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Garibaldi Trattoria, Fuquay-Varina, NC
Garibaldi Trattoria, Fuquay-Varina, NC
Garibaldi Trattoria, Fuquay-Varina, NC
Garibaldi Trattoria, Fuquay-Varina, NC
Garibaldi Trattoria, Fuquay-Varina, NC

Garibaldi Trattoria

4.7
4.7
613 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Fuquay's newest, casual authentic Italian dining.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:30pm Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 552-8868
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Fuquay-Varina
  • Cross street
    Smithwood St.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 613 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Italian

  • Raleigh

    Italian

613 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A true Italian family restaurant. The service and menu options were equally impressive and the food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely make this place one of our regular stops...

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  2. BarbD

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I've enjoyed meals at Garibaldi Trattoria previously, however when I left Sunday evening I was VERY DISAPPOINTED! My food was served at almost warm temperature, when I told my server she did not know what to do to resolve the issue. The server was not a "people person" which only added to the aggravation of waiting for a table (we DID HAVE RESERVATIONS), food served cold, did not have what I requested although it was offered on the menu. The opera singer has a lovely voice, however MUCH TOO LOUD for the atmosphere / environment. We will wait L-O-N-G time before we return.

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  3. DeniseL

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful birthday dinner! Had a great time, good food, good service.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner! The service and food, excellent!

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  5. MameJ

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was Valentine’s Day at 11:30 am. A couple with an unhappy toddler was seated near us, unfortunately, and he was in melt-down mode for over 30 minutes. His sounds were like growls at his correction from parents. Food was very good, but due to being short-staffed, service was slow, at best. From previous reviews I’ve read, this is an on-going issue.

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  6. TMFfromRaleigh

    Raleigh

    70 reviews

    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good neighborhood restaurant. Portions are ample.

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  7. StudhausSkillwagon

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Noell (our server) saved the day for Garibaldi. Having a reservation for 7PM we were put at a table in the bar aisle way. She found us and had a booth set up for us. Then we sat for 25 minutes without service. She found us again and took care of us for the rest of our stay.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    food was excellent! Service was wonderful!! Menu offered wonderfully sounding dishes.

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  9. AndreaS

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service last night was exceptional, thank you for making our anniversary dinner so memorable.

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  10. Billyjack

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The hostess was friendly but tried to put us at a small table across from the bar in a very high traffic area. Honestly it was very odd to see the table there in the first place, so we declined and they sat us in another location. The service was fine and the waitress friendly. The food was pretty good as it usually is, but $15 for creme brulee and one coffee was just too much. We will probably go back because it's close by, but it wasn't the best dining experience I've had.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and fantastic server - will def be back!

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  12. BrynH

    Raleigh

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was our first time visiting after living in the area four years! The dinner menu offers many wonderful selections and the specials were outstanding! I was too busy eating to take pictures gif my food blog but will get back soon!

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  13. ChrisH

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding Italian restaurant experience. The food is spectacular and the service has always been superb. Having live music on Fridays and Saturdays is also very much appreciated and enjoyed.

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  14. PatK

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Worst lasagna ever anywhere. We’ll be back but will never order it again.

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  15. MikeT

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christmas holiday dinner. Large crowd, Christmas music, lots of celebrations but service was excellent as always and servers were doing beautifully. Food was excellent as always. A favorite spot for us.

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  16. Epicurean

    Raleigh

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived early and were warmly welcomed and promptly seated. The service was excellent - kudos to Jessica. There was an impromptu change in the specials menu and my wife received a different dish from what she ordered, but she was okay with it. We had a wonderful conversation with one of the owners at the end! We will definitely be back!

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  17. CarlaH

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants in F-V. Love the food and the atmosphere!

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  18. TraceyM

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a 50th birthday lunch for a friend. Not only did they let us come early to decorate a corner of the back room the waitress, Tina helped us! She was amazing! Took great care of us with a lot of special requests! And she sang happy birthday in Italian- beautiful!

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  19. ejoe

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent and my food was okay. Minestrone soup seemed over cooked with mushy vegetables and pasty broth without much flavor. My friends said the salmon special was great.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good as usual. Service was fine until we finished our meal, then we waited 15 minutes for someone to clear our plates. I had to ask another server to do it as our server disappeared for the evening after serving our meals and replenishing the bread. Made a point to tell them when making the reservation it was a birthday, but no birthday recognition. Was a disappointing evening overall.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. MaddieT

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. Food was very good. Have not had such attentive service in a restaurant in a long time.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible staff! Every staff member we encounter were so kind. Food was great as always too

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good and service was very good! The only thing I would recommend would be more bussing service. Dirty dishes should not sit on the table for long periods of time.

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  24. Susaneats

    Pittsburgh

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner with friends, great service, good food, nice atmosphere

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  25. Wineanddine

    Nashville

    83 reviews

    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent earlier this year but to be fair restaurant was much busier Monday night than previously. We waited a long time to see our waiter to get started and went long periods while waiting for service when items we had ordered were taking longer than expected. He could have sold a lot more if he had checked in. The positives were that he was knowledgeable and when the food did arrive it was beautifully prepared and tasty. Definitely would return. They have the most important things covered and if the wine choices could improve it will be 5 stars for me.

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  26. JenniferH

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the absolute best experience we’ve had at this restaurant. In the past, food has always been good but the service has not been impeccable. However, we left from this dinner 10000% satisfied. Had a great time, a great server, and as always, great food.

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  27. JohnS

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate from the Garibaldi's specials menu. That menu is always good. My wife had lamb chops and I had a rib-eye steak. Both were cooked exactly as ordered. The steak had a classic peppery crust, with a side of herb mash potatoes. We paired our meal with a bottle of Valpolicella that turned out to be an excellent choice. The service is always a cut above. Our waitress was cordial and checked with us just often enough to ensure we were happy. The owner came by and asked how our meal and service were and bagged up my wife's leftovers at the table. They typically have an individual playing keyboards and sometimes singing to Sinatra hits. Very old-school. Garibaldi's caters to a lot of families enjoying pizza and pasta, and it tends to get very noisy in the main dining room. That noise spreads throughout the restaurant. If you can, ask for a booth in the lounge. It's separated from the dining room and has a more private feel. They also have a separate room in the back that tends to be quieter. Or, if you like eating outdoors, they have a large patio, protected from bad weather, that we enjoy. The noise level is hit and miss out there. We think that Garibaldi's is the best restaurant in our little town and whole-heartedly recommend it to locals and visitors alike.

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  28. LeslieB

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good lasagna and Caesar salad. Dined outdoor for Sunday lunch. Patio was lovely but service was extremely slow. Took almost an hour to get a salad and our ice tea. No water refill, had to ask for tea refills and bread. Not our normal experience here.

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  29. DavidS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service is fantastic! Great atmosphere and menu made it a great dinner experience! Highly recommend this place!

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  30. Larissa

    Wilmington

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service with yummy food! Visit at least once a week now 😊

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  31. ChristinaO

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We (party of 2) went to Garibaldi Trattoria to celebrate our anniversary. We waited for more than 15 minutes after being seated to be greeted by anyone. At 10 minutes, I pulled a passing server and asked for them to find out where our server was. At the 15 min mark, our server approached and let us know that he was outside and didn't know he had a table. Once he finally arrived, his service was decent and the food was excellent.

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  32. Suisse19

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorite restaurants. Entrees and appetizers were expertly prepared to perfection. Lots of specials to choose. Staff is friendly. Visit from chef adds a nice touch. Great for special occasions, too. Shout out to our waiter Juan.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After moving down from NY, I've been trying to find an Italian restaurant that could bring me back home. Being Italian, it's hard to find places that compare to what you're used to and what you expect. Especially in the south where the food culture is so different. I've found many Italian restaurants, as well as others, too salty or too sweet. Not only is their food cooked right, nothing is over-flavored. The first place I've had arrabiata sauce made correctly. Love this place..

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  34. AlexD

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for our anniversary, it was a lovely evening albeit we had booked at table during a school's homecoming unfortunately netting us a short wait. After that dinner was lovely and the servers were very polite and the food was quite filling. My partner couldn't finish their meal but it was a delight. The desserts were exquisite and house made. I think k this is a wonderful restaurant to go to if you keep in mind that it's a little on the expensive side as well as very busy whenever a celebratory event or holiday is occurring. I look forward to my next visit.

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  35. MatthewS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic experience. From the food to the service and the atmosphere. And get the specials! Always get the specials.

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  36. JohnK

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall , excellent! The temperature and airflow varies greatly throughout the facility - so, check the weather, and ask to sit nearer the door if warm outside, and more to the back corner ( diagonally away from the door) when it’s cold outside. We were a party of four and the food was great, portions excellent to large, mixed drinks posed a bit of an issue - but they happily remade them with no fuss - and it’s definitely a feeling you are with family.

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  37. BarbT

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    He chicken piccata was served hot and the chicken was pounded thin and very tender. It was a tasty dish and the leftovers were just as good the next day.

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  38. Valmema

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What else is there to say?,Garibaldis is the best Italian restaurant in NC. A hidden gem.I wouldn't change a thing about this place.We eat here every Friday, something we look forward to every week.

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  39. IlDavido

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Some confusion about our reservations at the front desk. Had to ask 3 times for a plate for the pizza. Had 4 different servers. Otherwise, food was good and we did get good service overall. It has always been a good experience at Garibaldi's.

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  40. BethB

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food here is delicious and takes us back to Italy! Love that we can make reservations. Really enjoy the specials, we both ordered specials when dining here.

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FAQs

Garibaldi Trattoria is rated 4.7 stars by 613 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Garibaldi Trattoria

900 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Smithwood St.
  • Neighborhood
    Fuquay-Varina
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:30pm Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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