Garibaldi’s is a favorite among University of Memphis students. It’s cheap and delicious food, which makes it a staple in many dormrooms and college students’ stomachs. College was when I was first introduced to Garibaldi’s. It is not the best pizza in the world, but it’s a solid pie for a very reasonable price.
This particular experience with Garibaldi’s was on New Year’s Day. It was a day of recovery, and this place was one of the few establishments actually open. Not only were they open, but they delivered! Hot food. Fast. Cheap. and I did not even have to change out of my PJs. It was perfect.
I was not in the mood for pizza, but to my luck, they also have sandwiches and select appetizers as well. Scott and I ordered a feast. He got the Italian Supreme Sandwich. I got the Meatball Sub. We split an order of Toasted Ravioli and Italian Spinach.
I thought my sandwich was great. It definitely hit the spot. The meatballs were tender, and the bread was warm, toasted, and buttery. I would not give the marinara sauce five stars. It was a little too sweet, but it was a great mix with the savory meatballs and buttery bread. Scott said his sandwich was nothing special, but it was good. The toasted ravioli was average. it tasted like your standard toasted ravioli, with the same marinara that came on the meatball sub. I love toasted ravioli, though, so I ate it all.
I ate the spinach before taking a picture of it, but I can assure you that it is a good size and also yummy. We also each got a piece of cheesecake, which was also devoured before I had time to snap a photo. Scott ate the New York Style Cheesecake and I had a piece of Turtle Cheesecake. It tasted like your standard, store-bought cheesecake. Nothing that knocked your socks off, but good enough to eat every bite.
The speed of delivery is spot on as well, and the delivery guys are very laid back and cool.
Overall, Garibaldi’s a solid restaurant. They have good food at a good price. The best part is that they deliver, so you do not even have to leave your house to get it. This is perfect for a lazy day.
Here is a description of Garibaldi’s from Go Memphis:
This eatery has three locations — on Walker near the University of Memphis, in Germantown at the Market Square Business Center and on Yates Road in the heart of East Memphis. The Walker and Germantown locations offer dine-in, carry-out and home/office delivery, while the Yates location offers carry-out and delivery only. The menu features fresh pizzas, including its popular pulled pork barbecue pizza, sandwiches and pastas.