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Giardina's Restaurant
Giardina's Restaurant

Giardina's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.Giardinas.com
  • Phone: (662) 455-4227
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Lee Leflore
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Church Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Giardina's Restaurant
Giardina's, one of the Mississippi Delta's most historic restaurants, was founded in 1936 by Joseph Giardina, in Greenwood, Mississippi. A unique blend of sophistication and warmth, Giardina's is the perfect setting for any event. Seating consists of fourteen private booths and the large dining room opens onto a beautiful courtyard. The restaurant's interior space and state-of-the-art kitchen were designed by world-renowned architects. Considerable effort was made to retain the character and charm of the original Giardina's, but the white tablecloths, fine crystal and premium Viking cutlery add the feeling of elegance one would expect from a fine dining restaurant in a large metropolitan area. Giardina's bar, reminiscent of a bygone era, features the same dark wood and tile of the restaurant while offering today's premium liquors, wines and liqueurs. Featuring steaks, seafood and Italian cuisine, Giardina's atmosphere is old world elegant but dress is laid-back "Delta casual.”Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The hostess was very good, welcoming us by name when we arrived before we had approached the desk. The atmosphere is welcoming and all of the staff was very friendly. Our waitress was apparently very busy as we waited about 15 minutes before she arrived, this would be the pattern for the entire evening, she was knowledgable and friendly but we were apparently added to her station and it showed. The food was very good, my steak was cooked perfectly and I thought that the value for the dollar was good. I would have enjoyed wine with my steak instead of the beer that I was served and the coffee would have been good with dessert instead of after. As we were leaving, the hostess again addressed us by name, very friendly and appreciated."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "House Italian dressing of oil and vinegar was too vinegary. My husband's lasagna had large slices of mystery meat in it which he found quite strange and he didn't finish it, my eggplant parmesan was crispy on the outside, tender inside and was good. Service was fine and we were seated in a private cubicle which was interesting and fun. Overall it was not the worse experience or worse Italian food however it was very far from the best Italian food we have had. We were in Greenville for the Bikes. Blues and Bayous ride and had seen this retaurant last year and thought we would like to stay over night on Sat to try it. I can say we tried it however it was not worth the hotel expense of another night to eat there and we won't do it again."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Very much enjoyed my date I had at this restaurant. The food was excellent! The waitress was friendly but wasn't as attentive."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This place is soooo out of the ordinary..you must dine here if given the opportunity."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We had dinner two evenings at Giardina. The first evening was in a booth and the service was very good; the food was delicious. Loved the tamale appetizer. On the second evening, a Saturday night, we were seated at a table, and there were many, many people who wanted to dine at Giardina's. We think more tables would be helpful on an occasion such as we witnessed. The bar area was very crowded also. Food was still great!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Giardina's is an interesting Southern restaurant adjacent to the Alluvian Hotel in downtown Greenwood, Mississippi. On Thursday nights, the hotel sponsors different musicians in the Lobby resulting in a vibrant bar scene and many Faulknerian characters. The menu is varied and well prepared. Reservations are DEFINITELY recommended. Greenwood is a hub for the Blues tour in Mississippi as well as the site of many festivals."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Jazz music needs to be playing. It will help to drown out the table next to you."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We went for our 32nd anniversary and really enjoyed it. Onion rings are a really good appetizer. My wife had fried shrimp and I had dozen oysters. We split a chefs salad and it was plenty. Very nice atmosphere and service was the best."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The Eggplant Parm dish had 2 generous pieces and the first piece was delicious. Some of the very best I've eaten. As I began to eat the second piece the first bite was very bitter and had a tough texture. Unfortunately the entire piece was like this, bitter and tough. Sad to leave it on my dish to be tossed but I wasn't in the mood to go through a process of getting it corrected at that point of the meal. I was satisfied and had plenty to eat given the Tamales and Ricotta Spinach we also enjoyed - both were very good. My wife had the Pompano and it was super! We opted out of ordering a dessert but enjoyed our evening very much and would return. Just skip the Eggplant Parm."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My wife and I very much enjoyed everything about dinning with you all."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I always enjoy eating at Giardina's. If I am in Greenwood, I make every effort to eat there. Great steaks, seafood and pasta. Excellent wine selection. Also, the best selection of appetizers anywhere. Nice but small bar. One of my three favorite restaurants in Mississippi."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Great food, good service, romantic. Great for special occasions. Love how your closed off from everyone else."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We went to Giardina's for an early reservation on a Saturday. Everyone was already familiar with the private booth seating that is Greenwood custom. Our server was Queen, and she was amazing. She kept my 6 year-old niece well stocked with cherries for her Shirley Temple, she kept the adults wine glasses full and was the most pleasant and personable waitress I have met while dinning in Greenwood. The food wasn't delayed and my steak was cooked perfectly at Medium rare. I can't speak for everyone's dish, but there were empty plates and big smiles when we finished for the evening. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My girlfriends and I had the most wonderful weekend at the Alluvian Hotel, our suite was breath taking and the view was great. All the employees that we came in contact with was very kind and helpful from the moment we entered the door to check in until the time we checked out. The ladies in the kitchen went out of there way to make sure we got what we wanted for breakfast although it was near 10 am when we got up stairs. It was an experience we will never forget!! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food and ambience fabulous. Unfortunately, this visit service was not. However, normally service is 5 star. Not our first meal there so know from experience. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Atmosphere was very pleasant. Excellent selection of wines. Servers very knowledgable about the menu items, ingredients, and food-wine pairing. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area. Worth every cent."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Four of us were in town for a girls weekend retreat and we were so pleased by our experience at Giardinas. Our server Amanda was fantastic and took such good care of us. The food was stellar and we will definitely be back again."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Giardina's is a gem hidden in the Delta. I travel all over and love great resturants, but by far, Giardina's is my absolute favorite. The food can not be beaten! "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "I was expecting the food to be really good, and was very disappointed. To be associated with such a nice hotel, the food was below average and I would not want to eat there again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Need a better understanding of what medium, medium rare, raw is defined as. I said I wanted my meat pink to red inside not pink to brown."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My husband and I were pleasantly pleased with our special evening out at Gardinna's. Stayed at Aluvian and just walked to attache restaurant. So easy and no driving. Fab!!!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Our party of 4 enjoyed our quiet dining experience in a private booth at Giardina's, situated in The Alluvian Hotel in Greenwood. 2 of us had delicious appetizers, seafood gumbo and shrimp cocktail. 3 of us ordered the Trio, 4 each of Oysters Rockefeller, Bienville, and Giardina. They were scrumptious. The other person in our party stated the lasagna was the best he had ever had. We shared desserts, the Delta Delight pound cake and the Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce -- the perfect end to a wonderful dining experience! Our server, Terrye D, was very friendly and attentive and her service was timely. We highly recommend Giardina's and will definitely return to try some of the many other menu items."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The experience was good, and certainly it was a privilege to be able to stay on location while staying at the alluvian. We had the fried green tomato appetizer and salad and entree. Our dessert was a perfect ending. I will go back, but admittedly I have been spoiled by other restarants."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Service was very slow and our server seemed to be under the influence. Food was good but excessive wait time. Overall experience wasn't great at all."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Had a great meal with a great server for a special anniversary. Was somewhat surprised at the "privacy" behind the curtains and was a little taken back! Might give customers a choice when making a reservation."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Food was really good but the service was poor. We had reservations and showed up 5mins prior and waited 10 mins for a hostess. Then the server was slow and uninformed. We sat with empty glasses multiple times. The food was very good but it took a very long time. Overall a 5 out of 10. Expected much better as have eaten here in the past and it was much better."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Giardina's was everything we had heard it to be. Outstanding menu, and awesome food (don't overlook the tamales on the appetizer list - they were GOOD!). The steaks we had were perfect, as were the side dishes. Service was good and attentive."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The fish very fresh and perfectly cooked. The raw oysters delicious- not common variety at all."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable time. Our waitress was unbelievably funny and on top of things. Our food was amazing from the bread to the dessert we couldn't have been happier. Thank u giardini's for providing an excellent girls weekend dinner"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My husband and I went on a double date with some close friends for a late Valentine's dinner at Giardina's. It was delicious! They have the best steak in town! Hands down! Our service was superb as well. It is our favorite place to eat when we want to treat ourselves to something special!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We have been coming here every Valentine's Day and have always had a wonderful experience; however, this experience was not the case. The service was terrible. We had to wait 10 to 15 minutes every time we requested something (drink, food, dessert menu, etc.). And to top it off, a leak from the above hotel bathroom came through the ceiling and got on one of our gentleman's shirts. They moved us to another table. I thought the service would get better...it got worse. They seemed to forget about us and the fact that something ruined our meal. Not sure if I will be coming back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Giardinias was a great Valentine celebration for my wife and me. It offered an elegant dining experience without being pretentious. The menu was slightly eclectic yet rounded. The offerings seemed to say "Italian" but could not escape being cooked in a Delta kitchen. It seemed quality oysters were not available "this far away from the water". However, the kitchen produced a tasteful Oysters Giardinia with "challenged" product. The grilled chicken with pasta and basil pecan pesto was truly wonderful. A must try. Our server was excellent. She was attentive and informative. She was timely in her appearances but we did not feel intruded upon. Giardinias-delta elegance."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We always enjoy the food, service and atmosphere that Giardinas has to offer."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Just as the title suggests. They need more wait staff, especially on the weekend We always enjoy dining there"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Your own private dinning space. Lovely mood setting to your liking. Your own personal wait staff call button. Good southern food. Good wine. What more would you want!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "We booked our dinner reservations for 2 people acouple of months ago when we booked our "Escape Package" at the Alluvian. We were very disappointed to be the only people @ 7:30 in the dining area. Later, another couple was seated. There was no ambiance, the table wobbled and it was a strange experience. Our waiter was sweet and personable. She was not in the area very much and the service was very slow as she had customers in other areas. We were her only table in the dining area. That being said-- the food was fantastic (especially the hot tamales). As we left we tried to make reservations for 4for Sat. They were booked entire nite. After seeing guy order at bar from full menu on Sat. We did, too. Food, service etc-great.Wish we had know"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We eat at Giardinas every two the three months and it is always wonderful. The addition of a new cocktail list this time was an added bonus. The new cocktail I had was great. I've never been disappointed, whether with a group, just my husband, or hanging out at the bar with friends."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Giardina's nails it in ALL facets... EXCELLENT! CAN'T WAIT TO GET BACK!!!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "After hearing about this place for along time from my girlfriend and how great it was, her new Years request was to dine there......so I made reservations online for New Years Eve. Greeting host was pleasant and hospitable.....after that it was not good as our salad was not brought at all until we asked where it was and the wine was brought late with the salad so we decided against ordering a main and leave......She and I both where disappointed as she had bragged so much on the place and for my part it was not worth the drive from Greenville to Greenwood and don't plan on coming back as I can receive poor dining in Greenville!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Could not have asked for better. Party of 10 adults on a very busy weekend. Not a single complaint. Friendly, prompt service. Great food. Fun atmosphere. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 12/27/2013