Gargiulo's Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Italian
For a taste of Italy in the heart of Brooklyn, look no further than Gargiulo’s. We are an authentic Italian restaurant serving delicious, traditional Neapolitan fare made from family recipes that have stood the test of time. Our food is unbeatable, made with fresh, high-quality ingredients and cooked in-house with care. Gargiulo’s has been family owned and operated since 1907, making us a Brooklyn staple and a Coney Island favorite for over a century.


We have a huge dining area, perfect for enjoying a lunch with coworkers or a romantic dinner for two. In addition to lunch and dinner, we also offer private dining rooms that can host anywhere from 20 to 400 people. We also provide catering, so your next corporate meeting, party, wedding reception or event just got a lot tastier!
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LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ambiance was fantastic...everything you'd want in an "old school" Italian restaurant. Immaculate bathrooms, amicable wait staff and Anthony (at the door) was terrific. They were very accomodating since we were running a few minutes late, too. Food was fantastic, ample portions and beautifully prepared and served.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was very good.
Food: Appetizers excellent. Entrees mediocre

MB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service! Good food. We were seated immediately. There to celebrate our anniversary. We won the game they play were you pick a number between 1-9 & if they pull your number, the meal is free (minus tax & gratuity). Great overall experience!

VB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant as it seems such a well hidden gem to us as visitors from the UK. The food and service are impeccable and the ambience unique.

MC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! It was my first time dining in the courtyard, and it didn't disappoint. The outdoor brick oven makes a delicious pizza, drinks are not watered down, staff is friendly and Lou watches over everything with humor and charm. The courtyard menu is smaller, with some of the main menu staples, and on weekends in the summer months, the place gets packed. Make reservations.

SL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The good ; Great atmosphere - very good wait staff - really good appetizers

The not so good - Main courses bland - tough chicken - over cooked veal - we had
5 different mains and all were disappointing - Tired recipes

F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for a romantic dinner or large party. The food is always delicious and plentiful. The staff bends over backwards to make sure that you have a positive experience. A true Brooklyn gem!!!

B
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service and great food. Would highly recommend

A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely old school restaurant with great service and terrific homemade Italian fare. Bright and airy large space was relaxed and yet still high quality feel for any special occasion. Wait staff was highly professional, friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Located a short walk from the Coney Island Boardwalk if you are up for after dinner fun and on Fridays in August, free fireworks!

HB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, everything is cooked fresh

VM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I spent a wonderful evening at the Gargiulo restaurant. Beautiful and calm atmosphere, excellent service and delicious food attract you to visit this tranquil island over and over again a stone's throw from crowded Coney Island with its hot dog lovers and turn stomach rides.

BS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a wonderful dinner. Food was delicious and service was wonderful.

AC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian cuisine in an elegant setting. The menu has enough to satisfy most patrons - from pasta to seafood to pork, chicken, and veal. Overall, it was a great value. And the free valet parking was a nice added feature.

n
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Close to Ford Amphitheater, but worth driving out of the strip for a meal. Dated atmosphere and 3 pasta dishes were mediocre.

CC
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This review is for the pizza garden on Friday night's during the summer. The food, as usual, was exceptional. The pizza garden setting is lovely, you feel like you are on a mini-vacation. Our only issue was the service. They need to hire more servers for the garden. When we received our appetizers, one of the people in my party asked for the wine list, she was brought the list, but no one came by to take her order. Our bus boy dropped some food on the floor in between two of my friend's chairs and we had to ask 3 times to have someone and clean it up. Other tables had bread, we never got ours and had to ask for it. The bus boy never came by to refill our water glasses. When we received our dessert, most of it was spumoni or tortoni, and we didn't receive utensils, by the time we got the utensils, most of the dessert had started to melt. Unfortunately, these little things put a damper on what otherwise was a wonderful night. I love Gargiulo's and I don't blame the servers who were clearly overworked, the owners need to hire more people for the summer!!

D
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was good. Love the chicken Scarpariello. Italian cheesecake excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection!!!!

CB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Old school! Love the feel of the place. Brings back good memories of the way Italian restaurants used to be.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fatmir is the best waiter in Brooklyn hands down!

M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The real deal in Coney Island. A legend that lives on. So glad it is still there!

DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious classic Southern Italian, warm staff, good atmosphere. Pasta pasqualina was delicious as was the ravioli!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place people are amazing the service was great highly recommended

VL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is unbelievable pizza amazing , pizza night , fire works afterwards what else can you ask for

BB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A repeat customer---always excellent service in a landmarked building.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was horrible

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Was disappointed in quality of food. Enteees were pre-prepared and not even very hot. Felt rushed. The main goal of wait staff appeared to get us fed and out in less than an hour. Our waiter did not check on us after dropping off food until he brought back the bill. Not the experience we were expecting.

E
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This restaurant needs to retire.

PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It was Father’s Day and I realize it was busy, but hardly saw the waiter! The time between Appetizers and main course was 40 min! Although food was delicious when it did come! Also on such a busy day they had one valet guy parking cars, not a smart move

L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a 8:30 reservation for 4. We were coming from Long Island so we Got there early to have a few drinks and relax. One of the owners said we can sit down right away but we we’re having a drink first. I thought that was very accommodating that we didn’t have to wait till 830. The service was very attentive. Appetizers and food were excellent. It’s deafly a nice night out.

C
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious and the staff outstanding!!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in NYC. Great food, wonderful service. We’ll be back again soon!

PR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My childhood started in Coney Island, and my family always went to Gargiulo's Restaurant. We loved it then and we still love it now. It's nice somethings never change.

LD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall 5 stars. Definitely worth the trip for outstanding food in lovely setting.

NC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely great. The waiter "Jerry" was so thoughtful and courteous. We spent over three hours having an afternoon luncheon for my uncle's 90th birthday. He remembered a cake in the dessert too. Overall, a wonderful experience. Can not wait to return.

NQ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was terrible. I mean horrible... no, really bad! It was Mother’s Day, so the menu was prefixed; we literally waited 1 hour and 20 minutes to be served. The food wasn’t even worth the wait, we waited all that time for a frozen dinner. I ordered the $95 surf and turf, and half of what was suppose to be a fillet mignon was fat “they probably assumed that I didn’t know the difference.” The deserts were frozen/prepacked, even the cappaacino, I ordered turned out to be a terrible cup of joe. $400 dolars later (for a party of 4 “2 adults and 2 children”, I found myself compelled to leave this review. Something that I have never done before.

SJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible. The waiter would mumble things, avoid our table, and forgot about us. The food took long and the manager was not sympathetic either. The food was mediocre especially for the price point. I was charged for a drink I never got. Will never go back.

PD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in Brooklyn. Every Mother's Day is a guaranteed visits to Gargiulo's.

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Gargiulo’s sets the standards for other restaurants. We’ve been customers for 40 years. This is a place for locals and tourists alike. While in Coney Island take in the beach, rides, boardwalk & Gargiulo’s.

LM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Brooklyn! The food was superb and the staff treats everyone like family. Love them!

DW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

For all the reputation, Gargiulo's has, in my opinion, gone downhill. Maybe it's the refurbishment and huge seating (they told us they were going to have 1,000 covers for Mother's Day alone) that makes the food less appealing, but that's the story. Hadn't been there in a long while, went back, and probably won't go back again. The staff, on the other hand, was fantastic. Everyone there is terrifically friendly -- too bad the food wasn't up to par.

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