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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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brendan our waiter was on point!!! Very good experience!

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FranS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately and the wait staff was extremely accommodating especially since we had young children with us. Although everyone ordered their meal at the same time, the children's meals came out first. And, our choices were hot and enough to take home for another meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wonderful wonderful,
This is the real deal mom and pop restaurant
VERY FRESH food prepared by the amazing owner and sous chefs .
Every meal has been Excellent!

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BrendaR
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Fuquay to visit friends and decided to try this restaurant. Everyone's dinner was great and the service was great but not intrusive to conversation. Would definitely go there again (and would make a special trip to Fuquay) just to visit this restaurant.

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JulieD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out post-Valentine's Day to avoid the crowds but, Garibaldi was still pretty busy for a Sunday night. Reservations were a good call. I had a lamb chop special and my hubby had a veal dish. Food was fantastic and exactly as ordered. Our waitress was great and attentive. The only downside was the price of the lamb chops were a bit over priced and the host/hostess stand seemed a bit overwhelmed. Once seated, we were very happy we chose to go to Garibaldi. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day so very busy. That made space a little tight and noise a little high. But service, timing, wait, and food were excellent.

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ChristopherW
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We took our daughter-in-law and three grandchildren to dinner. Staff was very helpful and accommodating with the grandchildren
Children’s menu items were quite generous.
We found our food very goo.
We will return.

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GlennW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to eat
Good food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We’ve been coming here for several years. The food was very good. It was very busy tonight as I noticed the wait staff scrambling to keep up with their tables, but our server was not welcoming nor was she polite when she first came over to us. She rushed us when ordering and I could tell at one point she was being overly nice in a facetious way. She also had the table behind us and I overheard her using the same tone as well. We did not have a complicated order. Her attitude improved as we were finishing dinner, but just remember that not all customers are jerks. I did leave a tip but it was generous for this experience.

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Eddiejr
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Fresh made daily pizza, fresh Seafood selected by owner. High quality sourced food. This is an exceptional owner chef who prides himself in bringing only the best to you . Trained in both Italy and France perfection and freshness. Very reasonably priced .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious FRESH,better than HOMEMADE . Chef hails from Italy/Paris so the ingredients MUST be fresh and high quality. No shortcuts in this 5 Star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ restaurant. Pizza dough made fresh daily. Pasta. From scratch meals, fresh vegetables,Seafood brought in fresh daily too. Thank you to all at Garibaldi’s for your hard work and sense of pride . A favorite restaurant for sure ❤️

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HankW
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were exceptionally good. Overall, I thought the menu was on the pricey side. Eggplant parm was very tasty and a healthy portion.

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Goodson
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Date night for my wife and I.

Salad, Bread, Soup were great.
Spaghetti and Meatballs would not order again. Meatballs soggy.
Gnocchis and Bolognese lacked in taste.

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Sandrine
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The food was decent but really not worth the price. It seemed that many enjoyed the place and we did get good service but the food was unexceptional for the cost. Some of the specials listed by our server were really high like over $30 and one was $39! Salmon $24.50 was a bit overdone making it dry. Another diner had veal that was not good. We will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food I believe our waiters name was Tim and he was wonderful. The food was excellent.

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kelsies
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great menu variety, excellent food, great vibe and amazing service

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Teresa
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! It was awesome food and a great New Years Eve dinner!

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FranS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked into Garibaldi, we were treated wonderfully. It was early New Years Eve (6pm) but we were seated immediately. Our waiter came over to us immediately, and told us the specials as we had asked about the menu. Our food was absolutely DELICIOUS. And, we were not rushed.

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ElaineB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always excellent, but our server, Joseph, was outstanding. Attentive, timing his visits to check on us perfectly so as to minimize any interruptions. We'll be looking out for him on future visits.

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vipLala
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful hidden gem in Fuquay! This restaurant is highly recommended for its authentic food and wonderful staff. Most of their dishes are highly authentic and the quality of food and wine is top notch. The staff is friendly and super sweet. We were pleasantly surprised that such amazing Italian food exists in such a small, beer town!

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RobynB
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Highly recommend for family events and date night.

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TanyaT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only Italian restaurant worth dining at. The food is prepared wonderfully with modern tastes paired with old world. The seating is comfortable ,the atmosphere warm and inviting.

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kram0789
Adelaide / SA
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Garibaldi's tries really hard to be an top tier restaurant, but they fall just short on the finer points of service, cuisine nor ambiance. I had the daily special, Seafood Alfredo. It tasted very good, but the shrimp was served with the tails on. That is not correct. The waiter was very nice and helpful but consistently reached across people to deliver service and stacked plates on the table. Both are not the best service. The live music was festive, very well performed but the volume was too loud and interfered with conversation. Given those faux pas I did not think it was worth $80, before tip, for two dinners. I would still recommend the restaurant because it is the best in Fuquay-Varina.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The live music was great and our food was delicious. The lobster bisque is great and Marsala was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience4

So we made reservation on OT about 20 min b4 time. Arrived 3 min early. When arrived they were packed, said, “Yeah we were trying to turn off OT reservations but someone paid and we are just clearing their table. We stood and waited were not sorted down until 20 min after. Excellent food/server.

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Kenny
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent. Server was spot on with timing very attentive but not overbearing

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vipShawnH
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, real Italian!
Delicious

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JohnnyR
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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EllenB
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!

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DJS2
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 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

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vipPeepsPicks
Raleigh
36 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.

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bobpurt
Raleigh
9 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.

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JennyB
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.

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MaryamR
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.

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DavidB
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.

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Biskit20
Raleigh
14 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.

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