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The Garlic

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556 East Third Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
+1 386-424-6660
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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New Smyrna Beach, FL
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78 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tuesday night, crowded but not a long wait. The introductory baguette only had oil and vinegar to go with the baked garlic. Our order included a glass of wine ($8.50). potato soup (not very hot), lamb appetizer (pretty good) and a chicken picata ($20) dinner which consisted of a single chicken breast, capers, a small bowl of pasta and a... More 

Thank shlmstr
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49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went out here for a double date. We arrived around 5pm for dinner. We had the whole deal! Apps, main course, and finally dessert. It was all fantastic! Each of us thoroughly enjoyed our food. The atmosphere is unique and fun to explore. You cannot tell from the road just how big it is in there. Definitely use the... More 

Thank Holly W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the best restaurants I've been to in a very long time. Beautifully eclectic interior with great live music. Hostess Jamie was extremely friendly and even checked on us after we had received our food. Chef Michael LeFebvre is excellent! He masters the art of providing healthy options paired with incredible flavor making it easy to choose a meal... More 

Thank jmpropemom
Leesburg, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked from our hotel. Didnt wait long for a table. The wine was good. We ordered the chicken parmigiano and the veal parmigiano and shared them. The bread was very good. Service was great!

Thank Water B
Lake Como, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been wanting to go to this restaurant for years and finally went for my birthday, July 25th, We loved the ambience and unique decor.The staff were all very friendly and our server, Nate, and his partner took care of us well. The food itself was a little uneven. They start you with a petite baguette of very tasty... More 

Thank LizHearn
Ocala, Florida
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Eclectic Italian restaurant deserving your patronage. Dine indoors or out. Excellent beverage selections, as well as pizza, steaks, pastas etc. Everything is first rate including the service. Of course prices are reflective of quality and overall experience.

Thank Peyecat
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We revisited this restaurant after a first extremely enjoyable visit and will probably return for another time! This restaurant is super cool- would be great for large groups, date night, girls night... Honestly you name it! The food is outstanding. This time we asked our server for recommendations which included a phenomenal shrimp appetizer with fresh crostini and a 16... More 

Thank Jennifer H
Nashville, Tennessee
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful pasta dishes served al fresco with personable servers. The entrees are HUGE, enough for at least two so you may want to consider splitting one. We went in July so being al fresco it was a bit warm even with the overhead fans, but not so bad to destroy the evening. It was really crowded on a Friday night,... More 

Thank Ken7821
Deltona, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food.....music and our waiter Zak made the experience amazing !!! We'll be back!! Loved the specialty items!! Desserts were amazing ( even tho we shared)❤️

Thank cchart
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was amazing. The restaurant combines fine dining with an outdoorsy experience with an open air environment. Parking is tricky, but this spot provides complimentary valet. I ordered the 32oz bone-in ribeye, which I shared with my teenage son. the steak was flavorful and seared to perfection. I am not a fan of Caesar salad- at all. However, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 556 East Third Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  New Smyrna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 386-424-6660
We invite you to enjoy an authentic taste of the Tuscan countryside. Walk down a vine covered arbor, surrounded by a walled Olde World fireplace and enter a garden lush with lit trees and flowering greenery. The garlic offers one of the most beautiful settings for a delightful and memorable dining experience. We offer great food, live music, fine wine, Italian beer, and perfect martinis. Come experience the garlic for yourself.

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