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Italian Garden Cafe

18220 Highway 306, Canyon Lake, TX 78133
(830) 935-3704
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Ranked #3 of 50 Restaurants in Canyon Lake
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 24, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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85% Recommend
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English first
Wimberley, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Called to reserve a party of 20 for Saturday and was informed by an Italian accented speaking man that they don't take reservations. I have reserved for 3 parties in the past and requested the same waitress (Nicole). with no problem. The web site does not mention that reservations are not accepted. I accepted and it and will go elsewhere

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College Station, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Ordered Pizza as Take Out and it was very good. Might have gone back, but it was on the other side of the lake.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

You would never expect a REALLY good authentic italian rest to be on the North Side of Canyon Lake in the middle of nowhere. A++

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Spring Branch
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a great place to eat. They feature Italian & Greek food. We love it, from fresh salad to amazing baklava.

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Bay City, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

No you are not in little Italy - forget the piazza in Rome, you are in Texas Hill Country. The food is a shock to the system - Italian flavors and dishes seemed superior to those that are Greek inspired. We enjoyed every dish - we went back 2 days in a row! The first night veal Marsella , and... More

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Corpus Christi, TX
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93 reviews 93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Canyon Lake has grown up and this restaurant, with both Greek and Italian traditions, is one example. Starting with good freshly baked bread, the meal was far better than we expected. The "spinach pie" (spanakopita) and chicken marsala were both exactly what they should have been and very good. The quality of the bread and the perfectly cooked chicken showed... More

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Canyon Lake, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have dined at this restaurant and have never been disappointed in the food or service. The restaurant is clean and the staff's friendly. We will diffently return again and again!

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New Braunfels, Texas
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

i had called and the girl on the other line was kinda weird..... we went there and ate and they have a lot of good looking things on the menu so i ordered something and it was a very small portion for what i paid for it. it definitely wasn't worth 16 dollars for my little bowl of noodles...our server... More

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Castro Valley, California
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217 reviews 217 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner here. We were greated by the hostess/server. She was very knowledgeable about the food and the owners. The owners are originally from Macedonia and Florence, and the food is definately based on the original homes of the owners. We had calamari which was okay, nothing special. The bread and dipping oil was yummy, yummy. Small... More

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Western NY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

When we walked in the door the smell of Italian hit us (pleasantly) right in the face. Until the waitress greets you with How are ya'll doin' tonight? You would swear you are in Italy! Very nicely decorated and the food is excellent! Try the Bruchetta, awesome.

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