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Giorgio's Ristorante - Giorgio's Ristorante - South Orange, South Orange, NJ

Giorgio's Ristorante - South Orange

4.7
4.7
425 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Giorgio's of South Orange has always been one of the landmarks in the area. Specializing in fine Italian cuisine and catering, we have a wide range of signature soups, salads and of course, our special, main-course, all-time favorite items.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Dessert
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (973) 762-4440
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Giorgio's Ristorante - South Orange can accommodate all of your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (973) 762-4440
  • Neighborhood
    South Orange
  • Cross street
    Taylor Place
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

What 425 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Essex

    Best Ambiance

  • Essex

    Best Value

  • Essex

    Italian

425 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great meal at Giorgio’s last night but have one suggestion. My wife and I both ordered one of the daily specials which were very good. She had a pasta special and I had rainbow trout. The pasta ended up being a few dollars more than the pasta dishes on the menu, which is not unusual. Seafood on the menu was in the $30-35 range but the trout was $60! So my suggestion is that the waiter tell you how much the specials cost and if they don’t, make sure you ask!

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  2. jess

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely dinner in a festive atmosphere. There was a party in the main dining area but it did not detract at all from our experience in the other room. Service is always so good here. Food was delicious.

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  3. Skiff

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect for a quiet dinner or a celebration as well

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  4. tomo

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Giorgio’s is one of the best Italian restaurants in New Jersey. The food, service and ambiance are extraordinary.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time dining here but will definitely be back. From the owner, Anthony, to a very attentive wait staff, helpful with recommendations and didn’t disappoint. Delicious dinner and very reasonable. A warm dining experience, definitely worthwhile! Carol & Al

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  6. NYFoodie

    Exclusive

    52 reviews

    2.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Giorgios food is good. That’s where the happiness ends. Inside the restaurant is LOUD. There is no steak on the menu. There isn’t much ambiance going on. The exterior architecture gives you the feeling of a quaint, cozy building. But inside the table layout is awkward. We were stuck in a very noisy corner. It was Grandma’s birthday dinner. We bought her a birthday cake, and were very DISRESPECTFULLY charged a service fee of $30 for her cake. Of couse we didn’t tell her. Some restaurants don’t understand what the word HOSPITALITY means…. Obviously we wouldn’t recommend eating here.
    Giorgio's Ristorante - South OrangeResponded on February 6, 2024
    We appreciate you coming to our restaurant! I'm glad you enjoyed the food. There is no steak on the menu because we are not a steak restaurant. We are an Italian restaurant that serves Italian cuisine. We put you and your family on the best table in the dining room that was round and in the corner so that you and your family could enjoy your time together. That was the best we could do based on the room capacity. The room was loud because it was filled with people, and that is what you get at any restaurant that you walk into on a Saturday night, which is the busiest time of the week for any restaurant. As for dessert, customers are charged for bringing your own dessert, some restaurants may not even allow you to bring dessert. It was $30 because we charge $5 a head. Their were 6 of you.

    2 people found this helpful

  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice restaurant, with great staff. Good for a pre-event meal.

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  8. CruzBeauty

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, our food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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  9. WillVK

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The host/owner was welcoming and helpful. A genuinely professional and nice man. He caught on quickly that we and our friends had not seen one another for a while and that we needed some time to catch up personally before looking at the menu. Food excellent; decor very pleasant. This was our first time there, and we will definitely return.

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  10. Happytodineout

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at Giorgio’s! Food and service were fabulous.

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  11. HDVT

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great to come here. Consistent quality and friendly, accommodating staff.

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  12. tomo

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service at Giorgio’s are exceptional. Can’t wait to return.

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  13. Avonguy

    New York City

    127 reviews

    4.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very much enjoying my rediscovery of this very good byo Italian restaurant! Have tasted a decent portion of the menu and not a clunker in the bunch. Very pretty design and excellent service, plus you can bring your own wine. A very solid part of the south orange restaurant scene!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality food good portion size Very attentive waiters and staff Very enjoyable evening

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  15. MaryP

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and waitstaff, but there was something wrong in the kitchen because it took over an hour after our arrival to receive our food.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. MikeY

    New York City

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    romantic quaint italian in s orange...excellent chicken special and fettucine bolognese - byob is always a plus too

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  17. KeyanaJ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the restaurant is quaint. Can't wait to return again.

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  18. NYCinPhilly

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful neighborhood gem! We were looking for a place to eat dinner on Christmas Eve and found this family- owned ( second generation) restaurant totally by accident and were glad that we did! Anthony, the owner, and his staff, treated us like family. They were extremely attentive and the food was delicious. We will be back— with our family. Bring yours!

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  19. StaceyA

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have never had a bad meal here. Service is always perfect. It’s like dining with family!!

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  20. SueB

    Coastal Georgia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Giorgio's is exquisite! We have been there twice in the past couple of months when we are visiting our family. We were there with a group of eight last night and everyone was raving about how good the food and service was. We'll definitely be back and bring more guests that live in NJ so they can frequent your restaurant. PS - Anthony was a superb server for our group.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been here 3 times in last 3 months with a different couple every time. No one was disappointed. Everything is constantly good. Service is great. Always a pleasure chatting with Anthony. Will go back many times.

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  22. njlady

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very inviting atmosphere...fanily owned and operated and it shows in a very positive way. Our out of town guests were impressed with the restauarnt and asked that we go back the next time they are in town...we will be visiting again for sure

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  23. JamesK

    New York City

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very good food and service in a nice setting. Will return soon.

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  24. juliel

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best service and delicious food at Giorgio's. We highly recommend

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  25. Taak

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good. My uncle wanted to know if they do takeout bc he loved his meal so much. The ambience was perfect. The staff are amazing and kind and attentive. I would definitely go back. The prices are a bit on the high side so I would save it for date night but it was well worth it.

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  26. SNCH

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to this local gem exceeded all our expectations! As self-proclaimed “foodies” who are always willing to travel for great culinary experiences, we were pleasantly surprised to find Giorgio’s centered in our proverbial backyard. The cuisine was masterful, atmosphere was warm and inviting, and the end-to-end service so welcoming and courteous. It has set a bar for an exceptional dining experience. Thank you Anthony and team, for your hospitality. We look forward to our next visit.

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  27. Avonguy

    New York City

    127 reviews

    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s hard to compare this spot to some of the best restaurants in NY or Paris, but within its peers, namely BYO Italian restaurants in NJ, this gets a five. A very pretty room, nice menu and excellent execution, this place does a great job! While I might miss an opening cocktail, I gladly trade that for being able to bring my own wine, and not have to pay restaurant markups on a limited selection of wines. We have had some very nice dinners here recently, and would highly recommend it for a very nice meal at reasonable prices. The staff is well trained to provide adept service.

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  28. DukeJr

    New York City

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Solid Italian BYOB with convenient parking just off South Orange Avenue. Good food and attentive service.

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  29. MikeS

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, the staff were really nice and the food was good!

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  30. KristineK

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Three of the four guests felt their meal was superb. Mine was ok. It was the chicken special. Maybe just not to my liking. This is our favorite place to dine as a group.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It continues to be a wonderful dining experience with delicious, well plated food with terrific service and charming ambiance in the Village of South Orange.

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  32. ConnieS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about our visit. It made the drive from Virginia worth it. Anthony was amazing!

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  33. DeanR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is always delicious and prepared with care. Service is friendly and unintrusive, it is simply an enjoyable place to have a meal that is delicious and enjoyable.

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  34. HealthyEaterLady

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Delicious Meal

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  35. ScottD

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a bday dinner there for my mom. Service was perfect and very accommodating for 12 people. Food was delicious. Very good spot

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  36. JudyG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had dinner there for the first time, I was one of three guests. We were all thrilled. The food was fantastic. One guest had pork chops, another shrimp, and I had veal. It was so tender and delicious. The vegetables were outstanding; fresh and delectable. Service was excellent, very reasonable wait time and our server was fantastic. The evening was delightful, will be coming back again!

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  37. CruzBeauty

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming restaurant, delicious food, and excellent service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  38. jose

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter and son in law recently moved into south orange and we decided to try this beautiful looking restaurant on the corner, it is definitely a repeater! Real authentic Italian food with friendly service! Highly recommend Giorgio's!

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  39. LisaJ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Giorgios is a hidden gem off the beaten path. I have been there for dinner, but never for lunch. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. My only critique is that online but munch prices were different. They were still reasonable.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed being there! The food was great and the atmosphere was awesome. Everyone was very nice and accommodating

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You can order delivery directly from Giorgio's Ristorante - South Orange using the Order Online button. Giorgio's Ristorante - South Orange also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 762-4440.

Giorgio's Ristorante - South Orange is rated 4.7 stars by 425 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 2 times today

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Google Map for Giorgio's Ristorante - South Orange

52 Vose Ave., South Orange, NJ 07079

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Taylor Place
  • Neighborhood
    South Orange
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Dessert
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (973) 762-4440
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Giorgio's Ristorante - South Orange can accommodate all of your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (973) 762-4440
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