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“Pretty good, if you aren't in a hurry.”

Geraldo's Restaurant
Ranked #24 of 243 Restaurants in Fairbanks
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Fairbanks, Alaska
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15 reviews
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“Pretty good, if you aren't in a hurry.”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Geraldo's is an Italian restaurant which, like a real restaurant in Italy, seems to expect you to linger for a while. Italy is proud of its slow food tradition, Americans are a bit more impatient. The food is very good, which makes up for the wait, unless you are on a tight schedule and have somewhere you need to be later.

I've been going here for years, although this was my first trip since the expansion. The sign out front used to say, "Say YES to garlic!" and they mean it. Every dinner dish I have ever tried there has a healthy dose of garlic in it, which works for me since I like garlic. Just make sure that everyone you intend to spend the rest of the evening with is also eating dinner with you and it won't be an issue.

The menu looks to be the same as before and i had the lasagna this time. It was very good. I have had their other pasta dishes in the past and they were good as well. I am also a fan of their chicken parmigiana. My husband had a different chicken dish on this outing and he really enjoyed it. The salad bar is not nearly as impressive as it used to be, but still a decent start to your dining experience.

One menu area that I did notice major recipe changes was the desserts. They were always good, but now they are fantastic. On a whim I ordered the tiramisu, which I was only so-so on before and it was wonderful. My husband ordered the cheesecake and I stole a couple of bites- quite possibly the best cheesecake in town! So decadent and creamy.

Over all, my tips to enjoy a trip here: make a reservation, expect to sit and chat for a while, and order a glass of wine to enjoy while you wait for your food. Do those things and it will make for an enjoyable evening.

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
North Pole, Alaska
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Date”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Just returned home from a superb dinner with my spouseman! What a lovely evening in a Tuscan inspired restaurant with fabulous food. I LOVE the spaghetti and meatballs and my husband was encouraged to try the pizza by his co-workers so he did and was thrilled with the Frank Sinatra pie he ordered. He says it is the best pizza he has had in Fairbanks by FAR! Our server Sarah was great .. there when we needed her and scarce when we didn't. Just a great in restaurant experience from a place we've had 'take-out' from for years. We will come visit again soon!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Fleurry
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Vancouver, Canada
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57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good little Italian”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

It was a very busy place. We waited for a long time for our table but it was worth the wait! Food was excellent. Highly recommend it!

Visited September 2012
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Thank Jag1988
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Dallas, Texas
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Decent Pizza”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

We ate at this restaurant since we were staying at Wedgewood Resort across the street. Service was good and the pizza was decent, not the best but okay. Appeared that a lot of the locals ate there.

Visited August 2012
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New Jersey
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94 reviews
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“Okay, just okay”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

To be honest, we just didn't feel like spending more money on a cab ride to downtown Fairbanks. So we walked across the street- we were staying at the Bear Lodge-- and ordered pizza for takeout. I wasn't particularly hungry, so I told my husband to get a medium. Good thing I wasn't hungry because it was quite small for two people and pricey for a mediocre pizza. Sorry, but my husband can make a better pizza for a fraction of the cost.

  • Visited August 2012
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