Gargiulo's Restaurant

4.6
216 reviews
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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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RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food never disappoints. My family has all their parties there. The owners treat you like family. The wait staff is outstanding like Jerry, Carlos, Dino, Lucy and Cesare. Rosie M.

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D
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great tasting food, attentive service, food came out quickly, ambience feels fancy.

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SM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice meal with my family

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RM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed when my family and I gi there. Cesare is the best waiter and one of our favorites. Rose M.

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W
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

COME HOME AGAIN - We haven't lived in Brooklyn for 40 years, but Gargiulo is timeless. Italian cuisine that makes Italians smile! Impeccable service. Festively decorated for the Christmas season. We love it as a gathering point for family and friends who are spread out from Long Island to Staten Island and New Jersey. Often you may run into acquaintances from years past. We've had family celebrations here, beginning with my husband's parents' wedding in 1947. Yet we always enjoy introducing newbies to Gargiulo, knowing with certainty it will bring a smile to their faces. So if you don't share a history here, do not hesitate to take that first step and make a reservation. You'll be back!

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LD
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I love it here...but to be honest dinner was not the best I have had - my stuff shrimp was very dry and so was my mom's fish.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

our party of four came for a early Christmas party. We were seated quickly and gave our reservation name. A few minutes later we were re approached and asked what our reservation was under again. Everything was very nice with the exception that we were never offered any of the specials and that was pretty disappointing. Having come for the ossobucco and not getting it because it was never offered. Neither were the special appetizers. That was very disappointing when I overheard another waiter reciting them in detail to the table next to ours.

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R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, service and ambiance

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d
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Decorated beautifully for Christmas!

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PE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, we celebrated my boyfriend's birthday at Gargiulo's - and the restaurant never disappoints. I had one of the dinner special entrees - a delicious salmon with pesto crust over eggplant, sweet red peppers, and beans with a balsamic dressing. What a wonderful combination of flavors and textures. The pasta fagiole soup and the chocolate mousse cake were very good. We have wonderful video footage of owner Anthony and our waiter singing "Happy Birthday" - very energetic and most appreciated. As usual, the holiday decorations are gorgeous. This is a great tradition.

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NC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to be. Friendly staff, great food. Just like being with family.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This old favorite has quietly become a secret foodie destination. You can still get a great chicken parmigiana for Grandma here, but the real gems are in the Specials section, which changes every two weeks. A recent Pesto Crusted Salmon was outstanding and was accompanied by small, perfectly sautéed chunks of eggplant and crumb encrusted, baked white beans. The Autumn Medley salad was a winner too, with arugula, blue cheese, thinly sliced apples and crunchy, slightly sweet walnuts. Fish and seafood are always top quality and super fresh here and pastas are perfectly prepared. Check out the pastry cart for an ever changing selection of treats prepared in house. Make the effort to look your best, because this is a classy establishment. Great for date night and dinner with the family too!

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DN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Good food, rude waiter! Restaurant pleasantly decorated for the holidays. Food was very good, but unfortunately service left a bad taste in my mouth. Forced to check our coats although many other patrons still had theirs at seats. Waiter was quite rude- mainly to women at table by telling us to take cell phones off table ( not the men however). Did not have the decency to notify me that all the items he asked me if I wanted included in my already pricey entree were all extra pricing with at least an additonal $10 added to the entree. Overall poor attitude. Had been looking forward to attending this iconic restaurant, but would not return since I do not deserve to be treated that badly anywhere that I am paying premium prices.

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CC
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food at Gargiulo's is consistently good, and this time did not disappoint. Everything we ordered was excellent. My meal ended with the fabulous chocolate mousse cake that I would highly recommend. The restaurant is beautifully decorated for the holidays. You know you are celebrating the holidays from the moment you step in the door. Our waiter was excellent and the bus boy, who only started working at the restaurant that week, was polite and very friendly!! The valet parking right across the street is another plus!! You can't go wrong at Gargiulo's!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe your service was excellent you made us feel like it was our home.
I highly recommend this well established restaurant
Thank you
I look forward to coming back again

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1
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic Italian restaurant in business for over 100 years. Food and service wonderful. Great ambiance. Well run establishment. The very approachable owner on site and making sure everything is done right.

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AF
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Parking attends cause an argument between costumers by not controlling in coming traffic with outgoing traffic. Typically you enter on the right and leave on the right. Attendants caused my night to start off badly, the food and service made up for it, the waiter was attentive and professional.

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BB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with cousins from California, having heard that the food was great. We were simply blown away by the quality of the food and the expert service. Our waiter knew exactly what was in each dish and had a complete command of the wine list. We live in northern Westchester and wish we had the combination of all around excellence near us for such moderate prices.

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TM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time at Gargiulo's. Fine food, great service, wonderful hosts.

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r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Brooklyn native who loves this place. Food, service and staff is always spot on.

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PE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated my birthday at Gargiulo's, which is a favorite restaurant of mine. The food is always delicious and the service is excellent. I had a delicious veal chop topped with mushrooms and onions; the combination salad is always a winner; and, for dessert - we shared the special birthday cake (filled with cannoli cream, topped with sprinkles and ribbons made of icing) for which I had a restaurant coupon. Delicious, followed by a cup of cappuccino. A memorable meal. Playing tombola is always fun, even though we did not win. The waiters were helpful and friendly, and even sang, "Happy Birthday" to me and took photos of us with my camera. A lovely evening, as I expected.

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H
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time and I was impressed by the decor. The service was excellent from bar staff to bus and wait staff. Food was incredibly delicious . I can't wait to go back again.

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RM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As good as it was in 1949.

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

After being disappointed some time a guy ago, We returned for our anniversary. What a delight to find the standard of excellence this eatery was noted for has returned.

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AS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a great meal. The meatballs were just perfect, the best I have eaten in a very long time.

Perfect night!

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AN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Disappointing. Had reservation for 9 people and called them for dress code. When we got there were told that some of the children were not properly dressed. Had complied but were told by 3 people that we could not enter. The "owner" finally told us we could use the outdoor area . Very disappointing after ogin there for 60 years will never go back again

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JD
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Food was excellent! The service was great. We had a great time.

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P
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 5

$4.00 for a cup of coffee. We couldn't believe it.

We passed on appetizers. 4 of us. Mains: chicken parm- not so great. Chicken very thin. Shrimp parm - sauce very thin. Like water. Risotto - not creamy at all. Waiter said " we don't make it with cream"???? snapper - dry. Potato on the side cold on everyone's plate. Bus people wanted to clear before we were all done. Rude and terrible.

We passed on coffee - ridiculous! We've eaten at the best of the best and coffee wasn't that expensive.

We passed on dessert.

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NY
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Our visit to Gargiulo’s was so disappointing. I remember this restaurant from years ago. It was among the best local Italian eateries, for everyday fare and for special occasions. Hadn’t been there in a really long time, so when I had to be in Coney Island with friends, I recommended it with pleasure and praise. Unfortunately, everything about it now was awful - from Food to drinks to service. Some things were tasteless, while others were over spiced. Linguini with clam sauce was bland, artichoke was like eating cloves of garlic, chicken was tough etc. My cosmopolitan did not taste like one, and .... the waiter was rude. (I must admit he became more pleasant as the evening wore on.) The cost for all of this was far too much, even if it had been perfect. I think this restaurant is resting on it’s laurels! It does not live up to the reputation it once had.

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great, and the waiters courteous and friendly. They were also very accommodating since they didn't have my confirmed 4:30 reservation made through Open Table, but still immediately sat us (6 people). One of the owners personally took my reservation information and said he would follow-up with Open Table.

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RM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going there since I was a kid. I am never disappointed.

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DS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

When we go to a concert at Brooklyn's Ford Ampitheater we ALWAYS eat at Gargiulo's first. We love the ambiance, the service and the food is always great. Wouldn't choose anywhere else in the neighborhood.

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OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grew up in the area and going to Gargiulos. I now live on Long Island and evey summer my sisters and I go back for dinner, it is as good now as it was 50 years ago.

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LG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delightful.

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RH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful New York Restaurant. Worth the trip to Coney Island.

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R
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This venerable institution lives up to its reputation. You can see why they have remained in business for as long as they have. Food, service, ambiance and decor are all excellent.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent as always. I have been going there since I was a child, and now my grandchildren are enjoying it.

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TM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. Food was terrific. Service was great.

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and staff! Impressed especially by Angelo our waiter. Will recommend from now on.

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VM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Living on their reputation.
Food average. Serivice was good
Chef needs to pay attention to making simple dishes better
The chicken parm tasteless
The linguini with clam sauce seemed to be made from Canned clams
Calamari excellent
Wonderful atmosphere
Will try it again

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