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Garibaldi Trattoria

4.5
4.5
507 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Fuquay's newest, casual authentic Italian dining.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 507 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Good for business meals

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Kid-friendly

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Neighborhood gem

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Italian

  • Raleigh

    Good for business meals

  • Raleigh

    Neighborhood gem

  • Raleigh

    Italian

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  1. BB

    BethB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Service was fantastic and food was delicious. Noise level from live music was a bit loud, but that is a personal preference. We made reservations and were seated right away when arriving. Have made reservations again for later this month already!
  2. EJ

    EdwardJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, and the food was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was very cozy. Can't wait to go again.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner! Food was so good! Best Italian in the Raleigh/ Fuquay area!
  4. DC

    DebbieC

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our neighborhood go to for a great meal and service!
  5. PG

    PhilipG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Have eaten here before several times. Was here for wife birthday dinner. There were issues with Open Table Reservation for us and others, seems they did not have them. Must have a new chef as well, my marsala was close to overcooked, almost burnt tasting. Wife gnocchi was good but bolenese sauce was more on the creamer vice red side. Dessert was great. Service was great, ambience was great. Food so-so….disclaimer: we lived in Italy for over 8 years,,,so we do know what the food should be like…
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best freshest, finely cooked meals. Arkin only uses the best fresh ingredients. He is From Italy and France absolutely you will be eating healthiest and best prepared food. Price reasonable for the high quality food. Bon appetite 🥰
  7. JB

    JasonB

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great Italian food, always enjoy dining at Garibaldi.
  8. KB

    KB23

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal.
  9. C

    Carol

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food.
  10. BB

    BrittneyB

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First the food was amazing it spoke for its self, however our waiter made it sound even more delicious. He was super friendly and provided excellent service! It was super easy to book online. Can’t wait to go again!
  11. S

    Starr

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A nice leisurely Friday lunch. Everything was delicious and the service was good. Love this restaurant!
  12. SB

    SharonB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food, service and music were great. I would recommend this restaurant!
  13. A

    Audra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation for the night hurricane Ian came through. We decided that if the roads were passable & the restaurant remained open, we would show up. It turned out to be the right choice! My salmon special was perfectly done, and I enjoyed it with a French Sauvignon Blanc. My husband especially enjoyed his pasta with sausage. It was a lovely candlelight meal despite the rough weather. Garibaldi always provides an authentic and delicious experience as well as ideal ambiance.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian restaurant in the triangle!
  15. W

    Wineanddine

    Nashville

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Weird night but I would return. Inside was a little noisy for a business discussion so we got a nice table outside on a beautiful night. We were assigned a very nice waitress who had a great personality but could not deliver anything quickly or accurately. A glass of wine took forever. I ordered a salad appetizer which never arrived. I was told certain vegetables came with my meal which were incorrect. Two of us ordered Salmon cooked different temperatures. We each got the others but too late after we had started eating. Good news was good quality was excellent, just two out of three got mixed up. Service was extremely attentive but I would have just assumed we saw her less and got our food and drinks quickly and correctly.
  16. J

    Jocogirl2

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Stromboli was phenomenal! Enjoyed a laid back evening with friends.
  17. SH

    SandyH

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, restaurant was clean and well maintained, service was fantastic
  18. KC

    KCMB

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside since it was a beautiful night and had great food and great service. The staff are extremely friendly, food was very good, and we are already planning future visits.
  19. J

    Joshua

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Loved my dinner here. Great food, cocktails, and service.
  20. G

    Gilly

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our waiter was Nick. He was very efficient and brought the food out at the times that we requested.. However, when it came to getting the bill at the end of the evening, it took an extraordinary amount of time to receive the bill. The music was very pretty, but the noise level was really too high in order to have have a dinner conversation without yelling at each other. This was our 4th visit to your wonderful restaurant and we will be back.
  21. JV

    JohnV

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit and certainly not the last. This restaurant is a neighborhood gem. Outstanding cuisine and service.
  22. HJ

    HeatherJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere & delicious food! Service was also great. They were able to accommodate our large group with no problem!
  23. KF

    KathyF

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Katie was our server, she was awesome, great service great food.
  24. K

    Kayl

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The service was slow, which could be due to staff shortages. I ordered the fettuccine Alfredo and it was overly rich. They charge a whopping $8 for chicken. My husband ordered the clam linguini and felt it was okay but not worth the cost. The restaurant is outdated and needs some updating. There was live music that sounded more like Karaoke. They sat us right behind the speaker so we couldn’t even talk to each other.
  25. JH

    JenniferH

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    This is the third time we have been here for dinner with a reservation and waited over 30 minutes after being seated with no one to greet us or take a drink order. Each time we have had to flag someone down and “recruit” them to be our server. All three of these times we also were not just given bread and oil - we had to specifically request it. This time we waited 30 minutes and finally were able to flag someone down to wait on us. Didn’t get anything to drink until 45 min. After being there. Never got any water, which was fine because the water glasses were dirty. As were the tables and the wall next to the booth we were at. The food was mediocre. The salmon and the chicken parm were good - the ravioli was okay, and the beef tips were flavorless. I did like the music playing and the creme brulee martini. I have given this place opportunity after opportunity but it has not met expectations time and time again. It will probably be a long while before we are back.
  26. LL

    LoriL

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious. Will definitely dine there again!
  27. MG

    MichaelG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my first time at Garibaldi's. I could not have asked for better or more delicious food, faster or more attentive service, or better entertainment. Highly recommended.
  28. D

    Diningpro53

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience at Garibaldi’s was wonderful! The wait staff and food were great! Will definitely be back!
  29. R

    Rickb

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good, chicken Milanese came on a large salad which was a suprise. Lobster ravioli was very good. It was a busytime, service was good but not great. It was quite noisy. Back of booth wobbled so that when the people behind moved, I. Bounced around. Quite annoying
  30. AM

    AMustVisit

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    As always, great food. Large portions at a reasonable price. Went on a Monday evening and it was not crowded. Great atmosphere for a dinner with the family. Something for the kids who aren’t adventurous with their food choices as well.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Celebrating my wedding tonight and the service was terrible. I left in tears. Waited 15 minutes before I was even offered warm water and 30 before I could get my wine. I’ve never had such a terrible experience ever.
  32. LP

    LisaP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is always excellent. This is our favorite place to go for date nights and also for family celebrations.
  33. LD

    LisaD

    Raleigh

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    We had a really good waitress even though the bus boy spilled water on us it was still an awesome experience. Very good food!
  34. JB

    JasonB

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and service top notch. Try the meatball appetizer, so good!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Very disappointing dining experience
  36. MM

    MarkM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Everything was good. Would recommend. All good.
  37. KC

    KCLJAR

    Raleigh

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time eating at Garibaldi and we are glad we tried it out. We were seated quickly and drink orders were taken shortly thereafter. We really liked the way it was decorated on the inside, very cozy. Our waiter did a great job, he was able to answer questions about the menu, kept our glasses full, but didn't over do it by asking every 5 minutes if we needed anything (I can't remember his name..sorry). When our drinks came out bread and olive oil came with it also, we were not expecting the bread, but it was warm and good. The olive oil was very mild, it was good, but didn't have the strong taste of olive oil that you typically get. We ordered the fried mozzarella as an appetizer, it was so good and you could tell they made their marinara sauce in house because there were big pieces of tomato in it which made it even better. For our entree's my wife ordered the rigatoni rustco and I had the lasagna. The food came out VERY fast and was piping hot. The portions were HUGE. I could only eat about 1/3 of my meal and had to take the rest home. The lasagna was a little different (for me) in that there wasn't much sauce but a whole lot of cheese, I love cheese so this was great for me. My wife really enjoyed her rigatoni also. We had one other surprise for us....live entertainment. A lady started singing around 6pm, just soft romantic music which just added to the nice atmosphere. We don't know if this is a nightly thing or just on Friday nights, but regardless, we enjoyed it very much. Garibaldi is another hidden gem in the area that we intend on visiting again sometime.
  38. RB

    RickB

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Although we experienced some confusion and disorganization upon arrival and the dining area is a bit dated, the overall experience was great. Excellent traditional Italian food and attentive wait staff.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time back since March 2020, and it was excellent. My daughter had penne alla vodka and I knew she wouldn’t like pancetta, but because everything is made fresh, to order, she was able to omit the pancetta and her dish was amazing. My chicken parm was perfect as well. We loved our service, Noelle, she was so thoughtful, and really upbeat. We can’t wait to come back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner, excellent service, great family experience for our Anniversary

FAQs

Garibaldi Trattoria is rated 4.5 stars by 507 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 14 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

  • 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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