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“The Locals Rave About This Place”

Il Giardino Ristorante
Ranked #25 of 1,414 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
Colonial Heights, Virginia
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“The Locals Rave About This Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

This is one of the best restaurants my wife and I have ever eaten at. It is Italian at its best. When you are at the beach you know that nothing is cheap. So if you are going to spend good money on dining go where the best food is. The food is fabulous, the service is great and the atmosphere is awesome.

Visited June 2014
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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

We went here after Waterman's served us 4 oz. of fish in a Red Lobster atmosphere for $30. Our waiter, Duane, was polite, knowledgeable, and friendly. While it may not look as upscale as Waterman's and other places from the outside, this restaurant was by far the best place we are while in VA Beach. Well done!

  • Visited July 2014
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Youngstown, Ohio
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian food, exceptional service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the modest exterior. The restaurant is lovely inside and the food is great. The calamari appetizer was perfectly prepared, the risotto also perfectly done. The staff was friendly, fun, and knowledgable.

  • Visited July 2014
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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57 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful Italian Restaurant!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

I visit Virginia Beach twice a year. With each visit, I look forward to enjoying a meal at Il Giardino. The total experience is wonderful...great atmosphere, well prepared meals using fresh ingredients (They make their own mozarella, roast their own red peppers, use fresh garlic cloves). All served by well trained and responsive wait staff.

  • Visited July 2014
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Massachusetts
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142 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Nothing but good things to say about this restaurant. From the valet (parking free, just tip the valet) to the hostess to our waiter and to the food, everything was positive!! Menu was extensive and our waiter knew his menu frontwards and backwards and answered all our questions with a smile.

I am not a huge fan of red sauce so wondered if my entrée could be made with oil and garlic, the response was of course. My husband mentioned to another person in our party he was ordering veal parm, but really prefers chicken. Our waiter heard him and said, sir if you prefer chicken parm, that is not a problem. When was the last time you received that kind of service??

Food was delicious, we all even had dessert cause our waiter was so good at upselling!! And, like most of the restaurants in Virginia Beach, he brought separate checks--we had not asked for them, would not have asked, but that seemed to be pretty automatic when more than two people were having dinner together.

I cannot think of any negatives about this restaurant.

  • Visited July 2014
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