A gentle stroll down a quiet cobbled lane in Ubud leads to Il Giardino, tucked into the ornamental gardens of the historic Han Snel Gallery. This evocative restaurant blends the flavors of an Italian trattoria with the magic of an enchanted Balinese Garden and the sensual artworks of the famous Dutch painter. Soft sexy jazz mingled with Italian crooners sets the mood for this alluring restaurant clustered around ponds brimming with lotus flowers, pots filled with fresh herbs and gurgling water fountains. Balmy nights are ripe for romance as a gentle breeze carries the delicate perfume of tropical flowers, while the moon light peeps through the frangipani trees and candle wax drips over Chianti bottles.
Opened in August 2011, Il Giardino is the third restaurant by Kali, Ketut and Denise, the dynamic trio behind the Three Monkeys success story. Together they combine their unique passions and skills to create some of the island’s most evocative and enjoyable dining experiences.