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, 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
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.
This is a fine dining restaurant with gr ...
This is a fine dining restaurant with great food and even better service. Our server was Shante and she was awesome. She knew the menu well and gave excellent suggestions for food and drinks. The other helpers were awesome as well. My water glass never got below half full as they were constantly refreshing it. It is a wonderful dining experience. Worth every penny. I had the fig salad, which Shante recommended, and it was delicious. The Cioppino was great as well.
An excellent place for a quiet romantic ...
An excellent place for a quiet romantic evening. While the menu offers an extraordinary number of interesting choices, Giovanni's also offers a long list of specials. The wine list is extensive and most remarkable in that there are a large number of very good wines that are reasonably priced. The food is well prepared and portions are generous.
We dined on a Monday evening after recei ...
We dined on a Monday evening after receiving an advert in the mail from Giovanni's advertising Monday as "$10 Pasta Night" and beckoning us to try their amazing patio. The service on the patio was inattentive. We had to ask for more bread, more water, and our check. The ambiance suffered due to lack of background music and traffic noise from Chagrin Boulevard. No one bothered to remove the covers from the bar and patio furniture, making diners on the patio feel like unwelcomed afterthoughts. The pasta dishes were amazing, however!
Food and service terrific. Sloppy interi ...
Food and service terrific. Sloppy interior. Cardboard boxes in wine area. Tableside food prep server eating food while prepping. Drop ceilings and chandeliers don't work. No proper signage for restaurant in an ugly office building - we had to ask janitor cleaning bathrooms where restaurant was. No adherence to dress code. Bill was wrong and smacked of a potential intended overcharge. But as I said, the food and service was terrific. But too many fabulous places to eat in Cleveland, where everything is top notch, to go back here.
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