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Il Giardino di Epicuro

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via Massa piano, 85046, Maratea, Italy
390973870130
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent - Best dining we had in Italy.

Maratea was such a wonderful experience and Antonio made the dining experience excellent. The food was amazing, the service was amazing, and had a wonderful experience with the locals as well. Antonio even gave us a ride back to our hotel both times we were there and made us feel very welcome... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Riley Y
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North Dakota
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North Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maratea was such a wonderful experience and Antonio made the dining experience excellent. The food was amazing, the service was amazing, and had a wonderful experience with the locals as well. Antonio even gave us a ride back to our hotel both times we were there and made us feel very welcome. We would love to go back and visit.... More 

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Bay Village, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We found the BEST and FRESHEST fish, steak, vegetables and pasta here. Everything is homemade, including the wine. Son, Antonio is very friendly in taking care of tables. Today, a photographer from Naples was shooting pictures of the environment and food for a New York magazine!! It is top notch!!

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Thank OhioCarol1
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing. outstanding food and service. Antonio is the owner with his family. Mama is in the kitchen. We ate there 2 times in 4 days. Everything is authentic. The homemade wine is amazing. Order the ravioli or gnocchi. We are regular travelers and this is one of the best in the country.

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Thank Paismyname
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Have been here end of August with my wife. Booking in advance is not only suggested: it is a must! The restaurant is the ground floor of the owners villa placed just outside of the Massa's village. 35min driving from Cersuta or Maratea Porto. 10 min driving from the old village of Maratea. The sea id 400 mt down the... More 

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Thank Cesare O
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I don't usually focus on décor or service but just look for genuine and well made and authentic food in my eating out choice, however this time everything went above my worst expectations: the food was simply ok and there is no need to go further in explaining why; the service was extremely inattentive, slow, messy and out of control... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

What a nice place with nice people. Best italian restaurant i have been to. I am looking forward to pass by and go back again. Thank you very much

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

My ricotta and salsiccia raviolis were amazing, my neighbor's Orecchiette alla selvaggina so so. Staff is very nice although one of them is a bit overwhelming

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Thank justa2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, great host, family atmosphere. Definitely a must to visit if you are staying in Maratea. Booking recommended if you like to sit outside during summer months.

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Thank Carmine Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Being Brazilian and habit to good meat I wasn't expecting so much greatness from a Fiorentina steak and I was surprised on the size, taste and quality of the meat, astonishing. I would definitely suggest the steak! The service is friendly, definitely a warm service, but still professional, do not expect the classic one like in other restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Nicely served local dishes, starters included prosciutto, capocollo (a local coppa ham), nduja, ricotta, and pecorino. First dishes were amazing, orecchiette al finocchietto selvatico, pappardelle ai funghi, and a local chick-peas saus with trenette. Then a delicious steak, properly cooked. Service was friendly and pleasant. We recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to try the local food at a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: via Massa piano, 85046, Maratea, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Potenza  >  Maratea
  • Phone Number: 390973870130

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?