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Il Giardino del Simposio

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Via della Conduttura 2, 04013 Sermoneta, Italy
+39 339 284 6905
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Description: Historic and charming restaurant in Sermoneta, close to the famous Ninfa...
Historic and charming restaurant in Sermoneta, close to the famous Ninfa gardens , known as one of the best restaurants of our province famous for its cuisine and original dishes simple and elegant. It owes its fame to Fabio Stivali medievalist restaurateur and television personality.Cucina tipica sermonetana ,non facente uso di grassi animali burro panne e pomate.Solo Olio extra vergine d'oliva.Posto molto indicato a chi apprezza la dieta mediterranea e la cucina semplice di un tempo.Il posto dispone di circa 40 coperti ed è consigliata la prenotazione.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
As Magical as it gets!

This little Garden Restaurant is absolutely Magical and a Romantic as it gets! Its in Sermoneta , one of the most perfect Medieval Villages in Italy, and an hour from Rome. Set in a small garden courtyard within 800 year old Stone Structure, candlelight, and soft magic, and to the charm. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This little Garden Restaurant is absolutely Magical and a Romantic as it gets! Its in Sermoneta , one of the most perfect Medieval Villages in Italy, and an hour from Rome. Set in a small garden courtyard within 800 year old Stone Structure, candlelight, and soft magic, and to the charm. The owner, Fabio, is charming, as well as being... More 

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Cara Susan sei stata una grande perdita per Sermoneta..spero di averti ancora mia preziosi ospiti. un caro saluto Fabio e... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were visiting the gardens at Ninfa and wanted to book somewhere for lunch afterwards. Sermoneta is really quite touristy and the restaurants all have that slightly weary “here we go again” feel that can happen in these types of towns. However, it is worth a visit and what I liked about Il Giardino del Simposio was that it felt... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Back again. Cannot stay away from Fabio's Trombolotto recipe. This time I tried the Trombolotto adventure with fresh chunks of red tuna: great! useless to say that pastas with Trombolotto were unique too. Trombolotto (c) condiment based on Trombolotto Sermoneta lemon blended with extravirgin olive oil and selected wild herbs. Must try the addition made of Bottarga (mullett eggs) aromatized... More 

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Thanks thanks thanks thanks.. ciao fabio More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We ate here with our friends from Canada this summer on our last evening in Sermoneta - should have tried it earlier in the week as we would have definitely returned. Fabio speaks excellent English, and extremely passionate about food, so working through the menu was easy. Superb wine pairings, we enjoyed a set meal which looking around all the... More 

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Fabiosermoneta, Proprietario at Il Giardino del Simposio, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review, too good, So we hope to meet again in Sermoneta with a good glass of wine and a good dish to Trombolotto sauce .. Fabio and total staff More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Kitchen with very interesting flavors that are not trivial. The external location could be improved. The owner of the restaurant helps the choice of dishes (of which he is rightly very proud) with a bit of advertising for products marketed. I think that you could try it. Cucina con sapori molto interessanti che non sono banali. La location esterna potrebbe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I have eaten at this restaurant no less than 10 times, most recently in July, and have enjoyed the experiences. The owner, Fabio, is a wonderful host and it seems to be a private celebration with every visit. He always makes the recommendations for the meal and the wine, and he never steers us wrong. The menu is particular, with... More 

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Fabiosermoneta, Proprietario at Il Giardino del Simposio, responded to this review

for me will always be a great pleasure and honor to receive you in my modest little restaurant, Thank you for the beautiful review .... I hope to soon, Fabio and all the staff of the Simposio More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

This is a very nice restaurant, with a nice atmosphere, tagliolini trombolotto and bottarga are a must!

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Fabiosermoneta, Proprietario at Il Giardino del Simposio, responded to this review

it was a real pleasure to share with you a beautiful evening best regards Fabio stivali More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

We visited the Giardino del Simposio in a family group and had the best meal of our holiday. The owner of the restaurant greeted us personally and prepared one of the pasta dishes at our table. He recommended the dishes and the wine and his choices were excellent. The spaghetti with truffles and trombolo oil was especially good as were... More 

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Thank you for the wonderful review, we will be always a great marvel happiness with our dishes.   I hope to soon fabio Boots and all the staff of the symposium More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

I visited the beautiful village of Sermoneta (LT), 40 miles south of Rome, while on vacation with my family. After walking around this splendid fortified village that transported us back to the Middle Ages we ended our tour at the restaurant "Il Giardino del Simposio" where we had a dinner to remember. Nested in a small outdoor patio with live... More 

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Fabiosermoneta, Proprietario at Il Giardino del Simposio, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this nice review, I hope to see you again Sermoneta. Best regards Fabio Stivali More 

Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

On a recent visit to the beautiful medieval village of Sermoneta I decided to try out 'Il Giardino del Simposio al Corso', the summer site (in winter they open only 'Il Simposio al Corso') a small restaurant run by Fabio Stivali, an expert on Medieval cuisine. I was especially intirgued by his use of 'trombolotto', an EVOO condiment produced by... More 

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Thanks to be back in the garden to celebrate the birthday of her husband. I hope to see you soon Fabio and Angela More 

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Additional Information about Il Giardino del Simposio

Address: Via della Conduttura 2, 04013 Sermoneta, Italy
Phone Number: +39 339 284 6905
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Latina  >  Sermoneta
Average Prices: USD 28 - 39
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via della Conduttura 2, 04013 Sermoneta, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Latina  >  Sermoneta
  • Phone Number: +39 339 284 6905

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 39
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Historic and charming restaurant in Sermoneta, close to the famous Ninfa gardens , known as one of the best restaurants of our province famous for its cuisine and original dishes simple and elegant. It owes its fame to Fabio Stivali medievalist restaurateur and television personality.Cucina tipica sermonetana ,non facente uso di grassi animali burro panne e pomate.Solo Olio extra vergine d'oliva.Posto molto indicato a chi apprezza la dieta mediterranea e la cucina semplice di un tempo.Il posto dispone di circa 40 coperti ed è consigliata la prenotazione.

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