Jack & Giulio's Italian Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Jack and Giulio's Italian restaurant has remained a favorite of San Diegans for many years. This popular restaurant, formerly known as Giulio's of Pacific Beach, has proudly served the "Best Scampi" since 1961. In addition to this popular dish, this family-owned and operated restaurant offers many homemade pastas, veal, poultry, beef, and seafood specialties.
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BobD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my all-time favorite restaurants. Always satisfies - never disappoints!

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DianeH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, great service. Outdoor patio is enclosed with stucco walls giving privacy from Old Town foot traffic. Soothing water fountain adds to ambiance. Wonderful evening. Highly recommend

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Young
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack and Guilio’s is absolute perfection. So happy to be able to eat a fabulous meal on their patio. Everything on the menu is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance outdoor dining. The food was fresh, delicious and quickly delivered. The wait staff were friendly, professional and using best safe practices, wearing facial coverings and gloves. The tables were spaced far apart for safe dining.
We have gone to Jack and Giulio’s for years and have never been disappointed. They make the coldest vodka martinis around and their Italian plates are rich with flavor. We highly recommend Jack and Giulio’s!!

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Dave
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Jack and Giulio's since they were on Thomas Street in PB. After 27 years in Old Town the fare is still awesome. The Scampi Giulio's is one of those dishes that we return to every year. Absolute perfection. In the 50 years we have been dining there the service and quality has remained the same. That is rare in the restaurant business today.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fathers Day dinner with my boyfriend and his 17 year old daughter, first visit here to a place that’s been open since 1961 (!)
I don’t know why we hadn’t tried this before, since we’re San Diego locals and all.
I had the Nidi de Rondine, sort of like a Rollatini, pasta with ham and cheese and baked in a wonderful sauce. My BF had Shrimp Scampi Al Guilio and his daughter chose the Tortelloni Verde.
Everything was absolutely fantastic. The sauces were carefully crafted for each dish and the shrimp was tender and buttery, everything had just the right salt and garlic also. Service was swift and attentive, very nice as well.
Our server had the misfortune of greeting us with the news that many items were sold out this evening, but we all found other dishes to choose.
We didn’t mind, it happens , especially on a Sunday Holiday evening.
We will be back though, to try the lasagne, eggplant Parmesan , and salads we’d missed.

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Rosemary
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite Italian restaurant! We went for a birthday celebration dinner and my kids are still talking about the food.

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RonL
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant in Old Town San Diego, CA. Great food & service. This was our third visit, but it certainly will not be our last! Recommend to anyone wanting a wonderful & unique Italian meal.

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RichardR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were four people in our party. Each one ordered a different meal and we all thoroughly enjoyed them. It is no wonder why they have been around so long...over 30 years in Old Town and as Giulio's in Pacific Beach before that.

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vipJeffB
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and even better food! This was our first visit and we definitely would recommend to everyone.

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vipbyrnejay
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great locally owned top quality Italian. Best scampi ever. Excellent wines at very reasonable prices. Servers all been there for years & make you feel like a special guest every time.

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best shrimp scampi that I have ever had. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice, food and service was great and I was surprised it was so reasonable.

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BonnieM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going there. The food and staff are the best.

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MPAA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife & I love Jack & Giulio’s and visit 4-5 times a year. We send out of town guest to the restaurant when we can’t join them.

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JamesP
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great value as always. Highly recommended.

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vipMarilynW
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love this restaurant. Attentive and kind service. I have some dietary issues and they are willing to accommodate. My husband has been a loyal diner here since 1980. Signature scampi is delicious!

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Becky
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always an amazing dining experience. Consistently great food. The scampi Guilio and tortellini verde never disappoint. Great wine list and always get a great cocktail. So refreshing to have a restaurant where you can actually hold a conversation with the people at your table. Great ambiance.

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TroyA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here for 50+ years, since they were in PB, have had over 100 meals there and NEVER a bad one. Simply fantastic in every way ! THANK YOU J&G!

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vipAnthony
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

It's unfortunate for people to claim it's "the best" in San Diego. If this is the best San Diego has to offer for Italian, I feel badly for San Diego. Nothing was homemade, including the pasta or sauce. The server was really nice, but everything else was subpar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best traditional Italian food in the whole city with amazing hospitality and a serene setting. This place would even kill in New York City

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian food. The scampi Giulio was delicious!

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TroyA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here for over 40 years and always fantastic! The Scampi is AWESOME! Never had anything but great service and even better food!

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Cher
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was a great find, recommended by a friend who couldn't say enough good things. I had the scampi which was delicious. My husband had a veal dish , also very good. Our waiter, Jose, was very nice and a lot of fun. He had a great sense of humor. The menu had something for everyone but not so many choices that it made it difficult to choose.

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viptfr1948
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was prompt and very attentive. The waiter catered to my wife’s special requests in the preparation of her meal. Food was very tasty not over spicy and served promptly. The warm fresh baked bread was very good too.

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bobf
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Jack and Giulio's and have brought friends and family here many times. The food is fabulous and the staff are wonderful. This is a long time favorite restaurant of ours.

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JohnD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great time and great food! waiters are always friendly and helpful. we have been here many times and it is my favorite restaurant in town. All the Shrimp dishes are the best. The pastas are great too. i have eaten most of the dishes and all are worth coming back for. We went for a late thanksgiving and the whole family loved the non- turkey.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Service was great - fast, attentive, and pleasant server. But both chicken Alfredo and the seafood special were simply not good. For $25 and $38 respectively per plate you can find much better food in old town.

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TonyP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready and our greeting was warm. The waiter offered immediate service asking if we would like anything upon being seated. The weather was rainy so some of our party arrived a little late. This was no problem. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was home like. The waiter was attentive and Jack, the owner came by our table several times as well..
Overall a great experience.

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vipJeannetteA
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very good food. Charming ambiance.

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vipRNCN
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The waiter we had gave very poor service he didn’t seem to understand or care what our needs were. I have severe food allergies as he spoke mostly Spanish to my Spanish speaking friend then I couldn’t understand his English he kept saying everything had pepper in it and that was not true as I finally spoke to the chef who assured me that I could order items that she could change for me. He was not accommodating & service was extremely poor. He Walked away several times ignoring us. Food was pricey for the mediocre quality. I would never go back there.

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JennyE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall it was good, needed more help very busy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in town!

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JakeL
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in San Diego. Amazing service and authentic Italian vibes/food. Great work!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was on vacation and family wanted Italian for dinner. We were not disappointed.

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Luxer
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food! Fabulous service. The Scampi as previous reviews stated was unique and delicious!

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BEVERLITZA
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose this restaurant for our anniversary dinner ... The good is always amazing and we love the atmosphere!

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CaseyC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome and the service impeccable! It was quiet and the spinach tortellini is crazy tasty!

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DanielleG
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Italian food we have had in San Diego. The patio is beautiful and everything was absolutely amazing! Best eggplant parm I have had, and the shrimp bisque is to die for.

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EileenB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was quiet and lovely. The food was delicious and we would love to come back and try other entrees. There was no rushing us to leave which helped us to have a relaxing evening.

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