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Jack & Giulio's

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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 - 9:00 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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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
Great Italian restaurant

The food was amazing and the owner is in back cooking, so you know it's good. Friendly staff! Can't wait to come back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
bdmar67
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Canyon Lake, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We have not had food this good since Little Italy in New York. Our kids were able to get kids portion of the pastas and we left full with a great fine dining experience. The staff was friendly and helpful with the menu as well.

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Bonita, CA
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Been going to Jack & Giulio's for 40 years now. One of us must order the Shrimp Scampi and we usually order one of the other dishes and share them. The Scampi is well known locally and the best I've ever had. Breaded, baked, and served with mushrooms and a champagne sauce it is still to die for. The other... More 

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Canyon Lake, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The food was amazing and the owner is in back cooking, so you know it's good. Friendly staff! Can't wait to come back!

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7 restaurant reviews
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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
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
69 restaurant reviews
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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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76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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
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7 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Jack & Giulio's

Address: 2391 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110
Phone Number: (619) 294-2074
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 35
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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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: Special occasions, Romantic, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?