New Giardino Restaurant Opens in Kings Park Shopping Center

The restaurant is owned and managed by the same family that owns Villa Bella in Burke.

New Italian restaurant Giardino, located at 8944 Burke Lake Rd. in Springfield, is now open. Photo Credit: Sherell Williams
New Italian restaurant Giardino, located at 8944 Burke Lake Rd. in Springfield, is now open. Photo Credit: Sherell Williams
A new Italian restaurant has moved into the Kings Park Shopping Center just outside of Burke.

Giardino, located at 8944 Burke Lake Rd. in Springfield, opened on Oct. 1. The restaurant replaces San Vito Ristorante Italiano, which closed earlier this year.

"People are happy that we opened sooner than we expected," said Manager David Nieves. "The reception so far has been excellent."

The restaurant is owned and managed by the Amato family, the same family that owns restaurants Villa Bella in Burke and Paradiso in Alexandria.

While Giardino serves a variety of Italian dishes, Nieves said their brick oven pizza is the biggest draw.

"We have one of the best brick oven pizzas around the area," said Nieves. "We work on our own homemade pizza dough, homemade pizza sauce, everything."

At Giardino, patrons can choose between two sizes: a 12" medium or 16" large pizza. Prices range from $8.75 for a medium margherita pizza to $19.50 for a large pizza paradiso, which has tomato sauce, mozzarella, spinach, sausage, and prosciutto. Toppings cost $1.75-$4, depending on the size of pizza and choice of regular or gourmet topping.

In addition to pizza, Giardino serves homemade soup daily for $6. Their lunch menu, which lasts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,  includes subs and paninis served with french fries. The restaurant also serves calzones and a variety of pasta dishes.

Giardino is open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 

Tell us, Burke: Have you tried Giardino yet? Are you happy to have another Italian restaurant in the area?
Mom October 16, 2013 at 08:48 AM
Disappointig service. Food was good. Lots of mistakes.
Nicki October 19, 2013 at 04:44 PM
I'm very disappointed to hear it has the same owner as Villa Bella. Last time I was at Villa Bella I was served dirty shellfish. Apparently the chef didn't clean the shrimp. When I complained and asked for a simple salad instead (which I would have happily paid for), the owner's daughter wanted to charge me for the cost of the pasta. I was ready to pay for my husband's meal and walk on my bill. Thankfully the manager stepped in and rectified the situation. I left without even eating because my husband finished his meal during my back and forth discussion with the staff.
Sue Altmeyer Diessner November 04, 2013 at 08:39 AM
Love Villa Bella! Great to see they have expanded and I'm looking forward to trying the new location.


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