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Il Giardino di Epicuro

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via Massa piano, 85046, Maratea, Italy
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209 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 1 week ago

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
Sharon, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank vayamos75
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 

1 Thank wanderingguru
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Gentleman was very proud of his food and where it came from, we were OK with this but we were some what told what we should eat, given local wine, not shown a list, food was nice but nothing more. From the other reviews, did not live up to expectations.

Thank polly1952
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful experience! Amazing host, such enthusiasm for local food, all locally sourced or homemade, including the wine! Fabulous time and reasonable priced. Go, go, go!

Thank Frances M
Xenia, Ohio
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Near the Redentore statue, we arrival early and had the restaurant to ourselves. We has their antipasti that included their own ricotta cheese! The ravioli was homemade and very good and we ended up having their chocolate dessert which was terrific. We had a nice conversation with the son of the owners who also shared their family berry and fennel... More 

Thank wakebuck2016
North Dakota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Maratea was such a wonderful experience and Antonio made the dining experience excellent. The food was amazing, the service was amazing, and had a wonderful experience with the locals as well. Antonio even gave us a ride back to our hotel both times we were there and made us feel very welcome. We would love to go back and visit.... More 

1 Thank Riley Y

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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, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, 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?