Giardina's Restaurant

4.7
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$31 to $50
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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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DE
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food, service, and atmosphere were absolutely fantastic

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

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

OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Anniversary

MM
New Orleans
1 review
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.

JN
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!

e
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!

SP
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
Mississippi
36 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.

M
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
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful!

WW
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
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

BL
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian dish. Quiet atmosphere. Very nice waitress..accommodating!

JM
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food! Everything tasted wonderful. Very neat set up, enjoyed the quiet privacy of each room. Absolutely loved loved our waitresss she was fabulous

TT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was okay - not great, portions were small, service was slow. Ambience (private table) was unique, but could be improved by better decor, better lighting, and music. If you can hear the conversations at all the tables around you, what’s the point?

CS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Giardina’s and my family had a wonderful experience. Just as we had heard, the food & service was very good. I enjoyed the private rooms at Giardina's but I thought the rooms could use some updating and possibly some art on the walls. Otherwise, it is an exceptional restaurant!

MA
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food, service, and Dining experience!!! We enjoyed every minute!

OT
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner. Great cocktails. Lovely wine.
We had a romantic dinner for two. Began with a Cosmopolitan and shot of Jefferson Reserve. Wine was a Russian Rivers Chardonnay. Chicken with wild mushroom filled ravioli and fried asparagus. Brown sweet scallops. All delicious.
Desert was a homestyle sour cream cream cake with roasted pecans, called Delta Delite. You have to get it.
A big shout out to our excellent waitress , Kierra. And the greeter with the great glasses.

ME
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Our waiter was exceptional. We had the fried green tomatoes and onion rings for appetizer and bread pudding for dessert which was divine. One of my favorite places to eat.

T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places! Delicious food and great service!

G
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet was excellent. Service was great. Ambiance is amazing.

L
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entire experience was awesome. We loved our waitress, Queen!!

CL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giardina's NEVER disappoints! Great staff & wonderful food.

KK
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal in famous Greenwood institution. Fried Green Tomatoes with Crab and Comeback Sauce was perfect. I had a poor imitation of this elsewhere; they need to “come back” here and be schooled! Delicious fresh oysters — three presentations and each was as good or better than I’ve had anywhere else. Steak, salad, baked potato all appropriately delicious.

Each dining group has a curtained booth, which was a surprise to me, but surprisingly nice.

LP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience! Food was delicious and service was excellent!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful. Atmosphere, food, service could not have been better. Relaxing atmosphere, able to take our time and enjoy our food and drinks.

W
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jasmine was great!

TZ
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food. Only disappointment was they no longer had lamb chops and they could not make a pina colada for my wife. Those two small things did not ruin the evening and we will definitely be back. Best restaurant in the state

LS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Vegetarian entrees need upgrading to the level of creativity used for the steaks etc.

WB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

- food and service were excellent. We’ve always liked the atmosphere. We will be back.

VY
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Chicken picatta and it was the best ! The outside was crispy and the inside so tender. It was just the right blend of Lemon . Good selection of wine with reasonable prices. We had the Staggs Leap Petite Syrah 2015. Wonderful!!!

M
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Giardina's was not simply a meal...it was an experience! The building is absolutely gorgeous, and the secluded dining tables create the feeling that you are dining in your own private restaurant. The food is SUPERB!!! I was a chef for years, and you won't find better than the fare at this establishment. Our server, Queen, provided EXCEPTIONAL service and made the experience one that rivals all others! I cannot wait to attend again!!!

d
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious seafood in this lovely hotel in Greenwood, MS. I had the salmon special which was delicious (although a little too salty) and my husband had the catfish Giardina which he loved. We were too full for dessert.

2
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to dine for privacy and great food. It was nice to actually be able to listen to one another in conversation.

AS
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! The service is exceptional! Food is always delicious!

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome once again! Never disappoints!

OT
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Wasn’t the same as i remembered. Eggplant parmigiana had no flavor

MT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent but some of the food was not good. Oyster Trio was cold, hardly any crab meat on fried green tomatoes and remoulade was too tart and tasted like ketchup. The rest of the food was good and enjoyable.

OT
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Overall a big disappointment. Elegant hotel and classy bar area. Had higher expectations of food quality. The duck confit appetizer swimming in broth and was nothing like classic duck confit. The Giardina’s salad was drenched in an overly vinegar dressing (about half an inch of dressing in bottom of bowl). Crab cakes were good. Cod fish bland and over cooked. Service was lacking. Server not knowledgeable about the food, menu, or wine. Ordered a bottle of wine- server did not offer a tasting (just poured 2 glasses) and we had to refill our own glasses throughout the meal. We shared appetizer and salad...had to ask for extra plates. Also had to ask for clean flatware for dinner.
We will definitely return to the hotel and bar, but will seek other dining options in the area.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Greenwood period.