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Trattoria Il Giardinetto

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Via del Prione 284, 19121, La Spezia, Italy
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Naples, Florida
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273 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We were the first to arrive, it was about 6:55pm. The ambiance of the restaurant was appealing and the service was prompt and the food was delicious. We had caprise salad, pasta bolonese, and pasta carbornara with a bottle of local wine recommended. We enjoyed it so much that we considered going back the second night, but chose to try... More 

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sydney australia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We waited 1 hour to get our mixed salad which consisted of lettuce and tomato. The veal masala was 3 pieces of veal and some other something on top. That's it. Some regular people came in after us and was served before us so tourist wait. Would not recomend

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Southern California
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369 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

On the tourist street but a lot of locals. Service was a bit off as two waitresses for a full house but it went fine. Food (and decor) was the real plus. We split the single seafood antipasto and then had seafood pasta and a calamari appetizer(all very good) . They were both pretty standard but good. The wine list... More 

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Galicia, Spain
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Appealing spaghetti carbonara ( picture is self explanatory), scrambled eggs with pasta would be a more appropriate name for this dish and ( way) overcooked and tasteless tagliatelle and mushrooms.Trying to find a piece of bread that could be eaten with no risk of teeth breaking we found this ... (Second picture) I get it,maybe the waitress got hungry on... More 

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Limburg Province, The Netherlands
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122 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This is a reasonable restaurant in La Spezia. Good food in a nice ambiance. Friendly service. Fair prices. Located in the shopping area downtown. Nice cave/cellar to sit and enjoy food.

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dubbo
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141 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us and it did not let us down. The food and service was so good we ate here the four nights we were in La Spezia. We loved the fresh seafood beautifully and simply prepared, and after over a month in Europe we were hanging out for fresh vegetables other than potato. No problem here.... More 

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Dubbo, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Enjoyed an early dinner of grilled sea bass and vegetables. Good choice for gluten free, as much seafood in Cinque Terre is fried with some batter. Enjoyed the food and service.

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Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this trattoria by a local who was the owner of a cafe/ bar nearby.So pleased we went in to a really nice authentic Trattoria with a few visitors and mostly locals.The service and quality of meals delivered were excellant.very moderate price for food and drinks.Would love to return when next in La Spezia

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Milan, Italy
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

The food is good, with lots of flavor. However, people working there, I assume this is a family owned restaurant, are often arguing and shouting at each other, which makes a lil uncomfortable to be there at times (well they argue pretty often to be honest). If not for this reason, I would def go there more often. However if... More 

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London
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180 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

My friend recommended the restaurant and it's a nice small restaurant. It's also not that busy even though it's on a fairly main shopping street. Though maybe it's because I went for an early lunch at about 12. The food was simple and well done with lots of flavor. I had the spaghetti with clams and it was excellent, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Prione 284, 19121, La Spezia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Province of La Spezia  >  La Spezia

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