Ristorante Giuseppe
Ristorante Giuseppe

Ristorante Giuseppe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ristorantegiuseppe.com/
  • Phone: 3188694548
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Giuseppe Brucia
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Music every Friday and Saturday Night starting at 7pm featuring Jazziana

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pierrmont Rd.
  • Public Transit: The Shreveport Metro Bus stops right in front of restaurant at the Uptown Shopping Center.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is located directly in front of the building
A word from Ristorante Giuseppe
By the age of ten, Giuseppe Brucia was attending culinary school on Palermo, Sicily. Graduating at the age of thirteen from Instituto Alberghiero Profesionale, he served as apprentice at Bagutta Ristorante in Milan. With his long family tradition and superb culinary training, Chef Giuseppe began his lifelong culinary career quickly becoming an award-winning chef in Italy and later in the United States. In the last thirty six years, Giuseppe's has elevated the art of authentic Mediterranean cuisine in Shreveport-Bossier City. His inspiration and accomplishments have culminated in the creation of Ristorante Giuseppe an experience that celebrates casual dining with family and friends together with the graceful art of cooking.
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Ristorante Giuseppe reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (28)romantic (23)good for groups (18)neighborhood gem (14)notable wine list (12)fit for foodies (10)vibrant bar scene (9)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (6)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (4)late-night find (3)Show More
  • A happy birthday
    Dancemed
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had a lovely time here for my daughters 23rd birthday. They even gave her a card for a glass of complimentary wine with her next visit. The food and drink were great and ambience was nice. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Love Love Love!!! I recently visited for a birthday dinner and we were in awe!! The sculpture was amazing, food was great and the wine...two thumbs up!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining-Moderately priced
    katnoli
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I am a repeat customer of this restaurant. Originating from NY, I was used to excellent Italian food. The food at Giuseppe's is fabulous and authentic. It is a relaxed atmosphere but formal in all their procedures. I would definitely recommend the meat and cheese platter with a glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • South Highland Jewel
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Ristorante Giuseppe is a fantastic restaurant in the middle of South Highland. The Italian food is great and always fresh. The staff are friendly and professional. The building is beautiful. I love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wedding anniversary
    BigL
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great entrees & view of kitchen; excellent wine choice recommendation; table layout is excellent; will be back to listen to music
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great experience beginning when you enter the foyer and not ending until you leave. Great service and great food
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodaholicVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Always consistently good. One of my favorite restaurants to visit when I am in Shreveport.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beyond excellent
    brierwood
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Without question the finest dining experience in Shreveport/Bossier
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful evening
    twilly
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    As expected, the food was delicious to the palate and very pleasing in its presentation. The service was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, Good time.
    Joseph
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Found this place through a co-worker one day. Beautiful ambiance in the restaurant as well as friendly and attentive staff. Our waiter, Randy, albeit new, could have used a few more rounds with the menu in terms of knowing the different foods and wines on the menu. Other than that, he was always friendly, kind and absolutely a pleasure to have around. The eggplant parmigiana was very good, nice size portion and filling. On the other hand, the quail was nothing to rave home about. The bird itself was cooked perfectly, unfortunately the crab meat stuffed inside tasted as if from a can and took away from the flavor. The risotto was great and the wine selection was plenty. Would definitely go again and recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was good but not great for the price. The service was great except that after we paid the bill, we sat and talked a while and the waitstaff never came by to re-fill our water glasses.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great to see that this restaurant has meeting rooms and ample table space for large meetings! This is something that will benefit our Company.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shreveport"s outstanding restaurant
    Professional
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This restaurant is one of Shreveport's most impressive restaurants. Our out of town guests from a large city was most impressed with this restaurant. Not only with the food but with the ambience also.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    oldschooldiner
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The service was great, our waitress made the whole experience very pleasant. The stuffed quail and the lamb medallions in raspberry sauce were perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 98 reviews are from the Ristorante Giuseppe reviews archive.
  • Sunday Lunch
    TMKA
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We had reservations for 6 people and then had an extra person show up. The waitresses were very accommodating. The food was wonderful and the service was great! A month or so before we had all been to another restaurant in town and the experience was terrible. This Sunday totally changed our guest outlook on places to eat in Shreveport. To put a spin on this, it may be the last time that we see some of these people. Most of them live in California. Now, we will have fond memories of our last experience together.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Missing basic elements
    Brooks
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Duck breast should be medium rare, not well done. The skin should be shatteringly crispy, and yet, I'm not sure there even was skin. The sauce tasted good but there was way too much and it was watery. The vegetables were inconsistently cut making some over-cooked and some under-cooked. The flavors were there, but the dish was missing those basic tenants of culinary expertise. The veal scaloppine suffered from similar issues. The meat was soggy as if it had been sitting in the liquid for hours. If it were fresh, the crust could have stayed relatively crispy. Although I'm doubt the crust was ever crispy judging by its grey color. The veal was also over-cooked, taking on a liver flavor. Again, sauce was thin and there was too much of it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Went for anniversary and was rushed by lazy waitstaff. Service was awful, food was mediocre at best. Go with The Village, Monjunis, or others.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thursday night treasure.
    BourbonVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    My wife and I have found Thursday night at Giuseppe's to be like our own private restaurant. The servers are attentive and careful and personal. The food this past evening was just how we like it. We even learned a bit about Italian wine. See you there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so great
    GourmetDivaVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We frequent Ristorante Giuseppe several times a month. Our last two visits haven't been as wonderful as we had hoped. Service remains very good and the staff is most friendly. However, the food has been somewhat disappointing on our last few visits. Quality has slipped and the preparation of our food hasn't been a let down. I hope this isn't a trend for this neighborhood gem as we have really been enjoying our visits up until recently.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This place can be romantic , however bar and live music area was too loud and bleed over into dining area where nice piano music was. On top food great taste and fast. Waiter could have been a little more on top of his game. We had to ask a few times for the same thing before receiving it. Also didn't know much about the menu. It was our first time and we asked for recommendations. He had a hard time with this. Overall it was good just expected a little more.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant evening
    Dancemed
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We recently took my daughter and her boyfriend for dinner. We sat on the patio and enjoyed our dinner and drinks. Three hours passed and it was such a pleasant experience. We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night to forget
    Bigfish
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We visited the restaurant for the first time as a 50th birthday celebration for my cousin. There was six of us and it took 2 hours and 45 minutes without any drinking of alcohol. The waiter was consistently slow to include taking our order, bringing us our food, offering us dessert, and bringing our check. I rarely complain about a restaurant experience but this one was horrible!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Probably not again...
    Jess
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I reserved on Open table and put that it was a birthday. I even called to confirm that it was a birthday, we were out of town and asked if there was anything I needed to do. They didn't say anything so I assumed he would gets one recognition for his birthday. I waited until the end and they just handed me the bill. So disappointed. I will not drive from Dallas to come to this restaurant for a special occasion. Especially when I called to confirm if I needed to do anything.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh Pasta
    VIPOTVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Really enjoyed the homemade pasta. Salad was great, but a bit too much dressing. Loved my waitress, Jean. She made some great recommendations. Wish I would have ordered the soufflé.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    We came for dinner to celebrate my birthday and had a wonderful time. The food was prepared the way we ordered and our waitress was very attentive to our needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance
    doug50s
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Dining was quiet and romantic but I fear the quiet aspect was due to few diners. The wait staff (Paige) was VERY knowledgeable and answered questions about items on the menu with confidence. She knew her stuff!! I would rate this as a very pleasant dining experience that will be repeated in the near future.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another wonderful evening
    GourmetDivaVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Love Ristorante Giuseppe. We enjoyed another lovely evening at this wonderful dining establishment. Our dinner was prepared well and service was good. Our only complaint was the evening specials were the same as previous weekends. The chef needs to step up and get a little more creative. For us frequent customers, hearing the same specials every weekend gets a bit boring. Otherwise, our dinner was very good and the staff is always at it's best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well Done!!!!!
    bucket
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Had a large group--10. Service was great, food timely and good!!!! Price was excellent for the product!!!!!! Very Pleased!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The service and atmosphere was outstanding!! We loved that part of it. However, the food was just average. It was very fresh, but average. We both thought that both of our meals were rather bland. It definitely needed more spices to give it flavor. My husband had the fish, and I had the lasagna. We had the souflee for dessert. All very, very bland. The chesse platter for an appetizer and the wine were the highlights of our food. The waiter was awesome, and the atmosphere was great! Unfortunately, we probably would not go back again because the food was just mediocre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • True Italian food
    Great
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food was fresh and vibrant.The service was outstanding, down to earth and funny. Our waiter was Tanner. I had the Alaska cod in a lemon butter sauce with capers with vegetables. oh yeah the Caesar wedge salad great !perfect salad to dressing ratio!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous again
    GourmetDivaVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Shreveport doesn't offer a great variety of gourmet destinations. We love Ristorante Giuseppe because, it does remind us of a big city fine restaurant. Food is very good and the service is always at it's best. Hopefully, they will change the menu to offer it's frequent patrons more of a variety as the season changes. The only drawback would be the nightly specials are always the same and for repeat patrons it does get a bit mundane.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Seafood.
    SWLASeafoodLover
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I am a transplant from SW Louisiana, as is my wife. I have often commented that even at the pricier Shreveport restaurants they always seem to overcook shrimp. That certainly was not the case at Giuseppe's. From beginning to end our meal was top-notch, well-timed, and pleasing to the eye. Our service was above par and we were both incredibly pleased with the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great choice!
    dianafranklin
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    found this restaurant on tripadvisor. had great ratings, & they did not disappoint! we got the lasagna & a steak. we both thought they were the best we'd ever had! we were seated immediately when we walked in, in a room that looked into the kitchen, so we could see the chefs prepare our food. when we sat down, our waiter came over & lit the candle on our table. i got an in-house infused pomegranate martini to drink. it had a good flavor, but was a little too strong for me. the price was about what you'd expect from a nice restaurant like this. the steak, which was a special, was $30 & my lasagna was $13. as we were walking out, we heard a live band playing in the bar that was good, & we waited out on the patio for our cab. highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a spaghetti store
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Classic Italian food. Decent (Italian) wine list. Great place to impress a date. So dress nice. Weekend reservations, for evenings is a must. The bar is available, for more casual wear or evening, plus outside sitting. It is not abar for power drinking. Just a nice low key bar, with live music on weekends. We were there on a date nite. Was well served, just enough, by wait staff. ( I hate, when staff is over attending.) Lamb was cooked, medium-rare and correct. Wife's snapper was, not over cooked. Sides were yummy. While, there a cheaper places to eat spaghetti. This is a fine dining place. We will definitely go back, next time in Shreveport.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cuisine has improved
    GourmetDivaVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We have become a fan of Ristorante Giuseppe. A couple years ago, we really didn't care for the cuisine. We decided to try it again and were very surprised how the cuisine and service has improved. Our dinner was delicious, the quality was very nice and most of all the price of our dinner was very reasonable. We will frequent the restaurant and enjoyed our evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kitchen
    luvfood
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    It was great to be able to watch the Chief Giuseppe and his crew prepare our meals!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem in the heart of Shreveport
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Restaurante Guisseppeis is truly a gem among the many good restaurants on Line Avenue. The wait staff is superb and the food is five star. Always a good time when we go there.
    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.
  • Nice Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Went there for our Anniversary and everything was delicious and service was pleasant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Another fine night of dining at Guisseppe's. From the hostess to the bus boys to the waiter (Jacob), everyone greets you with a smile. The food is outstanding, the ambiance is first class, and the service is impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1st time here....WONDERFUL.
    Dusty
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    1st time here....WONDERFUL. I loved the atmosphere, server was helpful and friendly, and food was outstanding. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.