Giardino by Russo’s On The Bay is located in Douglaston, Queens and is owned by Frank Russo, Jr. Giardino’s opened in 1992 and is proud to indulge you with delicious food and a warm, friendly ambiance in an atmosphere of casual but elegant dining. Frank Russo, Jr. truly believes the most treasured memories are those shared with family and friends. Whether stopping in for a quick lunch with friends or business associates, an intimate dinner for 2 or spending a night out with a large group, Giardino is guaranteed to have just the right menu choice for everyone. We have something for everyone from the most savory menu selections to family style offerings. Bring the children for a family affair or opt for a romantic evening. It’s your choice.

Inspired by Executive Chef, Michael Competiello, our innovative recipes are sure to entice taste buds, offering hearty portions at reasonable prices. You can feel confident our recipes are prepared using only the finest quality of food. We have an award-winning, highly skilled staff, proficient in all aspects of the hospitality industry. You will find our staff to be courteous, prepared and genuinely concerned with the success of your affair. The staff is cordial, helpful and caring in the overall goal of serving our customers. It is Giardino and Frank Russo, Jr.’s personal assurance that your dining experience will surpass even your highest expectation.

There is a restaurant area and two catering rooms which affords the opportunity to have an intimate dinner for 2 or a larger celebration of 100. The restaurant has just a touch of Italy with the beauty of hand painted murals, accentuated by a glass enclosed ceiling which covers the main dining room.

As a Russo’s on the Bay brand, we are committed to the same standards of excellence in catering and all that we do.

Our outstanding cuisine is prepared with great care by our chefs to guarantee sumptuous dining. With two kitchens and an in-house bakery, you are guaranteed the freshest foods along with superb quality. Our menus change seasonally highlighting the delicacies of Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. In addition to personally handpicking the freshest ingredients at Hunts Point and the New Fulton Fish Market, we also manage our own import company to guarantee only the highest quality products reach our shores from Italy and many other parts of the world.

The private dining rooms at Giardino are located in the midst of our warm, modest atmosphere. Our rooms can accommodate an intimate gathering of 25 guests or a larger celebration of up to 100. For small gatherings of 25-40, our Patio Room offers warmth and elegance fit for any type of occasion; while our Italian-inspired Tuscany Room offers a larger space for any type of affair. We offer a multi-course, eloquent choice of menus where you can decide what best fits your occasion.