Italian To Remember

Il Giardino Italian Restaurant on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

A longtime Hampton Roads favorite, for more than a quarter century now, Il Giardino heats up in the summer time with patio seating just a block off the Oceanfront.

Whether dining al fresco, or inside the light-drenched dining room, resplendent in Italian accents and a towering tree reaching towards the glasscased ceiling, a number of Old World and contemporary dishes are served up promptly and professionally.

A favorite: the Three Funghi Veal Chop with Asparagus Parmesan. This thick chop is cooked perfectly and topped with a beautiful array of sautéed mushrooms. We always save room for dessert, as the light-and-airy Napoleon is ethereal and definitely to die for.