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Jack & Giulio's Italian Restaurant

4.6
4.6
887 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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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Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 294-2074

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Giulio

  • Private party facilities

    Our balcony is available for private parties.

  • Private party contact

    Jack: (619) 294-2074

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town

  • Cross street

    Arista

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available, as well as in our private lot.

  • Public transit

    Centrally located in Old Town within walking distance from Trolley Station.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room

Popular dishes

Menu

Antipasti

  • J&G's Special Dinner Salad$10.00

    romaine, walnuts, parmesan, house dressing

    • Brutùs Salad (Caesar)$10.00

      • Insalata Cuore di Palma$12.00

        heart of palm, greens, tomato, avocado, basil orange vinagrette

        • Caprese$11.00

          tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil, fresh basil

          • Antipasto Classico$18.95

            prosciutto, salame, artichoke heart, fior di latte mozzarella

            • Shrimp Bisque$10.95

              Homemade puree of wild-caught white shrimp

              • Garlic Bread$5.95

                • Bruschetta$9.95

                  oven toasted bread with tomatoes, basil, olive oil, garlic, sprinkled parmigiana

                  Pasta Specialties - Made In House

                  • Tortelloni Verdi$21.95

                    spinach pasta filled with ricotta & parmesan, Italian porcini mushroom sauce

                    • Panzerotti$18.95

                      crepes filled with parmesan, ricotta, and spinach baked in a béchamel sauce

                      • Tortelli Piacentina (The "Ravioli" of Emiglia-Romagna)$19.95

                        hand-braided pasta filled with ricotta, spinach, mediterraneo or alfredo sauce

                        • Nidi di Rondine (Swallow's Nest)$19.95

                          rolled pasta filled with ham, cheese, béchamel, topped with meat sauce

                          • Cannelloni alla Toscanini$18.95

                            ricotta filled crepes, swiss chard, and parmesan, served with béchamel or marinara

                            • Lasagne della Casa$19.95

                              layered pasta with cheese, tomato, meat ragù

                              Spaghetti & Pasta

                              Chicken add $6.50, Meatball add $3.50, Gluten-free add $3

                              • Spaghetti Al Burro$13.95

                                butter, parmesan

                                • Spaghetti Aglio e Olio$15.95

                                  garlic, olive oil, chili pepper

                                  • Spaghetti Meat Sauce$18.95

                                    • Angel Hair Mediterraneo$16.95

                                      tomatoes, basil, EVOO, garlic, spices

                                      • Fettuccine Alfredo$17.95

                                        Il Mare

                                        • Spaghetti con Vongole (Clams)$20.95

                                          • Scampi alla Giulio$33.95

                                            a bounty of wild-caught white shrimp, butterflied, sautéed with mushrooms, and white wine served with pasta or vegetable of the day

                                            • Scampi fra Diavolo$33.95

                                              wild-caught white shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce served over pasta

                                              • Scampi al Pesto$33.95

                                                wild-caught white shrimp in our famous pesto sauce served on a bed of pasta

                                                La Terra

                                                served with pasta or vegetable of the day

                                                • Chicken Marsala$22.95

                                                  marsala wine and sautéed mushrooms

                                                  • Chicken Piccata$22.95

                                                    sautéed mushrooms, lemon

                                                    • Veal Milanese$26.95

                                                      breaded veal cutlet

                                                      • Veal Parmigiana$27.95

                                                        breaded cutlet, tomato sauce, mozzarella

                                                        • Veal Scaloppine Marsala$27.95

                                                          marsala wine and sautéed mushrooms

                                                          • Veal Scaloppine Piccata$27.95

                                                            sautéed mushrooms, lemon

                                                            • Veal & Eggplant Parmigiana$29.95

                                                              • Valdostana di Vitello$31.95

                                                                veal cutlet, folded, filled with ham, fontina cheese, mushrooms, finished in white wine sauce

                                                                Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                What 887 people are saying

                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                4.6
                                                                4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                • 4.7Food
                                                                • 4.7Service
                                                                • 4.6Ambience
                                                                • 4.5Value

                                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                                1. RC

                                                                  RobertC

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                  Two of the entrees were great. The third entree was just good. Chicken was a bit tough. Almost as if recooked. Aside from that, all was very good.

                                                                2. LA

                                                                  LizA

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                  Everything was very nice about the restaurant including the food the problem was I went there for a special dish for my birthday and they were out of it and the waiter said you have to come at five or 6 o’clock we always run out of that very early! There was four other dishes they were also out of also and menu it’s very small didn’t leave many choices!

                                                                3. RC

                                                                  RCottle

                                                                  Phoenix

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We always come back every trip to San Diego. The food and service is top notch

                                                                4. SY

                                                                  SteveY

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Dined here for years. The tortellini verde is always delicious

                                                                5. RC

                                                                  ReneC

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Been coming here for more than 20 years. It is always great!

                                                                6. ML

                                                                  MarilynL

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Very friendly. Pasta is fresh. Unlimited bread. Love the setup. Very authentic food. We will go back.

                                                                7. AL

                                                                  ALDM43

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  30 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  30 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Perfect Mother’s Day celebration. Food good as usual, wait staff professional.

                                                                8. KB

                                                                  KeithB

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  1.0

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                  overall1food1service3ambience2

                                                                  Ceaser salad was spring mix instead of romaine lettuce , no Parmesan cheese. Lasagna was so dry couldn’t eat it, just layers of pasta with nothing in between. Horrible food.

                                                                9. AS

                                                                  AndyS

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Our server was very kind and welcoming, and the food was amazing. I brought my wife for the Scampi for her birthday and was blown away. Thank you for a very delicious and memorable dinner

                                                                10. CR

                                                                  CynthiaR

                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  As always, everything was perfect! The Scampi a la Guilio’s was amazing! Our family favorite. We had two of the salads, garlic bread, the scampi, ricotta cheese cake and the chocolate moose. A wonderful Mother’s Day dinner to remember.

                                                                11. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Central Coast

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Definitely one of the safest restaurants in which to dine outside in San Diego. Our server, Sergio, was amazing. The live music was awesome!! Already going back there again tonight with other friends!!

                                                                12. RC

                                                                  RobertC

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Lasagna, Chicken Marsala and Bruschetta was all quite tasty. Server was very attentive. Although menu was limited, everything was good.

                                                                13. s

                                                                  sharonv

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                  Scampi sauce wasn’t how I remembered, but still amazing!

                                                                14. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Relaxing and authentic style and taste.

                                                                15. MP

                                                                  MadeleineP

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  One of our 'go to' places in Old Town; fabulous food, attentive servers, great bartenders...never disappoints!!

                                                                16. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                  This was a great find. We were celebrating my mother’s birthday and she loves Italian cuisine. I must my parents and I thoroughly enjoyed the food and the live music made the ambiance even better. If you want delicious food and great live music you have to try Jack & Giulio’s.

                                                                17. LB

                                                                  LauraB

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  This is one of my favorite restaurants the food is so wonderful the ambience and the service are unmatched I hope they never close!

                                                                18. PF

                                                                  PattiF

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  As always, the food and the service were excellent. The music was great and we had a wonderful evening.

                                                                19. L

                                                                  Lencheryl

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  34 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  34 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Always the best Italian food in San Diego

                                                                20. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Tucson

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                  overall4food3service3ambience5

                                                                  On Sat. 3/19/22 we had dinner here, party of 5. Server didn’t hear our order, forgot meat sauce on noodles. Iced tea was not freshly brewed, soda machine ice tea. Food was average.

                                                                21. JR

                                                                  JimR

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Had a great meal and an excellent experience. Food was very good, service was great and the price reasonable.

                                                                22. EC

                                                                  EdCh

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  A wonderful Italian restaurant, certainly among the best in San Diego. And their Scampi is as good as it gets!

                                                                23. P

                                                                  Partyof5

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We have celebrated pretty much every one of our family milestones and have shared this special place with our many family and friends!!! We highly recommend having your next special occasion or if your just in the mood for some of the best food in San Diego at Jack & Giulio's!!! Sincerely thank you for ALWAYS going above and beyond and treating us like family. See you next month!!! Cheers!!!

                                                                24. JG

                                                                  JamesG

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We have been going here for years. Always great Food & Service.

                                                                25. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Wonderful evening, delicious cuisine. Swallows nest was superb!

                                                                26. FN

                                                                  FirstNightInAustin

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 9, 2022

                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                  This is one of our favorite restaurants to enjoy and they have the best shrimp bisque and scampi (a la Giulio)!! It's in the "as good as it gets" category. They had live music last night, indoors, which kicked up the noise level a bit, but it was enjoyable and my bride and I could still comfortably chat. Jack was at the door to greet us when we arrived and he's always the consummate host. It's a guaranteed treat every time we cross their threshold. Oh, and in the Summer, the outside patio dining is spot on!!

                                                                27. FM

                                                                  FoodMD

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  81 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  81 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Once again we had a delicious dinner at Jack and Giulio’s. The service was outstanding, Jose is a rock star! We love sitting in a booth because it is private and quiet. Great for a date night dinner.

                                                                28. b

                                                                  bscomments

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  57 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  57 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 2, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Love this place but please put spaghetti carbonara back on the menu!

                                                                29. PF

                                                                  PattiF

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 2, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We had a wonderful dinner; the service was terrific, the food was outstanding and the music was great.

                                                                30. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 2, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great dinner; this time (a Wednesday night) with live music on the patio outside - who knew? Food and service excellent as usual - our local gathering place for years, never disappoints.

                                                                31. RA

                                                                  ReginaA

                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Birthday celebration

                                                                32. S

                                                                  Sandiegans

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  111 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  2.0

                                                                  111 reviews

                                                                  Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                  It is well located to be at the theatre at 8 pm. That's about the best I can say about it. Had to beg to get our food in time for the first act. Our food was uninspiring. Our friends liked their veal.

                                                                33. SS

                                                                  SteveS

                                                                  Palm Springs

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Scampi ala Giuliano is a must and never fails to deliver great flavor. I wish they would put the veal chop back on the menu.

                                                                34. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Bruschetta was unbelievable

                                                                35. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  San Diego

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great experience. Our server (Sergio I think) was fantastic. Love the private booths. Really nice ambiance, will be back soon.

                                                                36. DL

                                                                  DavidL

                                                                  E. Tennessee

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  This was a great experience! Food was phenomenal, service was even better.

                                                                37. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Orange County

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  It was last minute and they took us in great service great food. We wanted the cheesecake I think they were out but other than that everything was great. Thank you for having us. Squisito!

                                                                38. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                  Very romantic and intimate vibe.

                                                                39. DD

                                                                  DeeDee

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on February 10, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Three dinner salads , Scampi Alla Giulio, Tortellini Verde, Stuffed Spinach and Ricotta Cheese Pasta , all outstanding. Lemon Drop Martini , excellent.

                                                                40. CR

                                                                  CynthiaR

                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on February 10, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Our family has come here for special occasions as far back as when we were kids. I love to cook, but I will be honest, I have never figured out how to make their Scampi a la Guilo. It is the most awesome scampi I have ever tasted! Always a pleasure.

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                                                                Jack & Giulio's Italian Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 887 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                Booked 13 times today
                                                                Google Map for Jack & Giulio's Italian Restaurant

                                                                2391 San Diego Ave San Diego, CA 92110

                                                                Additional information

                                                                • Cross street

                                                                  Arista

                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                  Old Town

                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                  Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                  Italian

                                                                • Dining style

                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                • Dress code

                                                                  Smart Casual

                                                                • Parking details

                                                                  Street parking is available, as well as in our private lot.

                                                                • Public transit

                                                                  Centrally located in Old Town within walking distance from Trolley Station.

                                                                • Payment options

                                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                • Executive chef

                                                                  Giulio

                                                                • Additional

                                                                  Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room

                                                                • Phone number

                                                                  (619) 294-2074

                                                                • Private party facilities

                                                                  Our balcony is available for private parties.

                                                                • Private party contact

                                                                  Jack: (619) 294-2074

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