I really like the separate cubicles as it was quiet and romantic.
i strongly recommend the filet, the ricotta spinach (the best spinach dish ever0, and Caesar salad.
Aleuvian hotel has a Anniversary special which is a winner for quiet relaxing and a good value.. you can't go wrong. Guests came from all over the US, South Korea, Russia to mention.
Nearby, take in blues museums in Clarksdale and Indianola + Ground Zero. these are international hot spots for travelers. Casino's nearby in Greenville.
Plan on at least 3-4 days as there is a lot to see and hear in re: natural raw delta blues, white as well as black.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect date spot!
Love it!! Always a great place to have a date night!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My Mother's Day Dinner
You made my Mother's Day special with your great service and delicious food cooked exceptionally well and just as I ordered it. The steak was exactly as I ordered it and the onion rings were fried crispy and light. Absolutely wonderful dining experience!
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chef Lee LeFlore shines
Our evening special was a Crab & Linguine that was just outstanding as was the recommended wine. We were pleased to have a new waiter, Wes, just returned from Afghanistan, whose special efforts to answer all of our menu questions, was just outstanding. Giardina's is lucky to have someone who goes out of their way to help their dining guests.
It was our pleasure to have Chef Lee come out from the kitchen and share his time and talents with us.
All in all, a most pleasureable evening.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Giardina's
Great meal with great service. The secluded room was a bit surprising but ended up being a very nice change. The gumbo was traditional dark roux and very flavorful. We ordered redfish and ribeye and both dishes were well prepared and flavorful. The treat of the evening was the lemon cheesecake with raspberry caramel sauce ... we were looking up lemon cheesecake recipes on the drive home.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girls' Night Out
Enjoyed eating in one of the private booths----great atmosphere for group of 4-6. Menu offers good selection of appetizers and entrees. We really enjoyed the fried oysters ( for the second time) from the appetizer menu and the gumbo was very good. The four people in my group ordered different entrees, and we all enjoyed what we ordered. This was my second time at Giardina's, and I would certainly go back!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Giardina's is a fabulous find! The food is phenomenal! The ambiance is romantic and fun! The service was great. The waitress made us feel like we were the only ones in the restaurant and like she'd known us for years. Go if you get a chance!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Date Night
My wife and I went to a romantic dinner here. The food was amazing. We got tamales as an appetizer. We both got steaks. She got the filet and I got the ribeye. They were both cooked to perfection and had great taste. We ordered the creamed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes as sides. The food is well worth the stop.
The other thing that we loved was the table setup and layout of the restaurant. Each table is in its own little room. There is a wall between you and the tables beside you. The server enters through a curtain and closes it when they leave. It is a very romantic setting for those looking for a date.
Overall, this restaurant was great all the way around. We will definitely return, and I would recommend it to anyone.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fun experience
Who knew that one gets to eat in their own private booth?!? That was the surprise at this restaurant. I had fresh oysters and catfish cakes (think crab cakes) and found both to be delicious. I was seduced by Camille's bread- olives and anchovies sandwiched within bread. But I was disappointed. I had imagined something like bruschetta but instead, the bread was mushy, almost white-bread like. And again, maybe I should have asked for clarification but the olives were the green ones with pimentos. Black kalamatas would have made this much more successful.
The service was sweet and caring - I was a single woman - and still made to feel special.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a rather small resturant with a lot of history and ambiance. The overall dinning experience was exceptional. The small, intimate dining "booths" added a special touch. The food quality and presentation was at a very high level. For a nice, quiet, intimate dinner with a varied, high quality menu, put the Giardina's on your list. You'll be glad you did. We were.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Diamond in the Rough
We had to stay in Greenville for a golf tournament and we weren't sure we would find much in the way of good food, but we were very wrong. We had two amazing meals in Greenwood and Giardina's was one of them.
I was surprised we had "private" dining... with out own room / private booth, which was really nice. We did have our daughter with us, but had we not, it would have been very romantic.
The appetizers were amazing. I love the catfish cake and my husband loved his scallops. Everything was amazing and the service matched the food and ambiance. My husband said his bread pudding was some of the best bread pudding he's ever had. A nice treat for sure.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ya Ya Reunion
This is the sixth year my two best friends and I have spent a weekend at the Alluvian for a getaway. We always begin our weekend with dinner at Giadina's. We are never disappointed!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Delta Bet
Not much "fine" dining in this area. Giardina's fits the bill. The private boths are unique and the kitchen is very accommodating. I have found their steaks, seafood & veal piccata to be consistently better than their family sicilian dishes. The wine list is great with some hard to find exceptional bottles-Kosta Brown,etc. My wife and I like the place and dine here at least a couple of times a year. Our New Orleans restaurant experience tends to make us biased, but this is a good place.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience. Will go
Great experience. Will go back. Had soft shell crab over pasta and cream sauce. Amazing!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had heard great things about Giardina's since moving near Greenwood. We decided to go there to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of our first date. Each of the tables is in its own private booth, which was very classy; the only problem was the booth across the hall from us was quite noisy! I had heard rave reviews about the food and the service. Our waiter, Rob, smelled of cigarette smoke (which was an unpleasant addition to the aroma coming from the kitchen). When our food arrived, my Lasagna was only fair in taste and vibrancy and the middle of it was still cold! I told our waiter about it and he took it away. My wife and I had the Delta Delight dessert, which was spectacular. We might go back again, but probably not.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had reservations for two small groups but asked if they could accommodate us as one group. They were willing to put us in one room so we could eat together. Great staff & food. It was a great experience and we will definitely return.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful experience! Appetizers were great, salads crisp,and the most tender steak I have ever had! We got a chance to interact with all of the waiters. Each of them had their own personalities, but were very friendly and seem to have a drive to ensure our experience was nothing below wonderful! Private booths were a great unique touch. Top 3 restaurants I've ever been too! Keep up the outstanding work
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Very Special Place
We loved the individual private dining spaces. It was the fabulous, quiet environment to celebrate and honor our parent's 59th wedding anniversary. The food was delicious and there was a great variety on the menu....something to please everyone, from the fried green tomatoes with a famous "come back" sauce for an appetizer to caramel bread pudding for dessert. The entrée specials pleased us all, with a kick of Cajun spice here and there to keep it interesting. Giardina's is a special place off the beaten path and definitely worth the journey and memories. Try it!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband took me here for my birthday. It was an upscale experience with excellent food and service. I did not expect to see a chic hotel next door, quite surprising for a small town in MIssissippi. Nice drive from Starkville, MS.
We will make this a destination for all special occasions and when hosting out-of-town guests, Thanks to the owners for making an investment in a quality business that rivals anything you can find in a metropolitan city.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I thought the food l ate was good. My husband loved the crab cakes. My chicken was a little overdone. The asparagus was great. They didn't KILL IT WITH BUTTER. the gelato was wonderful. They should put a little history of the place on the back of the menu.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great birthday night!
Will be back here for another birthday celebration in the coming years!! Great service, food, and ambiance!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great service,
Everything was great service, food and atmosphere.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good and so was service. Very polite staff. Food was moderately and nice sized portions that were plenty even for a hungry man.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The three of us girlfriends had a delightful meal on Saturday night. Great food and service. Private little dining cubicles.
Very good food. The ricotta spinach was creamy goodness .
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Definitely a unique experience!
We had our own private dining room. The timing of food was a bit off, but the oysters were great. The chef was very receptive to minor changes I made with my salad. I had two appetizers. The anchovies-olive spread in the special bread was good but I would have liked it as a spread with their house bread. Fun night!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a very pleasant dinner. My husband is still raving about the blackened catfish!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner for Business
My partner always wants to bring our prospective clients to Giardina's. There are two reasons, it's the best place in town to go and because he says the filet is the best he has ever had anywhere. I have to agree. And, it doesn't hurt when Lee Leflore comes by your booth to ask how your meal was. We have entertained clients about six to eight times there and are very happy with the results.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not sure what to say but WOW! We had a group of 6 and each of us were impressed. Steaks were prepared perfectly and sides were also. Our server was very attentive and did a fantastic job.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the booth privacy. Food
Love the booth privacy. Food Good. Nice place to visit.
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Diamond in the Delta
Those who've been to the Aluvian and eaten at Giardina's know how good this treasure can be. For those who haven't you are missing out. It's a special romantic weekend getaway for my wife and I. And a delight when we've been there with friends. My choices friday night were the lump crabmeat cocktail, iceberg wedge salad, perfectly grilled and seasoned ribeye with roasted root vegetables and chocolate creme brûlée. Mercy.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM