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All 242 Toms River Restaurants

Il Giardinello

1232 Route 166, Toms River, NJ 08753
732-286-9111
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Ranked #6 of 242 Restaurants in Toms River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Toms River, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We've been eating at Il's for many years... Always enjoyed the great food with excellent service. The place is always crowded. In the Summer, you see 20 or so people waiting outside sometimes in excess of an hour to get seated. Good Food is the reason. The resturant is located in a strip mall, but don't let turn you off.... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

There are so many Italian restaurants in the area, but this is the best. Chicken Parm is awesome and it BYOB.

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Howell, New Jersey
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A Saturday evening, no reservations, no problem. Get there at exactly 5 when they open their doors, otherwise you will wait. The cold antipasto was more than enough for 2 people, lots of meats, veggies and cheese. The timing was very good between each course and the staff was knowledgeable and attentive. I had one of the specials that night,... More 

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Secaucus, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Stopped in for a quick lunch with my sister. The food and service were very good considering there were many very large celebrations going on and the place was crowded. It was a little noisy but I will definitely be back. I have to say one negative thing that the marinara sauce that comes as a side pasta dish with... More 

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Toms River
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This place has it all, delicious food, top notch service, provided by longtime knowledgeable servers-- and oh yes, let's not forget the coupons that will make your experience a whole lot cheaper. Without a doubt one of the best places around--the only downside is because it's so good, you may have to wait to get a table. Reservations are for... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

....before you go to Il Giardinello for dinner. The food is good enough so that when you can't possibly finish the astoundingly large portions, you'll be able to happily doggy bag. The wait staff is knowledgeable, and fun; they run like the devil from pillar to post, but do take enough time to explain the menu and help with special... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We've been here a few times and have never failed to have excellent service and a delicious meal. The only drawback is there is usually a wait for a table and they don't take reservations. Even when you get there right when it opens, a line has formed! But that's just a testament to the fact that you will have... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Being Italian, I am always comparing Italian restaurants to growing up with my family's home prepared from scratch food. This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. Great food and excellent service. Restaurant is popular, so there may be a wait, but worth it.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

visiting family in NJ, my uncle suggested. This wonderful restaurant . We had a very large party, 16 people. Our table was ready and waiting for us. The wait staff was great! Served all of our beverages, we brought our beer and wine. Hot antipasto was amazing, bread was piping hot out of the oven. Almost everyone had something different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A great place to dine for good Italian food. Bring along a bottle of wine (its BYOB) & your in for a great dining experience. An A-1 place to dine in Toms River for fine Italian food with excellent service.

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Additional Information about Il Giardinello

Address: 1232 Route 166, Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone Number: 732-286-9111
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Toms River
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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