Gianni's Italian Bistro
Gianni's Italian Bistro

Gianni's Italian Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.giannissanramon.com/
  • Phone: 9258206969x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Su-Th 5:00pm-9:00pm

    Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Gianni's Italian Bistro
Benvenuti!!!
Welcome to Gianni’s Italian Bistro.

Whether you’re on a date, celebrating a special occasion, or simply craving a delicious meal, we want you to feel welcome, comfortable, and satisfied. Italy native Gianni Bartoletti—founder and former owner of Incontro, winner of three Diablo magazine Food Awards—has crafted a menu of fine Italian dishes with a creative twist that showcases fresh, seasonal ingredients. Enjoy a contemporary bistro atmosphere while our friendly and attentive staff preserves that old world charm.

Buon Appetito!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Gianni's Italian Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (81)fit for foodies (59)special occasion (51)great for lunch (30)romantic (29)good for groups (25)notable wine list (23)kid-friendly (9)hot spot (6)great for brunch (4)scenic view (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • 2Adventurers
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    First visit to this restaurant. Visited as part of Soroptimist charity event. Had a wonderful time and great food. Busy night. Front atrium a little loud due to busy night and amount of glass. We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BusyVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Food very disappointing. Perhaps an off night, but would not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Dinner
    Waitingtoreturn
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went to Gianni's for dinner with friends. We were seated right away, cozy atmosphere. Excellent service. Gianni, the owner, came around and greeted the diners and wanted to know what we thought of our meals. The pork tenderloin was very tender and flavorful, as was the short ribs. The fish of the day was tasty too. The roasted beet salad was fresh and delicious. This was our friend's second time to Gianni's and we would all certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food is the reason to go since the restaurant can be very noisy. On our evening, the service was particularly slow, even though the restaurant was not that busy, and we did not get one of our orders.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Italian in Danville/San Ramon
    BillVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    From the minute you walk in the door to your last bite, you feel like a part of Gianni's family. Great food and service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm, Cozy & Delicious
    DaveK288
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We've been to Gianni's a few times now in the past couple of months and are becoming addicted to the great food, warm atmosphere and just-right service. Pretty much everything we have ordered has been spot-on, well-crafted & delicious. The baby kale salad, the wild arugula salad and the Caesar salad have all been standouts. We've tried the fresh seabass, duck and pork ragout fettucine and left empty plates each time. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    tiffspeace
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Loved everything we had, service wonderful and overall a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much too noisey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Not good for nice quiet discussion, not romantic at all. Delicious food! Love the panna cotta. Can I have the recipe?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We celebrated my wife's birthday per her request and Gianni's never disappoints!! The service was excellent as always, the menu is very strong and the surprise birthday desert was very special. We have dined here many times and we continue to try new menu items and the consistency is why we keep coming back. I'm originally from the East Coast and finding this high quality Italian food on the West Coast is a challenge and Gianni's fits the bill and I highly recommend it whenever you are dining out in the East Bay.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • inka
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Very nice and balanced menu. Table setting clean and welcoming with real table linens and real napkins. The presentation of the food wonderful something nice to look at. The pasta dish was to die for and the ice cream heavenly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than Before!
    Annoyed
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I wrote a news review of this restaurant years ago, not good. Hoped Danville would be great, but it wasn't. Now moving back was better, and all 4 of us enjoyed our food. I had veal scallopini, but it tasted more like veal marsala, the meat was uneven, one side was thicker than other. I don't like stewed tomatoes mixed with green beans, so it would be nicesmall side of pasta with olive oil and garlic or alfredo sauce. The Tanato was great. it reminded me of Spain and my grandma's cooking. The 3 stars was our friend received fish instead of his ordered Veal. The waiter said the fish is good, and I am sure it was but that is not what he ordered. Then another man came over and let our friend keep the fish dish and ordered him the veal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anndin
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    very welcoming atmosphere and good food. Very nice evening and the prices were moderate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gianni's is G-R-E-A-T!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I first heard of Gianni's in San Ramon when some friends were serving as a fundraiser. I took my son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter just to be supportive. Boy, was I ever impressed! So, this time, I suggested it as my treat for my son's birthday. He was thrilled because they really like this place! Excellent variety of exceptional entrees, salads and desserts ... try Gianni's rendition of his Grandmother's egg-less custard -- yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great food! We are never dissapointed with the food here. The Buratta is so delicious!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    PtownLifer
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food and service was excellent. Place is a little small but the food outweighs the smallness of the place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Servic and food
    Fabulous
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    You want good food and great,friendly service from Lena, then this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 50th birthday celebration
    Foodylori
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was wonderful as always and service was very attentive! This is our favorite Italian restaurant in the area. Our party of six had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service was great, all attentive and helpful. The bread and EVOO are good so don't get full off of them. Salmone and fennel, yum. The braised short rib on polenta was cooked perfect. Side of broccoli rabe with garlic and pepper complimented well. Glass of prosecco. Panna cotta and gelato for dessert with an espresso, excellent dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodluverVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    As always, friendly, professional service. Food is flavorful and satisfying, although not adventurous. Cozy, quiet atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent - AGAIN
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Once again a great meal at Gianni's - excellent food and service, and never disappointed. They made my wife's birthday celebration special with a nice dessert. Very friendly owner
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nocooking4me
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Homemade pasta daily. The fennel salad was very light and refreshing on a hot day. The light cream tomato sauce had just enough cream to smooth out the tomatoes. This was our first time here and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Loved everything from the pasta to the fish...excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food fabulous service
    Khoi
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Attentive staff. Great wine list. Parking is a minor problem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Excellent as always, our entire group had a great night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good food
    bubblybobby
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    good Caeser Salad (needed more anchovies) Shrimp dish was excellent. Spicy with pasta, but lacking in enough shrimps?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicioso
    DanvilleFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food is absolutely delicious; service friendly and professional; wine list vast and lots of Italian--YUM!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Local Italian Food
    Infor2
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Drive by this place every day and decided to give a try. Great Italian menu selection. Service was outstanding. Between four of us had the Agnolotti, Risotto, Vitello, Gnocchi and Polenta. The first three were delicious. The creamy polenta was a little to grainy for me. The gnocchi's were too mushy and mushroom sauce lacked taste. Will definitely go back to try some of the other dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful fish!
    JennyVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Wow. Thus place is in sort of industrial area. A little apprehensive. This guy knows his sauces! Very important for Italian dining. The halibut was cooked to perfection....and everything else. Whole family pleasantly surprised. Table was a little tight. Will request next time. Beautifully done!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    italianfoodie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My fiance and I actually came here on a night they were doing a fundraiser for the rescue we got our dog through. Volunteers were the waiters and waitresses and they had a menu for the event. I love that they partnered with the rescue first of all; it provides a great sense of community! Second, I ordered the gnocchi and it was sooo delicious. One of the best I have had (and I am very picky about my gnocchi!) I would definitely go back. Only complaint I have is that it gets a little loud in the side room since it's not a very big area but that will not deter me :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • casualdiner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great service, friendly staff and above all great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    Jimbo
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We came with friends, not knowing that Gianni's is owned by the guys who started Incontro, before Stefano messed everything up. We are glad that Gianni's (which is really Incontro's original menu) is back. Great service my our server, Juan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Italian Food
    myfavplaces2eat
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The menu is great and also the quality of the food. Service is very good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a gem!
    925frank
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Lived in the area for 5 years and didn't know this place existed until I saw it on Open Table. 5 stars across the board! Charming yet upscale, at reasonable prices but no compromise in quality of food and the service experience. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Local Gem
    MJur
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Local Gem that is packed to the walls for dinner, but hidden spot for lunch. Great place to entertain clients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Italian Restaurant
    Foodylori
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Excellent food and attentive staff. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    CherylVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I've read the stellar reviews about Gianni's and this was my first time dining here. I had the duck breast and it was excellent. The food server gave great service also. I had a wonderful dining experience and I will be back to Gianni's again in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Authentic and top quality Italian food. Wonderful ambience and make sure you talk to the owner Gianni and his wife who are excellent hosts. Love this find.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • genuine italian
    Foodsmarty
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Food appeared and tasted prepared from scratch. Healthy and not over seasoned. Very tasty. Tables partitioned into small groups for intimacy and privacy. Formal dining but not stuffy. Perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistantly a winner
    Coxswain
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We have never been disappointed dinning at Gianni's. The food is always outstanding. The service is friendly and professional. Gianni and Melanie are the perfect hosts. A gem in the East Bay!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A favorite spot!
    Foodie2U
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Excellent food, great service, very friendly professional staff. The duck and the short rib is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet