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“Visited this restaurant twice, same story. Would not recommend”
Review of Giardinetto Italian Restaurant - CLOSED

Giardinetto Italian Restaurant
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Darlinghurst
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Darlinghurst
Reviewed January 16, 2013

I visited this restaurant twice on a two-month business trip. Both times the service was slow and the food quality was sub-par. The first time, the entrees were cold and lacked any flavour. My party of three were there for 2.5 hours when the restaurant had three other tables.

The second visit, it appeared that our entrees had been cooked in a microwave using basic pasta ingredients that you could purchase at a store. It was certainly not a gourmet meal and most of us did not finish eating our food. By the end of our second meal, my five colleagues and I were ready to be done with this place. The problem, as usual, was finding our waiter to get the bill. On the second trip, the restaurant was more crowded, but was no excuse for the poor food quality and service.

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Thank GovernorofRome
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Reviewed December 31, 2011

Corner location, inside and outside dining, with character. Very good portion size and some interesting, different dishes. The set menu of three courses was good value and filling.

Great tasting Italian Pinot Grigio.

Try the olives for an appetiser, they are warm, with a touch of chili, but exceptionally tasty. The creme caramel dessert is one of the best I have tasted.

We were per-warned by the manager, people always come back- and so did we.

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Thank AlbertSolihull
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Reviewed November 22, 2011

This restaurant was recommended to us by the hotel. It is nice and cozy with maybe a dozen tables. We arrived there with a business card that was given to us by the hotel staff and we presented that card to our waitress. We never got a discount or anything else for it. The food was good but it was very expensive and service was extremely slow. There were only 6 other people in the restaurant and it still took over 30 mins to get our meal. We were never offered any bread while we waited for our main course. When the other couple with us asked for glasses of water they were brought a bottle of water – they were charged $9 for that bottle.

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Thank AMFMooseCreek_On
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Reviewed May 9, 2011

Two of us had dinner on a Friday night and we were very impressed. We started with their 3 course meal for $35 and would definitely recommend them. The first was Garlic Prawns and my partner had Smoked Salmon. For mains, we had the Duck a la Orange and Mushroom Risotto. The presentation for all dishes was outstanding. We were impressed with the staff especially their friendliness. A friens recommended this place to us. The atmosphere in this small restaraunt is really romantic, very good and not too loud modern italian music in the background. The waitress are really italian, she was very polite, presenting the menu. Service was very relaxed but professional. This restaraunt, located in 62 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst, close to CBD is a very good place for romantic datings for couples, small group of friends meetings. I would recommend the restaurant to everyone. More information on their website - http://www.---------------------.com.au

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Reviewed January 24, 2011

Went in without any expactations.
We ordered a salmon fillet and a chicken parmigiano.

Both dishes where fine. Nothing out of the ordinary but absolutly not bad.
Will try the restaurant again.

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Thank iMPOSTER
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