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Il Giardino di Epicuro

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via Massa piano, 85046, Maratea, Italy
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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw that TripAdvisor ranks this restaurant as #1 in sleepy Maratea and so decided to give it a shot. Bad decision. It took 20 minutes after we were seated for someone to come over and take our order. Another hour (!!!) for the food to arrive, and the restaurant was half empty. Food was OK, but definitely not worth... More 

Thank Isaac S
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

enjoyed it very much! very cosy, nice atmosphere. one of the best Fiorentina steak we ever had. Everyone loved the food.

Thank rnaama
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was amazing, particularly the gnocchi with fennel cream and the ravioli with salsiccia and pecorino. The owner is a great host always taking care of its clients. Great place, great food ans great atmosphere!

Thank GourmandeItalienne
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224 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Antonio, the gregarious owner, who flits about engaging with every guest, is a big attraction here, plus the room is nice and the food excellent. Easy drive from Maratea up the mountain toward the statue, but if you are staying in the main town make sure you know the allowed driving route through Piazza Europa to return after 6PM, when... More 

Thank BunkyVA
Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Antonio is the best kept secret in Maratea...Giadino was recommended by a travel agent at our timeshare in Maratea. Excellent, every moment at the restaurant was filled with great food - wonderful wine and of course Antonio...his suggestions were perfect - made our last night in Maratea very memoriable...if in Italy - this is a must experience dining event...hats off... More 

Thank kaykramer
Vail, Colorado
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

I can only concur with the negative reviews. Do not be fooled by the good reviews. Overpriced, mediocre food, most overbearing owner I have ever encountered, he seeks first and foremost to rip off tourists. Very poor, disappointing experience.

1 Thank foodiefromCO
Sharon, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Just trust Antonio to suggest antipasto , primi piati and wine. He speaks good English and he tries very hard to please the guests. His food is very good. If you are fortunate as we were you may have a chance to meet his parents who prepare the food . They only speak Italian, it was a pleasure meeting them... More 

Thank Maryam L
Frisco, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We had seen the reviews of this restaurant before leaving the states including a mention of this restaurant in a review of the timeshare we stayed at. So it was on our list to try while we were there. So glad we did! We went there on our first night and it was fantastic. There was a large group of... More 

2 Thank Brian H
Sacramento, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We are a party of 10 and had this restaurant recommended by some travelers we met. We were welcomed and given royal treatment. This is a great experience for the relaxed and adventurous traveler. Out of the way, it is a hidden treasure. The best way to experience this is to allow Roberto to show you their finest. We had... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

I eat out a lot. The 1 ranking in the area is well deserved and rarely have I ever had a better meal. Antonio recommended we eat the food his mother had hand cooked that day and why argue? Everything from the beginning to the end of the meal was fresh high quality and cooked perfectly. And the deserts and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Soups, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Massa piano, 85046, Maratea, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Potenza  >  Maratea
  • Phone Number: 390973870130

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