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Giardini Trattoria

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2411 Nc 108 Hwy E, Columbus, NC 28722-7725
+1 828-817-4939
Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some dishes are good, some are average to poor. For the price and effort to find this little house turned restaurant, we expected fine food, without exception. There were four of us, one dish meet exceptions of a great dish. Two dishes were average and could have been purchased at many restaurants at 30-50% less. One dish was poor at... More 

Thank OKhokie
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Now this is an awesome farm to table restaurant. We have come many times. Totally chef run with ingredients straight from their garden. The menu changes seasonally and the sauces are amazing. I personally like the salmon when it's available. Don't skip this one if you're in the area. They also usually have some very good cookies to purchase on... More 

Thank kfoodman
Wellington, Florida
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97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went last night with a group of friends, ambiance is nice, small country house made into a restaurant. Had several specials to offer and freshly picked veggies from their garden, but felt that plates ranging from 22-29$ for pasta or fish was way over priced for the area and type of restaurante. We ordered some appetizers, bean soup for me... More 

Thank Trioletos
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

While staying at nearby Bright's Creek Resort, we stumbled upon Giardini Trattoria restaurant in Columbus, NC. What a delightful find when we were ready to give up on a Sunday evening. This is a friendly, welcoming family-run restaurant mostly frequented by knowledgeable locals.

Thank 58bernards
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Food served here is fresh, local, delicious and well presented. My colleagues and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner with prompt, attentive service and a welcoming ambiance. We will be back.

Thank Michael G
Houston, Texas
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

It is worth the drive to come to this amazing little Italian restaurant in Columbus, NC. The food is locally sourced and the chef has a wonderful menu. The wine selection is fantastic too. Recommend: Pollo Involtini and the Seafood Stuffed NC trout.

Thank JuliaTheItinerant
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

GIARDINI was extremely accommodating for our large group of 10 adults and 5 toddlers. Everything that we had to eat and drink was superb! Service was friendly and efficient and the staff was and fun while still doing a great job. Highly recommended. A gem in Polk County NC

Thank martykirch
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We went on Saturday night, with a reservation. The food and service were exceptional! I had the beet tartar salad, with balsamic and goat cheese, and it was worth the trip by itself. My wife had the Drunken Fig salad, and it was great as well. Our server was very experienced, and did a great job in taking care of... More 

Thank Furse1
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This was the best find when we got lost driving from Brights Creek to Mills Creek. Staff were great, food the best my husband had since he left NYC and I love the lasagne bolognese. Joe had the eggplant sausage rotini (not menu name) and the comp expressos were a delight as we wanted to talk to the chef. I'm... More 

Thank Sheila M
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113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to this restaurant. Both times the food was delicious. Some dishes are the usual Italian restaurant fare but others were more unusual. I chose the drunken fig salad which was good but not delicious. Then I chose the beef short rib over potato gnocchi. That dish was delicious! My other guests were very pleased with... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$29
Pizza, Italian, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2411 Nc 108 Hwy E, Columbus, NC 28722-7725
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 828-817-4939
From the time he started making pasta with his Nona as a small child, Joe Laudisio was entranced with the delicious, fresh food made by his large Italian family in Buffalo, NY. Today, he brings his memories and his vision for authentic, regional Italian cuisine to this beautiful little restaurant tucked away in the foothills of North Carolina.

Joe & Mary strive to use fresh organic produce and pastured meats from local farms. They also watch over and help plan the prolific gardens right outside the restaurant doors. From ordering heirloom Italian seeds right from Italy, to guiding the menus that feature the seasonal bounty, much attention is paid to authenticity and to fresh quality. This is not just the new trend in green living, this is the authentic old world process of living and breathing local and seasonal foods that has permeated Italian life for generations.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?