Gargiulo's Coney Island

4.7
371 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
For a taste of Italy in the heart of Brooklyn, look no further than Gargiulo’s. We are an authentic Italian restaurant serving delicious, traditional Neapolitan fare made from family recipes that have stood the test of time. Our food is unbeatable, made with fresh, high-quality ingredients and cooked in-house with care. Gargiulo’s has been family owned and operated since 1907, making us a Brooklyn staple and a Coney Island favorite for over a century.


We have a huge dining area, perfect for enjoying a lunch with coworkers or a romantic dinner for two. In addition to lunch and dinner, we also offer private dining rooms that can host anywhere from 20 to 400 people. We also provide catering, so your next corporate meeting, party, wedding reception or event just got a lot tastier!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 371 people are saying
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4.7
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4.7
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SFRNY
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted with a smile when we arrived. The staff was attentive and the food was great.

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ciroc
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience1

Was a great restaurant in the day. Unfortunately like a lot of different establishments the “authentic Italian” qualities gone. Sad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Service!! They did a great job with social distancing!!

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StephanieM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gargiulo's is always guaranteed to be a delicious meal. No matter what day of the week/month/year you visit the food is always fresh and delicious. And always make sure to leave a room for dessert - the homemade cannoli's are one of the best in Brooklyn! Looking forward to our next visit!

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Jones
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

To my disappointment the service was not what I expected.
I have been to this restaurant for a few events and I expected so much more.
The food was pretty average and they did not have a drink menu.
I would have expected signature drinks since it was Valentines Day.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Atmosphere was very nice. Going in, I expected it to be very quiet and romantic, however while the band was on stage, it was way more energetic than I anticipated. Not really a negative for me, just unexpected. There were points when it was so loud that you would have to almost shout to talk to the person less than two feet away from you. The staff was very friendly, however they had such firm eye contact that my waiter didn't even notice he was spilling water all over my leg while speaking to me about refills. Along with that, the loud atmosphere made it so he couldn't even hear me telling him about the water continuously spilling on my lap at first. Nothing to get angry about, got a laugh out of me actually. The steak was cooked perfectly, just very very fatty. If you're looking for a nice, quiet, dimly lit dinner, this is definitely not the place to go. All those aspects aside, I would say it was still a pretty nice time, we enjoyed our valentine's day here overall.

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LincolnH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A Brooklyn classic. We had a lovely Valentine's Day dinner.

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DmitriyU
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fried Calamari where a little chewy, and the peach sorbet for desert tasted a little weird like expired. Everything else was good.

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CharlesS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome
Service was great
Parking easy
Had a wonderful evening

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KristenF
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gargiulo's has the best Italian food in Brooklyn. I come from way out in Suffolk County several times a year because it is worth it. The decorations for Christmas were absolutely beautiful. The food was amazing, as it always is. Coming here is like coming home. Keep up the great work!

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BrunoZ
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gargiulo's staff quickly served my wife and I. We never had to ask for anything and the food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Over the years our family has gone to Gargulios and always have had great dinners. We had not been there in quite a few years and decided to go back for my birthday. It did not disappoint.The food was excellent and the service impeccable! We had to eat in the banquet hall due to Covid so we missed being in the old dining area.

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PhyllisG
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have being coming to Gargiulo's for many many years. Was always well please with the food & service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good and staff friendly.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Royal treatment every time! A must go to when you need a lift!!

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Angela
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was wonderful! Very enjoyable evening!

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Oliver
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Because of Covid, they are using one of their large party rooms instead of their beautiful dining room. Our server pretty much deserted us after he brought our main courses. We used the time well, however, catching up with our father-in-law and brother-in-law.

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MarilynB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb Chop Shrimp fish of the day oysters Rockefeller desserts - ALL is excellent. Have been there now 4-5 times and will keep going back!!

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thataboy
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So if you were growing up in Brooklyn during the 60’s & 70’s and any special event took place chances were it was being held in one of the several banquet rooms
This was before they created the catering hall
When you went to Garguilo’s you were part of the family
Going back to Victor Russo who sat outside the kitchen so he could keep an eye on the dining room and the other eye on the kitchen
My family took me there as a kid and now 60+ years later I’m still going there
There is no longer the octopus on the ceiling but the grill one is fantastic
It is a Brooklyn institution and my future generations will go as we did and Congo do so because it is just that good

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JenniferT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

During this time (COVID), We went and celebrated a 50th bday. The restaurant had everyone so far from on another. I felt very comfortable. We walked in they took our temperature and made it a safe environment. Besides the food was DELICIOUS!!! Thank you Gargiulos!

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vipTabb
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hope they continue with outside

Gargiulo's Coney Island
Responded on October 18, 2020

Hello Tabb We recently reduced the size of the tent and will be keeping it available for the next few months. We are trying to keep the heat lamps around it , but you never know what the weather is. Hopefully we have a mild winter. Thank You for your review

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vipVincentL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great place

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ChristineG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great family dinner, food was delicious and staff was friendly and attentive. Cant wait to go back

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AlfredM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Great Meal - we are happy to be dining indoors at Gargiulos again.

MA
MichaelA
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and the service was great. Outdoor seating was spacious and comfortable.

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vipLoriC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best - always!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have a wonderful experience at Garguilo’s! With new rules in place, we were seated immediately in a grand ballroom with plenty of space between tables. The amazing hospital owners, Anthony and Louis always come to say hello and waiters Jevin and Jerry always are charming with exceptional service!
The food was so fresh, well prepared and plentiful! A must go to!!!

MB
MarilynB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time dining at Gargiulo’s and it has always been a wonderful experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a late lunch for my wife’s birthday . The service is great as was the food . Only thing I wish was that I remembered it was here more often . Very happy with everything great job thanks you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and it was a beautiful early evening. The food was fresh and tasty the waitress was very attentive. I had a great time with my sweet husband.

CM
CarolynM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went on Saturday for our 44th Anniversary....The food was great, and the waiter was outstanding...we enjoyed ourselves and also enjoyed the music coming through the speakers...We will go again...(it was just the two of us)

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Napolitanos
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were celebrating my husbands birthday - knew we would be eating outdoors and the food, service and ambience were more than expected. There was an outdoor wedding taking place so the sound was a little loud, but given all we have gone through, it was a much welcomed sound!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I ordered the jumbo stuffed shrimp it was very overcooked and the crabmeat was very dry and had an unpleasant taste. The waiter never came back to see if our meal was good. Service felt rushed and impersonal.

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sharons
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as always. Service is impeccable

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vipTomF
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and place to visit. We’ve been coming here for a good 25 years and Anthony and his family are always hospitable. We travel from northwest Jersey to enjoy this special place.

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vipAnthonyG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Asked if they can make calamari fra diavolo it was too much trouble to do that a very simple dish the wine list is extremely high priced for the wine available

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great service great atmosphere

AD
AlexandriaD
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience and they sang to my boyfriend for his birthday. The food was great as well.

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KathyL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was thrilled to find out that Gargiulo’s had reopened after being closed for months during the pandemic. My husband and I treated ourselves to a date night there this past week.

The outdoor seating is spacious, comfortable and off the street.

The food is as wonderful as ever. We had eggplant rollatine as an appetizer and I had tender, perfectly prepared veal parmigiana as my main course.

Not only was the food outstanding, but there was enough to bring home for dinner the next night!

Best of all, the service.

At Gargiulo’s you are treated like family, whether it’s your first time there or (in our case) you have been there many times.

Also, valet parking is available right across the street.

The prices are extremely reasonable too.

Kudos!

CM
vipChristinaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Fantastic!!! We can’t wait to return!!!

FAQs

Gargiulo's Coney Island offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 266-4891.

Gargiulo's Coney Island is rated 4.7 stars by 371 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.