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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
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "The food is always consistently good. Frank Russo has done it again. We dined on a Thursday night and it was calm and quiet."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "This restaurant has been around for several years. It is better today (in every way) than it was 15 years ago."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Very nice venue. Difficult to choose when searching on line - but we were very pleased. Made our Celebration very enjoyable."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Our reservation was on time, service was good, my wife, mine and two friends thought, all of our food, from start to finish was outstanding. This was our third visit to Giardino and we will return again. I would recommend this restaurant to all. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Nice place and good is great.... Not enough staff though... Took forever to get drinks and to order"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Excellent food and nice size portions and not overpriced. We will definitely return"
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "We meet my cousins for dinner and enjoyed it immensely. The food and service was great"
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "And with quality. After 2 hours, wasting IN JFK immigration line it was pretty excellent especially :)"
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "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
  • "Very enjoyable experience . Took my girlfriend there for her birthday. Everyone was kind and curtious"
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "Went for Sunday brunch to celebrate my daughters' birthday. Can't say enough about it! From the variety and quality of food to the service, it was all excellent! Everyone was so conscientious, but we didn't feel rushed. We walked out of there feeling very sated; with full happy bellies! Will definitely recommend and will return!"
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "We had previously hosted a luncheon at one of the Vetro properties and decided to try Giardino's for dinner . We had a lovely dining experience - excellent food, unobtrusive, but friendly wait service, pleasant dining atmosphere & reasonably priced. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "I was really disappointed in the food, ambiance, and service. I made a 8:45 reservation for 5 people two weeks prior to Father's Day and we had to wait 10 minutes for the staff to set up a table(obviously my reservation didn't mean anything). To top it off, we were seated at a table that had bread on the floor(i thought this was a Russo's establishment and not Applebee's). I kind of lost my appetite when I looked up through the window and saw debri. I like the idea of being enclosed by windows, but please keep the window areas clean! As for the food, it was ok. It certainly was not what I am use to from a Russo's establishment. Due to a very disappointing evening, I can't recommend Giardino's to my friends."
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "Gennaro took great of us. The Penne al la vodka and grilled calamari , a special were very delish. There are private rooms for large dinner gatherings or to book a party."
    Dined on 6/8/2013
  • "Wonderful food and great service. Just a great evening. Everyone was so accommodating ."
    Dined on 6/1/2013
  • "This was our first time at Giardino's and I have to say that my husband and I were extremely pleased with the service we received and the food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely return and will highly recommend Giardino to our family and friends."
    Dined on 5/20/2013
  • "We reside in Huntington and will now select your establishment as a great meeting spot for friends from NYC and the south shore of LI for dining."
    Dined on 4/21/2013
  • "Outstanding, We travel quite a distance to enjoy this gem. Worth every penny."
    Dined on 4/21/2013
  • "We chose Giardino because of its closeness to JFK. We were picking up relatives and only had one evening to visit and share a good meal. So glad we selected Giardino! The restaurant is clean and spacious with a garden-like "feel". Our dinners arrived quickly and one of the best Caesar Salads and definitely the best fresh mozzarella salad we have eaten. very safe neighborhood with a parking lot across the street."
    Dined on 4/20/2013
  • "Elegant yet a relaxing atmosphere..Food was very good and menu was quite extensive. The service was attentive and responsive. All in all a very nice place with good Italian food at reasonable prices and excellent service!!!"
    Dined on 4/13/2013
  • "I used to dine here about 10 years ago but have not been there since recently and I must say the decor is way better and so is the menu. The food is excellent as is the service. I would dine here on a regular basis. Kid friendly."
    Dined on 4/6/2013