Garibaldi Trattoria

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$30 and under
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Italian
Fuquay's newest, casual authentic Italian dining.
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4.3
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4.1
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JR
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Traveling for business and wanted a nice dinner for a companions birthday. Searched the area and found this restaurant. Had a great experience and have since recommended it to several locals who were unaware of it.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

This has been our “special occasion” restaurant for a number of years when we’re visiting from Arizona. This was the first opportunity for my husband to come and we had been telling him what a great restaurant it was. What a disappointing experience for both food and service this visit. Hopefully this was just an off night.

EB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fam loves Garibaldi! We go for a lot of celebrations, this time it was for my mom's birthday! They brought her a complementary dessert and even had the musician that night sing her happy birthday! Service was phenomenal. If they have the scallop dinner special, you must try it!

DJ
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

There were 3 generations of my family looking forward to an Italian lunch on a Sunday. When we arrived and were seated we had been given dinner menus. When the server came to our table I asked for a lunch menu and he said they only served dinner all day on Sundays. I checked with the rest of my family and we decided to go somewhere else --- dinner prices are double lunch prices and it just wasn't in our budget that particular day. The server didn't do anything except roll his eyes and walk off. There were only 2 other tables occupied in the restaurant ... that should've been a sign of things to come when it was 1:00 on a Sunday. I had checked the website before we went and it said nothing about their lunch menu not being available on Sundays or only being available Monday - Friday. I checked it again from the car when we left and I also grabbed a to go lunch menu when we were walking out and it said nothing on that either. I had heard bad reviews about this place and I guess we should have listened to them. Very disappointing 30 minute drive for us. While it would probably be a good place for a special occasion dinner, we won't be going back.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress IS AMAZING. She has waited on us several times and never fails to delight and provide excellent service. Thank you Tonille (sp) with the most beautiful opera voice

PP
Raleigh
35 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Server rattled off the specials, I had to ask her to slow down. She did not include the prices in her description. I was shocked that my entree was $38! It was good but not that good.

b
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I frequent Girabadli often I am local and happens to have a business dinner there. Scallop apppitizer was cold, although eventually replaced no to satisfaction. I ordered the same pork chop di Carolina I always order. Dry and the sauce burned. Was tired of complaining and hoping my food was replaced. The upside was the server. Excellent individual.

JB
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to spot when we want a great meal at a reasonable price. The food is amazing, and the staff is friendly and professional.

MR
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It is a great location for date night. I would highly recommend the Cappelini Primavera for those who love a garlic-based sauce.

B
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We did not stay to eat. We were seated at a small table in the middle of the bar area. It was a high traffic area. Clearly it was a table added because of the crowd. I asked to be moved to a booth and the hostess said there was nothing she could do. We were treated by the hostess like an inconvenience instead of guests. The waitress did apologize-even the singer apologized for our seating arrangement. The waitress said she was surprised we were seated there with a reservation. A booth opened up next to us but we were not moved. Another party of 2 was seated there, so we left. I will not give my money to a place that does not value our patronage no matter how good the food is. It is clear from the cries that they do bot need our business.

DB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a short wait even with a reservation, but it is a very busy restaurant. It would be nice if they had a better place to wait than crowding around the front door. It was so loud the waitress had trouble hearing my order. The food was good and I would go back again.

t
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and salad dinner. We had the calamari too. Thanks.

k
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food good as always the wait staff was the one thing that we always looked forward to has slipped a lot sad

2
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was honored quickly and service was great! Many daily specials were offered in addition to the menu. Quality and authenticity of the food were excellent. Hope to return soon!!

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was not as good as we typically have experienced when we have diner there.

PD
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I hope they were just having an "off" night. The food is typically very good, but this particular night, the service was incredibly slow, our dinner took forever to come out, my filet mignon was overcooked, and my wife found a small gnat in her salad. The owner is incredibly kind, and despite the trouble we encountered, we'll go back again.

PA
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was my wife’s birthday. Food was great and we had a good time; however, the service was a little slow. Not many people were there.

RC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exceptional. And even though the singer had a lovely voice it made it hard to carry on a conversation. In spite of that, it’s a great place to go and our guests said they would love to go back.

c
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is our favorite for great Italian food! They consistently serve excellent quality food and the service is flawless. It’s very popular so it’s always busy there, but we’ve never had problems with immediate seating. (Make a reservation!) The only problem is choosing from the many nightly specials along with an already broad menu. The portions are huge and we always have a great meal there. They’re open for lunch too!

SC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Hi It was our 27th anniversary and I had put that down when I made the reservation and nothing was ever said or done. :( So I guess I was hoping our sever had been told.

The food is always amazing our server was just ok she didn't really seem like she wanted to be there.

We will be back.

JB
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal and ample serving size

OT
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food is consistently good. The music and singing is too loud to the point you can't have a conversation. Would love if they would change their iced tea. Not sure what they use but the water is good so it can't be the water. Water very friendly and staff was as well.

DO
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first time eating at Garibaldi's and we've lived in the area for years. This is now our go to place for Italian dining! Very good food packed with flavor, top notch service from our waiter, Joey, and very friendly staff!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in upscale ambient atmosphere

MM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant outstanding food and service Never have had long wait for table or service from the staff

HS
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Our waiter Brendan was outstanding. While on the pricey side, this restaurant was well worth it. Will definitely be back again

E
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food, good service, too loud inside. Would sit outside next time

BF
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 2nd time my wife and I have been to this Restaurant, once again the food and service were excellent, I've already told my children that we have to take them here. We're also thinking of taking our friends that will be visiting from New York there as well. We had Pizza the 1st time that was perfectly cooked and the last time we had a seafood special and one of their chicken dishes that was wonderful, i highly recommend this Restaurant to anyone who enjoys excellent Italian cuisine .

CG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a great place... staff was very friendly, food was good and prices were reasonable. Will definitely be going back!!!

RS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is a good family oriented restaurant with an extensive menu and lots of specials. We had scallops and steak. Both were prepared nicely and served hot. Inside and outside seating. A busy spot on a Saturday night but no wait to get in using Open Table the day of the meal. Check it out.

SG
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food and friendly staff. Highly recommend!

MH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service are both amazing, the ONLY negative thing I have to say about the experiences I've had is the ambient noise level is far too high at times.

It's not the fault of the establishment, they have a live singer who's volume is very bearable and enjoyable, the problem stems from patrons trying to talk over one another resulting in a very loud room.

People can't seem to control their volume and enjoy the music.

That being said, I will still be going back.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Take out order after our sit down meal took forever. French onion soup I ordered for app was completely singed. Inedible it was so burned.

ED
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great local Italian restaurant! The service is always excellent, the food fresh, and they typically have low key live (intimate) music during dining. With local musicians, great food and stellar service, Garibaldi does not disappoint.

CA
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inredible food, great service. A great dining experience!

SK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food and service. Good thing we made reservations as it was packed

OT
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Server was great. Food very good
Very loud

JS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience as always. Just wish it wasn’t so noisy in the dining room.

KK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The food and wait staff are always fantastic here! We had a new (in training) waiter and he was very good. My only criticism of dining here is that it is a bit noisy with background noise from all the other tables. This normally does not bother me; however, it was a challenge to hear my older parents sitting across the table from me.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this family owned business and the service is great. Amazing pizza and chicken parm.