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“heard great things but was disappointed when I visited”
Review of Giglio's Italian Restaurant - CLOSED

Giglio's Italian Restaurant
Cuisines: Italian
Restaurant details
Commerce Township, Michigan
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“heard great things but was disappointed when I visited”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

I've always heard great things about this place and it being a local favorite... but was disappointed when I finally tried it. I got the chicken alfredo and it was very bland and the sauce was somewhat grainy in texture.

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English first
St. Cloud, MN
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great surprise!”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Went to dinner for the first time on a Saturday evening with 5 in our party. The place is small and intimate but it fit the decor and atmosphere. Server was great and we had appetizers, dinners and drinks and the food was great. The pasta is so good and made fresh and the portions were plenty. Lots of take home boxes. Prices were great. I will be coming back and telling friend and family to try this place out. It is off the beaten path but I liked the quieter atmosphere. Their pizzas from around the tables I saw looked amazing. Will have to order one next time. Was not disappointed

  • Visited March 2013
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Jackson, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Giglios, Jackson, MI: Do yourself a favor: Don't go!”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Just terrible! They don't take reservations, but told us they did not expect to be busy. (On a Friday night in Jackson? Red Flag!) When we got there we were told that they did not have a table big enough for us (party of 8), but we could sit at adjoining tables. Perhaps they were adjoining, but because one was around the corner, it was not as if we could see or converse with each other; not a good thing when people have traveled cross country to celebrate with you. Soon after we placed our order, the place started to clear out. We asked if we could move to the back of the restaurant and move a couple of tables together. No. Not possible. Even more people left, and we asked again. No. We obviously did not understand. They have been in business for many years, and know it is just not possible. I sincerely believe if we had been the only patrons, it still would not have been possible to sit with the rest of our party. When the food arrived, the quality ranged from good to mediocre, to just inedible. (Old fish? NASTY!) If you don't like Italian dressing, you are out of luck. That is all they have. Seriously. If you like Wal-Mart's French bread, you will like what they offer here; it is pretty much the same. We were so embarrassed to have recommended this place as a "cute little Italian place with great food".

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Nagymama1969
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Jackson, MI
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“EXCEPTIONAL FOOD! EXCELLENT SERVICE!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Authentic delicious Italian food. We dine at Giglio's weekly and always have an exceptional
meal. Love the warm atmosphere and friendly staff. The spaghetti and meatballs are
outstanding. The specials are always wonderful. Highly recommend Giglio's to those that
appreciate fine dining.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank lukes69
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Jackson, Michigan
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513 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Great food always”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

Although we don't go ofter, we love it when we do. My husband usually gets the antipasto salad, which is huge, but this time he ordered spagetti with sausage and enjoyed it. Our friend also enjoyed his dish of shrimp primavera. Us gals stuck to our "usual", italian nachos! It's listed as an appetizer but you really can't eat it all when ordered as a dinner. The italian sausage, cheeses and yellow peppers, make it italian and it is SOOO good. The back end has been remodeled and it is very nice - love the stone. Staff is pleasant, efficient and knowledgable. Full bar.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Jackie C
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