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“order the lobster ravioli!”
Review of Giuseppe's Ristorante - CLOSED

Giuseppe's Ristorante
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
CT
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“order the lobster ravioli!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great meal for a fair price, my husband and I happened upon this place while wondering Gloucester. We ordered the calamari (lightly battered and not overcooked) and salads (nice light dressing), then the shrimp scampi and lobster ravioli for our mains. While my shrimp scampi was quite good with a nice light fresh sauce, my husband's ravioli was amazing. Six huge ravioli filled with lobster and additional lobster claws on top with a vodka sauce for $19. Fantastic value and taste. We'll return if we are back in the area

Visited September 2013
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English first
Baldwin Place, New York
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“One of the Worst Meals Ever”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Based on the strong reviews, my family and I went to Giuseppe's Ristorante anticipating a great meal.

The waitress was very nice and the salads she brought out were delicious. I ordered the special; Pasta Primavera. When I took my first bite, I wanted to spit the food out. The marinara sauce was burnt, and was so acidic I actually requested packets of sugar to neutralize the acidity. The only vegetables on the overcooked pasta was broccoli. The problem was: the broccoli was literally raw without any other vegetables included. I tried to cut the broccoli but because it was raw and just thrown on and not sautéed it was impossible to cut.

The pasta was overcooked, very soggy, with water on the bottom of the plate. I have never tasted such horrible sauce; burnt or not, if you have trouble with acidic foods, this marinara will burn a hole in the stomach. Or just keep your gastroenterologist on speed dial if you decide to eat here!

I rarely complain about a meal but this was over the top and NOT in a good way. The manager came over and apologized along with the waitress. They took the meal off the bill. They should actually take the meal off the menu! They were very nice about it but we will never step foot in this restaurant again.

I would have shared a photo, but I doubt you would want to see me chug a lugging Pepto!

  • Visited August 2013
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Staten Island, New York
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best gluten free meal in 7 years!”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

I visited this restaurant in August 2013 to celebrate my 7 year anniversary! I live in nyc and this is by far the best gf italian restaurant I have been to, very accommodating, great service. Huge I mean huge portions for a reasonable price! Definitely check it out

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Angel317a
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2 reviews
“Bad food but good service”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

The salad was very good but the main course was lousy. I got the ravioli and the marinara sauce was awful. It was one of the worst sauces I have ever had. Also, the ravioli was extremely over-cooked. The service was great but I do not recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great place, wonderful atmosphere”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Giuseppe's has a real family feel to it. The owners are almost always there and take a lot of pride in their restaurant. The food is always great, the red sangria is excellent. The portions are large and we really enjoy the warm, fresh rolls that are served with dipping oil. When in Gloucester, be sure to take in the piano bar or one of the other musical acts

  • Visited August 2013
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