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Il Giardino Sul Mare

2 Hollywood Blvd, Forked River, NJ 08731
+1 609-971-7699
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“salad” (11 reviews)
“veal” (7 reviews)
“cannoli” (3 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
2 Hollywood Blvd, Forked River, NJ 08731
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had eggplant parmesan, my wife had a fish dish. Both were hot, plentiful and tasty. Service was very good. We've been here before, and will return again as the food is consistently good.

Thank cflum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have a hard time finding a parking place you may wonder, can we get in. We arrived to find 3 private parties at the same time. But without missing a beat everyone in the packed restaurant got fresh, hot & very tasty food....More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We decided to try this restaurant, even though others had told us not to bother. It was nearby and we saw all the cars in the parking lot, so we thought it had to be good. Service was choppy. Food was edible, but not up...More

Thank ConnieB1135
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Should have been skeptical about genuine "Italian" in this area. The menu is so extensive, covering all Italian favorites reminding us of a diner. Unfortunately, nothing we tried was very good. We had some specials and some regular menu items. Nothing was very flavorful or...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017

We had ample portions, wait staff was very cordial (I believe they are all mexican/c.american) food was 1/2 hour arriving after the appetizer. We had linguine w/lobster tail (v. small langostino half tail) with 4 shrimp and 3 small clams. No big flavorful dish here....More

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 16 February 2017

If I could give them a 0 star review I would! Made a reservation for 7:30pm for Valentine's Day dinner a week prior. I spoke to an older man on the phone and he said no problem. Get the babysitter, show up and the place...More

Thank Dan T
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had planned a get together of 11 old high school friends (UHS Class of 1960) but due to a medical emergency we were only four in attendance this time. Jerry, our server remembered us from our previous visits and he again outdid himself with...More

1  Thank 5,661
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Some people say it changed owners, I'm not sure about that but it was as good as ever and that is very good!!! Lots of the same great staff from our last visit. Always check out the specials usually something different and delicious! Nice date...More

1  Thank rbgj609er
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Our last visit was much improved from our first. We went to dinner on short notice, 5 of us, and we had limited choices that could seat us on short notice. We had a delicious appetizer of calamari, and our main courses were nicely presented...More

Thank Dante1122
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Picked this restaurant to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary. Selected on the basis of reviews and noticed that it was related to another restaurant in Toms River that I had wanted to try. The pick was a winner, since from the welcoming Maitre D' to...More

1  Thank Donald C
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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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