Restaurants have overall ratings in the top 20% for their Diamond Rating level, plus no member complaints in the past 12 months.
AAA Inspector Notes
Chef-owner Joe Pisacreta first cut his teeth in North Jersey eateries, opening Il Giardinello ("the little garden") over two decades ago. The solidly traditional menu features standout Chilean sea bass, veal specialties, seafood linguine and tiramisù, which hits a home run. It's popular with couples, groups and business people. Even Jersey celebrities have been known to stop in for the refined but informal atmosphere, great service, and most of all, the strong cooking skills of Mr. Pisacreta.