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Giardino - by Russo's on the Bay
Giardino - by Russo's on the Bay

Giardino - by Russo's on the Bay Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.giardinos.com
  • Email: info@giardinos.com
  • Phone: (718) 428-1090
  • Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday lunch 12:00pm – 4:00pm
    Monday – Thursday Dinner 4:00pm – 10:00pm
    Friday dinner 4:00pm – 11:00pm
    Saturday lunch & dinner: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
    Sunday brunch 11:00am – 2:00pm, dinner 2:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Michael DeGeorgio
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available.
  • Private Party Facilities: The private dining rooms at Giardino are located in the midst of our warm, modest atmosphere. Our rooms can accommodate an intimate gathering of 25 guests, or a larger celebration of 100. We offer a multi-course, eloquent choice of menus where you can decide what will best fit your occasion.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Northern Boulevard
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after 5:00pm
A word from Giardino - by Russo's on the Bay
The most treasured memories are those shared with family and friends. Giardino is proud to indulge you with delicious food and a warm, friendly ambiance in an atmosphere of casual but elegant dining.
Our Chefs' innovative recipes are sure to entice your taste buds, offering hearty portions at reasonable prices. You can feel confident our recipes are prepared using only the finest quality of food.
You will find our staff to be cordial, helpful and caring in the overall goal of serving our customers.
It is Giardino Ristorante's personal assurance that your dining experience with us will surpass even your highest expectation.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "We have been to the restaurant several times & have always enjoyed it! This time it did not live up to its reputation. We are always a large group when we dine out and therefore I cannot blame the size of our party. The brunch they offer is usually excellent, but this time our waiter seemed to forget about us. Drinks were ordered & did not arrive until a reminder was given. Personalized Omelets were ordered early on, but were not served until we were about to leave. Also, some of the items on the menu did not come at all, but pancakes a& French toast were dropped off more than once. The omelet station is no longer available and the selection is more limited. Sad that it my mother's 85th Birthday wasn't as special as it could have been."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Classic Italian foods with a refreshing twist; must try the veal chop!!!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "When I think back many years to occasions which I have been at local restaurants, Giardino pops first into my mind. And I only get good memories of good food and good celebrations. I am talking about over twenty years ago. I don't know if the owners are the same, but the food and service have always been excellent. And again on this recent occasion, the same was true; excellent food and service."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "It's always a great experience -- consistent good food and friendly service…..."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Good selection for brunch unlimited servings brought to your table. Service was slow and forgot multiple orders, never replenished coffee or water even after asking."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Unfortunately there were two private parties and there was a full dining room. The noise was unreal and the service was very poor. Not because the wait staff didn't try there just was not enough to cover everyone. They were just over worked and could not be in two places at once. It was difficult to get the attention of the waiter because he was so busy."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "It's been about six month's since we were here for Sunday Brunch. What a let down! According to the wait-staff they began economizing the menu about three months ago; getting rid of the buffet spread (Shrimp), cheeses and other items. Cut back on yogurt and are reticent on putting out the other goodies in a timely manner. The wait-staff were also cut back and are overtaxed in serving the additional tables. The bus-boys have to do double duty in supporting the waiters. Management was not too interested in addressing any of these issues and seemed to have an attitude that we even raised them. What a shame. Used to be a great feed. They should also change the menu on their web-site to reflect the actual food being currently served."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Great restaurant, delicious food, friendly and professional waiters, and manager We have been coming for 'many years and love it, we used to live in the neighborhood , and now that we have moved to Westchester, we still come back...we ve had several parties and gatherings, and we have never been disappointed"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Eating at Giardino's on 2/14/14 - Valentines night - was a horrible experience. First although I had reservations, I had to wait in the hallway for 10-15 minutes to be seated. Then they put me in a room with a family of about 15 noisy children. The food was awful. The pri fixe menu had a limited selection and cost $49.00 per person. I ordered salmon and my meal consisted of one-half (1/2) slice of salmon covered with overcooked breaded vegetables. Half-slice-salmon for $49.00 How awful!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Well done. We were sat before our reservation time. Service was very good. I had the best shell steak I can remember ever having and the restaurant had a pleasant valentines day feel. Only minor compliant was being sat close to the musicians speaker which made it tough for us to talk during the night. Great job overall though!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Nice place and good is great.... Not enough staff though... Took forever to get drinks and to order"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I dined here with a group of 4 for my mom's birthday brunch. To begin with, the restaurant itself is beautiful. Brunch consists of a small buffet (lox, bagels, cold salad, brick oven pizza, pastries), omelettes, and unlimited small plates served at the table similar to tapas (sausage, bacon, mussels marinara, rigatoni, meatballs, etc) plus a complimentary drink. The pizza on the buffet was cold but still tasty. The small plate of banana stuffed French toast was one of the best things I've ever eaten in my life! Service was outstanding. An excellent value for your money!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "I will give this restaurant one more try. The food was ok but it seemed like there was only 1 waiter & 1 bus boy working for New Years Day. Bread came to the table promptly but it was ice cold. The hot appetizers: stuffed clams and eggplant rollatini were lukewarm. I did inform the waiter that I like my main course steaming hot and he did bring it to the table that way, so that was much appreciated. The cheese ravioli's were good, but just basic. The shrimp dish was fair. The chicken rolatini was interesting. The one negative, previous diner drew a happy face on the table cloth. When this was brought to matri' d's attention, she said it was ok, the table cloth was clean. Sorry, no, it should have been changed."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Overall generally good but somewhat disappointing given the Diners Choice award. Red sauce was a bit heavy. Don't ask them to spice the sauce a little......cane out so spicy it was inedible unless you removed the sauce by moving the food to another plate"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Always great food and friendly staff…. Right now the restaurant is decorated very tastefully for Christmas, which gives it an even nicer ambiance than usual"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "One of the best Italian restaurants. Great taste, good size portions. Yum yum"
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Traveling into the city for a show, Giardinos close to LIRR. We had the most delicious hot/cold antipasti With seafood and the special spaghetti with pancetta Dressed with tomatoes and white wine in a light sauce. A dollop Of burrata topped the fish. For two people it was more Than enough. The waiters were very attentive, and they made sure our dining Experience was pleasurable . Definitely will go there again,"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Giardino has always been one of our family's favorite places to eat great food and wonderful service. Our food was delicious as usual and our waiter was quite nice. Overall our experience was excellent."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Went for brunch for my mothers birthday. The menu was anywhere from specialty omelets to brick oven pizzas and chicken ptarmigan. The food was excellent! Must try the banana stuffed French toast and the nice selection of brick oven pizzas. It was nice that you can just keep trying everything on the menu. The service was great as well."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "I have reviewed this restaurant many times and continue to revisit and enjoy!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Restaurant could not give reservation at desired time, so we made reservation for first available time slot available (15 minutes later). Qw were surprized to learn that there were several empty tables and no apparent treason why we could not have been accomodated when we wanted to be. Maitre d' recited specials nicely, but was visibly upset when we asked him to either repeat something or explain how a dish was prepared. Food was OK as to quantity and quality."
    Dined on 9/27/2013