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Reviewed September 23, 2023 via mobile

Probably the nicest meal we’ve had this whole trip. The food was incredible, plenty vegan and vegetarian options. I ordered the truffle pasta and have been thinking about it since. The staff were so nice and helpful also.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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luigi Bignozzi, Proprietario at Il Giardino Ristorante Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2024
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Descrizione in italiano: Gentile ospite, Grazie mille per la sua splendida recensione! Siamo felicissimi di sapere che la sua esperienza...More

Reviewed October 6, 2022 via mobile

We went to this restaurant for the advertised fsbulous views. We walked through to the terrace and yes magnificentl views.....and that was the only positive from the visit. We wanted a drink and light snack. We were charged €3 each cover charge just to sit...there! The food was very mediocre and not as stated on the menu. One of us was given cold cannellini beans which were supposed to have been presented hot with tomato and garlic sauce. It was changed and a large portion brought out which was not requested but we were charged extra for it. When we queried the bill which also showed a higher charge than the menu stated for another item, we were treated very, very aggressively. Two of us were women and we were shouted at and told we had to pay what they asked or we couldn't leave!!! Appalling way to treat customers. There are far better restaurants in Montecatini Alto. I would advise you go to one of those and admire the lovely views on a gentle stoll later. .More

Date of visit: October 2022
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luigi Bignozzi, Proprietario at Il Giardino Ristorante Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2024
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Ecco la risposta in italiano: Gentile Amapolas1, Ci dispiace molto sapere che la tua esperienza nel nostro ristorante non sia...More

Reviewed September 26, 2022

Food was very disappointing. The lasagne was not recognizable as such (some pasta sheets and a spoonful of Bolognese poured over it). And the gnocchi were ready-made products from the supermarket. Never again!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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luigi Bignozzi, Proprietario at Il Giardino Ristorante Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2024
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Gentile Gast2805, Ci dispiace sinceramente sentire che la tua esperienza nel nostro ristorante non sia stata positiva. Ci teniamo molto...More

Reviewed July 12, 2022 via mobile

Only few stuff in the menu, plenty of pasta and pizza. Expensive, small portions, after I ate some beef stew I had to order a pizza cause I was still hungry, Conclusion: small portions, expensive, and ...4E coperto per each for that bad service/ experience.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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luigi B, Proprietario at Il Giardino Ristorante Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2022
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Avete sbagliato locale insistete pure, non facciamo lo stufato in oltre il coperto da noi costa 2,5€ e in giardino...More

Reviewed June 5, 2022

We came up to Montecatini Alto early because we didn't have a reservation. After checking out the few restaurants around the piazza we picked this one. We asked if we could be seated behind the restaurant to enjoy the view. We were told it was...all booked up so we sat in front. My wife found a pasta she wanted and tried to order it. The waitress insisted that this particular dish (and only this dish) could only be ordered in pairs ie you had to order two. It said nothing about this on the menu. When we asked why the waitress said that it was because the back terrace was full (it didn't make sense to us either). Knowing that pasta is served in small portions in Italy, my wife asked if ordering two portions for herself would be too much food. The waitress either didn't understand the question or was just being difficult. She called over another waitress but neither could (or would) give us a straight answer. In the end my wife ordered both portions. She asked the waitress to have the kitchen put both on the same plate. This completely threw the waitress for a loop and she had to check with the kitchen! (The resulting portion turned out to be a typical North American restaurant pasta portion). And the back terrace with the spectacular view? We arrived at seven and when we left at nine there was till no one seated out there. My advice is that if you're in Montcatini, go up to Montecatini Alto to enjoy the view and have a drink or gelato, then go back down to town where you can get much better food and service for a much more reasonable price.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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luigi B, Owner at Il Giardino Ristorante Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2022
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Caro signor chazel59, senza alcun tipo di riservo nei suoi confronti e senza voler attaccare nessuno, le rispondo in maniera...More

Reviewed May 29, 2022 via mobile

Poor and slow service. Confusing menu. Tasteless food. Expensive. Only ended up here because the other restaurants were fully booked. Being seated by the entrance, instead of in the garden, meant that you basically became a second-class visitor of the restaurant. Same cost, but with...a worse experience. If you read this, book in advance!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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luigi B, Proprietario at Il Giardino Ristorante Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2022
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abbiamo abbandonato la piattaforma non conforme

Reviewed April 27, 2022

To be honest, as is typical in a tourist spot, location overshadows food and service, we booked a terrace table for lunch as we guessed it would be busy, and yes we got our table but, oh the service was so slow. would I go...back there - noMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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luigi B, Proprietario at Il Giardino Ristorante Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2022
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abbiamo abbandonato la piattaforma non conforme alle regole deontologiche

Reviewed October 23, 2019

A very attractive restaurant in a charming piazza in the heart of the village. A perfect place to soak up the local atmosphere, at least a picture-postcard version of old Italy. There is a lovely view of rural Tuscany over a balcony in a dining...area at the back of the restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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luigi B, Proprietario at Il Giardino Ristorante Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2019
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Non aggiungiamo altro, una bellisma recensione come questa fa bene al nostro cuore. Vogliamo aggiungere solo che anche il cibo...More

Reviewed October 3, 2019 via mobile

This is the place where Italians go for dinner. It seemed that nonna herself was cooking traditional local dishes. Outstanding food and very friendly staff. We'll go again!

Date of visit: October 2019
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585luigib, Proprietario at Il Giardino Ristorante Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2019
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Grazie per la sua gentilezza a presto Luigi

Reviewed September 26, 2019

Ate with a group of ten. Service and food were fine. Nice lively ambience at mid day. In the happening square of Montecatini Alto.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Venture53019983565, Manager at Il Giardino Ristorante Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2019
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A Presto.

Reviewed September 16, 2019

Visited this restaurant on an afternoon trip up the Funicular. Overall the customer service was great and the meal was tasty and reasonably-priced. Our party had a variety of pizza and some even tried the wild boar...no one had any major complaints. Sparkling water came...in large bright blue jugs will was very welcome after mid 30 degree temperaturesMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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luigi B, Proprietario at Il Giardino Ristorante Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2019
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La Vostra recensione è molto utile per i gruppi che arrivano senza prenotare mettendoci alla dura prova. Grazie e a...More

Reviewed August 21, 2019

We found this place during a day trip on a week long trip to the area. The food was so good, we came back the next day. We found ourselves hiking back. We managed about half way before we gave up and headed for the...funicular train (wrong shoes for a hike and it was getting dark). The wife has told me I have to note that the Pinocchio pizza (with garlic added) was the best pizza she had in this area. Although we only were here a week, we relied on trip advisor and hit the top spots... This was better. We loved the town centre where this restaurant is. It looks like a movie set from every old war movie. The staff were lovely. The prices reasonable. They drop the bill on the table with dinner and you pay at the till. After stopping here twice we finally looked it up on trip advisor and surprised by the reviews. We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Venture53019983565, Manager at Il Giardino Ristorante Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2019
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Cosa aggiungere come sempre o ci amate o ci odiate la via di mezzo non esiste, Ma la vostra recensione...More

Reviewed June 29, 2019

This restaurant has a garden terrace with a view of the Tuscany valley. The menu had lots of options and the food was very good. Our group had nice, relaxing meal with a one-of-kind view.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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luigi B, Manager at Il Giardino Ristorante Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2019
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Grazie per la Vostra recensione speriamo che le agenzie si accorgano di um posto unico nel suo genere Grazie a...More

Reviewed May 19, 2019

We had reservations for 16 people for our first night in Italy. Riding the Funicular was fun and the view was amazing even in a light rain. We had reserved the terrace, but due to the cool temperature and rain we were seated inside but...with a view over the terrace to the valley and mountains - beautiful view. Wild boar soup, salads, pasta, pizza and everything we tried was very good. Large groups be aware that there is only one check for table, but they do calculate the cost per person.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

Recommend this lovely restaurant in Montecatini Alto! and the funicular ride up the hill to this beautiful hill top village in Montecatini! (went 2x!) The meal with had at Il Giardino was the best food of our trip! Margarita pizza and raviolis :) also the...house wine was very good! Service was very good! Also the view from the back terrace is awesome!! So happy we made to this village and this restaurant!!!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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luigi B, Manager at Il Giardino Ristorante Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018
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Spero che la Vostra esperienza possa aiutare nuovi clienti. Un caloroso Grazie per la Vostra gentilezza, a presto Luigi e...More

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