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Giardino Neighborhood Cucina, Lemon Grove, CA

Giardino Neighborhood Cucina

4.8
4.8
1024 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Located in the middle of Lemon Grove’s charming downtown area, Giardino is a welcoming and casual Italian inspired cucina where the neighborhood gathers for fresh and flavorful classic dishes found throughout Italy.

Giardino offers an Italian-inspired menu of seasonally-driven dishes that use timeless Italian techniques and fresh ingredients. Guests will find items such as fresh seafood, pastas, pizzas and salads, as well as a variety of elements made in-house.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Vegetarian, Pizza Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 825-7112
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    We offer spaces to gather from intimate dinners to large soirees. No matter the occasion, we've got a table for your guests.
  • Private party contact
    Karina Kravalis: (855) 831-2911
  • Neighborhood
    Lemon Grove
  • Cross street
    Washington
  • Parking details
    Street parking is also available
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Thursday Date Night

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a 3 course meal for two people (shared app, 2 entrees and a shared dessert) for $59 every Thursday night.

Offers

  • Cheese Wheel Pasta Mondays

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Rotating pastas served table side from a giant parmesan cheese wheel. Every Monday night.

  • Half Off Wine Wednesdays

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Every Wednesday, get half off select bottles of wine all day.

  • Pizza Tuesdays

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Every Tuesday night, get any pizza from the menu plus a carafe of house wine or sangria for only $25.

What 1,024 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East County

    Best Overall

  • East County

    Best Food

  • East County

    Best Service

  • East County

    Best Ambiance

  • East County

    Best Value

  • East County

    Great for brunch

  • East County

    Good for business meals

  • East County

    Good for groups

  • East County

    Healthy

  • East County

    Neighborhood gem

  • East County

    Great for fine wines

  • East County

    Great for outdoor dining

  • East County

    Good for special occasions

1,024 Reviews
  1. MarcoinSD

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. The food is great, the service outstanding, couldn't be happier to have this litttle gem right here in Lemon Grove

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    El lugar es muy lindo y se ve higiénico, las bebidas son deliciosas y la comida estuvo bien

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  3. JanellS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service was excellent and all of our food was outstandingly delicious!! Highly recommend this place!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat outside since the temperature was nice and wanted to avoid what seemed to be a noisier interior setting. Food was good, served hot and reasonable portion sizes. Was not impressed with the garlic cheese bread but the lasagna and fettuccine Alfredo were both good.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lots of choices to choose from the authentic Italian menu. The service is always fantastic, fast and responsive.

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  6. LindaO

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Giardino's, go there often. Extra special to celebrate my birthday there. Had the linguini/clams with small piece of lobster on top! Amazingly delicious. My group of 4 others all had delightful meals--from gnocchi to lasagna, from short ribs to the cocktails...only good, wonderful food and service. Thanks to Shannon for keeping track of us without being too hovering!

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  7. CarlaL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for our daughter’s birthday. Our large group of 12 was in the private room. The service provided by Shannon was exceptional! The food was excellent and every one enjoyed their entrees. I personally had the pasta meal that came with the cheese wheel which was delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be back.

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  8. MtHelixFam

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always great here. We went for a Father's Day meal and had a perfect evening.

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  9. CharlesB

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Went to Giardino's for Father's Day. For some reason I was expecting it to be a buffet, like it was on Mother's Day. Since it was NOT, I'm sure my disappointment might have prejudiced the entire experience. In any case, food was delicious as always. Especially enjoyed my children's Nutella pancakes. The actually pancake had this wonder flavor I could not exactly place, maybe almond? I ordered the cioppino and it was chock fill of seafood so no complaints. The only "weird" thing were the garlic knots. The looked beautiful when they came out BUT were extremely chewy, like they had been microwaved. You know how something gets hard and chewy when microwaved? This had that consistency. Only other thing was service was a bit slow, especially main course. It's a bit stressful having 4 hungry kids under 8 years old waiting for their food over 30 minutes after delivery of the apps/garlic knots. Constantly having to ask for coffee and bottomless mimosa refills kind of got old as well. That's all...

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Good company with friends. Will return soon for their Thursday special!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Giardino Neighborhood Cucina using the Order Online button. Giardino Neighborhood Cucina also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Giardino Neighborhood Cucina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 825-7112.

Giardino Neighborhood Cucina is rated 4.8 stars by 1024 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Giardino Neighborhood Cucina

8131 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Washington
  • Neighborhood
    Lemon Grove
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Vegetarian, Pizza Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking is also available
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 825-7112
  • Private party facilities
    We offer spaces to gather from intimate dinners to large soirees. No matter the occasion, we've got a table for your guests.
  • Private party contact
    Karina Kravalis: (855) 831-2911
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