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Garibaldi - Savannah
Garibaldi - Savannah

Garibaldi - Savannah Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.garibaldisavannah.com
  • Phone: (912) 232-7118
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gerald Green
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Located in the heart of Savannah"s historic City Market, Garibaldi is housed in the 1871 Germanian Fire House. Built in classic Paladdian architecture, the building is a beautiful presence in the market area. In the fashion of the era, the firehouses were commonly community meeting places. Thus, the Germanian Society erected a Grand Ballroom on the second floor of the building. With sixteen foot ceilings, fourteen foot arched windows and vintage iron chandeliers, it is one of the most beautiful dining rooms in Savannah, seating 120 and complete with its own private bar. The main floor is a beautiful Victorian room with lavish gilt mirrors, original pressed tin ceiling, romantically illuminated with whimsical chandeliers. Garibaldi offers a variety of menus, and specializes in customizing menus to your specific needs. Gracious service and outstanding food is our highest goal and has helped us earn the Zagat Award of Distinction once again for 2011/12.
  • Private Party Contact: Meghan Littlefield (912) 232-7118

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Our address is 315, West Congress Street. We are right next to City Market.
    There are two parking garages that are conveniently located nearby
    • Whitaker Street Garage (entry from Whitaker Street which is one way street)- From I-16 Take MLK Blvd exit and turn left, go all the way to Bay Street and turn right. Go to Whitaker Street and turn right, the garage entrance will be on your right.
A word from Garibaldi - Savannah

For a private event please contact Meghan Littlefield at 912-231-8221.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "I was pleased with the care with which the staff treated me as a lone diner. I was placed upstairs (huge) where I could quietly read. My server was quite knowledgeable. The salad I chose (pear) was skimpy on the arugula and could have been better with it. The veal piccata was outstanding: the sauce was tasty (though the veal pieces - 2 - were slightly overcooked). But it's a great dish. The manager noticed my beer had run dry and was solicitous to refresh the drink (I was waiting for an already ordered glass of wine). Nice touch."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Ate there over 20 years ago while stationed in Hinesville. Great food then, still great food now. Do yourself a favor and walk a couple blocks up, so much better than the food you get on the river."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had the best table in the house, but the food was overrated. We could have easily made a meal better than what we got. For an Italian place the pasta was bland, absolutely no taste."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Impressive dining room but no need to dress for this venue as there were kids in shorts with headphones on eating. Service, though attentive, rushed the bill to us in mid bite! Food was not of the calibre to be expected in such a renoun restaurant."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Heard a lot about this restaurant and wondered if it would live up to the hype. The food was excellent and the ambiance reminiscent of New Orleans. Service was a bit slow but good."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food prepared fresh and expertly. Ambiance and service superb. Don't miss out on this place but be prepared to wait regardless of reservation."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Garibaldi. Even though the food is wonderful, I always am very impressed by the service. There are not that many fine dining establishments in Savannah, but this is one of the few best."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Garibaldi is a beautiful spot & the service was excellent; however, 4 members of our family group of 9, had a less than stellar dining experience. In an Italian restaurant, one would think that a veal dish would be exceptional; this was not the case at Garibaldi, as it was very tough & basically I edible. They were nice enough to remove 2 of the 4 entrees from our bill, but the whole experience put a damper on our parents' 64th anniversary celebration. For the price of dinner for 9, we probably will not try it again!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "What a great night! The food was fabulous and the service was excellent. Would definitely return on our next trip to Savannah."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The service and food were excellent. If visiting again we would go back.."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Excellent service. Outstanding food. Fair wine list. If you are in Savanah and looking for seafood that isn't of the fried variety like every other seafood this is the place for you."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Years ago.....this was a special dining experience.....now we tried them twice for a fine dining night out...put on some nice clothes....tie...no jacket...nice slacks....shined my shoes....my bride of 20 years put on a fabulous summer dress.....ended up next to three tables of tourists in t-shirts...sneakers...a crying baby in a stroller.....spent $170 bucks for our three courses including tip for some great food, but had it ruined by the atmosphere.....this needs to stop...if I wanted to go to Olive Garden....then I will....but Garibaldis in going to the least common denominator quickly....You can make a buck in life....others can make a difference....the management there has clearly chosen the former! Won't be back for a long long time!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The service was phenomenal. We had a party of 8 women....loved our waiter. The food was impeccable. It is quite noisy when full but we had such a nice evening we ignored it."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I was looking for great food in an elegant setting and Garibaldi's did not disappoint. Entering the bar on the street level I knew I had selected the right place to dine - a long bar along one wall, the old stamped tin ceiling and tables with candles glowing gave the impression of a private club while the beautiful arched windows in the second floor dining room gave a similar impression and added a magical quality. The food was excellent (the pan seared scallops with risotto was amazing), the service was superb (attentive but not intrusive) and the wine list offered a broad spectrum of vintages and price points. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for great food, beautifully presented, in a setting reminiscent of Old Savannah."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The only negative was the wine list stated 2011 and they brought us a 2012. Everything else was great."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We are never disappointed when we dine at Garibaldi Restaurant. We invited out-of-town relatives to meet us there for dinner. They were having drinks at the bar when we arrived, and they thought the bar area was great. But when we went upstairs to be seated for dinner, they were wowed. The mirrored walls and high ceilings make for such a romantic and beautifully Southern dining room. The food was delicious and our waiter was excellent. I highly recommend this as a place to eat when in Savannah."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This is a fantastic place and I will tell all my friends to dine here. The service was first class but not too stuffy. Enjoy!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Great for special occasion."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The atmosphere is wonderful for a romantic or quiet family outing. Do NOT bring young loud children to this restaurant, as this would disrupt the atmosphere for other diners. Food was superb and had tasteful presentation. We took our out of town family and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Excellent service from the get go. Lovely ambiance in this old Savannah establishment. Menu offers everything including specials. Oysters on the half shell were a delicious starter, especially with a touch of the unique cilantro dipping sauce (served on the side) along with the traditional cocktail sauce. All of us ordered a different fish entree, all excellent and creative, but the best was the Diamond Scored Crispy Flounder, their signature dish. The wait staff is attentive without hovering, knows their menu, and very nice. Real mix of people dining-families, small groups, tourists, locals (its been a local favorite for decades, for a reason). Great place for a special night out in downtown Savannah."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My fiancee and I had a wonderful romantic date night at Garibaldi. Our service was delightful and our food was delicious! It was a little loud due to poor acoustics but the food and good service outweighed the loud noise. The staff were very attentive and went out of their way to accommodate a guest allergy."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Went for anniversary dinner. Weren't informed that fish was full presentation which basically grossed out my wife. Manager was so cool offering to filet it. Surprised to find it removed from bill. Top notch customer service. Down to the neat shout out on our desert. Overall the food was ok. The staff and ambiance and management were great. I'd return for these reasons."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant, felt like I was in Europe!! Food great, service great!!! I will definitely return!!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great food and great service! Stylish decor. Suggest one of the exceptionally prepared seafood platters."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Dined here on a recommendation from friend. Our server cedric was wonderful. Food was average. Might have been because we were not extremely hungry. Husband had gumbo and crabcake app. I had heart of palm salad and mussels. Mussels were very good. It was a very good menu with a good variety of items."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The service was excellent. The food was outstanding can't wait to get back. The bartender Charlie certainly lived up to his reputation!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was very good. My husband got the scallops and they were wonderful. I got the lobster pasta and it was very good but a little heavy for what I was going for. Overall, a great experience. We also ordered little neck clams and the pear salad. They were both amazing!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Over the years my parents frequented Garibaldi's while visiting Savannah. Now that my mom has passed away, my husband and I have chosen to carry on their tradition and visit whenever we're in Savannah. What a special time!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Garibaldi's was my favorite restaurant on our trip to Savannah. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and it was just right for the occasion. I would highly recommend it. Not only did we have great food but the atmosphere was also perfect. I wish it was closer to home so we could visit regularly."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Total mess up... I understand mistakes happen, but to ignore it is unacceptable. The server order the wrong dish for me. After waiting a few minutes for her to come and check on us I told her off the mistake. I then had to wait for a manager and he was "going to make it right." After waiting and eventually finishing our meal the table was cleared, the manager never came back with the lobster trail that he promised or to apologize. As if my meal mistake wasn't enough the kitchen substituded white rice for the risotto that my wife's meal was suppose to have. Don't set your expectations high for Garibaldi's. Manager never had the decency to come out of the back when we left. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Grouper was not good... flounder was eh! Will not go back..."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Our server was wonderful, but even he couldn't make the food taste good. I had lobster pasta. Lobster, shrimp and muscles were perfectly cooked, pasta was ok, but the entire plate had no taste, completely bland. I don't think they even added salt to the pasta when it was boiling. It was like they took the plain pasta out of the water and put it on the plate with no sauce or seasoning, added a lobster tail, three shrimp and three muscles and served. The building atmosphere was very very nice. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "This was a graduation night at SCAD and they were packed. Typically the service is better and the noise level is minimal. We will be back but if this had been our first experience, the food would be the only reason for our return. Typically this restaurant would deserve 4-5 stars in every category."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "we had my daughter's graduation party at Garibaldi's on 5/31/14 and had a fantastic meal! we would highly recommend it for any special occasion."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Extensive and varied menu at this long time standard Savannah favorite. Service is friendly without being intrusive. All in all a great evening."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I took my husband to Garibaldi to celebrate his new job. We had reservations for 7 was running a little late, but was seated right away upstairs; wow talk about classy, felt as if we were in Beverly Hills. Our waiter was on point with the menu and with the refills of our water and champagne. I wasn't familiar with their champagne list so he brought me 2 types to taste before placing my order, for food we ordered the Grande (oysters, shrimp and lobster tails) which was the freshest seafood we've ever tasted...delicious, and the grilled New York strip. Our waiter suggested to serve our Grande first and we shared the strip which was placed on 2 separate plates. We left full and very satisfied. Will definitely eat here again!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We were in Savannah for Memorial Day weekend - this was by far the best meal and best dining experience of the trip. We were well taken-care of, the food and knowledge of the menu preparations and wine list were impressive. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Attentive group of hostesses and our waitress was informative and knew the menu well. Perfect homemade (and hot) bread arrived quickly and all of our food choices were prepared well and were above average! I ordered The Girabaldi salad with toasted pine nuts, gorgonzola cheese, raspberries and a raspberry vinaigrette. Delicious. My crab cake that followed was served on a corn, butterbean and ham succotash which gave it a unique southern kick. My boyfriend ordered the seafood fettuccine which was full of shrimp, scallops, mussels, and lump crab. A lively, fun ambiance perfect for special occasions, girls night out, or date nights. Romantic yet festive. Make a reservation....Highly recommended. :)"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I love Garibaldi's. The food is great, the restaurant is beautiful!! I ended up there both Friday and Saturday nights this week. But Saturday was a little nutty. Too busy and it just got away from them. We didn't even get served in the end. Just too busy....."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, delicious food & exceptional service. My husband & I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary & were very pleased with our dining experience. Garibaldi's has been consistently great year after year any time we have dined at the resturant. Highly recommend to locals & tourist!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014