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“Sorry, but not the best anymore!”

Restaurant il Giardino
Ranked #1 of 88 Restaurants in Pollenca
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Restaurant il Giardino is an all fresh produce restaurant with an Italian/French cuisine, the best of both. It has an elegant air-conditioned interior dining room in what was an original manor house, and a beautiful terrace on the main pedestian square of Pollensa town, a fovourite with families and celebrities alike. Tasty starters and salads, great pastas, fresh fish, a good selection of meats and the right wine to accompany it, all served with a smile.
Bucks
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Sorry, but not the best anymore!”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

My thoughts mirror those written by 'victoria m'! We also, have been visiting Pollenca for the last 10 years and always feel we must eat here as it's been so good in the past. Unfortunately, since Hugo and Sonia left a couple of years ago, there has certainly been a difference in standards. No longer do all customers receive a warm welcome, and made to feel special, at this restaurant. Last year we thought it was poor, but probably due to an 'off night'. However, decided to give them another visit and another chance this June. Again, the restaurant 'proprietor', who's been working here for many years, was not particularly friendly, and seemed to be more interested in welcoming 'special' guests? The meal was fine but we were surprised that quite a few of the old favourites were missing off the menu. Great location in the square but I am afraid that there are 2, or even 3 restaurants in Pollenca that have caught up with Il Giardino's former standards.

  • Visited June 2014
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

My wife and I returned here for the second year running.

Having partaken of a couple of gin and tonics at a bar by the church we settled down for our meal.

The restaurant is always busy,but that does not impact on service.

Our drinks order was taken promptly and we ordered our food.

We had turbot,which was beautiful and a monkfish dish with a tomato and garlic dressing,again beautiful.

Dessert was the fabulous pistachio semi freddo - you have simply got to try this - sublime.

Not the cheapest of meals with wine but good value for the standard.

No doubting that we will be back?

  • Visited June 2014
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Service with a smile”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

As per the title the staff were very helpful free WiFi food and coffee was good apart from the view looking at club pollenca we were more than happy.
recommend to any 1

  • Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Not as good as previous visits!!”
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

We having been holidaying in Pollensa for the last 10 years and have dined at this restaurant on every visit and apart from this time we have enjoyed the food and service. This time however we felt the standard of food and service had dropped. The food was very average and for the price of 110 euros for 2 adults and a 12 year old you would expect more!!!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic restaurant, great atmosphere and great for Gluten Free!”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

I knew about Il Giardino through research on gluten free friendly restaurants in Pollença so I couldn't wait to pay a visit. We booked to go here on a Saturday night at 8pm (I would recommend booking, especially if you want a table outside amongst the action) The staff were all so friendly and really knowledgeable about what was Gluten free or what could be adapted. They even had gluten free spaghetti which was such a treat, so I enjoyed the seafood pasta, which was a delicious mix of mussels, prawns and clams in a tomato and chilli sauce.

It was lovely to sit outside in the square and soak up the atmosphere and the hustle and bustle of town life. Prices were fair, with mains costing between 12 euros & 22 euros. The portion sizes were very generous and the food was superb so I definitely think it's value for money.

  • Visited June 2014
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