On a trip to Florence, Italy in 1983, Il Giardino co-owner Tony Gargiulo spotted a wood-burning stove being used for baking and knew it should be the centerpiece for his new restaurant. That same oven – the first of its kind in Virginia -- has churned out fresh foccccia and delicious to-order pizza as the cornerstone of the full-service Il Giardino ever since. 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 compliment 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, ice cream 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!