Giaola Italian Kitchen

4.4
68 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
With a menu featuring the perfect marriage of classic homemade Italian tastes and contemporary flair, Giaola Italian Kitchen invites you to be our guest. Enjoy time-tested recipes and fresh, hearty meals that feed the body and nourish the soul. Welcome to our kitchen. Welcome home.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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 68 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoeH
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT TIME ! Just wish you would add a salad to every meal.

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MattR
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Not Covid compliant. Tables stacked on top of each other indoors

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vipCarinC
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Italian restaurant. Pasta is handmade and tasted like we were in Italy. Food was great service was really good and we will go again.

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LuluM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We came here for Valentine’s Day and it was ok. The environment was fun with the live band but the food was disappointing. Would recommend to try for maybe a beer after work.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s dinner was great- customer service and food were wonderful. Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice and clean environment

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LoriS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant. We ate there on Valentine's Day. The restaurant was decorated lovely and the little combo band was a perfect touch. Not too loud, just perfect. We plan to make this our "go to" restaurant for special date nights.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Great Food, Great table service, Clueless Management

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nickk
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was some of the best Italian food I’ve ever eaten, I’m so glad we decided to try it!

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Raymond
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was good, ambiance and music was great. Tim Rose is a super talented man and needs to be brought back

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JeffP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meet up with done friends. A little pricey but great food

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bartender was amazing and had an exquisite personality. Very welcoming.

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ChristyLundy
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time dining on the patio with live music! Our food was awesome, and we'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The Environment and atmosphere was great. Bar is awesome. The food was lacking a little seasoning in our opinion, but we really enjoyed the date overall.

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vipPatD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice neighborhood place. Enjoyed the ambiance and the food. We will be back.

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LisaB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Giaola! The food was amazing and staff was great. We will definitely go back.

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LilyV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was great, had a great glass of wine but the food was alright. The food wasn’t bad but not great either; I got the pasta carbonara and my friends got cheese ravioli and spaghetti. We went for happy hour but were told it was not offered on the patio, only at the bar which is very small so we weren’t able to order off the HH menu. I’d go again for drinks at the bar and I’d probably give something else on the menu a try before writing off the food.

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StephenS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there and will not be my last. Simple delicious menu. Good service and wonderful atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant that offers a screened in patio for winter dining with heaters. The food is delicious and the wait staff is on point. Try the chicken piccata. Melts in your mouth. We will be back!

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AlexaP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meatballs with grits were amazing, so was beef carpaccio. Caprise salad was good too, but little too vinegary... they had a guys singing on Saturday night and the atmosphere was just really pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I would have rated higher but it took some time to be acknowledged by the server. Afterwards it was nice serves. Food was good and flavorful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this place! Great service , food and ambience. Bryce makes a mean manhattan too!

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LauraS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant. The service is amazing! The ambiance is fabulous and loved everything I ate.

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vipBWC2014
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be a great "go too" place close to the house. Service continues to be great (thank you Diana). Can't wait to return !

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LauraS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite restaurant. The food is fabulous, the service is truly tops. A great place for company parties or intimate dates. Love this place!

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vipwaterskius
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great bar tender. Friendly guy. Tasty pasta.

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vipLilBuc
San Diego
60 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were four of us on the outside patio; which was surrounded by heaters! This made the evening comfortable. We had a variety of dishes which included Bolognese, Chicken piccata, meatballs with polenta, cauliflower Alfredo and warm tomato bruschetta to name a few. Everything with delicious. We will be returning.

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vipDavidP
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food is consistently good. Servers are very attentive.

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vipCarlsbadnatives
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice outside patio, delicious food -- and very friendly, attentive service. This was our first time and we will be going back. Soon! Thank you.

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vipBWC2014
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit number 2 went very well. Our server, support staff, bartender, and had a great discussion with the manager!

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DeanW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really nice ambience in the restaurant and outdoor seating, lovely music playing. They might have been understaffed, but several different servers helped us out, so that shows good teamwork. The pizza was delicious, salad amazing, cauliflower alfredo super yummy and we all (party of 4) enjoyed everything. Will definitely go back soon!

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

Great food and service in a beautiful new restaurant. Enjoyed it tremendously!

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vipCareyM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First time I have tried this place - it had a nice ambiance with plenty of seating outside and inside with doors open so it felt safe. Food was fine and service was just ok. We felt rushed through our courses, but then it took a long time to get our bill. It may be in growing stages, so will probably wait a bit before I try again.

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vipDocadi
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful intimate italian bistro! Delicious food and great service. Will return again!

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RitaS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was good! But the shrimp with risoto had 3 shrimps! Kinda of risotto with shrimp. But it was good.

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vipBWC2014
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From arrival to departure, everything was perfect ! First time here, and we couldn't have been more pleased. Kate did a wonderful job of keeping us hydrated and was on top of all hospitality services. The Kitchen's output was top notch ! We will definitely return !

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vipWayneV
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, somewhat limited menu. Nice place, friendly staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time going to the restaurant as it’s in the neighborhood. Pleasant surprise.

The food was delicious. We had the artichoke, wedge salad and carbonara. Our bartender was Brice. We received excellent service and enjoyed our time.

For the overall experience price, food and atmosphere. We recommend going.

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ColleenF
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Sat outside on patio area, service was exceptional. Would definitely go back when we visit again.

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vipMomof3
San Diego
146 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was lovely. Great cocktails. And the food was great .
Great addition to Bressi Ranch

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Giaola Italian Kitchen using the Order Online button. Giaola Italian Kitchen also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Giaola Italian Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 400-4555.

Giaola Italian Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 68 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.