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Il Giardino

Italian, Pasta
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5 rue du Centre, 64200 Biarritz, France
05 59 22 16 41
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Today
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic food but poor service

My family and I dropped into this restaurant on a Saturday night without booking; I think this was part of the problem. We were shown to a table with high bar stools that backed onto the staircase- this was clearly impossible as one of our party is 8 months pregnant and showing quite obviously... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Emma R
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family and I dropped into this restaurant on a Saturday night without booking; I think this was part of the problem. We were shown to a table with high bar stools that backed onto the staircase- this was clearly impossible as one of our party is 8 months pregnant and showing quite obviously. After some fuss was made we... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We enjoyed this good family restaurant close to the markets in Biarritz. The owner was was very much in evidence and was very helpful with explaining the menu. It was full the Friday night that we were there and it appeared to welcome children. The service was good without being obtrusive and there was a very good buzz there. The... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I liked everything! The food was delicious, nice atmosphere and good service. one of my colleagues recommended this place to me and I recommend it to everyone!

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Paisley
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We passed this restaurant as we walked into town, checked the menu and carried on thinking that this must be the Biarritz "standard". (We were mistaken and it took us a while to back track our steps and locate it again.) This Italian restaurant served a fabulous luncheon menu with French flair using fresh produce to deliver innovative quality. Each... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I found the food in the restaurant very poor and the service was equally disappointing. for the cost of the meal I would expect more.

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

The service was terrible and the food was cold. We waited 35 minutes for cold, probably microwaved, food. Avoid at all costs and go down the street to find not only a better selection, but a tastier menu.

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Paris, Texas
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have no idea what the food is like, but a bad business practice, wasting taxpayer money suing for a bad review instead of dealing directly with the reviewer, should keep everyone away.

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Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We picked Il Giardino for our last dinner in Bearritz before we leave tomorrow. Italian is a safe choice with kids, and we were all completely satisfied with real fresh and well-tasting dishes. Friendly staff and reasonable prices.

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Out of the main tourist area but worth the walk. Menu was great with various fresh pastas. Even better was the attention to detail by the friendly staff.

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Atlanta, GA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

After many days of Spanish and French cuisine, this restaurant was a nice stop for reasonably priced good Italian food. The pasta was extremely fresh and the gnocchi was delicious. We would definitely go back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 rue du Centre, 64200 Biarritz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Biarritz
  • Phone Number: 05 59 22 16 41

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?