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Jack & Giulio's

#401 of 3,727 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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2391 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2835 (Arista)
16192942074
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:45 am - 2:15 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Philly
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On the last night of our trip to San Diego, we were looking for an alternative to the ubiquitous Mexican restaurants. My wife is Italian and was in the mood for red sauce. We were in Old Town and stumbled across Jack & Julio’s so decided to give it a try. Good choice! Nice ambiance, attentive service, and outstanding food.... More 

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Your in Old Town San Diego, your thinking Mexican food and it's on every corner right? However, then there is Jack & Giulio's old world Italian! Great food, outside on the patio, casual but nice atmosphere with great service. It was busy, but not loud, not like some of the other places down the street. Full bar, killer Manhattan's, nice... More 

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started going there when it was in PB back in the early 80's and it quickly became one our family's and many of my friend's favorite even as it moved to Old Town. I now live in Florida and have not been there in a few years so any recent changes I am not aware of if any but... More 

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Loma Linda, California
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We make it a point to go to dinner here whenever we are in San Diego. We found it by accident and are so glad we did. The staff are friendly, the food is soooo good! and the ambiance is very nice.

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Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We ordered shrimp bisque which came in a huge bowl but there was only a few spoonfuls in it. It was good, what there was of it. I also ordered linguini and white clam sauce, but it was very watery. For the steep price we paid I didn't feel the food was up to par. If you are on a... More 

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Thank Cindy K
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141 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

There is nothing fancy about the food which is not a bad thing, but given the pricing and ambience, one would expect a bit more than fairly standard - but well-prepared - Italian food. The scampi is still absolutely delicious after all these years (this is a must have at Giuglio's) but the veal/eggplant parmigiana is average at best. Salads... More 

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Thank John G
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John, We value your feedback, as well as stopping in over the years. Glad you're a fan of our scampi and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We looked forward to gnocchi based on the menu posted on the TripAdvisor website, but at the restaurant it was not a menu item. The bolognese on the online menu was also non-existent on the restaurant menu. If you're looking for something specific you might want to call ahead and see if they have it. The swallow's nest was tender... More 

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Thank Eric B
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Eric, Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us. We hope that you'll reconsider us again in the future. Be sure to check out our website for the most up to date menu as well as our list of wine. More 

Half Moon Bay
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is a lovely old style Italian restaurant. Excellent service and quality/quantity food. The Chicken Marsala was the best my partner has had in years - and he was SO happy. My Chicken and Eggplant Parmesan was crispy outside and tender/juicy inside (ask for just a tad more sauce). Located in Old Town where the majority of restaurants seemed to... More 

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Pati, We appreciate you leaving us some great feedback after your visit. Excellent dinner choices! Be sure to visit us again soon and seeing what else we have to offer! More 

Victoria MN USA
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294 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

If you get tired of Mexican food in Old Town, this is a nice alternative. The food was very good and and combined with good wine and good friends, it was a perfect evening. The pastas are homemade and excellent.

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Thank Steve L
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Steve, Thank you so much for visiting us recently. Glad you enjoyed your recent meal and we look forward to many more stops in the future. More 

Danvers, MA
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Monday evening dining at J & G's was good. Our pasta dishes were well prepared. Garlic bread was good. Our server seemed nice but possibly could have been projecting an understated patronizing tone. This could have been unintentional and may just be my perception. Regardless, not a bad choice.

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Thank Danno2007
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience with all of us. Let us know what your favorite dish is and we're already looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $35
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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
11:45 am - 2:15 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2391 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2835
    (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: 16192942074

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