4 Aug 2013
While visiting Savannah you’ll enjoy dining out as many of our restaurants feature authentic cuisine. To experience fine dining in downtown Savannah, plan an evening meal at Garibaldi’s Café. The eatery’s celebratory and romantic atmosphere is perfect for wearing more formal attire.
About Garibaldi’s Café
Garibaldi’s Café is the perfect dining establishment for quiet occasions or festive meals with friends and family. The restaurant opens its doors at 5pm and features a grand ballroom on its upper level. The private bar area offers seating for up to 120 guests. Garibaldi’s Cafe also provides delicious cuisine during luncheon events or business meetings.
Gerald Green is Garibaldi’s professional chef and he prepares fresh seafood from local suppliers along with Italian cuisine. The Zagat eating guide has even mentioned Gerald Green’s tasty cooking.
Garibaldis Cafe Savannah Menu
While dining at Garibaldi’s Café you can enjoy soup or salad. The restaurant’s chef makes French onion soup and Tuscan white bean soup along with the soup of the day. If you prefer a salad then you can order poached pear, classic Caesar, or the Garibaldi Salad which features pine nuts, raspberries, and gorgonzola cheese.
The eatery’s appetizers are diverse as they include crab cakes, crispy calamari, and meatball sliders. You can also choose the Denver lamb ribs, fried shrimp, and the olive bowl. If you enjoy the offerings of an oyster bar, then be sure to include Garibaldi’s at the top of your preferred list of dining locations as the establishment features Bloody Mary oysters, lobster cocktails, and Dungeness crab clusters.
The restaurant’s entrees are assorted and you can choose classic Italian dishes like spaghetti, lasagna, and chicken parmigiana along with southern inspired options such as Cajun chicken fettuccini. You can also order seafood dishes like clams and linguine, seafood fettuccini Alfredo, and shrimp gang.
While dining at Garibaldi’s Café, you should consider ordering the restaurant’s signature dish which is the crispy flounder. The restaurant began serving the menu item in the early 1980s after Chef Dan Kim created it.
Garibaldis Cafe Savannah History
Garibaldi’s Café is currently located in an antique structure. The building’s first use was as a firehouse which German volunteer firefighters constructed around 1871. Many of the volunteer firefighters were civic leaders in the community and the firehouse became a popular place to socialize. The grand ballroom was the site for banquets, dances, meetings, and even fire drills. During 1884, Savannah established a city fire department and the city no longer needed the German volunteers. At that time, the building became Germania House, which was an upscale saloon that included ballroom dancing and entertainment.
As you plan your Savannah trip consider booking your accommodations through Southern Belle Vacation Rentals. If you reserve one of our rentals, then you’ll most likely have a refrigerator and a microwave to store and reheat your remaining Garibaldi’s Cafe meal to enjoy it the next day.