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Giano Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gianonyc.com
  • Email: info@gianonyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 673-7200
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Monday Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Matteo Niccoli
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Giano can host your private event seating 64 or up to 120 people for a non seated event. Our garden is available during seasonal months. We host showers, weddings, birthday and corporate parties. We welcome your special needs and can cater a menu based on your event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Ave & Ave A
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 6 train to Astor Place. F or V to Second Avenue. L to 1st Avenue 14th Street station.
A word from Giano
This is the story of Paolo and Matteo, two guys from Milano who had an idea. Let's take the the heart of our tradition and fuse it with the exciting innovations happening in Italian cooking, they said. Inspired by the Roman deity Janus who looked to the future as well as the past, Giano respects tradition and embraces the future. Enter Simone Bonelli. After 4 years at a Michelin starred restaurant in Italy, he came to NY to where it took him about 6 months to earn 2 stars from Frank Bruni at a publication you may have heard of, The New York Times. As executive chef and co-owner, Chef Bonelli blends cutting edge technique & gorgeous flavors with outstanding presentation- and for those of you who think you've seen it all, trust us, you haven't. We like to think of our little corner in the east village as quite special, and hope you will tooContinued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "I love, love, love Giano's food! My boyfriend and I stumbled across this great restaurant last year when we lived in the East Village and even now that we live in the West Village, we continue to travel across town to visit Giano. The pasta is so fresh and delicious every time."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Merely seeking a romantic fine restaurant to celebrate on our 1st anniversary visit to New York, what we found instead was 'Our Place.' Warm greetings began on the sidewalk. The humorous and attentive Paolo expertly guided us through the menu. We began with the decadent Parmigiano Brûlée. My partner loved his Bigoli Al Ragu D'Agnello E Noci Tostate (thick pasta with lamb ragout) - I tried and loved it - and I'm not a great lamb fan. My Lasagna Bolognese was other-worldly: it will change your assumptions about what lasagna can be, as will the exquisite Tiramisu. The genuine warmth of the staff spills over onto the customers (a couple of whom dropped by to wish us happy anniversary), after the bartender arrived with complementary digestif."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Simply great Pasta at reasonable prices that our waiter states is made fresh daily on premise. My wife had the spinach and ricotta ravioli and I had the gnocchi and both were outstanding. In fact probably right there with the best I have had. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I appreciate that all then pasta is homemade but none of the dishes we ordered were super outstanding. My date had the four cheese gnocchi and I had the ancient large noodle pasta with lamb ragout - and like I said - both good but not amazing. The appetizers were better than the main course - meatballs were tasty and the arugula salad was probably my favorite dish of the evening."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "They had some interesting specials which we tried and loved! Service was great and very friendly. Really enjoyed the evening."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We came here as a group of 6 while visiting NYC for my birthday. We made reservations only a few hrs in advance but was able to get a table for a larger group. Our food was very very good and it came out quickly! The service was also wonderful, we loved our waiter (and his accent!). I would definitely recommend as a place for a romantic Italian meal (and at a good price- not too expensive). The atmosphere and ambiance was also really nice, we all commented on how we loved the decor and the feel of the restaurant. We would go again!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I LOVE this restaurant - one of my favorites in the city!! Right off, you can tell the people who work there have such sweet hearts and are real Italianos! The burrata cheese tastes like it is flown in from Italy...and I think it might be! The pomodoro spaghetti with pesto is Out of this World - one of the best in the city. And the wine is yummy as well. The decorative ambiance is bit on the eclectic side (some might love it or get thrown off by it) but the energy is very warm and cozy. Must try this place out!! Thanks again, Giano!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Giano's Restaurant was wonderful. The food was amazing, the service was perfect and the frendliness of the staff made a big difference, Roberta greeted us cordially and Paolo answered every question we had. The fresh pasta was scrumptous with delicate sauces. The tiramisu was among the best we've tasted including those in Italia. This restaurant is a "must go.""
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Guano is my absolute favorite restaurant to eat at when I'm in New York. It's authentic Italian food, but they add their own spice and twist to it all to make it completely original and delicious meals. Plus, they have the best tiramisu I have ever tasted. Perfect!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My husband and I visited Giano on Valentine's Day. We were overall very satisfied with our experience. The wine was fairly priced and the food was delicious and came in large portions. For Valentine's Day we ordered from their fixed menu. The service was great and the waiters were very attentive. We would be happy to visit Giano again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My experience here was nice, however, I wish the Valentine's day menu had more entree options."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was the worse food I have ever paid for in NYC."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Delicious food, very friendly. Pasta exquisite. Home made pasta. Salad of arugula fresh, so tasty."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "They are definitely trying new things all the time. My entree was a thick pasta which I wasn't in love with but my wife loved. My wife's ravioli was very good. The dessert which was the chef's interpretation of an ice cappacino was awesome...the highlight."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I am highly critical and still had a wonderful time here. had one of their daily specials and it was hands down the best pasta I've ever had."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Pleasantly surprised. Picked this randomly last minute. Pasta was made in house, fresh and prepared al-dente. Service was entertaining and enthusiastic, but professional and informative. The pasta was the star. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Love coming here. The staff is extremely attentive and friendly, the owners always coming by to chat and ensure their guests are happy. Will continue to recommend Giano and look forward to my next visit!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Maybe the best Italian restaurant in the neighborhood. I LOVE it and I visit very often."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "New Year's Eve meal featured an interest salmon roll, two bland pastas and two very sugary desserts. It was an OK meal but did not warrant the New Year's Eve price tag. Service was a little aggressive but generally pleasant. Will look elsewhere next year."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I was with my family in new year night. The Menu for this day was delicious , very good portion , and perfect for the ocasion. Attention extraordinary warming people. Good ambience for couple or small group ( 4-6 ) Because de place is cozy . Thanks !"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This restaurant has superior Italian food. We live in an area that has many Italian restaurants, and this one stood out. Excellent service, a red sauce that was out of this world, and a good wine list."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Service by Paulo was outstanding. Pasta special was excellent. Tiramisu dessert was best we've had. Atmosphere was very pleasant and the prices on all entres were reasonable. We would definitely return."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "The service is great. The manager was our server and he is very attentive and can answer any questions you have about the menu. Unfortunately, my cod fish had such a displeasing taste that I could not eat it. The crunchy polenta that it came with was completely flavorless and, had it been tasty, too small of a portion. What did stand out, in a positive way, was the creme brulee. It was delicious!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Great food. Amazing prices and awesome service. have gone back several times since"
    Dined on 5/3/2013
  • "The staff was rude and unwilling to honor their deal on yelp for one free glass of wine with entree. The owner came over and told us if we didn't like it then we could get up and leave. Very unprofessional and would definitely not come back here."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "This place was great! The food was delicious, the service was incredibly quick, and the staff members were very personable. As a bonus, the prices are incredibly reasonable compared to what you'd pay for other nice restaurants in the area. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The second we walked in Giano, we were greeted by the manager, in a very pleasant, efficient and comfortable manner. That also, describes the atmosphere at Giano. The food was very good, very well presented and moderately priced. The service was first rate, I will recommend this establishment to anyone who enjoys a special dining experience."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Giano provides the perfect ambiance for a date or special occasion or even just a night out to enjoy great food. From the bottle of wine we order to the end of the meal when we shared a mouthwatering dessert....it was all delicious and amazing! Our server was very attentive and gave great recommendations. The decor provided a nice romantic atmosphere but in a very chic manner. We were celebrating my husband's birthday but we would definitely go back just to enjoy the flavorful food."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "Romantic little place with great food. Owner super nice and explained the dishes. Prices great."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Excellent fun time and the food was excellent!!! Loved it"
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Had a fantastic experience. Wonderful food and the best service. My opinion you can't go wrong."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "The service was incredible, the food amazing and the atmosphere outstanding! There is no better place to have dinner or lunch in which you really taste Italian dishes. The risotto was awesome!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2013