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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.
Cleveland, OH 44122
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
Was very unsatisfactory for my special occasion which server didn't acknowledge. Food was average and service was just not good. For an upscale place I expected what I used to receive there. We also saw special treatment for regular customers but not for us, not a very good customer service move when there are so many other restaurants to go to in the area. We will not be going back.
A Cleveland gem for a reason! Spectacular food, service and ambiance that has stood the test of time. Take a break from the trendy restaurant scene and check this place out - Ditch your jeans, grab your significant other, get dressed up and enjoy the classy ambiance amazing food and service !
Am a regular customer. This was not up to par. Seems to have been not up to par., Asked for more bread never came, coffee not hot 3 times. I brought a guest for her birthday and reconfirmed that they had the info when they called to confirm my reservation and they confirmed they had it and the information was never given to the waitress and it made it awkward.
This is my go-to restaurant when I want elegance, good service, Did not provide it this time.
Giovannis has been my the most favorite restaurant for my family. We love the taste of the food and professional service. We enjoy the food every time we go. We never had unpleasant experiences at Giovannis. If you enjoy the quality of food , I highly recommend Giovannis.
We dine at Giovannis on a regular basis. We were well dressed and, as always, very pleasant and conversant with our wonderful waiter. It just sort of "irked" me that the manager (a sophisticated & distinguished looking older man) who has always greeted us or has come visit our table in the past, ignored us as well as an African-American couple behind us. All the while he greeted, charmed and talked with all the other guests. Obvious exclusion is never in good taste & I not sure I would wish to return.
If you're looking for a cheap bill to pay, you won't find it here. Instead, you'll find terrific tasting food & very attentive service! From the appetizer, to the salad, entrée, & dessert, every bite was delicious. We do a lot of eating out & this meal was my favorite in many, many months. After a filling meal, I didn't even want dessert because I was full. However, after looking at the dessert menu, I decide to try the Orange, Pistachio & Olive Oil cake. It was very good & not a heavy dessert like I expected it would be. Again, be prepared to pay for the food, but it's worth it! I don't remember the server's name (he recently moved back home from LA) but his service was top notch.
Giovanni 's is a classic restaurant with quietly ornate ambiance. My wife and I celebrated Valentines Day dinner there. The cordial greeting and pleasant waiter set the table for a good outing.
The beet salad with chèvre, green lettuce, candied walnuts and basil were balanced and full of flavors.
The highlight however, was the porterhouse for two. Thick and succulent, it was tender and drew eyeballs while being plated. Marrow, correctly seasoned and miniature baked potatoes rounded out a delightful evening.
Well done, Giovanni's, well done!
Valentine's Day date. Was a great overall experience. Our service was excellent. Food was also very good. We were seated in a small intimate wine cellar, which was cool. And it overlooked the foyer and main hostess stand. So as the evening went on the noise got louder and louder but it was fun to people watch. We had an amazing bottle of amorone wine. Memorable dining experience.
We had dinner at Giovanni's for our anniversary. It was excellent, and compares to the quality of food at any well known restaurant in New York, Chicago, etc. Great menu selection, the service was attentive and friendly, and the ambiance was elegant. Overall, it was the perfect choice for a special occassion!
One of Cleveland's gems! It's my favorite place to go to because it's always consistent and incredibly delicious! We often do dinner, but I recently went for lunch. What an incredible value for lunch and the portions are huge! Leave some room for dessert too because they are as decadent as they come!
We made a reservation for 2 for 7:30 p.m. through Open Table specifying it was our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Giovanni's left a message that morning to confirm, and I called them back immediately to confirm. Nevertheless, when we arrived, the hostess seemed to have trouble locating our reservation. She asked if we'd like to eat in the bar. We said no, and she said our table would not be ready for 15 minutes. We ordered drinks at the bar. 55 minutes later, at 8:25 p.m., we were finally seated, at a table for 4 near a busy archway between rooms. The waitress did not know of our delay and dismay. She had to be asked to bring a wine list and seemed surprised we didn't want wine by the glass. She attempted to remove my husband's martini glass when he had not finished it. We never had a visit from the wine steward as we always have in the past. We didn't get the wine we finally selected on our own--a much cheaper bottle than we would normally order--until we were already eating our appetizers. We asked for more bread and it never came--again very different from the typical automatic bread replenishment we have experienced over the years there. To the restaurant's credit, the bartender comped our cocktails, and the chef visited our table and comped desserts. The food was excellent, but I'm afraid we will go elsewhere in the future. We are sad to say goodbye to Giovanni's.
Went to Giovannis because of reputation. Went as a Anniversary Dinner with my wife.
It was a real disappointment. While the food was very good, the service was terrible. It took 1 1/2 hours for our entree to be served after we ordered and although we had asked the waitress about our order several times, she offered no explanation for the delay nor did she offer any adjustment on the check.
I will not be going back any time soon.
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.
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