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Il Giardino delle Esperidi

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Via Goffredo Mameli 1, 37011, Bardolino, Italy
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

True foodie experience unlike the neighbor restaurants surrounding it. Great service, all courses great. Very fresh and changing menu. You know its good when the menu isn't 8 pages in three languages. Definitely worth a visit if in Bardolino.

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Ate here upon our hotel receptionist's recommendation. Was not disappointed, the food was quirky but delicious, menu translations not the best and the service was great initially but slowed down later.... Still very attentive and worth a visit. Reasonably priced at €115 for 2 starters, 2 mains, shared cheeseboard and a bottle of Custoza. Would return!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This was an amazing find and was quite the best meal we had during our stay in Bardolino. The menu isn't the usual for this resort, it really is fine dining and the most interesting cuisine. The interior is small and rather old fashioned in a delightful way. There is a small outside seating area too. We started with fried... More 

1 Thank Tina883
Stoke by Nayland, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Although the establishment is a pretty restaurant reminding one of a traditional trattoria, the food and wine in this place could best be described as Italian nouvelle cuisine. It is probably overall 20% to 30% (depending on what wine and to some extent food ordered), it is a must try for foodies who appreciate inventiveness similar to Michelin class dining.... More 

Thank MikeinStokebyNayland
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Small entoca with maybe 15 tables. Wife had superb white fish from the lake. Deserts were outstanding. Staff was friendly and responsive. Good Bardolino Rossi for 15.00 euros.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We tried many dishes, and each of them was unique, with authentic flavours and delicious. Would definitely come again.

Thank boardcrazy613
Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

First we had a good start. The Pasta first course was really good. So we were looking for the second course. Then came the bad surprise: Catastrophic translations of the menu let you expect totally different and exciting things - however, what you get is very boring and does not match the foreign translation. So we were looking for somebody... More 

Thank VeeGee2014
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

great little restaurant selling a higher class of produce than the others in the town. beautiful smoked chicken starter and my wife loved her truffle "pie" . my lamb was cooked perfectly and the rissotto of pasta was interestingly good! Desserts were amazing my pear and gorganzola ice cream was a feat to behold! Good value ina town that we... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Run by Italian ladies, clearly passionate about food. Good authentic dishes, a nice wine list and a street view to watch the world go by in the old town. Not fine dining but very good quality Italian home cooking. The fish pasta with fennel was extremely good. I will go back. Ok for couples and small groups of friends.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Prefect dinner for 2 at this restaurant, prior to a lovely evening at the Bardolino opera. Very high quality food, good choice and helpful wine recommendations. Delicious and good value. What more to say. Recommend highly.

1 Thank NorfolkBirds

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Goffredo Mameli 1, 37011, Bardolino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Verona  >  Bardolino
  • Phone Number: 045/6210477

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?