Cleveland, OH 44122
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: (216) 831-8625
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Giovannis Ratings and Reviews
Dinner, service, atmosphere were all exc ...
Dinner, service, atmosphere were all excellent. We made our reservations to be seated in the lounge. A bit more activity here then in Giovanni's dining area but still all the same wonderful attributes we know Giovanni's to have. I can never resist the beet salad. My lamb braciole was tender and delicious. My husband chose his favorite on their menu; chicken parmigiano. It always puts a smile on his face. Such great food! From the dessert options, I chose the olive oil cake while my husband chose the peppermint brownie "sundae". Both delicious and perfect endings to our perfect meal.
Great experience as always. My only co ...
Great experience as always. My only complaint is that the prices were significantly inflated on New Year's Eve for all dishes on the regular menu. Seems quite excessive for the 20-30% premium on an already high priced menu.
Was not very impressed and we had high e ...
Was not very impressed and we had high expectations as long-term Clevelanders that have dined at most nice restaurants in the area. Very expensive, which we expected, but was a little surprised that on New Years prices were increased which I suppose is justified due to the night but still weird and almost false advertising from the menu on their website; when you see something is $55 and end up paying $70 . Price would have been tolerable had the veal chop not been extremely fatty to the point I couldn't eat more than half of it. My wife had a bone in veal parmesan which she did enjoy as well as her pickled beet salad. I will not return. I have never been so disappointed in a price-to-quality ratio of my meal. Had to go home and eat leftovers from the night before. All in all, I feel somewhat ripped off.
This is still far and away the best rest ...
This is still far and away the best restaurant in Cleveland. It is far and away the best service in town if you want high-end dining -- no waiters telling you what they like (who cares) -- attentive yet not hovering. The food offers old standards with creative twists and newer creations. The calamari steak app was outstanding. Not an everyday place but well worth it.
Celebrated our anniversary at Giovanni's ...
Celebrated our anniversary at Giovanni's. It was romantic with excellent ambiance. There was variety on the menu; the calamari steak and beet salad were full of flavor. The seafood linguini was loaded with clams, mussels, lobster, and scallops. The wine list was enormous and we picked an aromatic '07 Napa Valley Merlot to mark the year of our wedding. Finally, the chef made a special gelato dish to celebrate our special day. I highly recommend Giovanni's for an upscale experience.
Giovanni's is and has been for many year ...
Giovanni's is and has been for many years consistent and wonderful. It can't be beat for classic cuisine, and it makes the best burger (the Gioburger) any of us have ever tasted! The service is friendly and attentive, but not annoyingly so. We'll be headed back soon.
Great food. They do spectacular with the ...
Great food. They do spectacular with the menu. Service was bad. They tried. We had the oysters Rockefeller. Finished those. And our drinks. Ordered another round. Finished those. And main course still not there. They were busy. But for quality of restaurant. This was not a good sign. Highly recommend trying them again. Will see if they are better.
Food was mixed. Lobster bisque& steak ta ...
Food was mixed. Lobster bisque& steak tartar, were excellent. Veal was very good. Lamb dish missed the mark.
Big problem: wine list was out of date. We ordered a 2009 vintage and got a 2014 vintage with no acknowledgement. We sent it back which generated some high anxiety. The issue was partially resolved but with a lesser wine at a higher price and without a price adjustment. Not the way a restaurant of this rank should do business.
They did not have the meal that I specif ...
They did not have the meal that I specifically wanted which is on their online menu. They should update this. I was disappointed by it. The sides were lackluster, steak was not prepared as I requested. I likely won't be back.
Pierre (our server) was wonderful in acc ...
Pierre (our server) was wonderful in accommodating my dietary needs. He even asked the severity of my allergy in order to inform the chef on how to prepare my food! The entire meal was delicious and we were very satisfied with our entire experience.
FABULOUS service! We chose this restaur ...
FABULOUS service! We chose this restaurant - "across town" - as someplace we rarely go to. Very impressed by the superb service. Ambiance was warm - dark wood, subdued lighting without being "dark". Noise level was energetic but not loud. Food was excellent to outstanding. I would definitely recommend this to someone looking for a place to dine for a special occasion.
Could not have been more perfect. Best r ...
Could not have been more perfect. Best restaurant
We have ever been to in CLE. And we live here! Great tuna tartare, filet, rib eye steak, whiskey sour, strong tito's and tonic, fantastic dessert, service, ambience. Special occasion could NOT have been more special!
Best Italian food in Cleveland! The rest ...
Best Italian food in Cleveland! The restaurant serves traditional Italian in a quiet setting. Service was excellent. The penne alla vodka is HIGHLY recommended. Tiramisu has odd presentation (in a stemless wine glass) but has authentic taste. The restaurant is pricey (considering the number of cheap Italian joints in town) but Giovanni's is worth it for the awesome food and fitting atmosphere.
Giovannis is always a great place to eat ...
Giovannis is always a great place to eat. It was my wife's birthday. We have had the pleasure to eat at Giovannis before. They have an outstanding wine list. The wine we had last year for her birthday they were out of. The wine manager came over and said he would select a wine that tasted just like the one we had a year ago. He was right on. we both had the short rib and it was outstanding. The service, food and wine are all first class. We will return.
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