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Giardini Trattoria

2411 Nc 108 Hwy E, Columbus, NC 28722-7725
+1 828-894-0234
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“ravioli” (8 reviews)
“lamb chops” (5 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
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Pizza, Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2411 Nc 108 Hwy E, Columbus, NC 28722-7725
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1 - 10 of 82 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enoyed the food and quaintness of this tucked away gem. Authentic cuisine, thoughtful staff.

Thank TeddyB20
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We have tried this place several times since it opened. Every time the service has been slower than chilled molasses and we don't quite know why. After our first visit when it was BYOB and waited for ages for a corkscrew- the next time we...More

2  Thank baril2016
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Located a few miles outside of Columbus, N.C. it an old house with a minimum of tables. Wonderful ambiance and most dishes are excellent. The home-made tomato sauce on some dishes is fantastic including the eggplant rollatini. Others at the table praised he lamb chops...More

Thank ra0805
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I have been to this restaurant at least 10 times since they opened although not in the last year and a half. The 3 people my husband and I came with did not want to come as they had had terrible experiences here but I...More

1  Thank stormywx
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

In short, amazing food, great service, quaint setting. Visited this place on a recommendation from the in-laws while on our family vacation. We were served by Carolina (as I recall) who was wonderful. She knew the menus, the specials and was very personable and fun....More

Thank serge s
Reviewed 27 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank OKhokie
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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...More

Thank kfoodman
Reviewed 5 May 2017 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...More

Thank Trioletos
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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 29
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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: +1 828-894-0234
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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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