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“WELL DONE ANNA & Co” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Giardino di Ventotene

Il Giardino di Ventotene
Ranked #2 of 22 Restaurants in Ventotene
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lucca, Italy
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113 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“WELL DONE ANNA & Co”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Going back to a place where you had a good time in the past could be very disappointing.
Not this time, it was even better than we remembered. We were welcomed like family, and apart from all the good dishes one day we had a very large "CICALA" a sort of lobster/crayfish very appreciated by the locals (see picture) It was fantastic, served on our request with local onions and tomatoes cut in chunks plus home made mayonnaise. Fantastic!
We had a few meals this year and we are going to be back next year.
Well done Anna and family!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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English first
Mickleton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

The Harbor Master recommended Il Giardino when we docked for the night. Had already eaten but had their lentil soup and pistachio ice cream. Very good! It helped that English was spoken!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BarbS635
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best food on the island, but it comes with an attitude”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

In this case a simple menu' means fresh food of good and consistent quality, wine list made mostly of small wine makers of good quality - easy to properly match wine and food.
Staff not warm, but polite if you order is over 100 € you can also get a smile.
Although the good food and poor competition justifies a pricy bill, it doesn't the attitude.

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3 Thank Mario T
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Lucca, Italy
Level Contributor
113 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“"WHAT A GEM!"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012 via mobile

The combination of food, service, location and price makes this place one of the best restaurants we ever encountered. We travel a lot, but we have never changed our travelling plans to give us the time to go through the whole (amazing) menu of a restaurant.
We only hope that Michelin would never visit this little island, a star or two would send prices sky high and spoil the whole thing putting this place out of range for normal people like us.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank saveron
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