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Ristorante La Gardenia

Viale Bruno Buozzi 4, 00073 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
+39 06 936 0001
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (3 reviews)
“ice cream” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Viale Bruno Buozzi 4, 00073 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After touring Castel Gandolfo we happen upon this place for lunch. We were seated at a patio table, overlooking the beautiful Lake Albany and were immediately served Prosecco along with a menu. All of our dishes were expertly prepared by the chef and will be...More

Thank Scott D
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Staying with family friends in Castel Gandolfo this gem was an absolute highlight; easy to find with an amazing view La Gardenia makes you feel like family. The staff are wonderful and the food perfection - classic Italian with a few twists, excellent sizes and...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

We decided to spend an evening in Castel Gondolfo. Our mission was three fold: we wanted to enjoy the drive from Rome, savour the famous ice cream with mini strawberries local to the region and have dinner at one the fine restaurants there. After the...More

Thank Ayub Q
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

This place are the labyrinth about beautiful design , elegant service and high level food taste. This is not just a place where you are eating , it's a place where you are feeling the taste symphony .

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome location and very refined restaurant, great place for a special occasion. The waiters were very helpful with attentive service, we went for lunch during a week day but probably needs to be booked in advance for other timings as it was already quite full.

Thank Stefano C
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I visited in occasion of my birthday with my wife we had a great evening and perfect reception. We had fish based dishes well prepared and good tasting. White from lazio local Wine was also good. The dinner was completed by the wonderful panorama that...More

Thank Alessandro A
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Place and location is breathtaking! Food is good but not exceptional! Good for lunch with your friends!

Thank Gaetano S
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Exceptional gorgeous restaurant with spectacular views. Huge 1st class menu with superb main dishes and desserts

Thank biblemike1
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I had a lunch here. The setting is amazing; even in Winter most indoor tables overlook the lake and it is so beautiful. The restaurant is actually big; one does not notice at first, I saw it later. That maybe accounts for very erratic service,...More

Thank anchi100
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Our guide surprised us with this restaurant for lunch. Stunning with excellent food. This was before you could tour the summer residence so it wasn't busy. They even have several sleeping rooms - what a delightful place.

Thank Judy S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
10:00 - 23:00
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12:00 - 15:30
10:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Bruno Buozzi 4, 00073 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Rome  >  Castel Gandolfo
  • Phone Number: +39 06 936 0001
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The pearl of the Roman castles in terms of fish is certainly the restaurant La Gardenia; based on Italian and international culinary art, its cuisine knows how to be attentive to the changing needs of the palate without losing the aromas that characterize it. In it are placed both traditional dishes both savory sfizioserie who know how to tease. The charm you buy is definitely about the wonderful location: the lively atmosphere during the day is transformed and becomes magical when, towards evening, the torches that are reflected in the lake framed by the moon that rises light in the sky. Imagine! alone or with others, in the background the lake of Castel Gandolfo, on the table a light that is reflected in the water, the background music; basil scent that comes from a plate of spaghetti. Some dishes you can enjoy at the Gardenia The sea is the master at the table, all, of course, using the best fruit that only the sea and the land can offer, seasoning them with rigorous simplicity and accompanied by an extensive selection of national and international labels. In short, the right place for your special occasion, for a party, a meeting or to celebrate your wedding, with 5 different rooms for all kinds of needs, and many types of menus to suit any occasion and ceremony. Visit our local directly online, with sections SALE, VIRTUAL TOUR and discover a preview of our MENU, customizable according to your needs.
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