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“Great Pasta” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria Il Giardinetto

Trattoria Il Giardinetto
Via del Prione 284, 19121 La Spezia, Italy
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Ranked #70 of 317 Restaurants in La Spezia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Brisbane, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Great Pasta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

On the main street and nothing glamorous but the pasta is sensational, we had 4 meals and each were very good. The wine they have on the menu is not bad either and over all very well priced at just 40€ for two people.. A must visit when in La Spezia

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Delicious Pasta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Fantastic Pasta.
We had
Gnocchi, gorgonzolla and rocket
Ravioli in meat sauce

Shared both and the Gnocchi probably was just slightly better. The really cool thing ... you could actually taste the meat in the ravioli.

They do appear to have too few serving staff though. They always appeared rushed off their feet.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
“Good service and location; average food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We found the location and service to be good and the portions decent; but the food was quite bland. Prices were good and we liked the outdoor seating.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Highly recommended!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Very good fish dishes. The spagheti scoglio is amazing!!!!! Also the grilled that is a mix of grilled seafood. A good combination for a 2 people choice.
The home made Tiramiassu is also very very good.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food at Amazing Price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

You walk into a gorgeous little restaurant that opens up into 3 main eating areas. The service is wonderful. We ordered a salad to share, seafood pasta, spaghetti carbonara, wine ( small carafe that has about 3 glasses in it), soft drink, creme caramel, panacotta and coffee - all for 30 euros. The food was beautiful. We also left a tip.

Visited April 2012
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