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Jack & Giulio's

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Old Town
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2391 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110 (Arista)
Centrally located in Old Town within walking distance from Trolley Station.
(619) 294-2074
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Italian place in Old Town

I've eaten here a couple of times on business trips to San Diego. Great location in old town. An easy walk from my hotel. They have a really nice patio and have even had live music on an earlier visit. Inside is small but comfortable. No cheesy faux Italian decor. Service has been very good each... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
JFredPhoenixAZ
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Phoenix AZ
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The pasta is made fresh, which really made the dish. The service was top notch, friendly and knowledgeable of the area as well. You can dine inside or out.

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Phoenix AZ
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I've eaten here a couple of times on business trips to San Diego. Great location in old town. An easy walk from my hotel. They have a really nice patio and have even had live music on an earlier visit. Inside is small but comfortable. No cheesy faux Italian decor. Service has been very good each time. Friendly, quick and... More 

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

From the time we entered to the time we left it was a fantastic experience. Our server was the best. He knew his wine, the menu, and knew how to entertain. The food was better than we had in Italy in 2004. The patio had a Mediterranean feel and the weather was matching. If our stay was longer we would... More 

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The Bay Area, CA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We came here to meet our friends while traveling through San Diego mostly because it was the most quiet restaurant in the area, and the only Italian within the walking distance from our hotel. The menu offers all usual italian treats, though portions are smaller and pricier compared to other restaurants of this level. My veal scallopiny , my husbands... More 

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San Diego
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154 reviews 154 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Our first visit in years was a very pleasant experience. We returned with another friend and were disappointed by the poor quality of the meal. The ravioli was wonderful the first time but this time it was covered with congealed cheese. The veal was not tender but the sauce was fine. We are unmotivated to try the place again because... More 

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cheshire
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Wife's ricotta pancakes were nice but my Lasagne was truly awful;18 layers of overcooked pasta layers with a meat sauce thrown over it. Read the varying reviews of this restaurant and our different standard of meals represent the reason why!

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Dalton, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I can tell you I have never had such inattentive service from a waiter ever. The food was good but not special enough to compensate for the lack of service. Had to wave my wine glass in the air just to get another glass. Watched him entertain the table next to me but barely could get his attention at my... More 

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Atwater, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our son lives in San Diego's Little Italy, but he decided to take us to Jack & Giulio's for my Valentine birthday dinner (we went on Sunday night to avoid the Valentine's Day rush). I have eaten at a number of Italian restaurants and I would say this one is the best; my wife agrees. Our menu selections were Chicken... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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406 reviews 406 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

I had dinner here and it was enjoyable. The service was excellent. I had a California salad to start, good but a little salty, then veal Marsalla. It was very good.

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended and is in Old Town. I had the lasagna. It's very thick and delicious. I followed that up with Tiramisu. For future reference the Tiramisu is for two people. But I rose to the occasion and I succeeded.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2391 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110
    (Arista)
  • Public Transportation: Centrally located in Old Town within walking distance from Trolley Station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: (619) 294-2074

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?