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Garibaldi's of Columbia

2013 Greene St, Columbia, SC 29205-1638
803-771-8888
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Ranked #41 of 827 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have been stuck for years on this dish! It seems no matter how many times I go to Garibaldi's, I order the flounder. It's a whole, scored flounder with a sweet/hot glaze that is soooo delicious! A bonus is there is enough for another meal at home. The ambiance of this restaurant enhances the excellent food as well.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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145 reviews 145 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I always have the same things here because they are always perfect. the signature crispy flounder is amazingly good. The Basket is a signature dessert with berries and ice cream is a maple "basket." My latest dinner was fully as good as it ever is. They are gracious and welcoming, and serve a mostly local, upscale clientele. It in the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The appetizers were good: crispy pork belly to die for...flat bread was delicious and prosciutto ham platter was very good...then, The entrees were average because the Rest is not really italian, it is an americanized version of Italian dishes.Having been to Italy and traveled extensevely I can testify what a real Italian dish is. Net, you will have a good... More

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Kirkwhelpington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Even though it was on the July 4th holiday weekend, the service and the food was great. We made a reservation, and were seated immediately. Drink order taken, and then we had time to peruse the menu, having a hard time deciding, as there were so many things that sounded wonderful We decided on mussels and a blueberry salad to... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

I had wondered where this crispy flounder that shows up in all the Columbia restaurant photos was served and once I learned it was here, I made a reservation. Upon being greeted by manager/owner/? I felt like he was disappointed by who we weren't. The waitress behaved and spoke to us all evening as if she were a Harvard professor... More

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Chapin, SC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I have been to Garibaldi's twice in the past year. The atmosphere is nice and the menu has a good selection. Service is good. The problem is that the portions are super small and I find the actual taste to be good, but not great. For the price, I think there are better options in Columbia.

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charleston
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

When someone asks for a recommendation for a local restaurant, this is a perennial favorite for a big night out. The ambiance, the food, the service are all top-rate. Always excellent. And the crispy fried flounder is definitely the way to go!

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dallas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I have been in Columbia for 3 weeks of work project so far I have tried out most of the high rating restaurants in Vista and Five Points - I have to say this is my top number one surpass the Motor Supply Co and Ristorante Divinio - they were my No1 and 2 until now - the Seafood Stew... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was our first visit. The hype and reputation this restaurant has made me want to try it out. Not impressive. Me and my husband walked in and stood at the door for a few minutes while employees walked right passed us with not so much as a "hello" or "welcome to garibaldi's"! Off to an awkward start. Then the... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Despite the dated pastel colored walls and somewhat gaudy decor, this restaurant offers amazing food, great service and a wonderful wine selection. I have enjoyed meals at table service and at the bar. This is a great place for family, romantic dining, or a business meal. I bring my out of town visitors here

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