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Jack & Giulio's

#395 of 3,735 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Old Town
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2391 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2835 (Arista)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Lakewood, CO
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great J & G Manhattan and really yummy mousse and mussels. Sergio is the best ever waiter! the setting is so relaxing. Highly recommend.

Thank Meg5Lakewood_CO
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144 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Dinner here after a day of touring San Diego that ended in Old Town was delightful. Perhaps the rainy day had keep most of the tourists a few blocks away. Regardless, food was great, waiters very attentive. Worth the stroll.

1 Thank tbrown6220
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

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 

Thank NoReservations1
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 August 15, 2016 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 

Thank Walter D
Satellite Beach, Florida
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

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 

Thank Randy H
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.

Thank happytravels202
Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Cindy K
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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 

Thank John G
Management response:

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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43 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Eric B
Management response:

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 

Thank patiD
Management response:

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $35
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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:15 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2391 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2835
  • 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?