Giardino D'Oro
Giardino D'Oro

Giardino D'Oro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.giardinodoro.com/index.html
  • Phone: 2125146400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: Open for private parties
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Nick Vulaj
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Catering: Yes
  • Special Events: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Btw Maiden Lane and Platt Street
  • Public Transit: Easily accessible via the 2,3,4,5, A and C trains (Fulton Street or Wall Street stops)
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Parking next door 7 gold street.
A word from Giardino D'Oro
Nestled away on winding Gold Street in Manhattan's venerable Financial District, Giardino D'Oro is indeed a golden garden as its name translates. All that is charming about Italy comes to life as co-owners Benny Jakupaj and Nick Vuli welcome even newcomers with open arms. At Giardino D'Oro, food is indeed art with the fine Italian cuisine replete with antipasti, fresh rolled pastas, exquisite meat and seafood dishes, mouth-watering desserts, and an extensive wine list. Attentive yet discreet service in an intimate setting with strains of Sinatra softly crooning in the background set the scene for power lunches as well as romance.
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Giardino D'Oro reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (12)romantic (8)notable wine list (5)special occasion (4)fit for foodies (3)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)good for groups (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Outstanding
    Greg
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great food and very attentive and knowledgeable waiters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We liked everything about this place. The staff seemed a bit taken aback when I arrived with my two kids...but they rallied - enjoyed the kids, provided excellent service and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian cuisine!
    KerryLoves2EatVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Fantastic service, great suggestions on entres and wines, respectful wait staff. Food was absolutely amazing. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and great service
    BigDVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Great find in Financial District. Excellent Italian and really nice wines for a cozy place. Definitely worth searching out this gem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A New York favorite!
    LouiseVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We love this little restaurant and try to visit anytime we're in the city! The food is always wonderful, but it's the service that really sets this place apart. James makes us feel so special and always has great menu recommendations - every dinner feels like a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pretty Good, but better in area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Really old school. Waiter do no communicate well. Lots of broken English. We asked for wines by the glass and the first waiter said we had to buy only bottle or half bottle.....so we got the half bottle. Then about 10 minutes later we see bartender pouring individual glasses of wine. So we call over a different waiter who then tells us of course they have wines by the glass. I was not happy at all. Anyway the dinners were nice and the eggplant rollatini is delicious. The interior is kind of a cute in an old school way. I live directly across the street. We might try it one more time, but it's probably better suited for the blue hair set than people under their 50s.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 68 reviews are from the Giardino D'Oro reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I had the branzino special and the minestrone soup. One of the best dinners I have ever had in NYC.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Dining Experience
    blueeyes
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Always an enjoyable dining experience. If you're looking for a fine dining experience in the financial district, this is the place to go. The atmosphere is just right for either a luncheon meeting or a relaxing dinner with friends. The waiters are knowledgeable and attentive and always remember what wine you prefer or meal you enjoy. I have never had or seen anyone else have a meal that wasn't delicious and cooked to perfection. Yesterday, I was in for a luncheon meeting, after being MIA for part of the winter, and immediately was greeted like an old friend and offered the wine I prefer and my favorite pasta. The clients I was with were highly entertained and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience from salad to dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How to treat your guests
    BillW
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Dinner at Giardino D'Oro was a lesson in how to treat guests. The waitstaff is perfectly attentive, without being pushy. We felt at home - didn't want to leave so we lingered. The food was wonderful and the menu is varied enough to please anyone's taste and appetite. Our only regret is that we are from out of town, so our return to this delightful destination is uncertain. Please go and enjoy it for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top notch
    Salespro
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Great spot for a business lunch. Food an service were top notch.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food was absolutely fantastic! We had an amazing bottle of wine, the appetizer was delicious (eggplant rollotini), and the pasta carbonara was one of the best things I've ever ate. They also bring out a very nice meat, cheese and olive tray to start. Our waiter was authentic and gave great recommendations. I would travel downtown just to eat there again and again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience as always
    Alex114475
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This restaurant is terrific. They have an extensive menu and also offer excellent specials. I've been to this restaurant many time and have left extremely satisfied every time. Everything is made fresh and they have a great selection of wines also. As good as the food and the wine is, the hospitality and service really make this place special. An absolute gem in the Fi-Di district.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday not their busiest
    dyejym
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Saturday not their busiest day. Pleasant wait staff. dinner uncrushed. food hot and tasty. Wine good (big markup). One loud (polite) patron at an adjacent table was the only negative. we had seven in party 2 young people 8 yrs and 13 yrs waiter very helpful with them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid not amazing
    Radar
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    I went for lunch and got the Mozzerella Milanese and Rigatoni Ametriciana and both were really good, but I've had better. The person I was with had the pasta Carbonara and felt the same way. We both ate every last bite so it must have been good. The explanation for Pasta Carbonara said only"done the right way", which I thought great. I'd definitely go back
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant was in a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The restaurant was in a great location in the financial district. I did ask for olive oil for the bread which never came but I only asked once. Otherwise the service was great! Everyone was friendly and the food was fantastic! Would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife and I enjoyed the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. It was a bit noisier than we had hoped (we were there for Valentine's Day lunch), but it didn't really take away from the meal and we would go back. The buffalo mozzarella appetizer special was delicious (though expensive).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Overpriced and very disappointing average food. It does not live up to its reputation.
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  • Top 10 Italian in NYC
    Jeff
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    This was an amazing find! Super friendly staff who went overboard to make everyone feel at home. The food was AMAZING!!! Home made pasta was super tasty and the entire experience including monthly specials on select bottles of wine made it such a fun night. It was a business dinner but will return with my wife as it would also be good for a special dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast Food Would Have Been Better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I do not recommend Giardino D'Oro. I went for dinner with my husband and another couple and it was awful. The prices were high and the food was terrible. To start I had a salad with tomatoes, avocado and beets. 95% of the salad was tomatoes that were mushy and tasteless. There were four tiny beet slices and a few chunks of avocado. I had salmon with a mustard leek sauce for my entree. I only identified a few leeks and the salmon smelled like fish if you get my drift. My husband hated it as well. He ordered a salad which was tiny and had pasta with seafood. With all the restaurant choices in NYC there is no reason to spend your money at this place. The service was okay even though it took forever for the waiter to bring us our bill.
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  • Good Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Good italian cooking with a simple but clean decor makes this a dining choice in the area. Service might have been more attentive, however.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My first visit to this establishmen
    38SpecialVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    My first visit to this establishment and found it a fine location for a business lunch, despite limited menus.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little gem in the financial distr
    rayg98
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Had the best sole ever. Great service great everything but a little pricy
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miracle on Gold Street
    ptatc96
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Arrived to a very quiet restaurant where we were greeted warmly and seated immediately. From the start, the waiters were attentive and polite making our experience very enjoyable. The meal was prepared very well, delivered hot with an excellent presentation. Enjoyed the evening, the ambience and personnel. Would definitely return...
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great setting, great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Great setting, great food and great service. Thanks for everything
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch!
    papabear
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Our foursome had a great lunch at this spot right in the middle of the financial district. I can imagine that this place gets a lot of customers during the work week. We were there on a holiday so it was *very* quiet. The food was top quality. I had the pasta special, and someone else at the table had the seafood special (branzino). I got to taste both and they were excellent. The other dishes looked really great too. We each happened to get the eggplant appetizer, and that was a real gem. We seriously thought about ordering seconds of the appetizer once we were done, and even joked about getting it for dessert too. The service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    anovi
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    great food, great service, overall great. quiet however. went with a group of 9 and were the only ones inside.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Restaurant
    YvonnefromnyVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Excellent food and service. Went there to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday and we were treated extra-special. We were even given free shots of the drink of our choice from the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great italian restaurant -
    ll25
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    great italian restaurant - from service to food, everything was spot on. The waiter was fantastic and added to the experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than I expected
    Dallas99
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We found this place while traveling. Relatively quiet (except the loud-talker in the corner), and food was tasty & well prepared. Great place for a couple to enjoy a nice dinner!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • family weekend
    Kathy
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    took my family here for marathon weekend-Superb service-Maitre d spoke Italian to m daughter who is learning it. Outstanding quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An old world Italian on a
    BonnieVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    An old world Italian on a dingy street in FiDi, Giardino D'Oro is not necessarily a must-go-to restaurant but for traditional Italian food served by traditional European Italian style waitstaff, not a disappointment. Uncramped floor plan and old-time soft ballad music contribute to a civilized dining experience. Pastas begin at $20 and other offerings are pricey so be forewarned.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An interesting experience
    sfjeph
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    I would dub this meal, Eastern Europe hosts an old-school Italian dinner. The food was pretty good, the service was a bit over-attentive, but by the end of the meal we were having fun with the guys.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a great quiet high class
    rainmaker
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Just a great quiet high class dinner for a Saturday eve in lower Manhattan. Will go back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tired
    Peter
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Just a tired Italian restaurant, nothing special, nothing terribly wrong, just needs a face lift. Sinatra in the background should describe it correctly.
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  • Solid food, well served
    SeymourVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    At most restaurants I find the appetizers to be very tasty and dinner a tad less so. Here it was the reverse. I had the beef carpachio which was OK but the Satiimbocca ala Romano was superb. This was also true for my three other fellow dinners. The wait staff was attentive without being obtrusive.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Moist and flavorful sea bass
    Gator4OkieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    We had beautiful, flavorful sea bass and veal. Very traditional and Enjoyable experience. Service was professional, attentive, but not hovering. We can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service, Excellent Food
    FedHillDiner
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    We arrived early at 5:30 for dinner before the theater. We were treated very well by all of the staff. The food was excellently prepared and presented. The bread/antipasto dish they bring when you first sit down was unique and really nice. The interior layout is very nice and relaxing - tables are not too close together and it really feels like an authentic Italian establishment.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went to this restaurant in
    BillW
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Went to this restaurant in a group of six, including two children. The service was excellent, and the dining room staff made it a very pleaseant experience, even entertaining the children. The wine list offered an excellent selction. The food was was prefectly prepared, well seasoned, and thoroughly enjoyable. In particluar, the Filet of Dover Sole was absolutely spectacular! I am very much looking forward to going back, and I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining in the Financial Dist
    blueeyes
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    This gem is a great find for both new yorkers and tourists alike. I have eaten here often over the last 4 years and never had a meal that wasn't perfection. You can go in for lunch, dinner or office party and still receive the same great service and delicious meal. When my favorite meal isn't on special they always suggest something that never makes me think "second choice".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Financial Center-Power Lunch
    freeportlisagVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    Party of 4 business folks dined here recently. We had a wonderful overall experience, and productive meeting due to the warm hospitality and great fresh cuisine! This will be one of my regular stops!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic