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Il Giardino di Epicuro

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via Massa piano, 85046, Maratea, Italy
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Newton, Kansas
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Wayland C
Artarmon, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1 Thank bauldur-rises
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 

1 Thank Isaac S
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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3 reviews
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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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 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 bubbles 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 

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Vail, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Soups
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
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?