Giardino D'Oro

4.7
209 reviews
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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.
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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Some excellent food: the risotto and the jumbo shrimp were well cooked. The fra diavolo was bland. Good Italian food if you are on expense account. NOT a good value.

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VF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian food with a very large menu. Staff very attentive and professional.

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place that was recommended by a friend. Took my wife here for her 40th birthday and we enjoyed everything from begging to end. The service was impeccable, the atmosphere and ambiance we're ideal, and the food was superlative. Thank you for making our experience special.

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V
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent. I will definitely recommend to anyone looking for good food and great service.

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AL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The shrimp appeaser was really sub-par. The fish entree was AMAZING! Their zabaglione was disappointing as well.

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dover Sole to die for!

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d
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there on 2/15 with clients. I hadn't been there in a few years. It was absolutely outstanding. Simply outstanding. Food, service -- everything my clients ate, starters and entrees. Menu items and specials. Classic Italian food. Just a little pricey but absolutely worth it. Go there hungry and you will be more than happy! Thank you "Garden of Gold"!

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AP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellence service I will remend it to everyone I know and even come back myself.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Valentine’s Day

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p
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and the service were both great. The lunch specials, however, were unreasonably priced. It’s nice to see how the other half lives.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks James and staff for another perfect dinner

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NB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great find in downtown NYC. Good food and good service.

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T
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food here tastes great and is served by professionals. Whatever you order will not disappoint you. Can get pricy very quickly though.

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CG
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very professional and attentive service, while not being obtrusive during a business lunch, was appreciated. The signature salad with beets, tomato and avocado was excellent and quite generous. The nice antipasto served at the start is very colorful and tasty. Special fish was branzino and very well prepared (they take some time to debone it for you, though, so not if you're in a rush). Tables are far enough apart to afford easy conversation. My only criticism is the cold air that blasts in when the doors open, so I suggest they hang a curtain.

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was tasked with finding dinner for my team from work. Another place was booked at our desired time, but luckily Giardino D'Oro popped up on my radar.
IT IS FANTASTIC.
The warm fresh bread, the cheese and metas, the wine...all superb. I opted for the fresh made noodles and veal, and I cannot describe the wonderful tastes and flavors. Amazing.
Wish I could give more than 5 stars.

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W
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice Italian food that is always well-prepared and presented.

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M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight. A gem.

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BC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Appetizers were good. Cheese excellent. trecolor salad was excellent as well as the onion soup. Bread great. Service and ambiance a strong plus. However the main course was lacking and expensive. Dessert of creme brûlée was a plus too. Wine good but expensive

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RW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding. Everyone made the night very special.

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u
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow.. It is such a great place. I went to some other place. They claimed to be Capital, but service wasnt good, oh well. This is the best place in the Wall Street area. The food is great and it is complimented with excellent service. I HIGHLY recommend this place. When you have tried the rest, please try the best.

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KO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my family for my Dad's birthday. He had been there once before in 1987! Now about the restaurant - the outside is deceiving. It doesn't look like much but the inside is elegant and the staff is wonderful. Not to mention the food is delicious. Complimentary cheese, hot peppers, and soppressata. Amazing! The staff was so helpful with meal recommendations. You definitely get your monies worth and the portions are healthy.

My one complaint - and this was just luck of the draw- there was an extemely rude group of women who acted as though they were the only people in the restaurant. Staff was very apologetic and recognized the situation.

Everything was great - can't wait to go back!

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TE
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

When server realized the cold air pouring in the front entrance each time a guest arrived was making dinner less enjoyable, he quickly apologized and made several offers to counter the unpleasantness: we settled for a comp dessert, but he doubled it!

I'll be back!

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DT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is absolutely delicious. Very much Italian the way it used to be. The fish is truly a star here and everyone I've recommended the restaurant to comments on how great it is. Love this place for business meetings or just to have a terrific meal.

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JO
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food; suburb service. Have the eggplant rollatini

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent place, great staff & food. Love coming here for special birthday /events.

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PP
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent service and exceptional food with balanced assortment of special offerings.

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j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

A friend and I went to Giardino D'Oro for the first time. I wanted to like it, as it's near my office, and it would be good to have a place nearby to takes guests for dinner. The dinner was good, not great. No specials were mentioned, or shown on the menu. Cost for the two of us, including one appetizer, two glasses of wine, two entrees and two decaf coffees, was $141, without tax or tip. Not terrible for Manhattan, but more than the quality of the food justified. Also it was a humid evening, temperature at least up to the mid 70's, and there was no air conditioning. Nothing awful, but no reason to go back.

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TA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is good and the prices are not crazy expensive, but decent. I love how this restaurant is never noisy so its easy for you to chat and hear your partner. The table arrangements are good in which you can walk around easily, the space is a decent size, and I love the furnishing of the restaurant. It's a very cozy feel. I've been here twice now for dates and plan to come back in the future.

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EO
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. It was quiet and lovely.

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

We had the chicken parmigiana and the chicken principessa
The chicken parm was rubbery and the sauce mediocre
The breading on the other one had a funny texture and the flavor was just bland.....
The bread and the wine were ok :(

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SW
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this restaurant was fancier than I expected, most people were wearing suits and dresses. The waiters were very attentive, and polite despite the fact that we came in thirty minutes before closing. we were from out of town and I wanted to eat at a nice Italian place and it was the only time we'd be in that area for the trip. anyways the food was amazing.

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A
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was awesome, pricy, but tasted very good. Would definitely go back.

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D
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional restaurant with exceptional service.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go-to place any time I’m in NYC. The best!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother & daughter night

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S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Sweet little restaurant in the financial district for a fine meal. Very attentive service and a nice bar/wine list. Just one caution: my colleague ordered the fish of the day(Dover sole) without asking the market price and we were shocked that his entree was $59. When most entree's run between $25-$40, this seemed outrageous. I guess the lesson is always ask the price of the specials.

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CG
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful - sincere service and exceptional food. My 83 year old mom was thrilled and she is a tough customer. I would definitely put this on my "go to" for authentic Italian food but the specials went beyond the traditional pasta.

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LC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great place to get a bit away from the Financial District rush and have a relaxed business meal, or meal with friends. Fabulous food, attentive and professional wait staff. A gem in my book!

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JS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and gracious service. Pricey

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