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“The closest you will get to Italy in Antigua” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Giardino

Il Giardino
Jolly Harbour Golf Course, Jolly Harbour 1268, Antigua
(1)7648834
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Montreal Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“The closest you will get to Italy in Antigua”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Wow where do I begin
the food was amazing ,the mozzarella that I love was imported directly from Italy! it was just incredible , the Decore and location were very romantic .we were a party of nine and we all enjoyed our meals I personally had the pasta with tItalian sausage and I highly recommend it.my wife and kids had fish and loved it!
this is the closest you will ever get to Italy while in Antigua
Well done Il Giardino
Mille Grazie!
Sandro

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Montreal Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“The closest you will ever get to Italy while in Antigua”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Wow where do I begin
the food was amazing ,the mozzarella that I love was imported directly from Italy! it was just incredible , the Decore and location were very romantic .we were a party of nine and we all enjoyed our meals I personally had the pasta with tItalian sausage and I highly recommend it.my wife and kids had fish and loved it!
this is the closest you will ever get to Italy while in Antigua
Well done Il Giardino
Mille Grazie!
Sandro

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
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Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A hidden gem in Antigua”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

An excellent restaurant with wonderful service and exquisite Italian food. Just by chance, we stumbled on this restaurant while looking at the golf course. It was closed but decided to go back later in the day for lunch. Lunch was so amazing we went back the next evening for an even more delicious dinner. Take advantage of their Monday night special "ladies Night" BOGO I have been to Italy many times and this restaurant was equal or better than most there. A lovely young couple own and manage, a chef so well trained and artistic at the same time. Not inexpensive but if you want a truly authentic meal and a lovely setting this is it. Not your spaghetti and meatball establishment with processed sauce. Nothing is inexpensive in Antigua, but this was worth every
penny!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Abergavenny, Wales, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Superb !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Il Giardino is a different class to the others in Jolly Harbour. Our family of 5 had a fantastic meal tonight for less than $500 EC. The service was very attentive, Veronica is obviously extremely experienced as a restauranteur despite her youth. My wife & I had Mahi Mahi (local fish) which was baked in breadcrumbs & almonds - delicious. My eldest chose seafood risotto and his brothers bolognese and carbonara. We were all invited over to the open kitchen to see the meals being prepared and cooked.. Everything was cooked fresh from scratch. We will be going back for their Christmas Eve special event with live music and some additional authentic Italian Christmas food but will unfortunately miss the New Years Eve event. We are flying home that day. I am so pleased we chose Il Giardino this evening and we are all looking forward to going back in a couple of days.

Visited December 2013
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Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fine authentic Italian recipes, cooked by Italian chefs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Simply one of the best restaurants we have tried in Antigua. Very fine food in a relaxed, elegant environment.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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