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Il Giardino delle Esperidi

Acquasalsa, 80045 Pompeii, Italy
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Ranked #16 of 120 restaurants in Pompeii
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $39 - $76
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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91% Recommend
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English first
Salisbury, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
113 helpful votes 113 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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stratford upon avon
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68 reviews 68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2011 via mobile

Ok, please note only one review,by a local... Reason is this place is tucked away about 15 minutes walk from Pompeii, in fact, recommended by our hotel and the restaurant picknyou up, this apparently puts most visitors off ( that tourist trap feeling?) BUT what a surprise,went for Sunday lunch, full of locals, fresh fish, lovely garden and modern interior.... More

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