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Il Giardino della Mamma

Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Ranked #86 of 253 Restaurants in Maastricht
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A colleague who has been coming here for years introduced me to this unassuming little restaurant with its slightly retro neon sign outside. However, inside was all 'familia'-run and friendly, unpretentious service. Best of all was the food - fresh bruschetta as amuse-bouche, followed by vitello tonnato ( veal carpaccio in tuna sauce) and then an excellent dover sole in... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

In one word: disappointing. How difficult can it be to serve, as a starter, a carpaccio? In this restaurant it is very difficult. It tasted like is was made 5 days before. Tough, and way to much cheese. The same for the pizza, sorry, but it was not fresh. We ordered a botlle of wine, which came at the main... More

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

When you leave Il Giardino, you'll wonder if Maastricht is the most northern city of Italy. The food (whatever you order) is simply great. The winelist is simple but very good (you'll get your Brunello at a reasonable price). The staff is chaotic, vibrant, very friendly and, above all, well mannered, trained and skillful. So common in Italy, a gem... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The food here is very good however the service can be somewhat lacking. Having a reservation doesn't mean you'll be seated at the reserved time, in fact we've been left standing awkwardly in their doorway for nearly an hour. This was an extreme case as they were very busy but then they shouldn't accept more reservations than tables. However the... More

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Maastricht
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Is a wonderful family Italian restaurant. The atmosphere is just enjoyable. Be there early in the evening or make reservation.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The anti pasta, chef's choice is delicious, and the lamchop"s..........they melt in your mouth. The atmospere is lovely, we come here all the time and never been disappointed. Ask for the special grappa to go with your coffee.

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We knew it was above average priced and it was a recommended one on quality of food. Both were confirmed in our dinner with family and friends. But what we experienced in terms of environment and service was far below expectations, as we had to wait long to be served.

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Barcelona, Spain
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

A good italian restaurant in Maastricht. The melanzane lasagna is delicious, as well as the Tiramisú. And the red house wine is really good. The service is warm and friendly, they make you feel happy to be there. Not so cheap, tough, but it's worth it.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

we were given high recommendations by several different acquaintances so we were intrigued; we took our friends out for dinner here. oh well, what can I say, not the best pasta hardly, my partner cooks it better at home. it is not fresh at all. the portions are okay for 2 people, we had seafood pasta for 2 at EUR... More

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stamford, ct
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246 reviews 246 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

First of all, I admit to being prejudiced. Everything in this fabulous small city is a delight, and I adore just being in Maastricht. Our hoteliers recommended Il Giardino, which is very centrally located and only a couple of blocks from the River Maas,and we were very pleased with this choice. Everything was well prepared and delicious, and it was... More

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