About Giovanni's Kitchen
Great Italian cuisine in a casual, comfortable setting. This is the third restaurant from the Gabriele family, including Giovanni's on the Hill and Il Bel Lago in Creve Coeur. Giovanni's sons Frank and Carmelo bring this taste of Italy to Ladue.
Hours of Operation:
Tueday-Thursday: 11:00am-9:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is a private parking lot for our customers.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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Giovanni's Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
Thanks for a delicious meal! My friend ...
Thanks for a delicious meal! My friend and I enjoyed your food as it was the star of the evening. My favorite was the proscuitto/melon/fig appetizer. This is a flavor combination that is winning but the addition of the fig made it over-the-top delicious. We were greeted, seated, "eat-ed", and completed quickly but never felt rushed. I also didn't feel the bill was in any way over-priced for the quality of food we received. Thanks!
This is our go-to restaurant. The food ...
This is our go-to restaurant. The food is always really good. The service is great. I hate to be rushed, they give me a minute to relax and enjoy my wine. I enjoy ALL of the staff, from the bus boys to the waiters. All are enjoyable! I have been here at least 20 times and my food has always been good and consistent. If I could make one change, the large serving for the pasta could be a little larger, for my husband. I LOVE that they offer a small serving of pasta because that allows me to order a salad too.
My wife and I asked to split an appetize ...
My wife and I asked to split an appetizer and to split a caprese salad before our main dishes. They were both brought on separate plates each time. Extra attention and effort. Always the way they take care of the customer!
First visit was outstanding all around. ...
First visit was outstanding all around. Friendly, helpful and attentive waiter suggested a wine pairing with grouper, which was one of the best fish dishes I have had. We older women don't eat much any more, so his offer to split both salad and dessert was most welcome. Certainly we will visit soon again.
First time there. Liked the informality. ...
First time there. Liked the informality. Bar drinks were generous and fair priced. Got veal but going to try pasta and wine next time. Our waiter Joe was outstanding and very helpful. We will definitely be back and bring friends. Will ask for Joe.
Very good food, but we had to wait a ver ...
Very good food, but we had to wait a very long time for the food to arrive. We had to ask specifically for some bread and oil, to make the wait for food bearable. And while the food was very good, the prices are a bit high, so the value proposition diminishes in my opinion. It is NOT a $$ restaurant, as indicated in the Open Table list.
Six of us enjoyed a delightful evening o ...
Six of us enjoyed a delightful evening outside on the patio. Even though you are in a parking lot, the evening was lovely and the food delicious. We enjoyed eggplant parmigiana, salsicca, fish and shrimp. everything was just delicious and the service was great. Sooooo much better than the last time I went where I said I would never go back!
We ate outside - great night for that, i ...
We ate outside - great night for that, in fact, it felt chilly from too much air conditioning inside. We had the red snapper special and it was good - maybe a tad too peppery for me, but overall good. The spinach was really good and the service was really good.
Prosciutto with melon and figs was real ...
Prosciutto with melon and figs was real treat. Our table of 8 included some elderly folks. At the end we asked for separate checks for various groups of us. The waiter was very gracious about doing this. Giovanni's strives to give you a positive experience, and for us they succeeded.
Pretty average. Food was fine, not grea ...
Pretty average. Food was fine, not great. Portions were fine. There was no overwhelming weakness. There are some many really good/great restaurants in the area at the same price point. I would probably go elsewhere.
From the soup and salad to the entre, es ...
From the soup and salad to the entre, especially the homemade pasta and the steaks you will
find no better prepared or more delicious food. The service was outstanding. Thank you Eric.
We will definitely be returning and have told our family and friends they will not be disappointed.
I have dined here before. The food is g ...
I have dined here before. The food is great and so is the service. I love the Salmon entrée and the Novella Salad. The only thing I am not happy about is that I'm Diabetic and there are no Diabetic friendly desserts. There are over 30 million Diabetics in this country and a lot of restaurants ignore the extra business they could be picking up.
The food was excellent, but our server w ...
The food was excellent, but our server was not the best. We waited 15 minutes for menus. We also asked for more bread which we never got. The busboys were top notch, keeping the table cleared and drinks filled. The restaurant is a little tight so my chair was continually bumped and to noise level was very high due to poor acoustics. The food was great and overall we had a good time.
Yum! Everything I have had has been cook ...
Yum! Everything I have had has been cooked to perfection! My dining companion loves, loves, loves the homemade noodles - very delicious! Highly recommend not only for the food but the people. I love going to a place where the people working look as if they are having as good a time as the patrons. Everyone is so nice, helpful, and friendly!
Only downside is that it can be very noisy when the restaurant is full. We usually opt to eat on the patio if the weather permits.
The food is consistently excellent, well ...
The food is consistently excellent, well-prepared and delivered professionally. The staff is competent and friendly. Prices are reasonable and the menu is varied. Ambiance is urban casual and relaxed. Highly recommended!
Giovanni's Kitchen has great food and at ...
Giovanni's Kitchen has great food and attentive service. Obviously, this place has caught on because the noise level and the crowd at lunch was overwhelming.
I would suggest making a reservation at an "odd" time…earlier or later than the usual!
The service and friendly wait staff were ...
The service and friendly wait staff were wonderful. You don't always experience that when dining out. Excellent food and reasonable price. Tried the canneloni. It was definitely homemade. Very light and tender. The Novella salad is my very favorite especially with the Honey balsamic vinegarette dressing.
I have dined at this restaurant twice be ...
I have dined at this restaurant twice before and I enjoyed the experience and food. This evening, I invited six friends to join me. We all experienced a pleasant evening and each individual enjoyed his dinner selection.
The service was efficient and the dining room was quiet which allowed all seven of us to participate in the conversation of everyone at the table.
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