Jack & Giulio's Italian Restaurant

4.7
819 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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Stephanie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been a customer of J&G's since 1980.
These days with all the Italian restaurants in town, there is one
always return to and one I refer others to and that's Jack and Guilios. You will be pleasantly surprised and most certainly will return.

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sherryb
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner with friends from out of town. The metal was excellent and we weren’t rushed.

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RockyR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant we’ve been to in years! Excellent service and a good value as well!

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KimAsf
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scampi dishes are expert and the house made tortellini verde is surreal.
It's our favorite restaurant & we frequent often.

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Jones
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The entertainment was great out in the patio.
The food was good.
The service was poor because they did not have enough staff working. People were complaining about having to wait too long to get their check and then to get the payment receipt back after paying.

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GeraldFeldman
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to this restaurant for over 20 years. The food has always been top notch, the service snap on, and now that they are in Old Town, the ambiance is delightful. The only thing I have a problem with is the cost, don't get me wrong, I know the meats they use is excellent quality, but $19.00 for lasagna is excessive. $15.00 would be better.
Me personally, I don't mind paying top dollar for quality Veal.
If you want great Italian and you don't mind spending a few dollars, then Jack and Giulio's is your place.

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LindaG
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor venue with live music! Excellent service and food.

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vipPattiF
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonight was exceptionally great, the food, the music and friendliness of other diners made for a wonderful evening.

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CharlotteW
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Unfortunately I needed to rate gluten free and they had no options for me.

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SheilaL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scrumptious food, delicious wine, friendly service, beautiful outside table. A perfect place to dine with friends or romantic dinner for two.

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jenfa
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Did not enjoy my experience. Service was not good. Wait staff make one feel that we are there to serve them. Very tired of this attitude. Will choose very cautiously where I dine from now on.

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JulieB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is amazing! Truly a treasure for the culinary scene in San Diego.

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FrankZ
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal (Scampi all Giulio). Very nice and accommodating server. PLUS...a very good Thursday night jazz combo.

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ColonelM
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way!!! Authentic Italian menu offer reasonable number of choices but doesn't get carried away by offering too many things to decide upon. Small menu allows real preparations.

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vipPattiF
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem in Old Town. The food is fabulous, the service wonderful and the music was fun and lively. We enjoy the outdoor dining as well as the indoor dining.

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SuzanneM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a memorable experience with our family. The shrimp guiliane is delicious

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vipLeAnneG
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always! Jack & Giulio's never disappoints!

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vipDeborah
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As always, the food and service are top notch!

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Jimbo
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Scampi alla Giulio is the best Scampi I have ever had ... and will be coming back with friends soon..

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Scampi Fra Diavolo IN THE WORLD! this is my favorite 0Italian restaurant! The Brutus (Caesar) Salad and Shrimp Bisque soups were also fantastic!

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vipPattiF
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Jack and Giulio's is wonderful, so delicious! The service is terrific, the staff is fun, personable and takes great care of their customers. The live music on Wednesdays is great, entertaining and perfect for the restaurant. The patio dining area is lovely.

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vipDAY21
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack & Giulio’s delivers a perfect meal at every visit. Ordered a meal that was not my regular choice, delicious. Scampi, Veal, Chicken dishes are consistently mouthwatering. Pasta is always a wonderful, flavorful homemade dish. Enjoy!

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vipMaryL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The patio is very nice for dining and our waiter was friendly and efficient. The food was acceptable, but not great. We enjoyed the shrimp bisque, but disappointed the pasta side was not fresh pasta, the Caesar salad overdressed and the shrimp dish a little salty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, great food!

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Nydiah
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

This was our first time there. Restaurant didn’t seem well kept. The brought us our drinks and the Iced Tea was so old it was fermented. They also didn’t have straws. When our meal came out it was good. The only disappointment was that they used canned mushrooms vs fresh.

Our Tiramisu looked like a pancake, never seen a flat cake before.
Not impressed at all.

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JaneD
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal and setting. Very good service. Some customers at the bar were talking very loudly which interfered with the atmosphere. Not the restaurant’s fault.

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vipORM1
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Shrimp ala Giulio is wonderful

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was our first time at a restaurant and it was our anniversary. Last year we picked up from jack and guilios and brought it home. Everything was perfect. Can't wait to return. Just found out you will be having jazz on Thursday and hope to be able to go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Sat Outside with staff fully masked....engaging thoughtful servers. Signature dish excellent ( would have enjoyed to a higher degree if it had been served hotter ( perhaps health rules/ guidelines don’t allow due to concern of burning clients).

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CarolA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our family "go to" for special occasions. Never a disappointment.

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RayH
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. Our server, Sergio, was attentive & professional. He was there when he was needed but not hovering. The scampi & veal was very good. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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vipAnnaW
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and the food is always the best. The tortelloni Verdi, scampi Giulio, Caesar salad, lasagna, garlic bread, lemon drop martini and of course the best desserts in SD: chocolate mousse and ricotta cheesecake. WOW WOW WOW. Best meal. Seriously.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delicious Mother’s Day dinner!

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MichaelF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Outstanding food; great restaurant; however, our waiter was rude, impatient , and condescending. No excuse.

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HalfBrit
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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 on May 7, 2021
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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and a favorite restaurant for many years.

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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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vipRobertG
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always enjoy eating here. The food is always really well prepared. They are shrimp di

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite place!

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Jack & Giulio's Italian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 819 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.