Giorgio's at 201 Main

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Upscale, California fresh cuisine. Take a seat in our show kitchen or in fire-lit Tuscan Piazza. Featuring an award winning wine list and a highly renowned mixology menu, we offer 104 seats in the dining room, 38 bar seats, and 56 seats in the fire-lit piazza.
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DL
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Menu is a little weird, really meat heavy. Only 3 pizzas to choose from? Only vegetarian choice was angel hair in tomato sauce. Even the gnocci came with chicken, which is a weird choice. I don't think I've ever had gnocci with anything other than just sauce. Wine list was pretty slim. Staff started turning off the lights around our table at 7:30. This was on a Saturday night. I guess downtown Salinas isn't really a Saturday night life destination... If everything was about $5 cheaper I'd consider going back, its really beautiful inside, but the food was pretty meh for the price. It's definitely not a $30 steak dining experience.

GB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was ample and well made, but the service is inexperienced and somewhat aimless in their catering to guests.

R
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The $24 breakfast buffet was very disappointing. We were seated promptly but we were not approached by a server for about 15 minutes. No one went over the buffet menu or explained the logistics. The chilaquiles were soggy, the eggs looked like they might be powder; and the sopes were chewy. All of the deserts were bought elsewhere and brought in- nothing was freshly made on site. The only thing wroth it were the $6 bottomless mimosas which would be $15 (if I remember correctly) if ordered outside of the buffet. I will stick to patronizing this place for drinks only when a friend or a group makes the suggestion since it is not a place I'd independently think about patronizing.

SL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff went out of their way to assist me with a large party in the patio. Great service all around.

F
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Salinas downtown spot with good service great food !

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2 Birthday celebrations, food was great and service was excellent. The accommodated our every need with a great attitude. Very welcoming

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Waitress was not friendly. She never came to check on us Unless we flagged her down.

GH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose to celebrate our anniversary at Giorgio's, and we had an outstanding time . The entire experience from start to finish exceeded our every exspectation. Martha our server was outstanding and the chef performed magic with our meals. Bravo!

L
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The receptionist and waitress were so nice! Food was delicious too. Can't wait to go back :)

CC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing defenetly great quality food. Worth the price you pay. Will defenetly go more often as this was my first time going.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

It was mostly empty but still had slow service. Food was not good and very overpriced. Happy hour menu is tastier than regular menu

KC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent. Good quality, good taste. Service was lacking. Ran out of plates more than once and people had to wait for plates for more than 3 minutes before getting food

OT
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food and atmosphere are absolutely great. Unfortunately they were under staffed on Mothers Day brunch buffet. The chafing dishes were constantly empty, the desserts were all but missing, the drinks were never replenished and although they found my reservation that I confirmed both on Open Table and via phone twice, they did not have a table for us. They scrambled to get us one, but it was obvious they needed a better process and more people to assist.

MV
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was nice. My family enjoyed the food. I expected brisket, which I enjoy more. Family did not care for prime rib, no flavor. The orange juice was horrible..tasted like chlorinated water was used..obviously not fresh! food was just ok...cold at times.. I would recommend but with warnings...

AJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful family experience. Delicious food and options. Also enjoyed the bottomless mimosas. We will go back!

JS
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Why was the Mother's Day Brunch $10 more than any other Sunday? The buffet was the same. The food was fresh and good, except for the salmon. That was inedible. The waffles were light and good, the eggs benedict excellent. $34 should have included drinks.

YH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

egg benedics, muffin was rubbery, and too overcooked.
chilaquilles, way too hot
no dressing for salad.
not what we expected!

SF
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

very good food - the place is not cheap. we were very surprised at how few people were there on a saturday evening.

B
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I was really disappointed in the food quality and the choices. There wasn't much fresh items available, most of it was carbs and for someone who can't eat that much carbs left me with 3 choices and for 24.00 that was the most expensive meal in my intire life. I expected more from this place.

PF
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall Easter Brunch was very good, especially the value. The only negative comments I have is that there were several empty food trays on the buffet line and we had made a reservation for the patio and ended up in a back room and couldn't hear and of the live music.

GT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I expected better quality food for Easter Brunch. Its was just very average quality food

AV
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the brunch at Giorgio's! My family and I attended the Easter brunch, and it was great. The live music was awesome. The food was good as always. The hostess, Ana, was very sweet and helped me with some last minute reservation issues. She was very professional, and super nice. She made sure to accommodate us as best as she could. We will be sure to return for brunch again!

TL
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Food was cold
.service was horrible tip was included for only 4 people at 22 bucks just to refill water when asked

G
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Went for Easter brunch. Music too loud. Carving station employees fabulous. Hostesses confused, took long time to get seated, then gave no instructions to get started. Half done with food before we got drinks. Asked water boy for salt and pepper, delivered after we finished. Food fabulous, service lousy.

D
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch was a totally enjoyable experience for the whole family. The staff was courteous, effecient and were checking on us often. Mary our server was great. Entertainment by the Sand Dabs made it a perfect morning.

DH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had been to Giorgio's before and really enjoyed it. They’ve reduced hours to Fri-Sun and the menu has changed significantly, and seems to offer very similar items to a nearby restaurant now. The piped in music was so loud we needed to yell across the table. We decided not to order cocktails but the water we were given immediately upon sitting down was never refilled through the meal. Not likely to go back.

SA
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Myself and two girlfriends had dinner for a girls night. Our appetizer (Calamari), cocktails and dessert were all delicious. We all had the Truffled Gnocchi for our entree. Overall it was tasty, but the chicken was a tad dry and all of it was a bit too salty. We also all wished it had come with more sweet potatoes. Our overall experience was a good one and we will eat there again.

W
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Cody the server was really nice. It took awhile at the beginning to get service by after that it all went well.

E
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with good food, but service was lacking.

LD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Wonderful champagne brunch only disappointment was our table was not set up or wiped down (we sat outside) when we arrived and our waitress was on her first day - with a table of 8. I did a lot of getting items myself for our group as she wasn't too sure about most things. I think they perhaps should have started off inside with smaller tables. Otherwise - a wonderful meal and setting. We will definitely go back.

i
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the Sunday brunch buffet and endless mimosas. Food was excellent with a great selection and variety. Customer service was great too. What I didn’t like was that they don’t give each table your own juice carafe with your bottle of champagne. It’s really inconvenient to have to walk across the room to fill your flute with a splash of juice. Never been to a brunch spot with endless mimosas that makes it like this. Super inconvenient. We ended up buying carafes for the table because of this. I also wish there was music playing. But maybe this place isn’t looking to be a cool/hip brunch spot. Overall, a great experience.

YH
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was fabulous however they didn’t have our outside reservation. Either they didn’t bother to check but my RSVP was for party of eight!

SV
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Service, Food, Environment! Definitely wouldn't mind making it our Sunday regular!

CH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Food was not good and service was super slow. Drinks from bar were not good either. Building was nice but outside of that.... it was a bust!

J
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great however, the waitress was not attentive and it was cold inside. I had to wear my jacket the whole time.

g
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Elegant setting, dry halibut.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The customer service was great as well as the food. I will definately come back and recommend it to my friends and family.

AC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Crystal was the best. She was very attentive and had a great attitude. She made our dinner experience that much better. I can honestly say that the greeters were great as well. We will definitely go back soon.

JB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

We had reservations but were sat in the way back in what looked like an overflow area close to the bathrooms. It’s hard to have a romantic dinner when you see people walking in and out of the bathroom. We made the bast out of it. Food was good and the staff was very nice.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Valentine’s Day dinner was very special. The food was delicious. We got excellent service and the atmosphere was amazing!

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