Giardina's Restaurant

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Giardina's, one of the Mississippi Delta's most historic restaurants, was founded in 1936 by Joseph Giardina, in Greenwood, Mississippi. A unique blend of sophistication and warmth, Giardina's is the perfect setting for any event. Seating consists of fourteen private booths and the large dining room opens onto a beautiful courtyard. The restaurant's interior space and state-of-the-art kitchen were designed by world-renowned architects. Considerable effort was made to retain the character and charm of the original Giardina's, but the white tablecloths, fine crystal and premium Viking cutlery add the feeling of elegance one would expect from a fine dining restaurant in a large metropolitan area. Giardina's bar, reminiscent of a bygone era, features the same dark wood and tile of the restaurant while offering today's premium liquors, wines and liqueurs. Featuring steaks, seafood and Italian cuisine, Giardina's atmosphere is old world elegant but dress is laid-back "Delta casual.”
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JayM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The server was amazing. The only reason for not receiving five stars was because of the attitude of the female working the hostess stand with the red cloth face covering. We will not be returning to the restaurant because of the experience with this specific hostess. Food quality was average to slightly above average. Location was average, hopefully they can paint/clean the white partition walls between each booth and PLEASE clean or even better replace the dirty floor.

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. Especially for this time of social distancing. Food good. Bar is excellent. Bartenders very knowledgeable and friendly, really a great place to enjoy an adult beverage!
Good romantic place to eat. Very historic and relaxed.

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TheZ
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place. Good service, quiet, great for special occasions. Friendly

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DrBrandyDavis
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Great food and environment. I will definitely come again.

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RichardF
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Firstly covid19 precautions: most employees wore masks. We we were escorted to small room with table and chairs and a curtain across the entry. However the next night there was a wedding party in main dining room. 50+ customers were elbow to elbow. Lots of social. Not much distance nor any masks. Our appetizer was pretty good, but food went downhill from there. Fish was overcooked. Chocolate creme brulee was more like chocolate pudding than custard. There was hardly any "brulee". My bride had simlar reaction to her meal. Bar drinks were ok.

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CottonGirl13
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was not good. Oyster Rockefeller were watery and my red fish was broiled dry. Just not a good meal.

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JerryW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, ask for Queen as your server, she is Great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t beat this place! Fabulous!

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SaraSa
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the quiet, secluded dining rooms. Get very well taken care of. Great friendly staff and fast service. Think I had bad luck with fish not fully cooked but bread pudding dessert made up for it. They made the situation right with regards to the raw fish. So I’d go back

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Kridd622
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gardina's has a great menu with excellent food. The private booths are very nice. You can hear your neighbors quite well, but it's not a bother. The staff were very cordial and pleasant.

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience ! Food was delicious and our waitress was delightful!

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vipCharlesN
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Queen is the best!

KF
KFCMS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We go frequently. My buttered scallops were gritty and the spinach was tough. Not their best tonight.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.My wife and I favorite restaurant great lighting food and environment

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JHMD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time at Giardina's. Drinks and appetizer prior to our reservation were delicious. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Steaks were also delicious. Private dining area made for a nice, romantic dinner. Will definitely return in the future! Highly recommend!

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rgrnyc
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time at Giardina's this weekend. We were greeted by a trio of smiling faces and escorted to our private booth. The ambience and unique setting is unmatched. The menu is distinctly Southern but offers elevated versions of traditional cuisine. The Brown-Butter Scallops were perfection - the best I think I've ever had. The traditional Iceberg Wedge was crisp and tasty. The oysters were flavorful. I was a little disappointed in the Fried Green Tomatos with Crab Meat (the warmed comeback sauce was overwhleming). Our server ("Fee") was fantastic - friendly and attentive. Overall, we couldn't have asked for a better time!

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LoriC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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DebraA
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From walking in the door and a pleasant hello by the hostess gave a smile on my face. I am an advocate for customer service and first impressions are lasting impressions for me. Once seated, Jasmine was our server and was beyond helpful during our dinner meeting. She always came back to the table at the right time or before. I was glad to have chosen Giardina's Restaurant based on a referral from my good friend, Tamala Boyd Shaw.

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MarcusM
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are really enjoyed the meal. The aervice was very good and the food was prepared well.

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LizH
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We didn’t like the clinical booth: nothing on the walls and it felt like a hospital emergency room.
Waitress seemed indifferent and was off-hand. She didn’t listen to what we were saying. Food was good but the atmosphere was lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Consistently high quality food with excellent service and atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service... started off with onion rings which were delicious. I had the chicken parmesan which was great, and she had the shrimp and grits which we always come back for. We will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversery

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DanB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tamales and fried green tomatoes appetizers were really delicious. The main course was brought out in a timely manner and was very good. The atmosphere was very pleasant. Overall, the experience was really good and would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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LaurenP
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sorry, but the pan seared Halibut was way TOO salty. the Brussel sprouts were overcooked, and the service was a little slow.

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MarcusM
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Aqesome service, cool private dining, appetizers were great, we really enjoyed our entrees. The bread pudding was very good. We thought the value for the price qas excellent. We will be back.

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JennaP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience2

My friends and I love to eat Giardina’s for special occasions. There were 5 in our party. We ordered: Filet mignon
Tuna
(2) Broiled shrimp
Chicken Parmesan

The tuna was delicious! Everyone else’s food was terrible. The broiled shrimp is what I ordered. The sauce was entirely too thick and the shrimp were overcooked. I ate 4 shrimp and couldn’t finish my meal. It was just that bad. You need to know that I will eat just about anything I’ve ordered to keep from wasting food. The chicken parm was dry and looked like it had been sitting under a heat lamp for a hour. The filet was cooked perfectly, but had absolutely no flavor. We ordered two desserts. One was the yellow cake and the other was the chocolate chip cake. Both were absolutely delicious. We devoured the desserts because we were still hungry after the main meal. ;( The house salad is also great! We ordered the spicy shrimp and crawfish dip for appetizers and both of those were great! The service was great. Everything was great, except the main course. Which is really why you go out to eat. We were disappointed.

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DawnE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food, service, and atmosphere were absolutely fantastic

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CONNIEY
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner there on Thursday. Excellent food, amazing service, charming atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Anniversary

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MaryM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant is within The Alluvian Hotel and used to be terrific, but our meal recently was disappointing. The fish was overcooked, as well as the asparagus. None of our food was up to what we expected from dining there in the past.

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JoeN
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giardina’s is our Christmas Eve tradition. The food is always excellent and this year, we decided to order several small plates including duck confit, baked oysters with bacon, fried shrimp, roasted Brussel sprouts, Caesar salad and more. The duck, oysters, and Brussels sprouts were the highlights. The service staff was attentive without hovering and anticipated our needs. Another outstanding experience!

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enjoyedit
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious with great service. Our waitress was Queen, who is excellent and interesting to talk to. I always get a Giardina salad and often with an Italian dish. I especially enjoy dining in one of the private booths and appreciate the atmosphere. It’s enjoyable as a couple or two, or occasionally with a larger group. I usually top off my experience after my meal enjoying the art in the Alluvian Hotel lobby!

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SamanthaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

I would recommend Giardina’s based on the service, location and ambiance. Food was relatively good overall. Ordered medium rare salmon and my dinner was completely overcooked. For a restaurant with this pricing and “reputation” very disappointing.

JB
vipJenniferB
Mississippi
38 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The private booths were fun and gave the feeling of seclusion from other diners. Nice and romantic. Good food and service. Thanks.

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vipMike
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food and service were great, and easily the nicest option in Greenwood. The dining room was segmented into personal stalls, which seemed odd to us and just felt unnecessarily awkward. The bar was also very nice for a before and after drink, with great service and a nice ambiance.

SM
SaraM
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful!

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WilliamW
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The service was great. We had a wonderful evening but our food was not close to a 5 star meal.

AK
AKForster
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved this place for our anniversary! Service was great, perfectly intimate atmosphere, and enjoyed every bite

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Giardina's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (662) 455-4227.

Giardina's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 675 OpenTable diners.

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