• Roasted salmon and pasta
  • Clams with pasta
  • Veal chop in parmesan sauce
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On a trip to Florence, Italy in 1983, Il Giardino founder Tony Gargiulo saw a wood-burning oven and knew it would be the centerpiece for the soon-to-open restaurant. The first in Virginia, our oven serves up fresh focaccia bread and pizza to order.

All of our delicious menu items are prepared with the freshest and highest quality ingredients we can find. All of our sauces are made from scratch and every item is made to order. Il Giardino offers veal, seafood, chicken, pasta, vegetarian and pizza creations that are all taste sensations. Add the lively sounds from our expanded piano bar and lounge, and it’s no wonder Il Giardino is such a popular local spot.

The moment you walk through the doors, you will embark on an Italian evening to remember. Il Giardino’s chefs prepare generous portions of pasta, veal, seafood, chicken, steak, and vegetarian creations to entice the senses. All menu items are made from scratch with only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients, with sauces that complement daily specials. Every generous portion bears the distinction of homemade. Our pastry chef works diligently to provide classic Italian favorites like Napoleons and Tiramisu, as well as house favorites including chocolate cake and New York Style Cheesecake — making sure that each meal ends with a satisfied customer and a smile.

Whether it’s for dinner with friends or family, a birthday, anniversary, or business gathering, or a romantic dinner for two, we invite you to visit and feel special with us. As with so many of our family and friends, we hope Il Giardino will be an Italian dining experience you will delight in making over and over again.

Siamo ansiosi di vedervi presto!