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Gia-Drink.Eat.Listen. Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.drinkeatlisten.com
  • Phone: (336) 907-7536
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - Until the last guest is served.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, European
  • Executive Chef: Ian Ross
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Library is an exclusive space for getting friends or colleagues together for drinks and small plates.
  • Private Party Contact: Nino Giaimo (336) 907-7536
  • Entertainment: Live music Thursdays and Saturdays. Call for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: New Garden Road and Battleground Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Gia-Drink.Eat.Listen.
The atmosphere at Gia is a 19th century modern dining room that leads to an outdoor balcony that overlooks New Garden Road. The vibrant space includes a drinking and eating bar high tables. On selected nights, live music will fill the air. The "Library"or "Parlour", are tucked away in the back of the restaurant, and are ideal for private parties, celebrations, and any type of gathering you can imagine. We offer our guests a unique menu that includes a variety of small plates that are sautéed or baked in a wood fire oven. We call our dishes "small plates" because we want all of our guests to try multiple items and share them with each other. One of our signature menu items that we offer is called "Schiacciata," which is a Sicilian flatbread. Our drink menu consists of wide array of wines, craft beers, and our interpretation of vintage cocktails.

We look forward to seeing you. Ciao!
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Diner Reviews
  • "GIA is such a cool spot for professionals to gather. Nice to be somewhere that there are not so many kids, if any. Love the place."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Tapas are the best way to enjoy food, drink and company. If you have never tried it, you must. Well priced for great food."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had a great table - great service, and the food was delicious!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We ordered the entire menu of small plates for our group of nine."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We enjoy going and taking friends that have never been. We really appreciate being recognized and acknowledged by the management. This was the second time we needed to adjust our reservation and it was handled with no problems."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great beverage choices - lots of beer, wine and cocktails. The food was delicious - 4 of us shared 4 different entrees and vegetable plates. We all enjoyed each plate. We will be back! We were seated in the library which is quieter than the parlor/bar area."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Food is fresh innovative and delicious. Love the atmosphere!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We got together a group of old friends who hadn't seen each other in years and went to Gia. While it was a little noisy, sitting in "the Library" sheltered us from the bar noise considerably, so we had no trouble talking, even when the jazz band began to play. This was a Thursday night, so I don't know about Saturdays. The food was good and fun for sharing. It's easy to spend a lot, because you just can't resist trying one more! All in all, we had a very nice time, and I think we'll go back and take another bunch of friends."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "This was our first time at Gia - party of 4. We "lucked out" and went on a Wed night - red/white wine was half price. Our server was very good and attentive. I think the menu is a good size - bit of everything and reasonably priced. Overall the food was very good and well prepared. There was a "mis-step" with the broccoli rab - very bitter and our Ahi Tuna was a bit over seared ---so 4 stars instead of 5. We will return and try for 5 out of 5."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Have been to Gia's on numerous occasions and will continue. This is a crown jewel in Greensboro. Excellent service, fantastic small plates, and wonderful wine."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Had not been for awhile. Everything we ordered was just wonderful. Will return sooner than later."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This was our 2nd visit to Gia and the same high standards were evident at both visits. We love the small plate concept as every one at the table gets to sample all the plates (or not if you prefer). Food comes out to the table in a timely fashion & is well prepared and flavourful. Service is attentive & courteous and aims to please. Excellent selection of wine & beer to accompany the meal. One suggestion - please offer regular coffee, most folks like it!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Every time our experience has been the same. Outstanding! From beginning to end. #1 in our book."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great evening. Always wonderful service...Jade was exceptional. Thanks!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This place would be great for first dates or a girls night out. You could take your time and be there all night or if things aren't going well on a date you could get out of there quickly after only one or two tapas. Food comes out very quickly once ordered. Live music on Thursday night was a nice touch. Nice ambiance."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "As usual we had a wonderful meal and great service...this has become our go to for dinner with friends. We love your flatbreads and there are also lots of meat free options for our vegetarian friends also. We invited another new couple...their first time and they said they will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I picked this restaurant for a night out with friends based on Trip Advisor reviews. I had recently eaten at a similar restaurant, (Curate), in Asheville, NC and thought the small plate/tapas format would be fun. Gia was a great find! Upon entering, we immediately were taken in with the atmosphere. It's a great blend of modern, eclectic yet inviting. Our server was spot on with her cocktail suggestions, (she recommended, and I wholeheartedly agree -the Black Gin Rickey is outstanding! And neither of us like gin...). We started right away ordering our food which was brought to us fairly quickly: the Garlic Oregano Frites and the Wood Fired Cauliflower were great starters. And the food just kept getting better as we went!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "In today's world of so-so food and service, GIA is above and beyond! Friendly attentive service coupled with excellent food (both in flavor and presentation) makes for an incredible evening out. "Small Plates" are their specialty, but amazing flavors and choices are their goal. Try it, you'll love it!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Maybe we should give them a pass because it was July 4th but the food was not as good as usual. Chef be more inspired."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Good food for the price. Accommodates vegetarians and gluten-free diners. Wine list impressive."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Gia was recommended by a neighbor. Enjoyed the location of our table by a window & comfortable seats. Liked the varied food and beverage menus. The food was excellent & liked the small plate/share concept but prefer to receive all the food at one time instead of in stages. Waitress was excellent, very knowledgeable & friendly. We are in our mid-60's & the evening was going great until the live music began. Much too loud for our table location & we went from having a wonderful experience to looking forward to the band taking a break or quitting. The music itself was good, just too loud. It made talking across, even a small table difficult. Will return for a lunch or an evening when music is not scheduled."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This place just gets better and better. Fantastic service, wine, and food! Will continue to go there."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Went here with coworkers. Were able to reserve a large table, good selection of food that came out quickly and easy to share. Drink's were popular as well. When it came time for the check, the waitress was very patient and helpful and was even able to split everything up nicely. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We continue to enjoy Gia and this visit was no exception. Consistently excellent and friendly service, food that is well prepared and presented along with prices that are reasonable. Add that all together and you have an enjoyable night out...!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "we really enjoyed dinner here at Gia. we love tapas places and good wine and good ambiance...we got all the above here and and a reasonable price! I brought the menu back to our hotel so he can spread the word."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "One of Greensboro's few upscale places. Definitely has a big-city feel."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Such a great dining experience. Out side is perfect too."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We enjoy introducing friends to Gia because we can always count on the staff being friendly and the food being impressive. Their ambiance and decor is unique and their small rooms give you an opportunity to enjoy friends and dining that is not available elsewhere in Greensboro."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food and service were good. It was not crowed and that made it easy to talk, but for a long time we were the only ones outside.Open table gave us very limited times to make a reservation so we went at 5:45, yet when we left there was still plenty of room."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Remains an excellent place to have wine, eat great tapas, and enjoy conversation. Have been here several times and will continue to return."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I love going here its always an amazing environment and even better food!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Another wonderful and fun evening at Gia's. Our friends joined us for their first time at Gia's and fell in love with it. Great concept, food and atmosphere. Very cosmopolitan. We're never disappointed. Bravo Niño !!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great Restaurant, but seems to be "pulling back." The menu seems to been reduced to far fewer options than were available the last time we dined here. It's a shame because everything used to be fantastic! Now, there are fries, hard-boiled eggs, some veggies and a few good dishes. It seems they used to have a lot more to offer on the food menu and I wonder why.....As the saying goes, great food can hide less than great service, but great service will never make up for less than great food. Bring back a broader menu, please!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The food was delicious The staff very attentive They have a very nice lounge to retreat too "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We've taken several out of town family members, and always get a big thumbs up. Wait Staff is very helpful with the menu and wine list. Get the charcuterie with a bottle of wine. This visit we had the Amberjack fish special that no words can describe how delicious and unusual. Other small plates were beef tips, panned seared chicken breast, crispy eggplant that we all shared. We definitely recommend Gia, and certainly will be back. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The dishes are small plates and are always fresh and amazing. I was disappointed the menu had changed so some of our favorites were gone (i.e the pot roast) but it was a good reason to try new dishes. The flat bread pizzas are my favorite (especially the spicy sausage and yellow peppers). Other favorites at the table were the beef tips, tuna, and brocolli rabe. Dessert to end the evening is a must. The chocolate cake and tiramasu were both delicious. The mint julips, tranquility, and femme fatale from the bar were all tasty. Service is quick and good. I would suggest reservations as it is a busy spot and well worth a visit."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Love this place! Have gone there many times. Constantly changing menu which is nice if you go here often. Waitstaff is great, fun and knowledgeable"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We travel to the Wilmington, NC areal on most weekends and enjoy Tapas establishments so we were excited to hear about Gia's in Greensboro for weekends when we stay in the Triad. We sampled several of the items on the menu and were glad there were many choices. Service (Ashely) was outstanding. It was a great find!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Have visited Gia 5 times. This could be a wonderful restaurant. However, servers are indifferent; night manager equally so. Food marginal. Even bartenders carry a bit of a chip on their shoulder. Will not go back and cannot recommend that others visit. Very disappointing experience. An ideal example of a place that puts your evening at risk. Left us with a bad taste in our mouth, so to speak. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Once again we had an excellent experience at Gia - this has become the norm and Gia one of our favorite restaurants in Greensboro! The service is consistently strong - the food tasty and and the beverages well made! I'm not sure what else to write other than this appears to have become a Greensboro hot spot as it is a busy place! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014