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

Giardino - by Russo's on the Bay

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.giardinos.com/
  • Phone: 7184281090
  • 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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Giardino - by Russo's on the Bay reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (8)special occasion (6)good for groups (4)great for brunch (2)romantic (2)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)fit for foodies (1)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Repeatcustomer
    PortJefflover
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Our group from work always choose to meet here for dinner....parking lot is a big selling point. Serve staff excellent, Cosmo excellent! Food great......got specials for Feast of San Gennaro which was nice. They did run out of lemon sorbet though but I had delicious caramel gelato instead. They did not rush us.....will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food.
    redherring
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I ordered the sunset dinner which was excellent and the portions plentiful. The waldorf-like salad was superb and the main course salmon was cooked to perfection. My family ordered steak (not sunset menu) which they said was cooked to their liking and enjoyed very much. Wait staff were attentive, but I must say it was a Monday evening and the restaurant was not busy. The ambiance was low key, décor is Italian themed, as well as music. Dinner prices were average, but sunset menu is a deal. Chef's choice of dessert is included. I ate only half of my dinner and salad and requested it to go. My disappointment was getting home and finding I had another table's leftovers. I was looking so forward to enjoying more of my meal again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food is always consistently good. Frank Russo has done it again. We dined on a Thursday night and it was calm and quiet.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oldie but Goodie
    Astoria
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This restaurant has been around for several years. It is better today (in every way) than it was 15 years ago.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 172 reviews are from the Giardino - by Russo's on the Bay reviews archive.
  • Graduation Celebration
    goodeats
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Very nice venue. Difficult to choose when searching on line - but we were very pleased. Made our Celebration very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frank-Huntington
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little disappointed
    Dinnerbuddy
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Italian Dinning
    Foodie66
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Classic Italian foods with a refreshing twist; must try the veal chop!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enduring Neighborhood Restaurant!
    robkapVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's always a great experience
    BariVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    It's always a great experience -- consistent good food and friendly service…...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for brunch, mediocre service
    HazelVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunately there were two
    Marci
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's been about six month's
    Duncan73
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well done. We were sat before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible experience
    service1
    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!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Nice place and good is great.... Not enough staff though... Took forever to get drinks and to order
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant, delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday brunch
    Gmach
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Basic Italian
    Starfire39
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall generally good but
    Thanksgiving2013VIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Holiday Atmosphere
    BariVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    One of the best Italian restaurants. Great taste, good size portions. Yum yum
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and wonderful staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable eats
    MReats
    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,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Foodie101
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have reviewed this restaurant
    BariVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    I have reviewed this restaurant many times and continue to revisit and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and nice size
    love2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Excellent food and nice size portions and not overpriced. We will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining with family
    Greatime
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    We meet my cousins for dinner and enjoyed it immensely. The food and service was great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was cooked very quickly
    Dimastyy
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    And with quality. After 2 hours, wasting IN JFK immigration line it was pretty excellent especially :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant could not give
    tam814
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    Nymets
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Very enjoyable experience . Took my girlfriend there for her birthday. Everyone was kind and curtious
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mouthwatering brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Part of the Russo Restaurant Family
    ggsantafe
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    impressme
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    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.
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  • Great food and excellent service.
    SteakgalVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italy in Queens
    PianomomVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Wonderful food and great service. Just a great evening. Everyone was so accommodating .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Trumpetgirl
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Discover a hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding, We travel quite
    PGlynn
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    Outstanding, We travel quite a distance to enjoy this gem. Worth every penny.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely restaurant and good Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate