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3626 Route 35 North, Normandy Beach, NJ
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Italian Neighborhood Restaurant One Block from Ocean

We celebrated our grandson's 15th birthday here a few nights ago. Our reservation for location was honored. Service and food were excellent and very plentiful. Flounder francaise was very flavorful and several in our party enjoyed the veal special. Overall, a very pleasant dining experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
vickifowler12
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Normandy Beach, New Jersey
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Normandy Beach, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We celebrated our grandson's 15th birthday here a few nights ago. Our reservation for location was honored. Service and food were excellent and very plentiful. Flounder francaise was very flavorful and several in our party enjoyed the veal special. Overall, a very pleasant dining experience.

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Seaside Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We discovered this gem a number of years ago. Small, but well managed - they take reservations, even in the summer, and for any size party! That in and of itself is a reason to recommend Il Giardinello, as very few places at the shore take reservations unless you have a large party. The food is delicious, starting with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Although we have often dined at their sister restaurant in Toms River, we never ate at this location. Considering it was a holiday, I had not expoected to be so pleased, sine holiday dining can often lead to overcrowding and poorer service. Not here...Although the restaurant was crowded, they had some outdoor tables in place. It ws a beutiful day... More 

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Small Normandy Beach bistro. BYOB. Only open for the summer season. Food is good but for some may seem pricey.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We have driven past this place for years, and heard so many good things about it that we finally had to try it. We were not disappointed! We were lucky enough to get there early on a Friday, without a reservation, and get a table out on the patio, but I highly recommend reservations. The service was friendly and efficient.... More 

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Newton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Had driven by this restaurant many times and finally made a reservation to try it out. Very pleased with the experience. The service was top notch, menu was extensive and the meal as a whole was great. The small olive and cheese plate put on the table with the bread was a nice touch. We started out sharing the veal... More 

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Colonia,NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This restaurant is one of the best at the shore in this area!! The quality of the food is outstanding and the portions are huge!! BYO ties it all together. We had our wedding rehearsal dinner here in 2011 and have dinner several times a year here when we are down. Last year was so disappointing throughout the area and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

After driving past this restaurant for many years, we finally had a chance to eat dinner there last summer on a busy evening. They squeezed us in without a reservation, when our other dinner plans fell through. We found out too late it was BYOB. It seems everyone else knew that, and all were enjoying their wine or beer. Even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3626 Route 35 North, Normandy Beach, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Normandy Beach

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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