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.
St. Louis, MO 63124
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
I have been to G. Kitchen several times ...
I have been to G. Kitchen several times and the food is wonderful. The service is exceptional whether you sit at a table or the bar. The pasta is authentic italian and does not disappoint. This is one of our regular places to eat!
The food was delicious as was the limonc ...
The food was delicious as was the limoncello martini. The service was not up to the same level as the food. The server was polite, but not as attentive as one might have expected. The waiter did not bring a glass of wine that was ordered , or butter for bread as requested, and beverages were not promptly refilled. .
I loved my meal-- absolutely delicious. ...
I loved my meal-- absolutely delicious. Really my only complaint was that it took a very long time for the waiter to come to the table in the beginning. Also, I made a reservation on open table and when I got to the restaurant the person seating us said "yeah we are full, they shouldn't have let you make that reservation." He was able to find us a table but it was a little awkward. Everyone was very nice though and the meal was amazing.
i have been to Giovanni's many times and ...
i have been to Giovanni's many times and each time the salad that i order is limp and tasteless. this time i had the Novella salad and the bib lettuce was limp, the mozzarella appeared processed, had no taste and each piece what cut exactly as every other piece. there was no grilled focaccia on my salad plate. for my entre, i had the Tortellacci and it tasted like just blobs of pasta dough with sauce. My dinner guest had the Parmigiana di Pollo and the chicken was paper thin and very little flavor. this dinner was really disappointing.
Went for Christmas office lunch. I was ...
Went for Christmas office lunch. I was disappointed as the lunch menu was somewhat limited. We asked about appetizers from dinner menu. Waiter warned that not all items are available. One of our group selected a dessert that was not available. Reviews of food around the table were great to OK. Perhaps dinner is a better option.
We had a great meal here last night! The ...
We had a great meal here last night! Their tenderloin (filet mignon) was very tender and flavorful with a really tasty porcini sauce, accompanied by two excellent sides and a nice wine. Good value, too. Only problem was the calories - haha!
Highly recommend Giovanni's Kitchen. We ...
Highly recommend Giovanni's Kitchen. We've been several times and the food never disappoints, outstanding as is the service. Very busy on this Saturday night and I could see why, but no excessive waiting for anything. The best cannelloni anywhere.
Food was excellent. Nonna's meatball an ...
Food was excellent. Nonna's meatball and prosciutto/fig appetizers; filet, veal spedini, seafood pasta. Service was marginal. We had 7 people dining at our table and 5 ordered the filet. When they arrived, plates were placed in front of us then pulled away as people began to eat. The wait staff couldn't keep the steaks separated based on preparation.
We ate before going the the Symphony. T ...
We ate before going the the Symphony. The food was very good, and the best part is the prices are very reasonable. They have a good wine selection, and again, the prices are reasonable. Once you experience it, you will want to return, as we have.
As always, Giavonni's Kitchen was superb ...
As always, Giavonni's Kitchen was superb. There were 8 in our party. Our waiter never wrote anything down, but he filled our orders perfectly. I don't know how he did it! We go there on the Friday after Thanksgiving, and we were not disappointed.
Outstanding food at Giovanni's Kitchen a ...
Outstanding food at Giovanni's Kitchen and Bel Lago. Can't go wrong here. Waiters are excellent. I think they were short-handed as service was slow, not the norm though.
"Get the veal. It's the best in the city."
We eat at Giovanni's Kitchen occasionall ...
We eat at Giovanni's Kitchen occasionally. This particular evening we met friends for dinner. The seafood ravioli special was delicious. The lobster bisque also delicious. No negatives here. Interestingly, it was the first really cold night but Giovanni's Kitchen was already on it by placing a drapery from the entrance area to keep the cold from entering the dining area. It was so appreciated! I like when places think ahead. This was our guests' first visit and they plan to return, specifically a plan for another option to take business clients for lunch.
We had been here once before in the summ ...
We had been here once before in the summer and had a wonderful meal. Because we were going to be in the area we went back for a repeat performance. I think we even had the same waiter:D Becuase this time the meal was indoors, on a Friday night, and at a popular dinner hour, the atmosphere was rather high energy. The bartender made spot-on cocktails as was our entire dinner. We look forward to returning for another fabulous meal but maybe on a weeknight when the pace would be a tad more relaxed.
Had one of my favorite waiters that day. ...
Had one of my favorite waiters that day...Brandon!!!
The food was outstanding as usual. We had the special...fettuccine alfredo with shrimp. Angel, the head chef outdid himself as usual!!!
My girlfriend and I enjoyed a long and leisurely lunch and never felt rushed by any of the waitstaff. I highly recommend GK for a "girl's" lunch!!!
Just moved back to St. Louis. We went t ...
Just moved back to St. Louis. We went there 4 times in just over a week. Recommendations - Burrata al Pomodoro, Canneloni, Chitarrina allo Scoglio and Sicilian Spedini. We had a few other items that were also excellent.
Service is excellent. Looked like quite a few of the diners were regulars and knew the staff which is a sign of an outstanding restaurant.
Great place ....we all had the chicken w ...
Great place ....we all had the chicken which was excellant....their salad a keeper for sure. ..service was just what someone wants. ... always there when you need something but not hovering......took bday person for first time and she can't wait to come back....
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