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5110 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14221
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$31 to $50
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Hours of Operation:
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Italian, Pizzeria, Steak
Chef Pat Powers
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
Located in the Walker Center
A word from Giancarlo's
Sicilian Steakhouse and Pizzeria
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Great for Lunch
Diners' Choice Winner
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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"
Dined on 8/19/2014
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."
Dined on 8/14/2014
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."
Dined on 8/12/2014
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."
Dined on 8/6/2014
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."
Dined on 8/2/2014
Great meal and service is
outstanding. Outdoor dining is a hidden gem."
Dined on 7/26/2014
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!"
Dined on 7/23/2014
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"
Dined on 7/19/2014
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."
Dined on 7/14/2014
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."
Dined on 7/11/2014
The food here is just amazing.
Service is very good. Ambience is very low key and relaxing. Would make a great date night choice."
Dined on 6/27/2014
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."
Dined on 6/21/2014
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."
Dined on 6/14/2014
meal portions were small. The food
itself was good as well as the service. No veal dish on the menu."
Dined on 6/9/2014
Excellent Italian restaurant
tucked in a small plaza. Great choice for a nice dinner"
Dined on 5/28/2014
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."
Dined on 5/27/2014
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. "
Dined on 5/21/2014
Everything was very good. Will
absolutely return. Marty was a great server. "
Dined on 5/16/2014
Everything was great except that
we had to wait for our table 35mins beyond our reservation time"
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."
Dined on 5/3/2014
The food was good and the service
was excellent. Our group all enjoyed themselves."
Dined on 4/30/2014
I had lunch and thought the menu
was terrific and loved my choice....kale salad with salmon."
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!"
Dined on 4/28/2014
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."
Dined on 4/11/2014
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."
Dined on 4/10/2014
Great assortment of food options
for even the Finickiest eater."
Dined on 4/6/2014
The food was great. It was not a
very busy Monday night. However, the service was very slow."
Dined on 3/24/2014
Really nice ambience, good
service, great menu and wine list."
Dined on 3/14/2014
And not as pricey as I had thought
it would be. Had a very nice dinner with friends. We ate mostly pasta dishes and one fish fry. Fish was meaty and well cooked but pretty ordinary. Pasta dishes were better and more unusual. Very nice place though and great service!! We'd go back."
Dined on 3/7/2014
Whether it's Sunday brunch, a
casual meal on the patio in the summer, a fine meal with my wife or a business event Giancarlo's always delivers great food, good service and an excellent wine list. You won't be disappointed. Be sure to make a reservation and ask about the different dining rooms available."
Dined on 3/1/2014
There should be more seafood items
on the menu. The size of the steaks are very large. Most people would like 10 to 12 oz. strip or a 6 to 8 oz. filet. The prices on the steaks are way to high for "choice" cuts. The restaurant is great for lunches. Sandwiches and pizza's are great. Great wine selection as well as the single malt scoth menu."
Dined on 2/28/2014
We had a table of 7 and were in
the main dining room along the wall. The service was top-notch and the food was delicious. water glasses were refilled promptly and no issues on putting through 7 credit cards splitting the bill. We will return"
Dined on 2/22/2014
Overall great experience great
food servers and setting"
Dined on 2/22/2014
The service was excellent! Lots of
workers helped make the service flow nicely. Very noisy...hard to carry on a conversation in the room closest to bar. The staff could not seem to find us a table in a quieter location. Food was nothing out of the ordinary. Onion soup-good. Dinner salad ($3.00) was right out of the bag with a couple cheery tomatoes, a little grated cheese, fairly good dressing-boring! Chicken parm was just good. Steak was very good. Tiramisu dessert was good but very costly for the amount served. We probably will not go back. It was a very costly meal for so-so food."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Comfortable setting ... proper
pacing and portions ... accommodating for vegetarians."
Dined on 2/12/2014
My recent trip to Giancarlo's was
not what I expected My wife and I thought we would enjoy a romantic evening Our first experience at the bar included people sitting in their With families having pizza and wings I don't have a problem with that other than the fact that We paid 18 dollars for two drinks We were then seated next to the kitchen which was loud And very busy All through dinner we were inconvienced by people entering Banquet hall"
Dined on 2/1/2014
Had a really nice dinner for my
dad's bday at Giancarlo's! Food was very good and service was friendly and fast. Got the baked chicken wings...they were huge, tender, flavorful and yummy!! Way better than Rocco's baked wings! Others got pasta dishes from the menu and they were delighted! We had a nice bottle on wine too! We didn't stay for dessert because we had a cake back home for the special occassion, but I am expecting that Giancarlo's desserts would have been great! I would definately go back with friends!!"
Dined on 2/1/2014
I took a friend here for lunch for
her birthday lunch and service from the time we were greeted at the door to when we left was hospitable. Attention from the server was enough but not over done. Food was great too. I am relatively new to the area and my husband and I found this Italian restaurant. My friend is local and this was her first time to dine here. we enjoyed how we could talk and not have to 'yell' Also like how this location is part of Open Table."
Dined on 1/22/2014
I made reservations on line which
was easy. The hostess found my reservation quickly. We were seated at a table for two up against a wall. The noise reverberated off of the wall and made talking in a normal voice difficult. The food was excellent. I had the roasted beet salad which was good but pricey for the size. The soup was good but nothing spectacular. Opted for dessert which was a bread pudding. Modest portion with great flavor but a bit dry. All I all a good experience and I will definitely come back again without hesitation."
Dined on 1/15/2014
Food is wayyyyy over priced and
not very good!!! I ordered a CUP of broccoli cheese soup and it was $9.00!!!!! And it tasted so so"
Dined on 1/13/2014
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