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Known especially for having the finest Italian food prepared with the very freshest of ingredients, Tardi's award-winning cuisine now celebrates its 35th anniversary year in business. The Tardi family thanks God, and all their loyal customers for their success over the years. At Tardi's, concern is all about the customer's enjoyment, and so to ensure their dining pleasure, we employ a very professional, well-trained, courteous, and friendly staff, always at the service of their patrons. At Tardi's, you're always "Dining with Friends!" We are located near Cattus Island, in the Bellcrest Plaza on Fischer Blvd. In Toms River, NJ
US$8 - US$34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came upon this restaurant accidentally , after the restaurant we planned on going to was closed. What a lucky break for us. We were seated promptly, by an extremely friendly and professional staff. We were celebrating our anniversary and the food was wonderful. From...mussels and fried artichokes as appetizers, to the main course, a pasta special, and an amazing , HUGE veal chop, it couldn't have been better. One of the best, if not the best Italian restaurants Ive been to since moving down the shore from New York twenty five years ago!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here a couple of times before yesterday and was so happy to find an Italian restaurant that was good near our home. Our young waitress was solemn. No smile or inviting words. Both our linguini pasta dishes were under cooked. I couldn’t...even wrap it around my fork. I love El dente but this was totally undercooked. I ate the shrimp And left the pasta. My husbands pasta was the same and stuck together. Calamari was tough. What Italian restaurant doesn’t have meatballs on their menu. We were so disappointed about that. I told the waitress the pasta was under cooked . She said she would tell him. No one came out to apologize. That is when I realized there was no management like there was the few times we ate there before. It’s a shame because their food was good before yesterday.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic appetizers and even more fantastic entree! Service was top notch too! Get the artichokes and the antipasto to start and any meal you want! The portions will fill you up for lunch the next day too!!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 22 September 2021

After reading the great reviews on Tripadvisor, my husband and I visited and were not disappointed. The Staff were very attentive (Jaime and Michael) from the moment we arrived. We were served delicious bruschetta and hot bread while we looked over the menus. Jamie shard...the specials and we opted for an appetizer of Asparagus oreganato which came in a delicious sauce...great for dipping the bread. I had the veal lemon and my husband had sole francaise. portions were very generous. Both were accompanied by fresh carrots, parsnips and potato croquette. We will definitely return the next time we return to the area. By the way, this is a BYOB. Dine there,, you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 19 August 2021 via mobile

I'm very critical of visited restaurants and have this rated as one of my top places to eat Really good quality and abundant food. Please visit them if you get chance.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 14 August 2021 via mobile

The place was in a shopping center. The front was generic. But it was one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever been to. The food and service was excellent. Very friendly. We will be back again.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 29 July 2021

When my boyfriend and I arrived for dinner at a strip mall in Seaside Heights, the last thing we were expecting was the AMAZING meal we found inside. Seated just beside the kitchen, we watched steaming plates of saucy, huge proportions and could barely sit...still in anticipation. Any meal that came out — even ones outside our taste range — looked absolutely mouthwatering. The atmosphere was also amazing. As two seventeen year olds on a date, we had couples complimenting us and smiley waiters with witty banter. Then, although a bit slow, the food was WELL worth the wait. You can see that even with the best food I’ve tasted in a long time, I still had a meals worth left over. I had the pasta Franco (shrimp, crabmeat in vodka sauce) and my boyfriend had the steak Florentine. Both of us left in food-coma bliss afterward, we didn’t have room for the desserts. If you’re not expecting a quick bite, this place deserves all the stars I could possibly award it, and I’d HIGHLY recommend any couple to this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 19 July 2021

Amazing meal! Great menu and specials family friendly . Portions were huge!!! Homemade pasta was authentic and delicious ! Staff was friendly! Will def be back !

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 10 July 2021 via mobile

Think it only fair to update on places we gave another chance and Tardis did not disappoint. My previous review mentioned the unpleasant noise from the kitchen that was quite a distraction. We have been back twice since then and think the first time was...just an off night. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the service was great! Will continue to return. Deserves 5 starsMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 26 June 2021 via mobile

This restaurant is outstanding! Not only is the food AMAZING but the service is impeccable! The portions were so enormous that we brought home half our meal! Tardi’s will be our “go to” for the best Italian food!!!!

Date of visit: June 2021
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2 October 2019|
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Response from Eveann M | Reviewed this property |
No outside patios
27 February 2017|
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Response from JPT81 | Property representative |
Hi, our max there is about 50 people. Any more than that we couldn't accomidate it. Thank you!
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Response from MacManfromNJ | Reviewed this property |
Ditto on Connie and Carol's message
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tardi's Ristorante Italiano

Yes, Tardi's Ristorante Italiano offers takeout services.

Tardi's Ristorante Italiano is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5