First time diners and a bit disappoint to be seated in what looked like the “overflow room”. Just a square room, painted walls, no artwork, very loud and bus people walking through with crates of dishes.
The good news is the food was as ordered, tasty and fresh. No problem switching up sides or asking for something prepared a bit different than the menu.
Service was good. I wish I could remember our servers name. She was friendly, funny and efficient.
We’ll definitely go back and ask to be seated in the main dining room or bar area.
I've been twice, had the Chicken Francaise first time - doctored it up with Lemon and Salt and Pepper and then the Shrimp Scampi 2nd time, there was something missing in the sauce..... it's kind of bland -not remarkable. My husband tried the Veal Parm, he said it was a 2 out of 5, too much breading and tinny taste to sauce. I'm sure they can tweak the recipes to make them outstanding.... trial and error. Love the people and location! Wishing them success!
Birthday , Resturant was extremely busy, needs more waitstaff
We booked a table for New Year’s Eve at 7:00. We are regular patrons at this restaurant and were personally told that there would be a band playing that night. When we arrived there were signs put up stating the restaurant would be closing at 8:00 pm that night. Apparently the restaurant had been booked for a private party at the last minute and we were told the kitchen was open until 8:00 and when we were done with our meals we had to leave. There were a lot of angry people with good reason. We will find a new restaurant that treats its patrons with respect.
Went in on New Years Eve, and had an excellent dinner. The restaurant was very busy, but we still received excellent service and everyone in my group enjoyed their meals.
Our first time there and we will be back. Overall excellent. We were seated in the back dining room which was very noisey and I realize difficult to control. Consider better subdued lighting in dining areas to create a warmer and better ambience. Restaurant was very clean and the waitstaff provided excellent service. Being Italian, I appreciate great Italian food and Giardinos did indeed serve it during my visit.
We were a party of 14. Cheryl, and her co-workers, took great care of us. Everyone tried different dishes..all the food was wonderful. The jumbo mushroom ravioli was super tasty! Bubbling haddock stew was worth the wait. Can’t wait to dine at Giardino’s again soon!
Food was very good. Staff was even better. Great menu. We will most definitely return.
Great experience. Good food, diverse menu. Staff was great. All positive attributes. Very happy with this dinner.
I ate here last night with my boyfriend and his Mother to celebrate a birthday. My eggplant parmigiana was so good and so flavorful. My boyfriend has the steak tips with mashed potatoes and asparagus and he really enjoyed his meal. His Mother had the special with salmon and risotto and she really enjoyed her meal as well. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be back again. Everything was homemade and very fresh.
Very friendly staff and the food for the buffet was very good. The equipment for the buffet needs to be upgraded and be less catering feel. It was difficult to use with the lids. Still very much recommend it with just a few tweaks.
Great looking restaurant. Very loud making it hard to have any conversation. We were a party of four. Two of the Neal’s were just fair. The veal on both dishes was tough. One other veal dish was good and the fourth dish was excellent. Service was good and the pricing was somewhat high considering the overall quality of the food.
Good family oriented restaurant for food and value
Good food and service
The service was excellent and the food was amazing. Will definitely be back !
I would recommend if people went for sandwich or salad. The baked haddock was dry and Brussels sprouts were awful. Was suppose to be roasted carrots but they were soggy. I had a salad with steak tips a few weeks ago (which was a luncheon special) and it was excellent.
12 oz. steak was more like 8 oz. and it was terrible did not finish or take home .told the waitress but did not get anything off (wasn't expecting anything anyway but thought maybe a sorry about that )
Service was prompt and kind. Food was piping hot and delicious. I got the Steak Gorgonzola and my girlfriend got the Carbonara. Highly recommend either of those dishes. We also got the brussel sprouts, and two of the bruschetta for an appetizer.
Decided to try it
Very good food excellent service with a noise level that allowed conversation. The waitress was very attentive without being intrusive. The band FM Station was very talented and quite entertaining.
The service was impeccable! The food delicious and served hot. That is a pet peeve of my husband. He gets very upset when food is served semi cold. The ambiance is very nice with the water fall etc. Bar area is large with lots of windows and light. Good experience overall.
Very good local place. Their steak tips are the best around. So tender. Excellent risotto too. Seafood is very fresh. We are regulars.
They should really advertise when they're only having a buffet available. That happened on mother's day and it was nearly $30 per plate for mainly pasta and fried food. They did have many options and offered each guest a free mimosa but still not worth it.
Attended the Mother's Day brunch. Overall, great experience. Food was very good, service could have been slightly better. But in fairness, every table was full and it was a buffet, so not like we had to wait. Would definitely recommend.
Made reservation and was seated at nice comfortable booth. Coconut shrimp appetizer was very good. My wife had scallop risotto and was very pleased. I had veal parmesan with ziti in tomato sauce which was excellent, though the veal could have done with less breading. Service was excellent except for forgetting my Caesar salad side. The dessert sampler was very good and a good choice considering the cost.
Too loud, took too long to get drinks and food. Ordered medium steak got well done.
Everything was great! The food was delicious, the service was excellent...a little loud,but bearable.
Cute neighborhood restaurant. Food was ok, service was great and drinks were awesome.
We, were served by Sidney, who was a very good waitress. She shared her recommendations with my wife. It’s always nice to have a server with a personality. The appetizers were very good, and Dinner was served promptly after. Prices were very reasonable. I would go back here again
I came with my dad and we both enjoyed the service and food, I will be back with my wife soon to try other items on the menu.
The service was the worst we have had at a restaurant in many years. It is definitely not a restaurant that we will visit again. Poor service with mediocre food.
Steak tips were awesome. Enjoyed the sides. The salmon was overcooked. Less impressed with the starters. Good value in the suburbs. We felt a little rushed by our server. She was offering me a box when I had hardly touched my food, because my husband eats faster than I. I'll go back despite some issues.
We loved everything about the restaurant with the exception of the shrimp. We got a couple of orders of the coconut shrimp and shrimp scampi. Really did not like to have to clean the tails off the shrimps. Can't wait to come back
We like your restaurant. One of our party loves spaghetti carbonara, and almost always orders it at your restaurant, but he was disappointed in it this time. He said the pancetta was tough and a little grizzly, and the sauce was bland and very disappointing. We realize that “off” days happen, and we certainly will return.
We requested a table by the fireplace, which was fine.
Could we make one HUGE suggestion? Can you put something on the door frame of the restroom so that every time someone goes in or out, that it doesn’t slam shut with such a loud bang. I was thinking if you used the kind of felt pads that are used on the bottom of chair legs to protect floors, that might soften the noise when the closing door hits the frame. Perhaps place a few of the pads vertically where the door hits the frame when it is closed. It is especially noticeable when seated at the tables by the fireplace.
As far as the noise level, not much can be done. It was fairly quiet while we were there, but about halfway through our meal, a large party was seated, and they were young and loud. Again, none of that is on you, but you did ask the question in your survey.
Your waitstaff has always been really helpful, and I do wish you continued success. As I said, we will return.
The was honestly the worst food I ever had! The salmon tasted like it was frozen and microwaved, the kids meals came with fries that also tasted like they were reheated. Will never eat here again
The spinach and mushroom risotto was delicious! This is the second time I’ve visited and the second time getting this dish. This was my husband’s first visit, and he enjoyed his meal as well. The atmosphere is upscale and comfortable. Our server, Adrian, was very attentive, courteous, and pleasant. I highly recommend Giardino’s!
The hostess was very accommodating and our server was awesome!!!!
Food was very good. The veal parmigiana could have been a little hotter. The pasta was great. Clam chowder was great. Service very good. Had a red and they sat us right away. Noise level very high. Will go again soon.
Planned surprise birthday dinner for a party of 12 (last night). Never been to Giardino's, so I was definitely taking a chance. So happy to say the food was fresh and extremely satisfying! BUT what will bring me back more than anything else was our waitress, Kathe. She was/is AMAZING!! Kathe, vibed with our dinner party and she kept the jokes coming. Every single person in attendance was so pleased with the atmosphere and food, but Kathe was the icing on the cake. In a world where customer service is just not what it used to be, it was refreshing to dine at Giardino's and truly enjoy the experience and exceptional service. Kathe, you rock!!