Jack & Giulio's Italian Restaurant

4.8
784 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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HalfBrit
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I hadn't been to Jack and Giulios since Giulio was located in Pacifc Beach but easily remembered the wonderful Scampi alla Giulio. The new location is very nice with a lovely patio on next to the street and the food and service is still marvelous. My guests were very impressed and we had a wonderful evening! Love those steamed clams in tomato broth!!!

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ToddF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was outstanding! The J&G Manhattan is worth the trip and I came from Arizona!

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vipAnaV
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic. Food was great and they made us feel special. Our server, Jose, sang to us in Italian. This is definitely a special place.

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CanukGalinCali
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Five of us ate here Saturday night and only one person enjoyed their meal, which was me. I read the reviews that the food was bland, so I was prepared and asked for additional flavoring to help. The server was not friendly even though we tried to bring a smile to his face, he acted put out the entire night. The patio chairs we sat on are at least 20 yr old plastic chairs but comfortable enough and lots of heaters around. My husbands dish which was $30, he said was disgusting and so did my friend’s, who ate less than 1/4 of her meal but the server didn’t notice or care. The wine was not overly priced, so that was a bonus.

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Franco
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding canelloni and veal dishes. Good value on the Italian wine selections. Excellent no rushing service. Furnishings could use a little update but you don't eat the tables.

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JoseM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place food was great with true Italian flavor one of my favorite places in old town San Diego

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Butterflygal
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We wanted separate checks they said no. The ck doesn’t itemize or show a subtotal it seemed higher then what it should have been.

Portion size not ample however tastey. House wine Pino way over priced.

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PattiF
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service and the atmosphere were all wonderful. Tonight there was live music which we really enjoyed. We have been coming to Jack and Giulio's for over 50 years, it is our favorite restaurant.

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KenP
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had between four of us was outstanding. Service was great as well as the full bar. This is not a place you would go to have a wild time like some of the other restaurants in Old Town, but rather a place to have a quiet upscale romantic type dinner. Understated classy.

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vipSpacehog
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience dining here. Jose, our server, made the dining experience exceptional. He went out of his way to accommodate my menu adjustments, all with a genuine smile. To top it all off, he sang for us...a beautiful voice...a beautiful soul.

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vipLoriR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! We really enjoyed our whole experience.

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YalandaG
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything!!! Highly recommended!! The food, drink, and service was wonderful!!!

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JanB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Food delicious. Service great and friendly.

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BruceS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Older, classic interior and awesome food. Definitely recommend.

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CarolS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining there. Every thing was wonderful and we will be returning.

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RichardM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! Everything was great, nice servers, good service, and we enjoyed it very much! Will definitely go back as the Tortellini Verde, their signature dish, is outstanding.

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vipcarrie
San Diego
101 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot beat their scampi!

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LeAnneG
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack & Giulio's is our go-to restaurant for date nights and special events. Their food is De-LISH and so fresh. I've been dining with them since they were Giulio's in Pacific Beach. Great food.

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winefan
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have returned repeatedly over the last 36 years since our engagement. Always ordering the shrimp scampi. It is absolutely delightful. We ordered a house salad this time to share and it was really good, loved the dressing! I love that the wine prices are very reasonable. Only suggestions, put a little money into improving the decor inside and out. Highly recommend!

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Rosemary
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding! A favorite spot to go for a special meal.

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PattiF
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. The food, the wines, the service and the ambience are all fantastic.

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vipSDMOM
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a quiet evening with great Italian food and a glass of red wine!

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice outdoor patio dinning. Highly recommended.

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TroyA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is OUTSTANDING! Fantastic food, great staff...Scampi A La Giulio is SO Good!!!

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PattiF
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was terrific at Jack and Giulio's. The food was exceptional and the service was wonderful and the music was great. The restaurant is the best Italian restaurant in San Diego.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been my favorite restaurant in San Diego for the last 30 years! Don’t miss out!!

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PeggyS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food
And perfect service
Will definitely go back soon

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PattiF
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Jack and Giulio's Italian restaurant. We love being able to go there again, it is our favorite restaurant. The food is always fabulous, the service is always exceptional and the entertainment was terrific.

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Leslie
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the music, the food was very good and the ambiance fantastic!

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vipRickG
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service . Very happy with the value

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious service excellent. We celebrated our 32 anniversary

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Sandyeggo
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to impress your friends, this is a wonderful place

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Burt
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The brochette was very good
The shrimp Giuliano was wonderful
The tiramisu was ok

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JohnC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, excellent service. Our server was attentive enough, but not hovering over us the whole time. Guilio is a fantastic chef; if you haven't tried his Scampi ala Guilio, you are missing out! Great bread, Chicken Marsala, house salad and pasta dishes have kept us coming back for over 30 years. AAAA++++

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KurtK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service. Best Scampi in town! The front patio was great on a warm evening, and the entertainment was very enjoyable.

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Engmama
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Jack & Giulio's is excellent. The service was excellent, and they do take care in regards to making and sanitizing.
The music ensemble, Gemini, is such fun to experience while eating! Sitting on the patio, with fun and smooth live jazz playing, being served delicious good by wonderful hosts was great.
Thank you, Jack & Giulio's!

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Dfast888
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here since 2004. The pasta is always freshly made and the cheeses garlic bread to die for. Their sauces are delicious. This is a place to try and you won’t be disappointed.

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Charlie
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We, Me and families members were looking for a nice restaurant. We stumbled on to the restaurant in depuration. We called got reservations and settled in after finding a parking place along the crowd streets of Old Town. WWE found later that the restaurant has a number of nice spots to park away from the crowded streets. The dinner was suburb - we got 4 different recipes and shared. What a delightful meal. We paln to return as often as we can.

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Orchardgta
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at this restaurant for over 40 years. We celebrated my daughters birthday there last Friday and dare I say the food is better than ever. The best scampi, valdestona (veal) di vitello, cannelloni and tortellini ever. Thank you J&G.

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vipMadeleineP
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food, excellent service, nice safe distancing on the patio!!

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Jack & Giulio's Italian Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 784 OpenTable diners.

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