Rooster in the Garden Ristorante

4.5
43 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Mangia bene, ridi spesso, ama molto!
At The Rooster in The Garden Ristorante we always say, "Eat well, laugh often, love much!" Nothing else expresses a complete surmise of the Italian way of living than for us to bring you what we love the most. We lovingly make our pasta daily, by hand. Our culinary philosophy is firmly rooted in the Italian tradition of seasonality and the integrity of our ingredients. Inspired by mother Italy, our menu is both traditional and modern. We spend an enormous amount of time sourcing ingredients, we derive great pleasure in working with local producers to bring the best product to your table, and what we can't find locally, we source in Italy through a network of family and friends developed over the course of our lifetime.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal, will definitely be coming back in the near future

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was surprisingly delicious! I had the wild caught salmon and Brussel sprouts and a bruschetta app which was soooo good. He had the pear gorgonzola salad and homemade pasta carbonara. We opted to sit outside on this lovely night and it was mildly entertaining listening to boom boxes drive by lol
Our server Leah was a doll...def going back!

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MaureenSG
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Charming restaurant with caring service, a nice menu (Italian) and a good wine list. Well located in the heart of downtown Fort Pierce.

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DianaG
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service! Perfect for brunch.

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vipCatP
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service, & absolutely delicious food! The only negative was that we thought it odd that bread or a salad course was not served along with our food (especially being an Italian restaurant). Great place for a date night or special occasion. We will definitely go again!

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vipZandraS
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Family gathering

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SH4321
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was special. The carbonara was the best I have ever had.

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luisf
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently updated great menu prepared by this young chef that recently joined the kitchen staff. The homemade pasta is top notch. The Saturday and Sunday Brunch are amazing and very affordable. I suggest everyone to give it try.

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JIMD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Not loud or congested. This was appreciated by my wife and I as we don't dine inside anymore. Wanted to try the restaurant so we made an exception.you

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Roose

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it-had the gnocchi-yummmy. Very soft -just had oral surgery earlier in the week and I was able to eat. Great service. Lovely ambiance

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vipJennS
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit but first time for brunch. Food and cocktails were delicious! Our service was excellent.

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LISAM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality, fresh food. We enjoyed our meal from beginning to end.

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Very expensive. Should have a lunch menu. Can’t afford to eat there too often.

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Deana
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was our waiter and he was absolutely fabulous!!!

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vipShannon
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! We heard there was a new chef and wanted to try this spot out. It was not busy and the all employees were wearing masks. We had the calamari, which was wonderful but for our main course we ordered the special, which was a Scallop and mushroom gnocchi - OMG absolutely delicious!! The bread was also wonderful!! Will defiantly be back.

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vipsusie9387
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We LOVED it. From our initial greeting to the final goodbyes the staff could not have been nicer and very efficient. The food was great. The focaccia bread to start was very obviously house made, crunchy and perfect for dipping in the oil and balsamic. four different pasta dishes were ordered, each more delicious than the other. We were there on a Tuesday night and the 'special' was tiramisu after dinner. OMG - one of the best. It was also during the Covid-19 restrictions, so it wasn't crowded at all, so my assessment of the noise level might be off. But I would unhesitatingly recommend it.

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AmandaC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming from New York City, this reminds me of my old home, artsy and great food! Thanks for taking us at 3 when they close and giving us a great experience! Will be returning soon

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jmac
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has changed. It is Italian now. Before it was a variety of items. Both were and still is very good. I thought it was over priced. I had yellow tail snapper, which was tiny but excellent for $26. If I wanted a salad or a vegetable, that was an extra charge. My husband had NY Strip steak, which was also excellent, for $36. Again, just the steak. An upcharge for any sides.

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vipJennS
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here, had a wonderful dinner and service was excellent! Will definitely return.

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KENNETHD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner prior to theatre. 6 people with varying tastes and appetites. Menu satisfied everyone. Service was excellent.

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Renee71
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My husband and I overall had a great experience. We did have a bit of a wait on service but once that began it was a great dinner and dessert! I recommend their burgers. They are farm to table and it was delicious! Oh and their peanut butter pie, YUM.

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lovetocook
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was very attentive and good. Lights were a little bright, but they dimmed them for us gave it better atmosphere. The Hamburgers were great and so were the truffle fries.

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vipNJite
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was fine, but disappointing considering reviews we had read.

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SandyP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

This was our first experience dining at this restaurant. We had reserved a table for six for 5:15 as we had tickets for a Sunrise show starting at 7:00. The restaurant was very busy and our server recommended the 3-course "pre-show special menu" in order to make showtime. The drink order was very slow in coming and then the salad course was equally slow. By the time our main course came, we literally had to eat as quickly as we could and had our dessert boxed to go. Having said all that, the food was excellent. All the ingredients were fresh and tasty. The grilled mahi was flaky and hot off the grill accompanied by a bean and corn salsa, yellow rice and fresh spears of asparagus. I enjoyed every bite even though I had to literally wolf it down. I will enjoy returning for a more leisurely meal another time.

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EvelynH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great little restaurant, new to us! Good menu. Attractive.

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Jayann
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We had made a reservation a few days in advance and still had to wait for a table. We sat outside waiting for well over 15 minutes for someone to ask if we wanted drinks. Eventually a member of our party went inside and asked for someone to serve us. In our server's defense, it was a busy night and they appeared to be understaffed. We were looking forward to a farm to table experience and it was disappointing. One member of our party sent his food back twice. My husband did enjoy his steak and thought it was done perfectly.

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JenniferH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, flavorful, inventive. Rooster in the Garden is upping the downtown Ft Pierce dining game and they came to play! Brought three generations of family here for relaxing dinner pre-concert and was pleasantly surprised that they had a special 3-course menu in anticipation of the event. Menu included variety of options to appeal to even our pickiest eater. Family raved - and walked away full and content. Will definitely be returning and highly recommend you give it a try too!

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vipExceptional
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was not only slow but lacked attentiveness. Caesar salad was ordinary, FF were cold and likely frozen not fresh, fish was ok.
Would not recommend or return.

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JennA
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fabulous! Well above my expectations. The Valentine’s Day modify menu was perfect.

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Rita
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We were a party of 12 and Rooster was very accomodating. Service and food was very good. Noise was minimal, although it wasn't busy. Very comfortable atmosphere.
Our large party came as far as Orlando and Delray. We are family and hadn't seen eachother in over a year. Rooster was kind enough to let us linger long after lunch. We appreciated that and will return next year. Thanks, Rooster!

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit to Rooster In The Garden. I dined alone and was made to feel comfortable and welcomed from the moment I arrived. The hostess was kind, the wait staff was excellent and the food and cocktails were both top shelf! I live one hour away but will return soon for another wonderful dining experience!

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viprichmis
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very nice place run by the Steakhouse next door, which meant that some of the steak items were on this menu as well.
Food was very good, service not the best, but just OK

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely horrible. The service was the worst. They were very obvious about rushing your order & getting you out as soon as possible. First I asked for a glass of wine. It was served to me in a champagne glass. When I asked for a wine glass, because I had asked him to put ice in it & that glass was too small, he brought the glass & when I poured the wine into that glass it was barely 1/4 full. That was $9. They quickly took our dinner order. He was in Such a hurry he started to walk away before he asked the last person in our party what he wanted for dinner. Appetizers were served & still no bread which we asked for twice. My husband & I both ordered soup of which our soup & salad were served at the same time. My soup was cold & I sent it back to be warmed. By the time I got my soup & started eating it they started bringing the dinners. At this point I haven’t eaten my salad yet as I like to eat the soup first. With my dinner in hand the waiter stood there while I was eating my soup waiting for me to finish it. I nearly chocked my soup down. I ordered prime rib which was overcooked & COLD! Sending it back to warm would have only made it more overcooked. I had to ask where my rice was which when I got it was also cold. I still hadn’t eaten the salad. When they cleaned the dishes away which I told the waiter the dinner was awful & I only ate a very small piece of it he had no comment except to ask how we would like to break up the bill. We were 3 couples. He never even asked if we’d like coffee or dessert. So to be a thorn in his side I asked for coffee as did others. We complained to the manager & never even got an apology. We were not even offered a cup of coffee, a piece of cake or a drink for our troubles. Terrible! DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY!

Rooster in the Garden Ristorante
Responded on February 6, 2020

Pat, I can't apologize enough for your less than stellar experience at the Rooster in the Garden. However, I can assure you that all of these concerns have been addressed and corrected with our service staff and culinary team. If you would like to reach out to me, I would like to offer you an opportunity to revisit our establishment to see that this experience was anything but typical. Thanks, Eric Weber Director of Operations

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Californiasusie
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great farm to table restaurant with real grass fed beef options. The fish was super. Many good vegetables and salads. The cucumber vodka drink was the bomb. Our server was really excellent.

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food, outstanding service, excellent drinks. Very noisy but the entire staff was excellent. I will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We sat at a table that was near the entrance and the bright led lights in the foyer shined right in our eyes. The server was new and not very attentive. The food was so so. Ceasar salad dressing tasted like mayonnaise. Onion rings very overcooked. Pork tenderloin was pretty good. It lacked flavor. The sauce on it was tasteless. Probably won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dinner before a show. Veggie burger yummy

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lorettao
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall an excellent experience but noise level very high so a bit difficult to converse across the 6 of us

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a 6:30 reservation and arrived on time - told them we needed to be at the theatre across the street at 8:00. Took ten minutes to get menus - then no server was assigned to us and we finally got our order in after fifteen minutes - our order never got to the kitchen - our server said she could have our orders out by 7:45 - too late for us - we had to leave after one hour and fifteen minutes - no dinner!

FAQs

Rooster in the Garden Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (772) 882-9131.

Rooster in the Garden Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.