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Italian Garden

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$$ - $$$
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415 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5722
+1 512-392-8730
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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New Braunfels, Texas
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite Italian restaurant by far! For $10 you can get a large plate of delicious pasta of many diverse options. Its usually under salted for my taste, but that's why its on the table. The Chicken Tetrazini for 8.95 is my favorite and its hard to do anything else, but my wife prefers the Chicken Carciofi which... More 

Thank Trent H
San Marcos, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to have something different in South Texas and really glad we did. We got the Tour (sampler) - Lasagna, chicken Parmesan, and Alfredo. Our server was exceptional and all the other hostess and wait staff were really attentive and helpful. My favorite was the chicken and my wife really liked the lasagnes. We also got a house salad with... More 

Thank poppiesrd
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the food and service. The serving size seemed a little large, but it is fine if you want to share or you don't mind leftovers.

Thank Toni E
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always phone in our orders. Dinner is ready in 15-20 minutes. Eggplant Parmesan, Lasagna, Spaghetti. Their spaghetti sauce is wonderful. Garlic bread is to die for. Prices are very fair since it is close to the TSU campus.

Thank Kerisa M
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Ordered fried mushrooms, they were overcooked and greasy... The Chicken Marsala was the worst I've had; chicken was tough and hard to cut, the wine sauce was watery and had almost no flavor.. the best thing was the roll - they were great but I did not come for rolls...... Sad first and last visit to this place. Also not... More 

Thank sherrylindsey09
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I have eaten here a few times and each time it has been enjoyable. I'd recommend it for students and for anyone looking for a nice meal at a low price. The restaurant itself doesn't serve alcohol but will provided wine glasses if you would like to bring your own. The free garlic rolls are always freshly cooked for the... More 

Thank caitlinhaf
Montgomery, Texas
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This a local gem hight next to TX State University. We had a great server named Morgan. We ordered cheese sticks as an appiitizer and a variety of pasta dishes. Mine was a mix of sautéed mushrooms, Italian sausage, me a balls and boulgenaise My wife had a seafood alfredo, the others, baked ziti and spaghetti and nest ball. We... More 

Thank Jim J
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I've eaten here a dozen times, trying several different dishes, particularly stuffed pastas. They were all good, but it is as some wag once said, "The problem with Italian food is that you eat it, and three days later you're hungry again." Then I ordered clam linguine, in the "white sauce," (wine, garlic, butter, seasonings), and I've not ordered anything... More 

Thank Gayle B
Kingsville, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

My son attended Texas State and he suggested we have lunch there. My sisters and I decided to try it out. I have been going to Ssn Marcos for the past 10 years and just found out this Itakian restaurant was in the down town area. The food was delicious!!!! The lunch specials were like a regular dinner sized portion!!!... More 

Thank 751maricelac
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great home recipes with that time-tested flair. Always consistent in presentation and in quality. Quantity for the prices is exceptional. Order to go if you must....

Thank Denise C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 N Lbj Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5722
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 512-392-8730

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Kyle, Texas
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?