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Il Giardino di Epicuro

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via Massa piano, 85046, Maratea, Italy
+39 0973 870130
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prescott,arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW! Homemade family prepared slow food to die for. An amazing tasting experience of Napoletana cuisine. The host was very outgoing, knowledgeable and helpful in selecting from a lengthy menu which also had homemade gluten free items, e.g. chickpea flour pasta. Can't comment on wine list as we opted for host's recommendation of a red wine- which was fabulous. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was the one of the highlights of our time in Italy - definitely the best food! Homemade ricotta, the potato ravioli with pumpkin seed sauce! All of it, really. They're a slow food restaurant so everything is homegrown and home made with lots of love. Down to the cheese, wine and digestivos (try the wild fennel one). Also,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

I waited to talk about my experience at Il Giardino di Epicuro until I could review it comparatively to all the places we went. We travelled all around Southern Italy. We ate in cities and in little cafes and there were so many but this place was truly special. Eating there was like going home to your family in Italy.... More 

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Boise, ID
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

I've been returning to Il Giardino since my first meal there in 2010. The food is authentic Italian cuisine without the tourist fanfare. My goal has been to return to this restaurant for my birthday every year because I love it so much. Antonio speaks excellent English. You can order from the menu or trust him to do it for... More 

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Newton, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

My family and I visited this location at beginning of summer for my grandparent's golden anniversary. At this time we were also filming a TV show about traveling from southern to northern Europe. I CANNOT express how amazing the hospitality and food is. Antonio the legend, absolutely could not have executed the Italian culture better. He prepared a massive meal... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The food in this restaurant was possibly the best we had during our 10 day stay in Maratea and considerably cheaper than the other contenders. The menu was explained to us as a guide only by our fluent English speaking host. He then gave us each an option of two things for the three courses based on what was fresh.... More 

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Artarmon, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Extremely friendly host. All food and wine from local producers. Very fresh. Sampled 3 pasta dishes. Best steak I've had in a long time. Sample home made liquors. Delicious gelato.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Astounding food, excellent service. If you are in the area and do not eat here, you have cheated yourself

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 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 

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Massa piano, 85046, Maratea, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Basilicata  >  Province of Potenza  >  Maratea
  • Phone Number: +39 0973 870130

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