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About Giorgio's Ristorante - South Orange

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. We offer specials every weekend including special desserts so be sure to ask!

52 Vose Ave.
South Orange, NJ 07079
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Taylor Place

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 762-4440

Website:
http://www.giorgiosristorante.com/

Executive Chef:
Chef GIORGIO

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout

Private Dining

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.

Giorgio's Ristorante - South Orange Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

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Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
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Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Romantic (4)
Cozy (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Casual (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
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Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Just overall a great experience, very good Italian cuisine.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The dinner was perfect and the service excellent. Loved it.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was a nice restaurant. Good for dates. But I was not too impressed with the food. The pasta was too salty and the steak was okay. For the price I feel like the food was not that great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My wife and I had dinner at Giorgio's for the first time Saturday night before a concert at nearby SOPAC.

Our meal was wonderful in every respect. We split s salad that was quite ample for both of us. My wife had the Shrimp Pesto; I had the Shrimp Fra Diavlo.

Both main courses were creatively and deliciously prepared, and the portions were substantial.

The service was very attentive, gracious and professional. Our food arrived promptly, enabling us to make our show with plenty of time to spare. The owner --sensing that we were new customers--even came over a couple of times to see if everything was OK. We told her, very truthfully, that everything was superb.

We recommend Giorgio's whole-heartedly with the highest accolades and can't wait to return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Staff always helpful and the food is excellent. We had a special angle hair pasta with chunks of salmon and broccoli rabe. They split our salad order which was more then enough for two.
Great biscotti and coffee for desert.
Great place for dinner before a SOPAC show.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

After all these years, Giorgio's is still one of our favorite places to dine.
Excellent food AND service EVERY TIME!!!
This time, there was a large birthday party in the private room and in spite of this, the service was terrific, thanks to Ruben, and our dinners were promptly served.
Everything on the menu is a total delight.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great place for a lunch meeting. Food was very good and the service was well paced. Will go back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

It’s convenient to the train station and my local office.
My friend came in from NYC and so it is a good meeting place for us.
Very pretty room with excellent service

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food, excellent service, great atmosphere. Highly recommended single or group gathering

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

outdoor seating

they do not serve wine this was a surprise to me
what is dinner without wine unless you are in AA.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We were seated at a quiet table where we were able to talk. The server was very attentive and knew we were discussing business so she only came by when absolutely necessary.

We all had salads for lunch. Everything was well prepared and looked very appetizing. It tasted even better. Topped it off with an excellent cappuccino.

Will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Mediocre food at ridiculously high prices. Asked for a plate of pasta with butter for kids to share - charged $10/plate for 2 small bowls of penne with butter. Absurd. Adult entree was barely palatable. Will never return.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

This restaurant is beautiful, magnificent, delicious and outstanding. This restaurant is actually my favorite restaurant in New Jersey. South Orange is also my favorite town in New Jersey as well. The atmosphere is beautiful both inside and outside, with a beautiful gas lamp right across the street. The table cloths, napkins, antique chairs, antique wall portraits, and the outdoor decorations are magnificent. The servers are polite, observant and caring. Whenever I was running out of water or bread the servers gave me more right away. The food is delicious. I had a penne alla russa and cannoli and it was the best that I ever tasted. I even had to take some penne alla russa home with me. If you dine outside the restaurant, you can see the beautiful sunset and moon. The parking right behind the restaurant was fine as well. They even played beautiful calm jazz and classical music in the loudspeaker. The customers around me seemed very happy and friendly. I would definitely dine in this restaurant again for as long as I can. I recommend this restaurant for anyone who admires upper class dining and calm music.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Romantic, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 5, 2017

This is our favorite place for romantic dinners and other special occasions. The food is exquisitely prepared and presented. The staff does everything to make your evening special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

As always delicious food, great service in a friendly, comfortable, local space

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

A little pricey, but the food is worth it!! Yummy!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was good, portions were large, and the staff were very attentive. Overall, a great dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Te food and service are great. The wait staff lets you enjoy your meals without rushing you through the courses. A real gem!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

It is Friday, 7:55 PM and we (four) were the only patrons in the place besides a woman, who was dining alone. We thought to leave and go elsewhere but I suggested we stay. BIG MISTAKE. Our waiter was inept, forgetful and condescending. He was a grumpy old man who looked as if he wanted to go home because the place was empty. We ordered fried calamari with 2 sauces, hot and sweet, he only brought 1 sauce, we had to ask again for the hot sauce. The calamari was "perfectly rubbery"almost inedible. We ordered sausage and broccoli rabe which never arrived. The waiter argued that we never ordered this appetizer, as he rolled his eyes. When it finally came, the broccoli rabe was helplessly over done, floating in some kind of tasteless water and had the color of seaweed. The two, Caesar and tricolor salads which we split were warm, wilted and tasteless, so we had to ask for additional dressing. The veal chop entrees, were not inexpensive but the quality of the meat was. The chop had a lot of gristle and the presentation was lack luster. The other two entrees were even less noteworthy. What a disaster of an evening. Our waiter should retire because he was not a good face for the restaurant. Now I know why the place was empty. We will never return.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 4, 2017

My daughter and son in law travel from Manhattan to South Orange just to eat with us at Giorgio's. Good and service always wonderful. Quiet restaurant in an old house. Wonderful feel to it

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

We came here for a low-key birthday celebration and ate outside on a beautiful night. The service was wonderful, the food was delicious and being able to eat al fresco is always great. The restaurant itself could use a refresh cosmetically but that shouldn't deter anyone - it's a great place!!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Another totally enjoyable meal!!!!
Every dish is a total delight.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

First time dining at this restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed the food. Will definitely return to eat.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I took my family here for Mother's Day and could not be happier with the experience. Wonderful staff and the food was excellent. You won't be disappointed ❤️

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Always reliable & friendly. Our go to place before SOPAC shows.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

We've eaten here a number of times over many years and have never been disappointed. The food is consistently good and the service is attentive. It is a neighborhood eatery.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Parking could be a hassle, as they don't have there own park. Ambience was good, food was okay.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Not Bad

Compared to other Jersey venues in the moderate price range, Giorgio's offers a fairly nice atmosphere and standard Italian-American fare. Nothing stands out as either special or terrible. The decor in the main dining room is cozy and tasteful, and the room is well appointed with a Mediterranean feel. However, the main room can get quite noisy. So, the alternative is to ask for the other dining room--which is darker and lacks personality. As far as the food goes, it's OK. The portobello mushroom salad and the shrimp Francaise with pasta could have been more flavorful--which is pretty much what I would say about other dishes that I've had as well.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Great food. Great service. Another great meal!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Service and food was excellent. Just be aware it is a BYOB.

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

First timer at Giorgio's. Very pretty restaurant. Has a fireplace. Nice date restaurant.
Food and service were very good. Will go back again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Italian food in a cozy atmosphere
This BYOB restaurant has beautiful windows and nice lighting for an intimate Italian dinner. The food was good. For starters, the house salad was basic and mussels were a good choice. For the main courses, the lamb chops were ok, but a bit tuff. The veal eggplant dish, served with deep fried potato slices, broccoli and carrots was good. It was a nice spot for a dinner prior to going to SOPAC.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Another South Orange gem.
Every meal here is a TOTAL delight.
Excellent food, ambiance and warm AND friendly knowledgeable service by Reuben assure that you'll be more than satisfied EVERY TIME you dine here.
You MUST try the homemade style made in restaurant Italian cheese cake---

They also feature the most reasonable prices any where in this area

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Celebrating my brother-in-law's birthday and had excellent food and service. His 8 month old granddaughter was with us and they accommodate her in a high chair which was a big help. Great time was had by all.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Georgio's remains at the top of the list. Outstanding!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We always enjoy our time at Giorgio's. The food is great and inexpensive -- a fantastic value. The service is friendly and professional. It's just a really wonderful local place that never disappoints.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Very familiar with the are. Nice ambiance. Loved how it has transformed into a restaurant. I frequented it prior to the restaurant

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Great meal, very hospitable and accommodating to our individual needs!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Always a pleasant, comfortable spot for a pre theater meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Simply fantastic food, great ambiance, and a wonderful value. Never fails to be a wonderful experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Fun, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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