Since 1976 Giovanni's continues to serve Cleveland outstanding Italian cuisine & a unique dining experience. Giovanni's has been awarded the Di Rona, AAA & Wine Spectator Award, Cleveland Magazine "Silver Spoon" Award (Best Italian Restaurant & Best Italian Restaurant in Northern Ohio) several times over the years. The wine cellar, classified as one of the country's finest with over 800 selections, earned Wine Spectator's Grand Award.
Giovanni's recent renovation brings the atmosphere more in tune to today's feelings. The Picasso Room with wood paneling, distinctive artwork, fireplace & elegant French doors, seating up to 30, is ideal for corporate & social functions.
The imaginative cuisine offers surprising variations of classic recipes including handmade pastas, seafood, veal, lamb, beef & game. Elegance & first class service are an experience not to be missed. The more casual lounge & bar areas are excellent alternatives serving the same menu as the main dining room.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complementary valet parking available in addition to ample off-street parking.
Private Party Facilities:
Giovannis can accommodate semi-private parties for up to 16 guests in the Glass Room. The Picasso Room can accommodate private parties up to 35 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Pier Luigi Gregori: 2168318625x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Giovannis Ratings and Reviews
Great food; accommodates shared dishes w ...
Great food; accommodates shared dishes with a smile. Always excellent.
Second time here and even better than th ...
Second time here and even better than the first! Superb food and service !
Service and Food just what we expected. ...
Service and Food just what we expected. Outstanding!
Simply spectacular. Heavenly cuisine. ...
Simply spectacular. Heavenly cuisine. If you don't see what you want on the menu they are happy to make something else for you. The service was a little off for the first time ever, but still so enjoyable!
Didn't meet expectations
I was very excited to go to this restaurant and it lacked imagination, flavor and the food was way overpriced. The service was great but I would rather go to almost any restaurant in Cleveland other than Giovanni's.
Quality food and service
As always, service was timely and excellent. My husband and I have had dinners here but it was our first time to have a family brunch with our adult children and my 80 year old mom. The menu was great and offered both breakfast and lunch choices. My husband loved the eggs benedict with prosciutto and pork shoulder. The lemon ricotta pancakes were light and tasty. And I definitely enjoyed the lobster roll. For appetizers, two orders of the ham and eggs were just right for sharing. Would definitely go back for brunch here.
fine food in classic restaurant
We found the food to be excellent, and the service was superb from the waiter to bus boy . We received special advice and information from the sommelier. Although it is common to find good food in Cleveland, this restaurant had the best service we have experienced. It was truly a 5 star experience.
This restaurant has a very romantic/inti ...
This restaurant has a very romantic/intimate atmosphere with amazing food and impeccable service. You can't go wrong with this choice!
Very good food and excellent service. Ve ...
Very good food and excellent service. Very "old school NYC vibe.
The entire experience was delightful fro ...
The entire experience was delightful from start to finish. The food was fantastic, the service was exceptional, and I will most definitely be back.
Another great meal
Every time we go here our expectations are exceeded. Great service. Great food. 10/10
Gnochi outstanding! We were there for lu ...
Gnochi outstanding! We were there for lunch. Service, food, atmosphere noting less than outstanding. Never disappoints.
Out of town traveler
The restaurant is located in the basement of an office building, so being our first time it seemed strange. Once we entered our skepticism went away, the décor was exceptional. Clean, bright and just exquisite. We started with the Wedding Soup & the Octopus Carpaccio , outstanding flavors. Main course was the Orecchiette & the Papparrdelle, the plates were red hot that kept the pasta perfect temperature and the flavors were some of the best we ever had. The wine list was very extensive from high end to every day wine, we settled with a Brunello. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Second Time at Giovanni's
The Wedge Salads were great. My Cioppino was outstanding. Unfortunately, my Wifes' filet was very tough and hard to chew. I was disappointed in the quality of the meat especially given the price. That is why I rated Food and Value so low.
A Great Place for a Romantic Dinner
Giovanni's is a wonderful place for a quiet, romantic dinner. The ambiance is elegant and understated, the service is unobtrusive and attentive and the food is fabulous. It's easy to get there, parking is easy, and it is a very classy place. Prices are up there but not unreasonable for what you get, and you will have a wonderful, romantic and stress-free evening. A Cleveland classic!
Has never disappointed !
Giovanni's is a classic - been in it's present location for years, and has never failed to give impeccable service , excellent food, and beautiful, stylish surroundings. I will never hesitate to recommend it highly - if you haven't tried it - you are missing out on one of the great pleasures of life !
Food, presentation, service were all impeccable!
We would highly recommend this for a special evening out!
One year anniversary
My wife and I went out for out year anniversary the other night. I hadn't been here in close to 12 years so I wanted to go back and try it again. All in all the whole experience was very nice. My wife and I loved the atmosphere and the personal service we received.
Beautiful restaurant - Pierre's special ...
Beautiful restaurant - Pierre's special attention to detail is so special. He split some orders (Lamb shank and Veal Chop-yummy) as well as the fabulous Caesars salad. This is old world dining at its best!
This is by far one of Cleveland's finest ...
This is by far one of Cleveland's finest dining experiences! The meal was second to none the service was superb in the ambience was very pleasant Highly Recommend this fantastic restaurant
Was hoping for WOW but received meh....
I was in town for my mother's 82nd birthday. Giovanni's came highly recommended so we made the drive from Cuyahoga Falls. We ordered the deviled eggs and octopus appetizers to start. The eggs were kinda gray/green but tasted ok. The octopus was thinly shaved but very fishy tasting. Next, we had our entree's. 3 of 4 people ordered pasta. I selected the bolognaise because the pasta was made in house. The noodle was gummy and unappealing. The sauce was VERY rich and could only be eaten in small portions. Everyone else's meal seemed ok - but no one was blown away. It was a bit of a disappointment. The food was so rich I ended up with heartburn creating a sleepless night. A couple items to note: 1. Every entrée brought out was put in a copper sauce pan in the dining room and "heated up". Why? It made it seem that the food was cold and not brought too the table when it was ready. Very strange practice. 2. The server brought my mother her dessert with a candle but said "they don't pay me enough to sing". For a $300 dinner - that wasn't a very classy thing to say. I didn't want her to sing but I do expect impeccable professional service.
Great ambience, attentive service, wonderful food.
This restaurant is definitely an old school, classic place to dine. They have an excellent menu with a good selection of appetizers, salads, pastas and entrees. It's nice to see there is a restaurant that still offers cherries jubilee, bananas foster and crepes suzette for dessert. The service was attentive without being intrusive. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and will return.
This is consistently the best restaurant
This is a great restaurant great food great service great owner.
Top Notch Dining
I choose to dine at Giovanni's for top their quality dishes with amazing flavors, and always go with a friend - a true foodie. The cocktails are excellent - try that Roasted Pear Bellini as it was superb and the wine list has something for every taste. The ambience is sophisticated and the wall of wine bottles a really nice touch. The decor is warm and inviting; the staff members are attentive and explain what's on the menu. I truly enjoy going to Giovanni's - it's a treasure of a place in my books.
First time here- nicely done
The food was fantastic and the servers attentive. Great wine list
First fine dining
This was mine and my girlfriends first fine dining experience. The service was incredible and our server, Nick, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Offered expert recommendations. The food was put together and prepared to perfection. Our compliments to both the chef and pastry chef! Was a wonderful time and we can't wait to join again for another romantic evening.
Great Valentine's Day spot
Really enjoyed Giovanni's. The Valentine's Day specials were fantastic and the service was on point with all aspects of the dinner service. They were busy but kept up the professionalism. Great place, only wish I could afford them more often.
Everything was excellent. A special rest ...
Everything was excellent. A special restaurant.
Lunch at Giovanni's a few days ago was truly a 5 star experience in all ways…very much looking forward to my next meal there !
Excellent Dover Sole. Great place for special occasions (our anniversary). Have been here many times.
Very good food. Good atmosphere
Very good food. Good atmosphere
Love Giovanni's!! Always have! Took a fr ...
Love Giovanni's!! Always have! Took a friend from Barcelona and he was very impressed!
I have been to Giovanni's multiple times for dinner and did not realize that they were open for lunch. I took my aunt there to celebrate her 84th birthday, and everything was absolutely delicious. Our waiter provided impeccable and personalized service. I could not have asked for me. It was a fantastic experience and my aunt loved every bite of her meal and every minute of the experience.
Our waiter, Joe, made our special evening even more special. He knew the finer points of the menu and the wine list.
Reem was amazing! The staff from when we ...
Reem was amazing! The staff from when we walked in the door until we left for the evening were all fantastic as well!
Fine Italian dining
Very good Italian food. Service was excellent, attentive but not intrusive. Both appetizers and pastas were delicious. Pricy but worth it. (We didn't splurge on the truffles).
Excellent food and service. We hit on a ...
Excellent food and service. We hit on a good night at the right time
Not very vegetarian friendly. The chief ...
Not very vegetarian friendly. The chief made me something special which was good but nothing special for the price. Very relaxed dinner, didn't feel rushed and menu looked very interesting if I ate meat or fish Overall a little pricey.
Scallops dish was disappointing for my W ...
Scallops dish was disappointing for my Wife. She did not like the Sweet Potato base at all. My Cioppino was really good. Our appetizer/salads were outstanding. I had the Octopus Carpacchio and my Wife had the wedge salad, which she said was outstanding.
Had a wonderful meal here while visiting Cleveland. Everything was top-notch. The atmosphere and service were incomparable. Our server was very patient and did a good job explaining the menu. I'd definitely return to Giovanni's!
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