Giorgio's Ristorante - South Orange

4.5
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310 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Giorgio's of South Orange has always been one of the landmarks in the area. Specializing in fine Italian cuisine and catering, we have a wide range of signature soups, salads and of course, our special, main-course, all-time favorite items. We offer specials every weekend including special desserts so be sure to ask!
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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SR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I’ve been dining at Giorgio’s for a number of years. The food is always top notch and the service is always friendly and professional. The restaurant is also very beautiful inside; you have the feeling you are inside a spacious dining room in someone’s home. I have taken many family members and friends here for lunch or dinner, and they always ask to go back again. They always remember their experience at Giorgio’s.

PH
New York Area
342 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another excellent dinner.
We have dined here regularly for many years and have always been TOTALLY SATISFIED: classic ambiance, fast service, delicious appetizers, entrees and deserts , AND at prices too good to be true!
The friendly professional demeanor of Ruben enhances your enjoyment of your meal.
We'll be back soon--------

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal, great service combined with great ambiance for an outstanding value.

RR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Service was terrible. We had to wait for menus, the order and our meals when the restaurant was half empty. Two tables that were seated after us were served first. The waiter was missing most of the time.
It was very disappointing.

ML
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

This was my forth or fifth visit to Giorgio's in so many years. Giorgio's has good food, excellent service and pleasant atmosphere. The interior could use a refresh, and the food although good is not excellent. However, the prices are reasonable and the owners very nice.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just love the family atmosphere and kindly service. I’ve been several times, and keep coming back.

RC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Enjoyable low-key atmosphere.... nice family-owned restaurant with pleasant ambiance.

JW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining as always.

NS
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Food was mediocre, my steak was awful for the price. Place needs updating too.

OT
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and outstanding service.
Maria did great job. Will be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Seton Hall parents dinner with my sons dorm roommates and families. Food was fantastic. Had a reservation and sat down right away. Service could have been a bit better, we had 11 people and put food came out in drips and drabs. Overall a great experience and the prices were reasonable! Will definitely go there again.

PH
New York Area
342 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, service, ambiance and really low prices.
Plus, your dinners come with fresh steamed vegetables, a rarity in Italian restaurants,
NOBODY MAKES DELICIOUS VEAL DISHES LIKE GIORGIO!!
AND the other dinner items are also superb---

BT
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

The restaurant is attractive and inviting but the meal was off track . Calamari appetizer was rubbery and tasteless. Out of 4 meals only one guest liked theirs. Go with the pasta bolognese. Eggplant was not as described on menu. Told that chef made mistake and left out layers of meat but no solution offered and charged for meal anyway. Order for entree of salmon and side salad resulted in salad with slab of salmon on top and unable to provide a simple vinaigrette dressing. Place was empty at lunch and kitchen still unable to serve 4 meals as ordered. Too bad. Owner is nice. Waitress well meaning but confused.

JB
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

First time. Won't be a second. We eat out quite often with simple, basic requirements - really good food, really good service and priced appropriately. Giorgio's is a quaint little restaurant with a pleasant wait staff. Patrons were all older adults, the lack of children and millennials seemed the reason for the civil noice level which allowed for pleasant dinner conversation. The menu was well rounded, food served at appropiate temperature. The veal and chicken entrees did not have any wow effect. The caprese appetizer needed salt to enhance the flavor and I never salt my food. The most annoying thing was the air conditioning. There were only 3 tables of people when we arrived. We asked to be seated away from the AC as we felt it blowing as soon as we walked in. The 3 tables offered were all quite cold and in direct air stream. There were other tables for 4, some could have been separated for 2 - they were not reserved, yet not offered. Two parties of two arrived as we were finishing our meal - they too complained about the AC blowing, the servers just shrugged. The espresso was left behind as it was not drinkable and the creme brûlée was caramelized to perfection but was so liquidy it was practically drinkable. That too was left behind. Too bad!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely dinner experience
Wonderful wait staff very friendly

Y
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been coming to Giorgio’s for years and never disappoints. Great food. Great service. Menu could have a refresh but it’s really a local gem

F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The restaurant was small the menu was limited. It was no place to celebrate or give out gifts. My daughter opened her college send off gift and the table near us shhhhhhhhhhh’ed her. The service was minimum almost ignored.

m
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great restaurant!! The past, now and in the future. Will be back again and again

CW
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

1st time visiting. Nice location, staff was pleasant and food was terrific

TB
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very polite and timely service, no hassle or issues

PH
New York Area
342 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As expected, our dinners were as delicious as they have always been! Nobody makes veal dishes or rack of lamb like Giorgio. You DON'T need a knife to cut your veal or lamb chops-they are always so tender, you easily can cut them with your fork!
And, for dessert- you must for get to have a piece of Janet's home style Italian cheesecake.-it's THE BEST!!!.
We'll be back again soon

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Love Giorgio’s! Great food and always a pleasant experience

B
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

When one goes out to dine, one wants not only good food but attentive service. At Giorgio's we found the former but lacked the latter

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was wonderful. We had a delicious dinner & birthday celebration. Food and service were excellent, and byob allowed us to enjoy our own wine.

ML
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We celebrated our goddaughter’s college graduation, on Thursday evening. We had a party of 10. The service was attentive and accurate. The food was beautifully presented and delicious.

h
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Lovely ambiance and nice selection of choices. The service was good although we did not get the substitution that we requested. However, the waiter did take it back and bring us the proper dish the second time. The prices are higher than our usual restaurant choice, but the fact that we could bring our own wine, makes Giorgio's a decent value.

p
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The food was excellent! We have eaten there in the past and returned because we were seeing a performance at SOPAC. The service was friendly but slow. They did not have enough staff. We had to rush to the theater.

DS
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great find! Ate here after my daughter's graduation from Seton Hall. Food was wonderful as was the service. Wish we lived closer!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

We arrived on time and was seated right away. I immediately noticed that only eight eating utensils were on our table. We were a party of nine. It took me asking three times before I actually got the missing utensils. We had to ask for bread, while the table behind me got there without asking. Throughout the night we must have had four different servers. It seemed as though they were understaffed.
As for the food, it was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meal and had only great things to say about it.
I would go again to see if it was just that night that the service was off and not a daily experience.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite go to restaurant. The food is amazing as is the atmosphere and service. The chicken with brie is phenomenal- very tender and tasty. Their Mediterranean salad is to die for! There is a lot to be said for this family run establishment!!

r
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very good and fresh. We totally enjoy it and look forward to coming back. Would definitely recommend this for great food and service. We even had the pleasure of meeting the manager who came to our table

TO
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding experience. I’ve often walked past but finally checked it out. Scallops Toscana, baked salmon, garlic shrimp appetizer. Owner and family are very attentive.

JS
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We have our men's book club meeting at Giorgios often. The food and service is always good. The consistency of all aspects of our experience is important and appreciated.

ND
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Giorgio's is always good. Great place for a girls' night out, or a date night.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were the last ones in the place for almost 30 minutes! But no rush from them. No sign of impatience.
Second time there, and my family and I will be back.

HA
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Meal service was very slow and some of the food arrived cold. They need more wait staff. The decor was pleasant, but it was hard to talk becasue of the noise. They were obliging when I asked for a sample of the soup.

SM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat before a SOPAC event, food and service always top notch

CZ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great and so was the food. We were seated immediately upon arrive at the time of our reservation. Food arrived quickly after ordering.

TE
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice place with fantastic food … My friend and I had the salmon risotto and lasagna as dishes and both were perfectly prepared … As this was a BYOB establishment, and we shared our own bottle of wine, the final bill for appetizers (calamari and portabello mushrooms) and no desert was very reasonable - We will be going back for sure …

PH
New York Area
342 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another totally enjoyable meal!! In spite of the fact that there was a party 14 seated nearby, we were promptly served.
We come here regularly because of the terrific food, ambiance service AND at really low prices.
For dessert, you MUST have Janet's Italian cheesecake. This delightful item, as well as everything on the menu tastes like it was freshly prepared by a family member and you are eating at home.