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Gardino Fresco

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$$ - $$$Italian, ,
51 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5916
+1 408-354-8788
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (6 reviews)
“italian food” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
51 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5916
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11 - 20 of 45 reviews

Reviewed November 11, 2015

I was off my clock, had missed lunch and it was 3pm. I wandered in for a beer and ended up with a terrific linguine puttanesca. Couldn't have asked for me. Bar service was cordial and with only a few patrons, the room was relaxingly...More

Thank CaliforniaFellow
Reviewed November 7, 2015

Quick breakdown for you....Food was wonderful, drinks good but expensive, very loud. They do have a great happy hour but the bar was packed so we had to get a table.

Thank D Z
Reviewed October 13, 2015

Great food. Great spot to sit at the bar. Great spot to watch a game, oh did I say great food. Mandy the bartender is worth the trip. she is a great bartender and very engaging and interesting.

Thank Jack A
Reviewed August 29, 2015

Gardino's was one of our favorite restaurants in its original incarnation. It was intimate and friendly - it felt like a family atmosphere where you always felt welcome. Since they expanded, it now just feels like any other big impersonal restaurant. The food is still...More

Thank jmot49
Reviewed August 24, 2015

Can't give them more stars only because I don't have much to go off of. We stopped in here so my husband could watch the niner game. Was surprised this sort of acted as a nice sports bar as its an Italian restaurant, haven't really...More

Thank Britpaige
Reviewed August 22, 2015

We've walked by this restaurant many times and decided to stop for lunch today. We were pleasantly surprised that the food was very good. We had the minestrone soup, cajun chicken salad and fried calamari. The food was excellently prepared and well seasoned. Believe they...More

Thank ro953
Reviewed August 11, 2015

One of the finest Italian food rest. that we have enjoyed in a long time. Prices are right. Located in the middle of townnear the theatre. Has an "ice bar" so your drink will always be cold--nifty. Go there and enjoy the rest of Los...More

Thank Jack R
Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have been in a few times since they remodeled, mostly for happy hour. We have enjoyed the appetizers only. The chicken tenders are great, although presentation is lacking every single time. Its a plate of chicken with sauces poured on the side like they...More

Thank Carrie B
Reviewed June 1, 2015

Well there is a first for everything. I just found a first in ruining a pasta dish. Sunday night late, I just wanted a quick pasta dinner. Instead Gardino Fresco gave me a sullen waitress, a 30 minute wait time to get my linguine with...More

Thank Philippe G
Reviewed May 19, 2015

Be careful having more than 2 slushies from the bar! Jeff & Pete are great hosts for your dining or bar experience! The cooks are also wonderful! Patrick and Diane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030-5916
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: +1 408-354-8788
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