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Il Giardino Sul Mare

2 Hollywood Blvd, Forked River, NJ 08731
+1 609-971-7699
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (17 reviews)
“veal” (7 reviews)
“shrimp” (6 reviews)
Open Now
13:00 - 23:00 Hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2 Hollywood Blvd, Forked River, NJ 08731
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss: 1-Carpaccio fabulous with lots of Arugula; 2-Pork Chop is enormous and extremely tender; 3-Bananas flambe very hard to find anywhere except NOLA.

Thank Fred K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think our main mistake was going on a weekend night, because the restaurant was under-staffed and incredibly noisy. Service was average at best, and for the price we paid, food was average as well. Soup was lukewarm, salad lettuce was old, veal chop lukewarm,...More

Thank krashtest d
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We waited 20 minutes for our reservation. The service was incredibly slow and the waitress was inattentive. The bus boy was reaching over us to gather the dishes. It took three hours for four of us to have dinner. Not authentic Italian food. The sauce...More

1  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner with friends. Love the place and wait staff. We had carroza as an appetizer. It was delicious. I ordered a veal dish. The meat was tender and tasty. My friend had a combo seafood dish and we were surprised at the...More

Thank R B
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went here last Saturday night with friends.Got reservations for 6:00p we were seated right away.Place was very busy.Had table overlooking view of the river.I had shrimp with mozzarella,tomatoes & spinach. Excellent! My friend and her husband both had chicken Frances’s which...More

Thank 1226tam
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Pleasant and attentive service. Roving singer singing requests was great. Try the rack of lamb special if on the menu. All four of us enjoyed our meal. Prices reasonable.

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Always a great meal when dining here. Service, food and drinks are the best in town. Make a reservation if planning on going on the weekend.

Thank J H
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Dined for lunch on Saturday and totally enjoyed our experience. The food, service and overall experience was great. Bruschetta appetizer was fresh and delicious. We were not rushed but very well taken care of for our entire lunch.

Thank Debbie3074
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We were a party of 9. Our server, Jerry, did a great job providing us with an efficient but leisurely meal. All the entrees came out at the same time and were hot. Everyone enjoyed their meals which included, seafood, pasta and meat dishes. Appetizers...More

Thank Anne689
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Arrived promptly for our 6:30 reservation. We were seated, provided menus and ordered some wine. It wasn't until 7:15 that our orders were taken. The salads arrived 15 minutes later and, of course by this time, the 4 pieces of Italian bread were gone in...More

1  Thank jaydv50
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21 August 2016|
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Response from Dante1122 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a small bar
26 July 2015|
Response from johnzee28 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know the answer. Give them a call, as they should answer it for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Hollywood Blvd, Forked River, NJ 08731
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Forked River
  • Phone Number: +1 609-971-7699
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