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3626 Route 35 N, Normandy Beach, NJ 08739-3998
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New York, New York, United States
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The location where this restaurant existed is now Patti's Kitchen - and WONDERFUL in its own right. I believe Il Giardinello still has a location in Toms River

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Lavallette, New Jersey
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Il Giardinello has closed its Normandy Beach location as of fall 2015. The location is now under a new owner as a breakfast and lunch spot to open spring of 2016

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Colonia,NJ
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We go to Il Giardinello's when ever possible. The portions are very large, always enough to bring some home. BYO with top notch food. This is a must anytime you visit the Lavallette area

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Normandy Beach, New Jersey
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We celebrated our grandson's 15th birthday here a few nights ago. Our reservation for location was honored. Service and food were excellent and very plentiful. Flounder francaise was very flavorful and several in our party enjoyed the veal special. Overall, a very pleasant dining experience.

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Seaside Park, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We discovered this gem a number of years ago. Small, but well managed - they take reservations, even in the summer, and for any size party! That in and of itself is a reason to recommend Il Giardinello, as very few places at the shore take reservations unless you have a large party. The food is delicious, starting with the... More 

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1 Thank Edie K
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Although we have often dined at their sister restaurant in Toms River, we never ate at this location. Considering it was a holiday, I had not expoected to be so pleased, sine holiday dining can often lead to overcrowding and poorer service. Not here...Although the restaurant was crowded, they had some outdoor tables in place. It ws a beutiful day... More 

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New Jersey
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Small Normandy Beach bistro. BYOB. Only open for the summer season. Food is good but for some may seem pricey.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We have driven past this place for years, and heard so many good things about it that we finally had to try it. We were not disappointed! We were lucky enough to get there early on a Friday, without a reservation, and get a table out on the patio, but I highly recommend reservations. The service was friendly and efficient.... More 

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Newton, New Jersey
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Had driven by this restaurant many times and finally made a reservation to try it out. Very pleased with the experience. The service was top notch, menu was extensive and the meal as a whole was great. The small olive and cheese plate put on the table with the bread was a nice touch. We started out sharing the veal... More 

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Thank Chingis09
Colonia,NJ
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This restaurant is one of the best at the shore in this area!! The quality of the food is outstanding and the portions are huge!! BYO ties it all together. We had our wedding rehearsal dinner here in 2011 and have dinner several times a year here when we are down. Last year was so disappointing throughout the area and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3626 Route 35 N, Normandy Beach, NJ 08739-3998
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Normandy Beach

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