the packed restaurant got fresh, hot & very tasty food....More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We decided to try this restaurant, even though others had told us not to bother. It was nearby and we saw all the cars in the parking lot, so we thought it had to be good. Service was choppy. Food was edible, but not up...More

Thank ConnieB1135
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Should have been skeptical about genuine "Italian" in this area. The menu is so extensive, covering all Italian favorites reminding us of a diner. Unfortunately, nothing we tried was very good. We had some specials and some regular menu items. Nothing was very flavorful or...More

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Questions & Answers
22 August 2016|
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Response from Dante1122 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a small bar
27 July 2015|
Response from johnzee28 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know the answer. Give them a call, as they should answer it for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Hollywood Blvd, Forked River, NJ 08731
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Forked River
  • Phone Number: +1 609-971-7699
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