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“Is local better? Not” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Giglio's Italian Restaurant

Giglio's Italian Restaurant
2241 Brooklyn Rd, Jackson, MI 49203-4747
517-787-5025
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Ranked #29 of 147 restaurants in Jackson
Cuisines: Italian
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Jackson, Michigan
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“Is local better? Not”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

had heard about the place and drove by many times. decided to try it. It is good to support local businesses. So, I spend lots at Jackson Coffee Co. and less at Biggby or Starbucks. No offense to local franchise owners of those regional/national chains .
But as for Giglio's, I can count on getting better food, comfort, service and VALUE at Olive Garden. That's just the way it is.

Visited September 2011
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Small, family owned, and delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

The Gilio family makes thier own sauces for thier pasta dishes. Everything is true to italian cooking methods. I love thier portabello mushroom salad. They very artfully decorate it with starfish, sautee'd peppers, and thier own dressing. Always a great choice for dinner.

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Jackson, MI
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“Best date night resturaunt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011 via mobile

My husband and I treat ourselves to Giglios about once every other month. The food is amazing. My favorites are the spinach salad and lasagna. I also love the whole wheat pasta with mainara and grilled chicken. My husband goes for the steak and grilled veggies, chicken parmesan or shrimp scampi. We love to share a carafe of Montepulciano( ?sp). We've had some amazing dates here. They encourage you to sit and relax. The service may seem slow, but I think it's intentional to give you a real Italian experience. And don't leave without trying the homemade tiramisu!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Standby!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011 via mobile

My wife and I go a couple times a year and always enjoy it. We buy the same two things so we may not be the best guide...unless youre looking to have a great grilled chicken salad and some of the best spinach and artichoke dip ever! The dip is served in a bread bowl to make it even more enjoyable. Worth the trip for this alone! Other things I have tried there have been average - so we almost always sick to our standby!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Best kept secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

Great food, authentic itallian. Family atmosphere that makes you feel comfortable and at home. Raviolli, scampi, and lasagna are all excellent.

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