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“Superb dining, so great we went back twice.”
Review of Giuliana 59 - CLOSED

Giuliana 59
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
San Francisco, California
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Superb dining, so great we went back twice.”
Reviewed May 22, 2011

We came across this restaurant on a web search, looking for places to eat near our hotel. We walked in and immediately had a good feeling. We ordered Paccheri (pasta) with fava, guanciale (like bacon) goat ricotta. And it was the best pasta dish I ever had, this includes living in Italy for a year and travels to many wonderful gastronomic capitals. We then had layers of steak which were cooked perfectly and had incredible taste. My husband had a steak dish as well that was equally delicious. We were so happy and the owner and her partner were lovely hosts.

The next night we decided to be open minded since we were only in Rome for 2 nights. So we dined at a highly recommended restaurant down the street. It was average to say the least. So we each decided to get only one course and within half an hour, we snuck back to Guiliana 59 and got the same pasta dish again! It was equally delicious. What an amazing experience!!!

We insisted the chef come out and he was great. He was there only a few days and training the staff and coming up with the menu, which was a great selection in our opinion. Overall we would recommend this restaurant because the atmosphere is relaxed yet stylish, and the food is definitely made with love!! Grazie Mille!!

  • Visited May 2011
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English first
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3 reviews
“Lovely”
Reviewed March 14, 2011

We visited Giuliana 59 on a Friday at around 9pm - it's a small restaurant and although there were a few people there the atmosphere was really lovely. The staff were helpful and friendly and the food was great (I'm a vegetarian and there were a few things on the menu suitable for me.) Dessert was to die for!! :-) would definitely recommend it. I don't think it opens for lunch, just dinner.

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Athens
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lo mejor”
Reviewed October 18, 2010

The best dinner we had in Rome in our weekend trip thanks to the recomandations of Franklin hotel. We tried other places but none was as nice as at "giuliana 59". Fresh food, nice atmosphere and very nice people.
Thank you for your service

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Mumbai
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“the best meal we had in Rome”
Reviewed September 2, 2010

Giuliana 59 is an excellent restaurant that serves wonderful fresh & delicious food. We first went there because it was close to our excellent hotel, The Franklin Feel The Sound but kept returning because it turned out to be a really great, unpretentious restaurant. We ate there 3 times during our 4 day stay at Rome and ate something different each time. My wife's a vegetarian and she also loved the food. The recommended wines were also great. The proprietress was very warm and friendly and went out of her way to make us comfortable. She made the recommendations thoughtfully and didn't go wrong even once! We're definitely eating there when we go back.

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