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Il Giardino del Simposio

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Via della Condottura 2, 04013 Sermoneta, Italy
+39 339 284 6905
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Reviewed January 6, 2017

What a great find this is! Warm and homy welcome and of course delicious food! the infamous "trombolotto" sauce is absolutely delicous and definitely worth trying! Many thanks for the lovely meal and we hope to be back next time we are in town. PS - we visited the restaurant which is open for winter meals, but they have a... More 

Thank Arkadija
Vergiate, Italy
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

The place is really wonderful as all the old city perched on the mountain. The service is nice and people lovely. Their food offers are particular and if you like these tastes very nice. They are not too economic.

Thank Jarno T
Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed July 7, 2016

Dropped into this restaurant on the off chance and were lucky to get a table since the place is quite small and was busy on the night we tried. The owner was both attentive and informative taking trouble to explain dishes to us in english. The food was great, not fine dining but high quality ingredients cooked with care and... More 

Thank mikemurphy00
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a great niche restaurant. It is not the typical Italian restaurant, it is a new concept, similar to the 0km restaurant, where recipes are based on local products, in particular lemon and olive oil of sermoneta. Owner explains with care his dishes, he and his staff proudly serve the food they prepare with passion. Ingredients like the turcolotto... More 

Thank Stefano L
Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed June 30, 2015

This little Garden Restaurant is absolutely Magical and a Romantic as it gets! Its in Sermoneta , one of the most perfect Medieval Villages in Italy, and an hour from Rome. Set in a small garden courtyard within 800 year old Stone Structure, candlelight, and soft magic, and to the charm. The owner, Fabio, is charming, as well as being... More 

Thank susan D
Fabiosermoneta, Proprietario at Il Giardino del Simposio, responded to this review
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Cara Susan sei stata una grande perdita per Sermoneta..spero di averti ancora mia preziosi ospiti. un caro saluto Fabio e... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were visiting the gardens at Ninfa and wanted to book somewhere for lunch afterwards. Sermoneta is really quite touristy and the restaurants all have that slightly weary “here we go again” feel that can happen in these types of towns. However, it is worth a visit and what I liked about Il Giardino del Simposio was that it felt... More 

Thank Beattie134
Rome, Italy
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930 reviews
568 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 9, 2015

Back again. Cannot stay away from Fabio's Trombolotto recipe. This time I tried the Trombolotto adventure with fresh chunks of red tuna: great! useless to say that pastas with Trombolotto were unique too. Trombolotto (c) condiment based on Trombolotto Sermoneta lemon blended with extravirgin olive oil and selected wild herbs. Must try the addition made of Bottarga (mullett eggs) aromatized... More 

Thank Romanbiker
Fabiosermoneta, Proprietario at Il Giardino del Simposio, responded to this review

Thanks thanks thanks thanks.. ciao fabio More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 21, 2014

We ate here with our friends from Canada this summer on our last evening in Sermoneta - should have tried it earlier in the week as we would have definitely returned. Fabio speaks excellent English, and extremely passionate about food, so working through the menu was easy. Superb wine pairings, we enjoyed a set meal which looking around all the... More 

Thank Helen B
Fabiosermoneta, Proprietario at Il Giardino del Simposio, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review, too good, So we hope to meet again in Sermoneta with a good glass of wine and a good dish to Trombolotto sauce .. Fabio and total staff More 

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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Kitchen with very interesting flavors that are not trivial. The external location could be improved. The owner of the restaurant helps the choice of dishes (of which he is rightly very proud) with a bit of advertising for products marketed. I think that you could try it. Cucina con sapori molto interessanti che non sono banali. La location esterna potrebbe... More 

Thank lnguh
Rome, Italy
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144 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

I have eaten at this restaurant no less than 10 times, most recently in July, and have enjoyed the experiences. The owner, Fabio, is a wonderful host and it seems to be a private celebration with every visit. He always makes the recommendations for the meal and the wine, and he never steers us wrong. The menu is particular, with... More 

Thank ANF1111
Fabiosermoneta, Proprietario at Il Giardino del Simposio, responded to this review

for me will always be a great pleasure and honor to receive you in my modest little restaurant, Thank you for the beautiful review .... I hope to soon, Fabio and all the staff of the Simposio More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$27 - $37
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Condottura 2, 04013 Sermoneta, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Latina  >  Sermoneta
  • Phone Number: +39 339 284 6905
Historic and charming restaurant in Sermoneta, close to the famous Ninfa gardens , known as one of the best restaurants of our province famous for its cuisine and original dishes simple and elegant. It owes its fame to Fabio Stivali medievalist restaurateur and television personality.Cucina tipica sermonetana ,non facente uso di grassi animali burro panne e pomate.Solo Olio extra vergine d'oliva.Posto molto indicato a chi apprezza la dieta mediterranea e la cucina semplice di un tempo.Il posto dispone di circa 40 coperti ed è consigliata la prenotazione.

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