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Il Giardino delle Esperidi

Acquasalsa, 80045 Pompeii, Italy
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Ranked #16 of 129 Restaurants in Pompeii
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $36 - $71
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Elevate your culinary experience amid inspiring view of the Vesuvius, elegant accommodation and unparalleled service. Emphasize the heightened enjoyment of Campanian traditional cuisine and Campanian wine pairing.Il Giardino delle Esperidi proposes a fascinating trip threw the Mediterranean taste.The Chef, Gioacchino Nocera, interprets in a traditional bold, elegant and modern personal interpretation of classically rooted Mediterranean cuisine.
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Province of Catania, Italy
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We enjoyed everything about this restaurant! The food and service was fantastic! My Daughter Sylvia and myself Paola would like to say thank you to the owner/ chef Gioacchino Nocera and Pasquale for the beautiful food and preparation! We would also like to thank Pasquale and Valentina for their marvellous service and always a service with a smile.... Thank you... More

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Salisbury, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Our driver took us here for lunch on the way from Pompei to Sorrento. It was a lovely setting for a restaurant with gardens and areas to lounge. The food was a little pricey for lunch but the quality was definitely there. The eggplant app was wonderful as well as all the sample plate offerings. I would really like to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The food is expensive but the quality is quite good. Not up to the standards of Rome but well worth a visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I would recommend taking the short walk out of town to visit this restaurant. The food and service is fantastic. It's just a shame that this is not in town so it was not that busy. The prices are quite high so it is definitely a treat rather than an every day meal. The garden outdoor seating area is extra... More

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Kayseri, Kayseri, Turkey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

For a delightful dinner in the open air among jasmines you need little walk from pompei centrum, but worth to do this...

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Wetteren, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

This restaurant was close to our hotel so we tried it. When we came in, we immediatly were impressed with the atmosphere & design of the restaurant. You can get an apero in the garden, on nice little benches that are very romomantic. Then we move to the "dinnerhall" part of the garden were we had a very good 4-course... More

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Canberra, Australia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

We agree with all the other very positive reviews. Although this restaurant is a little way away from the crowded centre of Pompeii, we easily walked there. It is a secluded garden oasis amongst a semi rural/light industrial area. The service was friendly and warm, and the set menu (4 courses, €35 each) was exceptional. All the courses were fresh,... More

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Dendermonde, Belgium
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194 reviews 194 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Next restaurant of our Napoli region voyage. The L’Espresso restaurant guide mentiones 3 outstanding restaurants in Pompei. This is the middle one, they say. I for myself can't make the difference between n°2 and n°1. Interior: modern, open, with a high ceiling Service: most friendly, no fuss or Italian manierisms, but straight to the point. And very good english explanations!... More

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Elmhurst, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

My family of five had just completed touring the Pompeii ruins and were ready to eat and relax. Our driver recommended Il Giardino delle Esperidi which is a good thing for several reasons. First, it was a wonderful experience. Two, we would not have found it nor perhaps even ventured in without the referral. It wasn't exactly buried like the... More

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San Carlos, CA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

From the moment we entered Il Giardino delle Esperidi, Maitre d', Vincenzo Carotenuto, made us feel welcome, with his warm, charming personality, and his expert knowledge of the local wines and the wonderful array of fresh seafood served by the restaurant. We never really saw a menu, Vincenzo simply delighted us with one of the finest dinners we had in... More

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