Giancarlo's
Giancarlo's

Giancarlo's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.giancarlosevents.com/
  • Phone: (716) 650-5566
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Chef Pat Powers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Located in the Walker Center
  • Parking: Public Lot
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Giancarlo's reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (22)fit for foodies (21)neighborhood gem (20)great for outdoor dining (17)special occasion (16)hot spot (16)great for lunch (15)vibrant bar scene (11)notable wine list (8)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)romantic (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Great Food, Loud Atmosphere
    LittleD
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner. They have your basic italian staples as well as fun gourmet dishes, also have a notable wine and drink list. The only draw back, it was very busy, very loud and took a long time to get our meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Giancarlo's never disappoints
    Vglad
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    A recent Thursday evening found the restaurant to be very busy. However the food & service were excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Whenever I am in town, I always take my clients here. They love it and I enjoy the comfortable atmosphere, good selection, quality food and fair price. The service is always outstanding and it is a nice environment for conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Business Lunch Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Wonderful place to meet people for lunch. Excellent Service and wonderful food. Thanks Giancarlo's. Easy access to 90 and 290.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fabulous food
    Logansdinner
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This establishment has a vibrant bar scene. There is a, I believe it is, a wood burning oven that makes pizza in the bar area. Had a cocktail at the bar which was reasonably priced for this type of venue. Food was very good and nicely spaced out from our salads, which were excellent as well. I had the filet mignon which was cooked to perfection and the perfectly sized portion. Neighbor diner had porterhouse which was huge and excellent as well. Only draw back to this establishment would be the noise level....Like so many other places. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice but service left a bad taste.
    Hungry
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    As requested through open table it was my wifes and I anniversary. I made a special request for a nice table for 2. We arrived early in the evening so almost all tables were available but for some reason our host sat us right next to another couple and the kitchen door. Couldn't be more awkward. We requested to be moved and she couldn't come up with a better table so we had choose our own which we found a real nice table for 2 in a corner. How she couldn't have come up with that in the beginning is beyond us. We ordered wine to start and watched the table of teenage girls next to us receive basket after basket of breads even though they ordered just water. Finally again we had to speak up and they brought us some.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    GoGiancarlos
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Giancarlo's has great and tasty food. We have been there three times, and we love the choices we had ordered. Harold loves the steak tortellini, and has ordered it twice. I ordered the pork chop saltimboca when we were there on November 5th, and this dish was one of the best I've had in this area. The waitress was courteous, professional, and very efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Terriffic
    David
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    A wonderful neighborhood gem and reasonably priced. Food quality is excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Why bother with reservations?
    JJL1227
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Food was exquisite and service very good. Biggest drawback, I made reservations on the website for 7:00pm. Not seated until 8:00pm. There was a private corporate party going on outside that seemed to take precedence over our reservations. That was a real disappointment. However, the staff bent over backwards to compensate for the delay by providing a free round of drinks, an appetizer and a delicious desert. My best guess is that management just overbooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    mimi
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    First time for dinner with friends from Canada. Sam,our waiter was friendly,informative and enthusiastic. Food was delicious from appetizers of steak skewers and arancini to all four entrees tuna Milazzo,Fresco pasta,Saltimbocca pork chop and lobster ravioli. Our guests commented how fortunate we were to have so many special spots for great food at reasonable prices! We have been before for lunch and will definitely be back for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cus. Service taken to a new level!
    Erock75VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We ordered a steak rare. It came well done. We politely sent it back and not only did they apologize (multiple times) and remake it to perfection (I mean this was one delicious steak) they then removed it from our bill entirely! Customer service at a whole new level! We left happy and stuffed and can't wait to return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable lunch
    ShaneyVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Lunch for four women was handled very well by a young, capable waiter. Everything ordered was delivered perfectly . The food was delicious and everyone enjoyed a lovely lunch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food
    CMS1
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The menu is wide ranging and there is something for everyone at Giancarlos. Pizzas (from a wood fired oven), pasta, fish... they have the ability to create sophisticated plates without making them too fussy. We had 3 generations there and everyone was very happy with their dish. The staff was very attentive and friendly as well. The one complaint was from my mother who had a hard time hearing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud
    Luv2blocal
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Upon arrival, things seemed a bit unorganized . There were chairs all over in front of the hostess station and it was difficult to maneuver out of other peoples way. The table they brought us to was a small 2 top in the back by the wait station which was very awkward. Apparently was not a table that was regularly used when the band was not playing. We were to hungry to wait for a new table to become available . I didn't not care for my tuna with the pea purée but he loved his lasagna. Server was great. Very sympathetic and accommodating . They comped our bottle of wine. Very unexpected but appreciative. One of the girls behind the bar kept complaining how tired she was. The other taller girl was very outgoing and friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    ChickP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The overall dining experience was very good. First time we were there. Service was great & the food was very good. Will go back another time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but noisy.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Staff was very attentive. But hard to talk to people across the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good but way too noisy
    Alwaysout
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We expected a nice quiet dinner for two and we certainly were very happy with our meals and the service but wow, was it noisy. It was hard for us to carry on a decent conversation and we where seated right across from each other. The hardwood floors and open ceiling just echoed everything anyone said. It's a snowball effect as it gets noisier everyone has to talk louder and up it goes again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Enjoyable
    DeeZeeVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We dined here recently to celebrate my mother's 93rd birthday. There were 6 of us, and a toddler and infant. The food was all very good. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The service was very good too. The toddler dropped and broke a glass. Two waiters came over to clean up and were very thorough in making sure all the glass pieces were found and swept up. They were very gracious about the accident. The only negative about our dinner was that it was very noisy. Our mother wears hearing aids, but she still struggled to hear us. Unfortunately, this is an issue at most restaurants. We would definitely dine here again (but perhaps without mother!).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful burgers & great desserts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Hamburgers were cooked perfectly: right amount of light char on the outside, juicy and evenly cooked throughout. Very tasty burger. Cannoli pastry was very tender. Both of us thought they were the best cannoli we've had. Appetizer of two steak skewers was great--each skewer was ample enough to be the protein component of an entree if paired with a side. Hubby is leaning over my shoulder insistently whispering, "The gelato! Don't forget the chocolate gelato!" Nice, polite staff, too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST Place Ever!!
    Princess
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I have rated this restautant with 5 stars as that is truly what it is. The service, food and atmosphere here is the BEST in the area! Servers are very knowledgable about all the menu selections and truly want to make your visit a pleasant one! I took my mom there for her first time and she was extremely impressed that she made lunch reservations that same night to bring her group of friends there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Musical treat
    Sandy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Dinner Saturday proved to be lovely - great food and Bobby Millitello's group playing in the background. We were seated in an inner room during dinner and we could still talk with our friends while listening to jazz.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, One Recommendation
    jpet
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My fiance stopped in last week. We enjoyed our appetizers and drinks, the only problem we had was where we sat. Our table was against the wall and was very small. My fiance is a leftie and we had to switch sides because his elbow kept hitting the wall. I would pull that table away from the wall a bit. Cramped dining isn't fun dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I love this restaurant however this time around kitchen seemed backed up not sure if it was the new menu or perhaps there was a new chef. I will still go back hopefully it was a one time thing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    DBoo13
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Met two friends - we'd been at the bar but not the restaurant. The food was great, we had a real mix of menu items and each one was prepared perfectly. I was surprised how large and varied the menu was - something for everyone whether you want something small or a full meal. Our waiter Marty was attentive and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed sitting inside though most preferred outside on that warm evening - great patio. The inside was comfortable and intimate. DEFINTELY a place for a return visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lost. Res
    Dailyhapdiner
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    With firm res confirmed via email we showed and were told.. You have no res. we were seated almost immediately which was no surprise since the room was empty. Dinner was fine in spite over an overly zealous sale pitching/ wait staff individual. We left happy! . Only to chastised by email for not keeping our reservation,or at least canceling it so others could be accommodated . Give me a brake! The implication was we would unwelcomed in the future and maybe blackballed from the reservation system
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a Good Choice
    NYCfoodLove
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My husband and I have been to this restaurant several times and we are always happy with it. The food is excellent (I only gave it a 'very good' rating because every once in awhile there will be a fail - like the minestrone soup we ordered last time). 90% of the time the food is amazing. The atmosphere is great, and it's always fun to check out the store next door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charl
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Even though we were not able to dine outdoors, due to rain, we were impressed by the patio seating area and would return to do so. The online menu had more options than the actual menu did, which disappointed some in my group. The seating was spaced adequately, so that we did not feel too close to the next table. However, the room was a few degrees too cool for some in my group. Service was excellent, very attentive and courteous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second chance
    Secondversesameasthefirst
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The first time at this restaurant found service to be very slow. We thought we'd give it a second chance - if it's possible service was even slower. Sadly the food was just ok. The patio is an awesome place to hang with friends. On our second trip, the band was playing and they opened the doors (I guess so those on the patio could enjoy the music?) but it was just too loud. Conversation was difficult.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood place
    Jeanine
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Giancarlo's is enjoyable because you can have a contemporary meal without the stuffiness of "fine dining". There's great energy in the restaurant and the food is delicious every time I dine there. But be aware, some of the items tend to be smaller portions for the money.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening
    Good2go
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great meal and service is outstanding. Outdoor dining is a hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 63 reviews are from the Giancarlo's reviews archive.
  • Disappointing
    SupperClub
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I had been to Giancarlo's for brunch and it was outstanding. Went back for lunch and dinner and was very disappointed. Prices are expensive for the size of the portions. The appetizer was extremely small and it was $11. Our party tried three different wood-fired pizzas and there were hardly any toppings on any of them. They all tasted bland and were nothing special. Our bill (without drinks) for four was $75 and all we had were pizzas, chicken wings, and one appetizer! Wings were good though!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for lunch
    review4u
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My hubby and I decided to stop in on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. The food & service was outstanding. The only drawback is there were 2 family's there with their small children seated on each side of us. Now I love children, however these kids were loud and throwing food and toys on the floor which got to be a little annoying after awhile. But all in all the restaurant was great
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Having frequented this establishment a half dozen times previously, I was very disappointed in our last dining experience. Our server was clearly inexperienced (which is acceptable), but having to wait over an hour for our entrees - and my wife's inexplicably not served at the same time with the other five folks in our party (the server forgot to place her order) is NOT acceptable. The manager made no attempt to come over to the table and explain the problem nor did the server state that her order would be a "top priority" in the kitchen. No bread service either, nor drinks refilled.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • coffeelover4ever
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was the third time I've visited Giancarlos and it gets better each time. The food, service, and ambience is great. The only issue I think that might be addressed is the noise level. It's too bad you can't tell the loud people to keep it down....yeah, I'm kidding. I know there's not much that can be done about noise, but each time I've dined with Giancarlos, someone has mentioned it. Nothing's perfect, but Giancarlos comes pretty close! Thanks for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    GoldenGirlVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food here is just amazing. Service is very good. Ambience is very low key and relaxing. Would make a great date night choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New wood fired pizza
    BuffaloBill
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Their new wood fired pizza oven turns out our new favorite pizza! Excellent dough; thin and chewy. Best of all, unlike so many other places that bake a pizza just until the cheese melts, they actually bake it long enough to develop some color. That's where the flavor is! Their salads are creative and fresh, and their wine list has something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Dinner - Would go back!
    LISA2225
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Best dinner we've had in a long time We're always out Saturday nights trying new places and and had been wanting to try it. We booked at the last minute on OpenTable and they only had one opening left. Great because it's close by and don't have to travel too far...good location. The meal was fantastic. I had the chicken milanese and my fiance had the pork chops. Very large portions and both meals were delicious. Our server was super friendly and was always asking us if we needed anything. Definitely a very loud place, so don't go if you want a quiet place as the high ceilings make it noisy, which wasn't a problem for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • portions
    foodbuff
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    meal portions were small. The food itself was good as well as the service. No veal dish on the menu.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food
    JeffG
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Excellent Italian restaurant tucked in a small plaza. Great choice for a nice dinner
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Food selection is diverse, from seafood to steak, pasta, chicken. Large assortment of appetizers and small plates. Wish they would have a steak less than 10 oz, though. Steak skewers (appetizer) is a good entree size. Our table tried the scallops, salmon and 2 of the chicken dishes. Nicely flavored, and came with potatoes/rice and vegetable. With an entree, you can have a side salad for $2 which is a plus. Noise level was high on a Friday night when the restaurant and bar were hopping, but tables are well spaced for conversation. Overall, we really enjoyed our evening and will be back, for sure.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic