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Jack & Giulio's Italian Restaurant

4.6
541 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(619) 294-2074
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Giulio
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Arista
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Parking details
Street parking is available, as well as in our private lot.
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Public transit
Centrally located in Old Town within walking distance from Trolley Station.
Additional
Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room
What 541 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

On the edge of Old Town San Diego near hotel and convention center circle. Very good Italian specialties. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Our server was very attentive and the food was authentic and delicious

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bb1769 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wouldn't have expected Old Town to have a really good Italian restaurant (seems like everything else is Mexican). But the food was excellent. A couple of us had nice shrimp scampi dishes (mine had a good pesto), and another person had an excellent pasta ("swallow's nest"). Service was very attentive at first; a little delayed toward the end due to a large party next door diverting the staff's attention. According to my sister, this restaurant was originally Giulio's in Pacific Beach decades ago, so they've been around a long time.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I love the authenticity of the food but the ambiance out on the patio kind of ruins the experience. We were forced to sit out there during Valentine's day because she had to "rotate the tables", which shouldn't be my problem. I suggest you invest in a better outdoor dining experience. Otherwise it felt like I was sitting on cheap furniture on the side of my house. The server was outstanding and the food was delicious...just the ambiance sort of ruined it all.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was amazing and the restaurant was a very romantic setting for Valentines Day!

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JohnF (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Still just as amazing as it was almost 20 years ago!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent Italian food where the pasta is made in the kitchen. Very quiet, cozy and romantic if you wish. Good place to come for a date night or if you just like good, Italian food.

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BobH (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Veal Parmigiana =THE BEST! Need to know that name of the Cabernet Savignon I had = THE BEST. Sergio = THE BEST. It's our 2nd time. We LOVE this place and will come again!!! Thank you for the best food, service, atmosphere, etc. PERFECT :) Bob and Barb Hill

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Dewey (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was fantastic and the service was just as good. The 5 of us had a great evening there together and will be back soon, no question. Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We've been coming for 30 years and love the place!

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We went on a recommendation from a fellow traveler and it was well worth while. Service was very good food was most excellent

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food, Great service. The best scampi that I have ever had!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Jack and Giulio’s has been my go to resturant for years. Out of town guests always rave about the food,especially Scampi Alla Guilio. This occasion was diner befor the play Hamilton! We invited fiends from La Jolla and they loved it. Jack is the consummate host that makes your dinning experience unforgettable! This restaurant is a gem in San Diego! Located in old town that is fun in its self! You won’t be disappointed! Thanks Jack!

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vipEvelynH (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

The Scampi ala Guilio is fantastic and over the years that I've been eating it first at Giulio's in PB and now Jack and Guilio's they have kept it exactly the way it has always been. Absolutely love it!

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vipJason (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

It was such a lovely dinner because of the FOOD! I live right across the street and I need to come more often. The waiters are very attentive too! Thank you for a lovely evening!

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OpenTable Diner (San Joaquin)
3.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall, it was a pleasant experience...but there were a few things I was disappointed.
#1....the shrimp was delicious but canned mushrooms???
#2....the penne was from a box ...for the price we pay I would expect homemade pasta or at least cooked al dente
#3...the chocolate mousse was good but canned whipped cream...YIKES

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Ster (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Our go to Italian. .... Always so delicious!!! All of our out of town guests love it here, too!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been coming here for many years for new years eve. This year we moved to Arizona but still came back to San Diego to dine on NYE. We brought two other couples who had not been here before and they are now hooked! Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

I have been going here for 40 years and have never been disappointed. The scampi are particularly good as are the classic Italian dishes such as veal, pasta. Service is friendly and timely.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Enjoyed our post-Christmas dinner especially the J&G Manhattan and Margarita. Garlic bread was excellent and entrees very good. Would dine here again

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