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“Independent Italian”

Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 451 Restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $31
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Roeder
Description: Giuseppe's Al Porto has a spectacular view of Squalicum Marina at Bellingham Bay and with Chef Christian Turner focusing on the freshest local ingredients, while utilizing classic Italian technique, our restaurant is an experience that you cannot afford to miss!! We offer Dining Al Tramonto which is our three course dinner for $14.95 Sunday thru Thursday from 4:00pm - 5:30pm. Or come join us for happy hour and our hand crafted Infusion Cocktails as well as Chef Turner's Balsamic Rosemary Glazed Ribs! With our two large outdoor dining terraces as well as our main dining area's Giuseppe's Al Porto is suited for all occasions.
Bellingham, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Independent Italian”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

If you're looking for a Spaghetti Factory wad o' pasta experience you'd probably be disappointed here. If you enjoy well thought out and expertly seasoned and prepared dishes using local seafood and meats you're in for a treat. My date had the rack of lamb (outstanding!) and I had the chicken picatta, which featured a light though complexly flavored sauce which was wine-forward with a kiss of lemon, rather than the usual sweet & citrus sauce one normally gets. And of course there is plenty of pasta to be had. The side vegetable(s) didn't get much lovin' in the kitchen, but I consider excellent veggies to be a surprise bonus when they happen. I'm not going to let average side vegetables harsh my meal's mellow. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank FloydZurfluh
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant with awesome view; good food; lousy service”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Our family of four decided to eat Easter brunch at Giuseppe this year. We were also there to celebrate a family birthday. We often dine out and often like to try new restaurants. This was our first time at Gieseppe. The restaurant is beautiful. We were seated by the window and had a partial view of the Bay; it was a beautiful spring day.

The food was buffet style with a great selection of entre and salad. The food was delicious...lamb, salmon, salad....The price was reasonable. The service, however, was horrible; below standard for a classy restaurant. Yes, it was a busy day because of Easter; every table was reserved. When we had finished our salad, our plates were stacked as the waiter was too busy to remove our plates. Then our entre plates began to stack up also. We asked for water twice and our empty coffee cups were never refilled (we were never offered more coffee).

When we received our check, an 18% gratuity was added to our bill. Apparently, it is standard for them to add gratuity to their bill. I would have gladly given the amount ( and we did) if the service had been good but we left with a bad taste in our mouth.
For fine food, we will stick with Anthony's, Cliff House or, The Forks at Agate Bay (yum!!!)

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank mango58
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Bellingham, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Valentine's Day Delight”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

We had a lovely dinner at Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant on Valentine's Day this year. The food was excellent, the wine delightful. Giuseppe himself never fails to come to our table and check on our service. I have sent many of my bed and breakfast guests to Giuseppe's and they have always come back raving about the food.

Visited February 2013
1 Thank Betty C
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Blaine, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“For a special night out . . . .”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Giuseppe's had been on our radar for a while, so when a friend chose it for his birthday dinner, we were ecstatic! The restaurant is bigger than it looks and quite elegant. I had the Pollo (chicken) alla Picatta (makes me want to learn Italian!) and it was excellent and Tom had Pollo alla Parmigiana, which was also very, very good. I'm all over trying new cocktails, so opted for Mike's Pear Wink and liked it so much I had a second one! The vew from the restaurant is of boats in the harbor, which, for both of us, is very inviting. Come summer, we will definitely spend at least one evening on the outdoor deck. Yes, the price is not fast-food economical, but Tom and I have come to the conclusion that excellent food every once in a while is part of what makes life good!

  • Visited March 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, okay price”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Food is awesome, view is wonderful, price is okay. will come back on special occasion, but not regularly.

Visited March 2013
Thank guenthj2
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