Giardino D'Oro

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Nestled away on winding Gold Street in Manhattan's venerable Financial District, Giardino D'Oro is indeed a golden garden as its name translates. All that is charming about Italy comes to life as co-owners Benny Jakupaj and Nick Vuli welcome even newcomers with open arms. At Giardino D'Oro, food is indeed art with the fine Italian cuisine replete with antipasti, fresh rolled pastas, exquisite meat and seafood dishes, mouth-watering desserts, and an extensive wine list. Attentive yet discreet service in an intimate setting with strains of Sinatra softly crooning in the background set the scene for power lunches as well as romance.

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CE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here numerous times. Food always outstanding, service as well. Wine selection excellent
Pasta dishes are authentic and varied. Diver sole best I’ve ever had

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful professional service. Martinis are fantastic, food is delicious. Can’t wait to go again

JE
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wife’s Birthday and Son’s visit from CA

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a lovely experience to go to with someone for Valentines Day

DI
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a reservation for 2 on Valentines Day weeks in advance. We showed up on time and were offered a very nice table downstairs. However, that’s where the service ended. We sat with absolutely no attention, meaning no bread, no menu’s, no drink orders, no acknowledgement, nothing for 20 minutes. While the restaurant wasn’t empty, there was still open tables.

After waiting 20 minutes for someone to acknowledge we were there, we decided to leave. We went upstairs and advised the manager and hostess of what had occurred. To make matters worse, we received an excuse that they are busy. Really? That’s it?! Busy? The manager had a chance to try and make it right, but instead chose to make an excuse for inexcusable service.

We walked directly across the street to Harry’s Pizza Bar, with no reservations and they accommodated us without hesitation. We had great service and a great dinner at Harry’s Pizza Bar.

We will never go back to Giardino’s. However, we visited Harry’s Pizza Bar again on 2/15/2020.

BW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were not informed that there was no other choice than a $89 meal on Valentines Day. The waiter was not forthcoming and helpful. There was an ongoing draft in the restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

AN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, authentic Italian. Very good service, prices a little on the high side but you're in the financial district so that's to be expected.

CB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

TT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a mid-week birthday dinner with 3 generations of family. James took great care of us from when I called an hour before arriving, until we left full and completely satisfied-- the staff is extremely pleasant yet also extremely professional. The extensive menu and warm decor reminded us of a wonderful restaurant in Florence where we lunched a few years ago. Our party enjoyed clams oreganata, calamari, filet mignon, veal, chicken, vodka pasta, and delicious dessert. From the first cocktail to the final sip of cappuccino, we had a delightful evening. A delightful downtown dining opportunity.

CA
Pittsburgh
50 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time and everything was amazing. The food was fresh, delicious,beautifully prepared and presented. Service was fantastic. Best dish of the night? The Bronzino and endive salad and ricotta cheesecake. We will be back.

d
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great waiter will go everytime in New York

LK
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and excrptional food. Very nice atmosphere! Thank you!

Laura Kennedy

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

H
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This is a very old world Italian restaurant, which I enjoy on occasion. The pasta with claims was terrific. Unfortunately, the veal parm was dreadful. It was pounded too thin which resulted in overbreading and overcooking. It also was extremely oily. At $38 this is near criminal. Again, I like having a traditional Italian restaurant blocks from my apartment. But there are now so many excellent dining options in FiDi that a mediocre meal for 2 at $150 just isn’t going to cut it. Let’s hope they up their game.

V
Mississippi
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic, engaging and memorable Italian cuisine prepared in the traditional manner by a seasoned staff, coupled with an impressive wine list that tied our meal together perfectly.

JT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Attentive staff. Fresh and delicious food.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giardino’s is simply fantastic! Benny and his staff are so accommodating and friendly. Valentino was so great with our friends children, they loved him! The food was phenomenal as well!

NE
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the old school Italian restaurants and this one is one of the best! Waiters are great and the cocktails are strong! It does not disappoint.

r
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Some excellent food: the risotto and the jumbo shrimp were well cooked. The fra diavolo was bland. Good Italian food if you are on expense account. NOT a good value.

VF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food with a very large menu. Staff very attentive and professional.

JM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place that was recommended by a friend. Took my wife here for her 40th birthday and we enjoyed everything from begging to end. The service was impeccable, the atmosphere and ambiance we're ideal, and the food was superlative. Thank you for making our experience special.

V
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent. I will definitely recommend to anyone looking for good food and great service.

AL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The shrimp appeaser was really sub-par. The fish entree was AMAZING! Their zabaglione was disappointing as well.

A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dover Sole to die for!

d
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there on 2/15 with clients. I hadn't been there in a few years. It was absolutely outstanding. Simply outstanding. Food, service -- everything my clients ate, starters and entrees. Menu items and specials. Classic Italian food. Just a little pricey but absolutely worth it. Go there hungry and you will be more than happy! Thank you "Garden of Gold"!

AP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence service I will remend it to everyone I know and even come back myself.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Valentine’s Day

p
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and the service were both great. The lunch specials, however, were unreasonably priced. It’s nice to see how the other half lives.

EH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks James and staff for another perfect dinner

NB
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great find in downtown NYC. Good food and good service.

T
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food here tastes great and is served by professionals. Whatever you order will not disappoint you. Can get pricy very quickly though.

CG
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very professional and attentive service, while not being obtrusive during a business lunch, was appreciated. The signature salad with beets, tomato and avocado was excellent and quite generous. The nice antipasto served at the start is very colorful and tasty. Special fish was branzino and very well prepared (they take some time to debone it for you, though, so not if you're in a rush). Tables are far enough apart to afford easy conversation. My only criticism is the cold air that blasts in when the doors open, so I suggest they hang a curtain.

DM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was tasked with finding dinner for my team from work. Another place was booked at our desired time, but luckily Giardino D'Oro popped up on my radar.
IT IS FANTASTIC.
The warm fresh bread, the cheese and metas, the wine...all superb. I opted for the fresh made noodles and veal, and I cannot describe the wonderful tastes and flavors. Amazing.
Wish I could give more than 5 stars.

W
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice Italian food that is always well-prepared and presented.

M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight. A gem.

BC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Appetizers were good. Cheese excellent. trecolor salad was excellent as well as the onion soup. Bread great. Service and ambiance a strong plus. However the main course was lacking and expensive. Dessert of creme brûlée was a plus too. Wine good but expensive

RW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. Everyone made the night very special.

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