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About Jack & Giulio's Italian Restaurant
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.
San Diego, CA 92110
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking is available, as well as in our private lot.
Centrally located in Old Town within walking distance from Trolley Station.
Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room
Jack & Giulio's Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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!
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
We have been enjoying the wonderful food at Jack and Giulios since they had their restaurant in Pacific Beach, many long years ago! In all those years, we have NEVER had less than a fantastically delicious meal at this wonderful restaurant! Though Scampi Ala Giulio is one of our favorite dishes, everything else on the menu is also sumptuous and excellent!! For everything from very special events, like anniversaries and birthdays, to just casual dining, Jack and Giulios remains one of San Diego’s best restaurants!!
Great northern Italian restaurant, chef Giulio originally from Piacenza. Scampi to die for, especially the scampi Giulio, but also love the pesto scampi. Also great job on many of the classics, including veal or chicken piccata/marsala, lasagna, eggplant or veal parmesan, homemade pastas (e.g., tortellini Piacentina or tortelloni verdi). Heart of palm salad excellent, with avos and a pesto dressing. Great Italian wine options, including hard-to-find wines from Piacenza region (try the Romeo, a blend of barbera and croatina grapes).
Three of our four orders were served together, hot and delicious, the 4th was served nearly 10 minutes later and not hot. Our waiter disappeared for awhile so I had to wait to ask them to "nuke" my order as it was not hot. It was brought back hot however there was no dialog as to the temperature or why I had made the request. I ordered the eggplant and veal dish which I was told by the waiter was a good choice, based upon what I was served, I disagree.
3 out of 4 good meals is not bad, however bread was not served with our meals and had to be ordered ala cart as were the salads. I might be willing to try them again.
We had a bad experience. We ordered antipasto which was basic but fine. My husband ordered veal which was fine and I ordered a classic pasta with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic and olive oil. My pasta came with a heavy tomato sauce. When I asked the waiter about it he said "I have been telling him (?the owner) to change it on the menu"! Then they gave us a handwritten check for $158 which seemed a lot based on what we had ordered. We checked the math and they were trying to overcharge us. When we asked the waiter to check it he came back with a computer generated bill for $101. He didn't apologize or offer any explanation. If you go there check the bill to make sure you are not overcharged!
Had a lovely dinner party for my mom, sister and husband's birthdays. Jose and the entire staff were wonderful in helping us plan the event and serve our specialty cakes. Great food and excellent ambiance. An uncrowded gem in San Diego's Old Town with a lovely outdoor patio and full bar.
This is a great restaurant for any occasion. There are great selections on the menu and over the years I or my guests have tried everything and the food is always delicious. Staff are friendly and service always top notch.
I have been a regular customer for approximately 40 years dating back to when my father would bring me to Jack & Giulio's as a child. I am continuing the tradion now woth my children. Ilove this restaurant; always quality food, good ambiance and Jack & Giulio are good people! I
As always, Jack & Giulio's was excellent. On this particular evening we visited Jack & Giulio's to enjoy the live music. And did we ever enjoy it! It was wonderful and very entertaining. The meal was great, the service wonderful and the atmosphere fantastic. My wife and I have dined at Jack & Giulio's numerous times and have never been disappointed. Great local Italian restaurant.
Annabelle says: What a delicious paella chock full of shellfish! and at such a reasonable price. I was there with my 10 year old grandson who was treated appropriately with friendly service. The zabaglione with perfectly sweet strawberries had an a amazing cinnamon touch. Fantastic place. Must be visited each San Diego trip.
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