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“Great Meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Garibaldi's of Columbia - CLOSED

Garibaldi's of Columbia
2013 Greene St, Columbia, SC 29205-1638
803-771-8888
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Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Spartanburg, SC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2010

I highly recommend Garibaldi's for dinner if your travels take you to Columbia or even in the general area, as it is definitely worth the drive. The smart decor and friendly greetings from the well trained staff sets the stage and heightens the anticipation for what lies ahead. Their specialty is definitely seafood that is excellently prepared and presented, from the mussels in a wonderful broth that we all eagerly dip our fresh baked bread into, to swordfish with capers and lemon served on stone ground grits to the perfectly prepared blackened Redfish with delicately fried oysters, everything was terrific. After your outstanding dinner, I also recommend a casual stroll through the neat and trendy Five Points neighborhood as well.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
SC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Flounder was delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2009

Crispy flounder was fantastic. Have had better musells at Carabbas but still pretty good mussells. Very nice service and location.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“I only miss two restaurants in Columbia, SC--and this is #2”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2009

Great little place--small but excellent, eclectic menu. Great seafood, awesome polenta fries! The decor is a mix of Hollywood Regency and Shabby Chic--fabulous ambiance and lighting. Tiny, so the tables are a little close, but....Great for a romantic date--in Five Points with Valet Parking and a bar.

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“Great food, good service, kind of prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2009

Great food, good service, kind of prices

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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2009

This sister restaurant to the originals in Charleston and Savannah seems a good fit for Columbia. The signature pan-seared whole crispy flounder, with an apricot glaze, is just as good as I remember from the Charleston and Savannah locations. Excellent service. Great ambiance. Another plus: now has valet parking.

On the negative side: prices seem a bit high for the Columbia area. The crispy flounder was $23.

Would recommmend for business dinner or special occassion, when you want to move out of comfort zone.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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