Our History

Nestled away on winding Gold Street in Manhattan’s venerable Financial District, Giardino D’Oro is indeed a golden garden as its name translates. All that is charming about Italy comes to life as co-owners Benny Jakupaj and Nick Vuli welcome even newcomers with open arms. At Giardino D’Oro, food is indeed art with the fine Italian cuisine replete with antipasti, fresh rolled pastas, exquisite meat and seafood dishes, mouth-watering desserts, and an extensive wine list. Attentive yet discreet service in an intimate setting with strains of Sinatra softly crooning in the background set the scene for power lunches as well as romance.

Beautifully designed, white-clothed tables glisten with 14K gold-rimmed china by Villeroy & Boch, with the earth-toned marble bar gently curving along the side of the dining room. Our two floors are elegantly appointed with chandelier lighting, gold Venetian plaster walls and hand-painted murals of Italian towns, villages and gardens. Downstairs, a circular private dining areas enclosed with curtains can accommodate up to 26 people per table (totaling up to 200 people.

Giardino D’Oro is walking distance from the many neighboring hotels. To name a few: Gild Hall, Club Quarters, Millennium Hilton, Exchange Hotel, Best Western, and The Hampton Inn. Convenient street parking is available after 7p.m., as well as many area parking garages and lots.

Elegant interior and design

Our private dining area can accommodate up to 200 people. Or you can have the entire restaurant! An event at Giardino D’Oro is personalized:

It is your choice from an array of culinary options. Consider Giardino D’Oro for everything from corporate events to baby and bridal showers, bachelor and engagement parties, anniversaries, birthdays, and all celebrations and gatherings.

Pounded By Sandy, But Came Back Fighting.

As you all know NYC got it pretty bad with Hurricane Sandy, Some of you may not know most of the business district and the South Street Sea Port is still shut down, many business said they will never go back.

Even the flagship’s store of Abercrombie & Fitch may not return and still boarded up. Giardino D’oro got hit bad at the worst timing possible, as November and December are our busiest months of the year. A week before Thanksgiving we’ve decided to have it up and running in 14 days. I think we did the impossible, while others are still shut down.