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About Giardino - by Russo's on the Bay

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.

44-37 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, NY 11363
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Northern Boulevard

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 428-1090

Website:
http://www.giardinos.com/

Entertainment:
Live music every Friday night starting at 6pm.

Catering:
Off-site catering is available.

Parking Details:
Valet parking available on Friday, Saturday & Sunday and during the week for private events.

Executive Chef:
Chef Michael Competiello

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

Giardino - by Russo's on the Bay Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Authentic (4)
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Comfort Food (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Romantic (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Live Music
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Food and service was excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great place and love the food and service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great food, great service

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Casual, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Food was good, but on the more expensive side. On the day we went, they didn't have pizza which was a buzzkill for the kids in our group. Nothing really to write home about.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2016

Fantastic dining experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2016

This restaurant used to have better food and service. Pasta was way undercooked and the eggplant was chewy with dollop of cold ricotta cheese on top. Fried zucchini drenched in cooking oil. Restaurant mostly empty at prime dinner hour on Sunday maybe because people have grown disenchanted with this restaurant that used to be much better. Prices on the other hand have increased. We won't be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Food is always delicious, mixed cocktails are prepared right and all the staff members are friendly and smiley; couldn't ask for more.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2016

We had a wonderful time. The staff was friendly and well trained.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Needs an update

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2016

We celebrated a joint family birthday with dinner at Giardino's. The service was excellent - very attentive and helpful. The food was great. Portions are on the large size so there was plenty to take home to enjoy the next day. Without being prompted, the desserts were served with sparklers to celebrate the birthdays! It was a lovely touch. We would strongly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Very friendly and modestly attentive, but decir is dated and food underwhelming.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2016

I come here from time to time - the food is always excellent, and the service is also.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2016

The prices continue to climb, but the food is still good. The staff are all very friendly.

Tags: Casual
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