Giardino D'Oro

4.9
246 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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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viptark
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent attentive waiter. Fantastic food. A

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vipArianA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. Always top notch Italian. Benny and James always provide exceptional service and cuisine.

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vipLaurenE
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing local spot. excellent food, classy service, and nice entree portion sizes. great for a romantic night out, a business lunch, a solo dining at the bar, or a get together with friends. definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. All the food was great with the exception of the T-bone steak, which was on special. I have had better steaks

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vipNathalieE
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant in NYC!

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FredG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the atmosphere is peaceful and inviting. the food is excellent and very flavorful. the service is beyond exceptional.

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vipMartinM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Incredibly attentive service. This restaurant is a gem in a quiet part of town.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing place for a date. great authentic italian food and the staff is amazing

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vipGlad
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy the ambiance, authentic Italian food and stellar service. Excellent meal for the price. A must visit !

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this Fidi staple! The food and service are spectacular. Great place to bring a date, friends, or family! Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu!

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vipArianA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem of Fidi! Benny and James are the ultimate hosts. I've never had a bad meal here. It's definitely on the pricier side, but worth it for a fine Italian meal.

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Claudia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! I would definitely come again, service was absolutely beautiful. I will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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vipTK719
New York Area
280 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giardino D'Oro is one of the finest Italian restaurants in lower Manhattan, if not the entire city. I started with the organic green salad, which was lovely. I then had the rigatoni special (with eggplant, mushrooms and mozzarella) - it was amazing. I finished with tiramisu, which was one of the best that I've ever eaten. The service was topnotch and the dining room elegant yet comfortable. It's a little pricy, but definitely worth it for the first rate cuisine and service.

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DonaldC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is always awesome along with great service, this covid thing really hurts places such as this.

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vipCEO47
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here numerous times. Food always outstanding, service as well. Wine selection excellent
Pasta dishes are authentic and varied. Diver sole best I’ve ever had

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful professional service. Martinis are fantastic, food is delicious. Can’t wait to go again

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vipJimExperience
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wife’s Birthday and Son’s visit from CA

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a lovely experience to go to with someone for Valentines Day

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vipDeanI
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a reservation for 2 on Valentines Day weeks in advance. We showed up on time and were offered a very nice table downstairs. However, that’s where the service ended. We sat with absolutely no attention, meaning no bread, no menu’s, no drink orders, no acknowledgement, nothing for 20 minutes. While the restaurant wasn’t empty, there was still open tables.

After waiting 20 minutes for someone to acknowledge we were there, we decided to leave. We went upstairs and advised the manager and hostess of what had occurred. To make matters worse, we received an excuse that they are busy. Really? That’s it?! Busy? The manager had a chance to try and make it right, but instead chose to make an excuse for inexcusable service.

We walked directly across the street to Harry’s Pizza Bar, with no reservations and they accommodated us without hesitation. We had great service and a great dinner at Harry’s Pizza Bar.

We will never go back to Giardino’s. However, we visited Harry’s Pizza Bar again on 2/15/2020.

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BirgitW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were not informed that there was no other choice than a $89 meal on Valentines Day. The waiter was not forthcoming and helpful. There was an ongoing draft in the restaurant.

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vipAlexM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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vipLaurenE
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic neighborhood gem!!! an upscale alternative to some of the more casual options near the seaport. great portion sizes as well! definitely recommend!

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vipANTHONYD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, authentic Italian. Very good service, prices a little on the high side but you're in the financial district so that's to be expected.

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vipChrisB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipTimothyT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a mid-week birthday dinner with 3 generations of family. James took great care of us from when I called an hour before arriving, until we left full and completely satisfied-- the staff is extremely pleasant yet also extremely professional. The extensive menu and warm decor reminded us of a wonderful restaurant in Florence where we lunched a few years ago. Our party enjoyed clams oreganata, calamari, filet mignon, veal, chicken, vodka pasta, and delicious dessert. From the first cocktail to the final sip of cappuccino, we had a delightful evening. A delightful downtown dining opportunity.

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vipChristineA
Pittsburgh
50 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time and everything was amazing. The food was fresh, delicious,beautifully prepared and presented. Service was fantastic. Best dish of the night? The Bronzino and endive salad and ricotta cheesecake. We will be back.

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dantheman
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great waiter will go everytime in New York

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LauraK
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and excrptional food. Very nice atmosphere! Thank you!

Laura Kennedy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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vipHayden
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This is a very old world Italian restaurant, which I enjoy on occasion. The pasta with claims was terrific. Unfortunately, the veal parm was dreadful. It was pounded too thin which resulted in overbreading and overcooking. It also was extremely oily. At $38 this is near criminal. Again, I like having a traditional Italian restaurant blocks from my apartment. But there are now so many excellent dining options in FiDi that a mediocre meal for 2 at $150 just isn’t going to cut it. Let’s hope they up their game.

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Vralitigator
Mississippi
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic, engaging and memorable Italian cuisine prepared in the traditional manner by a seasoned staff, coupled with an impressive wine list that tied our meal together perfectly.

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Attentive staff. Fresh and delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giardino’s is simply fantastic! Benny and his staff are so accommodating and friendly. Valentino was so great with our friends children, they loved him! The food was phenomenal as well!

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vipNathalieE
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the old school Italian restaurants and this one is one of the best! Waiters are great and the cocktails are strong! It does not disappoint.

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vipruggerfoodie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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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VincentF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JM
JasonM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

FAQs

Giardino D'Oro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 514-6400.

Giardino D'Oro is rated 4.9 stars by 246 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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