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Giardino - by Russo's on the Bay

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301 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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The most treasured memories are those shared with family and friends. Giardino is proud to indulge you with delicious food and a warm, friendly ambiance in an atmosphere of casual but elegant dining.
Our Chefs' innovative recipes are sure to entice your taste buds, offering hearty portions at reasonable prices. You can feel confident our recipes are prepared using only the finest quality of food.
You will find our staff to be cordial, helpful and caring in the overall goal of serving our customers.
It is Giardino Ristorante's personal assurance that your dining experience with us will surpass even your highest expectation.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday – Friday lunch 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Monday – Thursday Dinner 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday dinner 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday lunch & dinner: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Sunday brunch 11:00am – 2:00pm, dinner 2:00pm – 9:00pm
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Phone number
(718) 428-1090
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Michael Competiello
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Catering
Off-site catering is available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Northern Boulevard
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Parking details
Valet parking available on Friday, Saturday & Sunday and during the week for private events.
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Entertainment
Live music every Friday night starting at 6pm.
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Special events & promotions
Wine Wednesday: Every Wednesday starting at 5pm all wines are 50% off
Thursday: Paint Nite go to www.paintnite.com for tickets and info
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 301 People Are Saying
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4.5
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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Came for family dinner. Food was good (but not great) with very friendly and prompt service. Potions are large so be ready to share or come very hungry
Only downside was that they don’t serve the brick oven pizza on Saturday night and kids were looking forward to ordering that

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

As always, food and service were exceptional!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our time here. There was live music and great ambience. My dad always says you can't eat ambiance, and he's right. But the food was delicious. Everything came out wonderful and steaming hot. The mussels were delicious and came in a perfect red sauce. The burrata was perfect and the Caesar salad was fresh both lettuce wise and the cheese on top. Even the croutons were good -- and I'm not a fan of them. The rigatoni I had with eggplant an ricotta came out steaming and the oven roasted eggplant was so tender. My boyfriend had no complaints about the Pasta Fantasia. He enjoyed the shrimp. He's not one for pasta but he pretty much ate all of it. The dessert was delicious. The best part was that we weren't rushed - our meal wasn't rushed- and we were welcomed to stay as long as we liked. Genaro, the manager I assume, is very friendly and we're excited to see him when we go back.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We have been here a number of times and had great experiences, unfortunately not so great on this visit. I am hoping that this was just a one time deal, and am willing to give it another try- chalking it up to maybe just an off day -which sadly, we were the recipients of.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent dinner and service consistently high quality food and service

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Fantastic! The wait staff was extremely kind and courteous from the second we walked in. The pasta was some of the best pasta I've ever had in my life, and they had live music playing the whole time. The place was a really quaint and perfect place for a date night. I would highly recommend this to anyone 10x over.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Dinner at Giardinos this past Saturday night there were 4 of us and it was our first time dining here we all loved our entrees! I ordered the chicken cacciatore and it was probably the best I've ever had the service was on the ball and the prices were very reasonable the only negatives were the valet across the street was a pain in the pouring rain and the restaurant was very hot and uncomfortable inside but other than that we had a great meal

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

EVERYTHING WAS GREAT....................WE HAVE BEEN DINNING FOR YEARS..............ITS ALWAY BEEN OUTSTANDING

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food and great service

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Haven’t been here fo years as it is not in my neighborhood, but wish it was. Had Chicken Scarpiaello Huge portion, great tasting and very reasonably priced. Baked flames were also terrific.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

It was my boyfriend’s birthday and he loves the lasagna here! Overall we had a great experience, the meals are a bit pricy, but you get what you pay for :)

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Good time Saturday night with friends....completely enjoyed this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food, large portions, fair prices, super service staff. Decor a bit tired, but forgivable. Great neighborhood asset.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Very attentive host and staff. Food was great and not super expensive . A few things that was a little off was one of the waitresses kept coming to ask if we were done with the menus before we ordered because it seemed they didn’t have enough to give out .. and second that when you walk in there is a desk there but no host.. if someone didn’t tell us as they were leaving that you needed to go down the hall into the restaurant to be seated we would have just waited there. Very awkward set up and not very welcoming when you come in .

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent food excellent service can't ask for much more then that

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was delicious. Portions were more than generous and service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was very good.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Food as always was great.vinny our waiter is very professional and friendly.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Generally good food. A little noisy with multiple parties usually going on the weekend. Service is inconsistent from visit to visit.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2017

This is my husband and my "go to " Italian restaurant. Food is always delicious and the service is excellent. We've also had several parties over the years. I always receive compliments from my guests. Two weeks ago my husband and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary and did a vow renewal . The staff couldn't have been more attentive and as always the food was great!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Great food, great service and always friendly. This is my favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2017

The wait staff was very nice and accommodating. The food was plentiful and delicious!

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2017

Food and service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Great place and love the food and service.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Great food, great service

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2017

My only complaint is portion size I can eat a lot and still brought food home. Portions way to large. No room for dessert. And best Expresso I've had in a long time I mean really really the best.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2017

I've attended business meetings here, but this was my first time enjoying the main restaurant area. Everything was delicious! Chicken Francese meatballs, calamari, penne a la vodka, striped bass & chicken scarpariello. Dessert was a cannoli sundae! Instead of wine, we had the Pina Colada Sangria.... OMG! Gennaro answered any questions we had with ease. Can't wait for my next visit!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2017

We celebrated my husband's birthday @ Giardino's. It was fabulous. Outstanding service, great atmosphere and great food. We have dined here quite a few times and we are never disappointed. A phenomenal experience!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2017

We first came to Giardino's about 25 years ago when it was known as the cheap pasta joint. Since those good old days, we've been back many times for brunches, birthday parties and just everyday dining and Giardino's answers the call for all those occasions. Good food, beautiful decor with skylights that make for a sun-shiny fun place to eat.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2017

My family is a regular and the services has always been better than most. Smaller than average menu. Great Octopus and fire oven Pizzas. Lovely Tuscan style décor and very comfortable seating.

Its a neighborhood location that deserves more promotion. Free parking and easy to get to on Northern Blvd.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2017

Nice neighborhood restaurant if you are looking for great food and service at a reasonable price.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Had high hopes for this restaurant, but was very disappointed with my visit. I understand the day we went is a busy day but my goodness the service was absolutely terrible, we even saw a couple get up and leave because of the extremely slow service. It took us close a hr and a half to get our food, and when it did come it wasn't anything special but we were so hungry we didn't care. Our waiter didn't check up on us once and took him 15 minutes just to bring a soda, we asked for a dessert menu and he took so long to bring it we just asked someone else for our check. Saw the Russo on the bay affiliation and expected a much better experience but was wrong. The only plus for the night was that it's a nice looking place inside.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2017

The place is very nice. The service was horrendous (Vinnie), it took me 45 Minutes to get the check from our waiter Vinnie. The food is just ok & overpriced. I wouldn't go back again.

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3.0Dined on February 8, 2017

Old-school Queens Italian, reliably and consistently good typical Italian fare. We love 1/2 price wine bottle Wednesdays! Mom and cousin had linguine with clams and red sauce, very good. I had the veal saltimboca, very good. We share the Portuguese octopus appetizer, very good, and finished with the lava cake and creme brulee, both good too.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2017

The restaurant has good Italian food with great energy. Good for family dinners or with groups. The service was outstanding and the waiters were very polite and attentive to the little requests that were made.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2017

The service was excellent as usual and extremely professional. The food was delicious and the portions were a very nice size. We were treated with great respect and it was a very pleasurable dining experience.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2017

Food is always delicious. My friend and I are never rushed--plenty of time to catch up!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

Service was superb. We asked to move as a vent was a bit to I much for one of our party and our request was graciously accepted. I'd mentioned we had a birthday at our table and the staff surprised us with a sparkler in a dessert! A truly memorable experience for our 75 year young guest of honor.
The tiramisu was delicious. The shrimp parmigiana was nicely prepared as well. However, the chicken rollatini was slightly dry however and no perceptible raisins unfortunately.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2016

One of our "go-to" spots for the family. My favorite dishes are the octopus and the sungilli, either fra diablo, or marinara. They have a delicious thin crust pizza, which I recommend should be ordered to share with the table.

Their house wines are well picked and the service doesn't get much better in the area. My wife and kid loved the Tuscany feel as you enter the premises, and the valet parking across the street is a big plus.

Finally, they make a great Manhattan and the prices are very reasonable. I will continue to patronize this lovely gem in the area.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2016

The food, service, and ambience was exquisite. Gennaro was our waiter and he couldn't have been more accommodating. It is a great place to bring the family or for an intimate date night. So nicely decorated for the holidays- I will definitely be back!

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