IL Giardino

1236 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach
(305) 397-8804

Recent Reviews

christopherlT995SQ

Place looks nice and clean. Food/drinks are substandard (nothing special) and overprice. A pene pasta with a side of mushrooms and a large beer cost $83.00 (tax and tip already included in the receipt). service was mediocre, weak, and shady. We were 4 people on the table and we needed to split the receipt because we were on a business trip and had to capture separately our expenses, the server, informed us (at the end of the night) that that was not possible (restaurant policy). We told him that we had to and he got aggressive and rude... he said that he will talk to the manager in on less that 5 minutes he is back with 4 receipts??? Don’t recommend this place and will never go back to it!

Harrison Henne

We were seated right away which was nice. The staff was extremely friendly which was also a plus. They also had a live band, but that's where it ends. The food was very sub-par. It was 20 dollars for a Cuban that was made with deli meat that was cold. 16 dollars for mozzarella sticks that come from a box. The drinks were extremely overpriced while tasty, 25 dollars for a 20 oz drink mostly filled with ice is a little much, and a non alcoholic lemonade was 9 dollars again mostly ice. If you are going for ambiance it's a nice time, but I wouldn't recommend if you even remotely on a budget.

Jordyn Banske

Went to dinner here, food was good and the margarita was good too. However, this restaurant is right next to a hotel & has ZERO regard for the guests in the hotel. This restaurant blasts music outside for HOURS into the early morning. My family and I can’t sleep due to the ignorant bass thumping outside our window. Very RUDE & INCONSIDERATE. Even though our dining experience was good, I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone solely due to the fact that the owners have a blatant disregard for letting people sleep.

Ali Bokhari

This place is definitely a complete rip off. So far, Miami seafood has been excellent, but this place had the most mediocre, pizza place calamari, sub-par lobster ravioli (which is $40 for 7 ravioli btw) and bland seafood linguine. We spent a total of 223 bucks there and all we got was two entrees, two apps and one cocktail. Total rip off and would never recommend.

Richard Armstrong

How these people stay in business is a miracle. They’re crooks! They are charletons masquerading as a restaurant.

vaibhav mehta

This was our go to place while in Miami. Excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Staff is very nice and hard working. Plenty of vegetarian options and live music and entertainment in the evening. Good food and great drinks.

Alyssa Denise

STAY AWAY! I don't even know where to start on the reasons why one SHOULDN'T eat here. First of all, the drinks are ABSURDLY overpriced! Some prices aren't even listed! My husband was charged $35 for a liter of beer. The price was not listed, nor was it mentioned by our waitress. The food is incredibly overpriced for the mediocre quality. I expect to pay tourist prices in tourist places, but I also would expect the quality to at least somewhat accommodate the price. Not here!

Alyssa M.

STAY AWAY! I don't even know where to start on the reasons why one SHOULDN'T eat here. First of all, the drinks are ABSURDLY overpriced! Some prices aren't even listed! My husband was charged $35 for a liter of beer. The price was not listed, nor was it mentioned by our waitress. The food is incredibly overpriced for the mediocre quality. I expect to pay tourist prices in tourist places, but I also would expect the quality to at least somewhat accommodate the price. Not here! Twenty seven dollars for gnocchi with tomato sauce, a little sliced garlic, and like 5 teeny cubes of mozzarella... and it wasn't even hot when it came to the table. My refire turned out to be the same dish just popped in the microwave. Our server was phoning it in, AT BEST! No offer of drink refills, no attention to detail (cold food, empty drinks, no dressings on salad, etc.). I felt like more of an inconvenience than a customer. I served and bartendend in restaurants for over a decade, short order to semi fine dining, so I know the difference between crap service and BOH or other issues. But I guess when AN 18% GRATUITY IS AUTOMATICALLY ADDED TO ALL CHECKS there is not much reason to try.

Kimerlie Thepkaysone

Pretty good atmosphere. Drinks are good. Wait time took forever over 60+ minutes but good was pretty good overall. Very pricey!

Shelly S.

Came here twice during my visit to Miami. Everything was amazing. Service was fast, entertainment was awesome! Both times we went there was a belly dancer that performed beautifully. Hookah prices were good, food and drinks were also awesome! They stayed open until 12am I believe, the curfew had just lifted when we went. Pretty dope spot!

Raveen P.

This place is horrible. Literally ordered two dishes and they had no flavoring. I gave up and ordered a quesadilla...the quesadilla didn't taste like anything...I've had better drive thru quesadilla....-5 stars

Dawn S.

If I could give negative stars I would. Our waiter was ALEJANDRO. First off it took forever to get our drinks then he got our order wrong... it was excuses from the jump. " they're short staffed, they only had one bartender, the restaurant is huge and super busy, they didn't have the salmon burger (it's on the menu), they don't have the brioche bread(someone in our party had a burger with brioche) they didn't have "the crunchy" bread the salmon burger comes on... when asked why he didn't tell us when we were ordering he said he didn't understand, I then told him instead of giving us excuses every time he came to our table he should be paying attention to what is being ordered. He then took the salmon plate and put that piece of salmon on a bun and I asked him if it's now considered a salmon patty ?! The worst service ever! I understand this is a tourist spot but y'all need to get your shit together. He definitely does not deserve the 18% gratuity the restaurant automatically adds to your bill.

I3150KMpattyc

Don’t eat here. Food is absolutely awful and the servers seem shady. Ridiculously expensive. Even the water costs $12. The mashed potatoes are instant. The chicken added to fettuccine Alfredo was canned chicken. The server disappeared after taking order then insisted on standing over my shoulder to watch me sign the ticket. Quite possibly the worst restaurant experienced I’ve ever had.

Brittany Justice

We enjoyed breakfast and bloody mary’s here three different times while on vacation on South beach. We had a great server. The atmosphere is great. Plenty of different choices for seating. The food and drinks were great. We will definitely be back!

Melitta S.

Options are limited. It's cheap so I guess that's a plus. Maybe because so much good food in SoBe, I'm being critical. It was just ok..... has fruit and turkey bacon because nothing sounded appealing. I should've kept walking. So many food choices. Just picked wrong

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