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About Giardino D'Oro

Nestled away on winding Gold Street in Manhattan's venerable Financial District, Giardino D'Oro is indeed a golden garden as its name translates. All that is charming about Italy comes to life as co-owners Benny Jakupaj and Nick Vuli welcome even newcomers with open arms. At Giardino D'Oro, food is indeed art with the fine Italian cuisine replete with antipasti, fresh rolled pastas, exquisite meat and seafood dishes, mouth-watering desserts, and an extensive wine list. Attentive yet discreet service in an intimate setting with strains of Sinatra softly crooning in the background set the scene for power lunches as well as romance.

5 Gold St
New York, NY 10038
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: Open for private parties

Cross Street:
Btw Maiden Lane and Platt Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 514-6400

Website:
http://www.giardinodoro.com/index.html

Catering:
Yes

Parking Details:
Parking next door 7 gold street.

Public Transit:
Easily accessible via the 2,3,4,5, A and C trains (Fulton Street or Wall Street stops)

Executive Chef:
Nick Vulaj

Private Party Facilities:
Giardino D’oro offers an intimate garden-like setting and attentive service. The classic upscale Italian menu includes an extensive selection of antipasto, fresh rolled pasta dishes and numerous seafood specialties. Let us cater your next affair from an intimate dinner for 20 to a reception for 250!

Private Party Contact:
Benny: (212) 514-6400

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Yes

Giardino D'Oro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.8

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (10)
Business Meals (7)
Authentic (6)
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Cozy (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Casual (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 12 hours ago

Dinner was fantastic! Food was 5 star and so was the service. Small and cozy dining room.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

This place is PHENOMENAL!! The food is AMAZING! I’ve been dining here for a couple of years now, and have never been disappointed. Valentino is a GEM! He goes out of his way to make sure you are happy!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined 7 days ago

Professional and excellent

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Excellent experience overall. Food was outstanding and service great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

This was an Italian restaurant. Very overpriced their are better
restaurants in NYC with excellent food good service and nice dining
for less of an expense. Also the food was nothing great and we will
not return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I live in the neighborhood and have been wanting to try this restaurant for a long time because it looked cute from the street. I would peer inside every time I walked by. I decided to take my mom to dinner to celebrate her birthday. We both had the same dishes. The buratta it self was not bad, but the tomato was very cold and tasteless. The shrimp were bland and the sauce was terrible.
The service is exceptional but sadly the food is underwhelming and very expensive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent food. Good service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was great. The service was good considering the Wall Street lunch rush.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Specials and drinks are over-priced during lunch. Go somewhere else.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

A business partner of my husband's came into town from Atlanta and he was thrilled plus I have been there before and loved the food. He was extremely impressed and said that I chose a good spot. I'm so glad we came for dinner

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Business lunch with an important client: everything was perfect. The staff was courteous and attentive. The food was outstanding!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner as the Rack of Lamb special served over spinach with fresh mushrooms was outstanding in all regards - taste, cooking temperature & presentation. The pasta dishes were incredibly fresh and equally as exciting to my dinner partners. A great wine list but no Antinori Tignanello that I could find. Great service, but felt as if the food came out of the kitchen a bit quick as we were finished within an hour +. The Tiramisu for desert is a must. Would strongly recommend and we plan to visit again on another trip to NYC.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

As always Giardino D'Oro never disappoints. The food is consistently of the highest quality, the service always attentive but not intrusive.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food here was amazing. The Cavatelli bolognese special was delicious, enjoyed our drinks and desserts too. Will definitely go back again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Wonderful dinner! The veal Marsala was very authentic.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great food and great staff. Valentino was the best.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Extremely friendly and efficient service. The food was also very good and tasty.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Amazing service. Wonderful food.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Wonderful Experience. So glad we dined at this restaurant. I have been to Manhattan many times and this restaurant is on the TOP of my list. FABULOUS!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Always amazing from food to service, not cheap but definitely worth it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Branzino was the best I've had in a long time! I enjoyed receiving the complementary cheese and meat plate that was presented once you sat down. Nice touch!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Good food, good service, nice place to dine with colleagues and friends. Music is nice but they need to update their playlist - Frank Sinatra is great but it would be nice to hear something different.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Awesome restaurant . Food was perfect and so was service. I will definitely go back soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on March 16, 2017

We had out of town guests visiting and this restaurant is walking distance from our apartment. We had a delightful dinner and everyone enjoyed the relaxing environment. Food is amazing! Highly recommend the lobster ravioli and the veal Marsala.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Good service, food is lacking on many many fronts, a bit too expensive for what it gives. Not really worthwhile.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Lovely attentive staff, nice ambiance but I cannot give high marks because the entrees are expensive compared to other Italian restaurants in the area who serve the same dishes. This was a pricey business lunch of which I don't have a real budget but when it's submitted, I myself would raise an eyebrow. Word to the wise, when ordering off the menu, ask the price. A lunch entree with shrimp, pasta and broccoli rabe should never cost almost $50!!! Disappointed by the colleague who recommended this place.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2017

The food taste and presentation were both very good

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Was looking for an upscale restaurant for a quiet evening and couldn't have made a better choice. Beautiful ambiance and impeccable service. Menu items for every taste. We were allowed to enjoy a leisurely dinner and will gladly return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Food - Excellent! Service - Excellent ! Head waiter James was " On Point" from start to finish with a party of 12. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Giardino D'Oro is expensive , but the food lives up to the price. The service was ok, and the decor was non-existent (maybe the Christmas decorations were just taken down). Go for the food, good for a business meal, just don't go for the view.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2017

First time visit as we celebrated our wedding anniversary on a Thursday evening. Upscale Italian dining, but without pretentious attitudes. Perfect establishment for a romantic and relatively quiet (nice background music) evening. Meal started out with a bread basket which included cheese, olives, salami and peppers. Only disappointment was that no olive oil or butter was served. Not sure if this was routine, or they simply neglected to include it.

Everything else about the meal was very good, including the cheese cake we ordered for dessert. Our waiter even included an after dinner drink, at no cost. Nice touch!

Definitely recommend Giardino D'Oro if spending time in the Financial District or South Street Seaport area.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We waited a while to try this traditional Italian restaurant in the Financial District and finally made it over there for New Years Eve dinner. It was low key, which is what we desired, with a few balloons and hats to borrow for a photo. The wine list leaned toward high end wines from France and Italy, with some good California choices as well. Not a bad bottle on the list but it could use a few more moderately priced, good wines. The service was very attentive and the food was well prepared and delicious. We plan to return to Giardino D'Oro.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Our waiter Benny was terrific. Cannot wait to come back.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 15, 2016

The food is amazing but it was surpassed only by the great service. I am from out of town and my waiter remembered me from two months ago. The atmosphere is just fantastic! I will make a point to visit every time I'm in New York.

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

The food was really very good. Service was very attentive. The restaurant is spacious so you are not sitting on top of other diners which is really nice. The cheesecake was delicious. I will definitely go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2016

We had a lovely dinner on Saturday night. The food was superb, and we would love to go again when we are in town.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Great food! I loved the complementary salami and grana cheese and olives with the bread. The service and owner were terrific. Large menu. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2016

Great food. Great service. Nice go to spot in Financial District for business dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2016

I have been to this restaurant several times now, and it is always excellent!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Brought my mother here for her 87th birthday. There were eight of us, most of whom have some difficulty hearing in a noisy restaurant. The place is small, quiet and cozy. Could be a nice place for a romantic dinner. The service was very personal and the food was excellent. We have been here before and will likely come again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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