About Giovanni's Ristorante - Nashville
At Giovanni's you will experience creative Italian cuisine in a multi level, chic and relaxed atmosphere.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
Sundays offering 1/2 price on full bottles from our wine list ( with lunch and dinner only)
$31 to $50
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Private room upstairs can acommodate from 15 to 75 guests seated and 200 for a cocktail recepton with private bar
Giovanni's Ristorante - Nashville Ratings and Reviews
The staff and ambiance were excellent. T ...
The staff and ambiance were excellent. They were very attentive and kind. The food was awful. I left paying $55 for a drink and a simple pasta dish. I was so upset. we were told the chefs were "from New York" implying that they must be very good. My pasta tasted like the entire container of salt was poured on it. My friends pasta wasn't even cooked all the way. The worst place we ate in Nashville. I can't believe I wasted so much money there.
Asked for a kit royale. Server didn't kn ...
Asked for a kit royale. Server didn't know what it was so he said they didn't have it. Didn't even ask bar tender. Brought wrong meal to one of our party- said it was her fault. They did finally bring what she ordered - but with no apology. When the bill came they had not corrected it. Charged us for a cocktail we didn't order. And, they charge $12 for cocktail and additional $1.50 if you want tonic in your gin or coke in your bourbon.
This is a GREAT ITALIAN RESTAURANT, howe ...
This is a GREAT ITALIAN RESTAURANT, however some things make it a 4 not 5.
The prices are extremely high for what you get.
The wine list is great but again super pricey...
The eggplant flavor was great however VERY mushy. I should have sent it back but I was hungry. I would not order it again (I am Italian)
The meatballs small but awesome
The lamb chops, great!
And their home-aid limoncello made the night Awesome
Excellent Date Night
Traveling all over the country and eating at many fine restaurants I get a little spoiled. When I'm home I like to take the wife to a nice place that we can enjoy without the normal everyday bistro scene. This was perfect. Excellent food, great service, awesome wine list, and fantastic ambiance. She loved it and that was what was most important. I can tend to be a little critical, but I have nothing but good things to say about Giovanni's. Remember, its a fine dining restaurant so if your looking for O'Charley prices then this isn't the place, but if you're looking to have a nice date night meal where you can talk without yelling, this is the place to go.
Ambience is great and it is a nice quiet ...
Ambience is great and it is a nice quiet place to have conversation over a nice meal. Romantic setting...
But it is way overpriced.
I had pasta with shrimp and it was $40?? Lamb Chops were $45 and a cheese plate appetizer was $18.95. Here is the kicker- $30 corking fee?????? This is not New York. Food was decent but not amazing. Very sub par for the price. We had a nice time - and service was good- but because of the inflated pricing we have checked this restaurant off the list. Classic case of style over substance.
First, I have never placed a review. I r ...
First, I have never placed a review. I really do not like giving negative feedback, but this meal so warrants it. This is one of the most disappointing restaurants we have ever eatten at. We were here to celebrate our daughters college graduation. We do not mind paying a high price for a meal if we receive a high quality meal accompanied by good service. Yes, the food is ridiculously overpriced and the quality is what one would get at a food court. To start with, first martini was good, but for the second, we watched as the bartender used what was left in the shaker and only he knows what he added to it. It was awful We never received bread until we requested it, same as parmigiana cheese until we asked for it, for the pasta And then we all were most certain it came from a jar sold in the supermarket. 30$ for a small bowl of pasta, no salad. Not once did our server come to inquire how our meal was. I truly can not say enough negative things- we could not wait to get our check and leave.
In view of some negative reviews we trie ...
In view of some negative reviews we tried Giovanni’s with trepidation.
To our delight the ambience and food were excellent and the service was outstanding.
It is upscale and expensive. About like Etch, Bob’s, and Morton’s.
There are very few moderately priced wines. There are some excellent very expensive wine choices if you happen to be a Nashville media star or are on someone else’s tab.
We will definitely return.
You have to order their limoncello.
We had been here years ago when in Nashville. So glad we were able to recall it and enjoy again. My husband had one of their veal entrees and I had the special that evening which was eggplant tossed with penne and mozzarella. Both were excellent along with Caesar salads. For dessert we shared the kiwi sorbet accompanied by the limoncello which was the best we've ever had.
The restaurant decor was spot on. It fel ...
The restaurant decor was spot on. It felt warm and inviting. 6 of us dined last Saturday and had a long, delicious meal with impeccable service from Galveston and "Jack". The food is flawless. Fresh pasta, traditional flavors, perfect execution. We enjoyed everything from.start to finish. Cannot wait to go back!
We always enjoy Giovanni's. The food is consistently outstanding, and the ambience is lovely. Unfortunately, it was an off night service wise. As we had taken out-of-town guests there, we didn't want to make a fuss. One of the entrees was wrong, and one was incomplete. We'll return.
The Maître D' and wait staff did not miss a thing. The starters and entrees were interesting and rich with flavor. Creative presentation. I had the Pasta e Fagioli and Shrimp Linguini, and my associate had the Gnocchi. We each tasted the other's dish, and both were wonderful choices. Crème Brulee for dessert was light and not too sweet. I will definitely visit again and would gladly recommend to others.
Very nice restaurant atmosphere . A good place for romantic evening out , however the entrée portions are very small . The level of quality of food was only fair . It definitely was not worth the price . The wine list per glass was OK but bottled list was incredibly expensive. We were not impressed with the choices on either list .
Probably will not go back .
We have eaten at Giovanni's before and had a wonderful experience. However, this night the experience was less than pleasant. first we were seated at the entry to the bar and the restaurant. This location left us open to being constantly bumped into and made us feel like we were in the way. Being that this was a holiday weekend they had a limited menu, which is understandable. For an Italian restaurant, the options were less than appealing and some of the descriptions were inaccurate. The meal was set to be four courses, the appetizer course came out in timely fashion, then our main course arrived skipping our salads. Thankfully this was corrected quickly and our main course was still hot when we received it. The entire staff seemed to be in a state of chaos the entire evening, making the overall experience seem stressful. We understand that this was a busy night for them and will not judge them solely on this single experience. Thankfully the previous experience was nice enough for us to want to give them another shot.
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