Giancarlo's
Giancarlo's

Giancarlo's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.giancarlosevents.com/
  • Phone: 7166505566x
  • 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 WinnerOutdoor Dining
Giancarlo's reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (16)good for groups (16)neighborhood gem (15)special occasion (14)fit for foodies (13)great for lunch (12)vibrant bar scene (8)hot spot (8)notable wine list (5)romantic (4)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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.
  • 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
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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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 58 reviews are from the Giancarlo's reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
  • Giancarlos-Northtowns Best
    Foodie47
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    First time at Giancarlo's. Won't be the last. Wine list is outstanding, food is delicious and served at just the right pace. Desserts are to die for. Wait staff is well trained and very attentive to your every need. If a restaurant ever deserved an 11+ this is the restaurant. If you are in the Buffalo North towns looking for a place to eat. This is the perfect place, you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Everything was very good. Will absolutely return. Marty was a great server.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Everything was great except that we had to wait for our table 35mins beyond our reservation time
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always satisfied
    karkub
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I enjoy both lunch and dinner at Giancarlo's. The atmosphere is always pleasant and upbeat. The food and drinks are excellent as well as the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    Tracyroz
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The food was good and the service was excellent. Our group all enjoyed themselves.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    I had lunch and thought the menu was terrific and loved my choice....kale salad with salmon.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorite places!
    Iluvluc
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Great for lunch and dinner and Marty is the best waiter! I frequent this restaurant often and am looking forward to warmer weather to enjoy their patio!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Perfectly prepared
    Mutie
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Often restaurants load on extra sauces or have extra large portions to prove their expertise, that was not the case here. The food portion sizes were perfect, balanced with a protein (salmon prepared rare as per my request) and two nutrition sides (asparagus, & quinoa). Prices were not extravagant but not cheap either, but you get what you pay for. Dishes were not overly garnished as make some do to make their food look good but not necessarily taste good. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The atmosphere was relaxed business, but we saw tables with very young children too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    PJBARR
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This dining experience took place on a weekday- it was not too busy but were glad we made a reservation. The food was fabulous- the dining entrees were surf and turf pasta, goat cheese pasta and a ribeye special. Awesome flavors and the service was very very good- our server was very knowledeable and pleasant. I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    MikieD
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Great assortment of food options for even the Finickiest eater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.