Giovanni Ristorante & Bar Italiano
Giovanni Ristorante & Bar Italiano

Giovanni Ristorante & Bar Italiano

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.giovanni-naples.com/
  • Phone: 2393539440
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30pm


    Dinner:

    Monday - Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering for all types of events!

    Business meetings, corporate events, Private parties, weddings, and more! Whatever type of event you're planning, you can make it perfect with fresh, prepared Italian gourmet food by Giovanni's Catering!

    We'll help you coordinate the menu with ease, thanks to our flexible menu planning, delicious food, and excellent, friendly service. So don't stress over your next event!
  • Private Party Facilities: Are you planning a Business meeting, Family get-together? Sales meeting? Special party?
    Bring your function to our restaurant and we’ll take good care of you and your group.

    We offer a cozy private room with seating up to 50, for luncheons, meetings, receptions and dinners. We can set a formal or informal menu, and prepare specialties of your choice. (Also available off-premise catering)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Napa Blvd. & Vineyards Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Giovanni Ristorante & Bar Italiano
Giovanni’s , located in the Crossroads Shopping plaza, invites you to join us for a relaxing evening with family and friends. Our extensive menu offers a wide array of fresh, Italian cuisine the whole family will enjoy. For the best in intimate dinning for two or a meal the entire family will enjoy try Giovanni’s. We provide catering for any and all of your special events.

Our family arrived in America from Carini, Sicily and Pr. Avellino, Naples, Italy over forty years ago. They were in search of a better life for themselves and for future generations. Deep rooted in our family traditions are a welcoming nature, delicious food and a strong family structure. These are the traditions that we based the foundation of our restaurant upon. Giovanni’s opened in 1999 and our family’s passion for food and love of Italy keeps us dedicated to serving the freshest and most authentic Italian cuisine in all of Naples.

-The Conigliaro Family
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Giovanni Ristorante & Bar Italiano reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (15)fit for foodies (8)romantic (7)special occasion (4)notable wine list (4)good for groups (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Excellent we highly recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Excellent worth the drive. We found Giovanni by accident my husband goes to Physicians Regional Hospital for Doctor's appts. I make sure his followup appts. are around 11:am so we can go straight to lunch at Giovanni. Have always found the staff to be pleasant they make you feel comfortable. We always look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as Always
    JohnM
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was outstanding as always - authentic Italian fare - and the service was very attentive. We always have a great time at this wonderful neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always A Good Experience
    Vineyarder
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    A great atmosphere with pleasant, attentive service, fine wines and a menu that is consistently excellent. You actually get more than you pay for!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will accomodate it's customers
    retandluvit
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Asked for a special off the menu dish and they happily accomodated me. It was delicious, will order the same way every time I go
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JamesVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This has been my favorite Italien restaurant for years. But I had a terrible tasting Veal Parm. Not sure if I will ever return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappoints
    LindafromBonita
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had dinner at Giovanni's Friday evening with friends. They honored our reservation, and we were seated immediately even though the restaurant was full. During off season restaurants are slow but Giovanni's is quite popular. Our server, Lucas, was attentive, friendly and helpful. Our dinners were delicious: eggplant rollatini, fruita de mere, chicken parm., and chicken francais. Each is served with pasta, a side salad with a choice of dressings as well as mouth-watering garlic rolls. They offered several specials which we didn't take advantage of this time. They also have a happy hour and a $25 per bottle wine special. We enjoyed an Argentinian pinot noir. Giovanni's is an incredible value located at the Pine Ridge Rd exit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD SPOT!!
    Kate
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food is excellent here, a little less crowded off-season, bar scene lively with televisions on; pleasant, attentive waitstaff, good value for the money. A personal peeve only, could do without the music while having dinner and wine, while a decent house wine, could be more generous, a four ounce serving in a huge glass, definitely not worth the price for the serving. Next time, will stick with water.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NaplesMaryVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The lasagna used to be my favorite in Naples. The last two times it has been average at best.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 142 reviews are from the Giovanni Ristorante & Bar Italiano reviews archive.
  • Very Good NYC italian food
    marcodon
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    If you are looking for authentic NYC Italian food in a neighborhood setting, Giovanni's is the place. It is a little dark inside but the food makes up for it. The service is also attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great dining experience!
    Want2goback
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    It was nice to be able to make reservations even though we're not in busy season! We almost always make this a #1 preference. There were 6 of us. We walked in at 6:30PM and our table was waiting. We were 4 adults and two 9 year olds. There was not a Kids Menu, but they gave us multiple choices and our grandkids were easily pleased with 1 rigatoni and 1 penne with meat sauce. The sauce was delicious and their plates were clean. They also loved the warmed garlic/plain rolls. The other 4 meals were also excellent and they all came with soup or salad. It toped off the last day of their summer trip to Naples.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Giovanni's one of my favorites
    JohnM
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The food is always great at Giovanni's . The service is perfect and the lighting is low if you like that, which I do.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit, won't be the last...
    Nic4
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    First time visit for Father's Day. We were about 10-15 min late due to the pouring rain at the driving time to arrive. They had a booth for us like I had specially requested. It was dark inside, but once you get in and adapt its perfect. Server was educated and knew what he was doing. Attendants were polite and there when necessary. Coming from the local restaurant business and background myself, this was so refreshing to experience! Everyone loved their meals, side salads were great, dressing and yummy rolls were good too. My husband can now say,"remember the first time we went there". We will defiantly be back just can't decide on what I'm going to get next. Prob. the Alfredo!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Good meal
    Jim11743VIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Have been going to Giovanni's for sometime and have always left feeling full. Great value for a good dinner would highly recommend. Would like for them to let some light in. Ir is very dark.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice meal
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    First time we tried Giovanni's. Did not disappoint. All three of us liked our dishes. My friend, who owns restaurants, thought the lasagna was outstanding. They keep the room dark, so it has an intimate feel. Nice Argentinian wine special. A very nice experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GOOD GONE BAD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food was average at best. Our waiter could barely speak English, and could answer no questions about the menu. After our order was taken, we never saw him again until our bill came. For years this was one of our favorite restaurants. We had a bad experience a year ago and just decided to give it another chance. Will not ever go back to this once great place.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NaplesMaryVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The lasagna is usually the best in town….it seemed to have way too much ricotta. Just not very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    tbird
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The service was very good - our waiter was very attentive and courteous. The atmosphere is pleasant and the decor attractive. The food is marvelous! Cheese ravioli was delicious. Margerita pizza was great with fresh tomato pieces.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great meal
    NaplesDinning
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Every time I have been to Giovanni's, I have always had a great meal with excellent service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not just because it's close
    chardon
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    If we moved out of the Vineyards, we would still come back at least once or twice a month. As it is now we eat there at least once a week when we are in town.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Giovanni's
    JimInCleveland
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The restaurant was packed for dinner by 6:30-7:00pm. Service was good even with the crowd. I had seafood sauté with clams. The sauce was excellent. My wife had the veal soltimbocca. She was disappointed in it. She felt it was not the same sauce as what she had had there on numerous occasions. This time the sauce was kind of flat. She said it was OK but not their usual. Don't know if they changed recipes or if it was the person cooking the food. All in all, it was a good experience. We will venture back again as we've eaten here on numerous occasions. It's never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    TheGirls
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Food was excellent. Our server Laura was very friendly. Service was quick. Would go back again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and busy!
    tweetVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My second time here an first time not eating their pizza (which is great!). Food was good--nothing spectacular but good, solid food--done well.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok
    JozoVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Service was very good. We ate outside -- it was a little dungy. Food was just ok -- so overall not bad, but just ok
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy!
    Feedme
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Food is delicious, waitstaff always courteus, pleasant, prompt. Always an enjoyable evening. Only thing I would say needs an adjustment is the lighting, a little too dark. Otherwise, enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed
    Riley1623
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Food was good but very small portions, the resturant was not very accomadating, I asked to substitute my pasta for a vegetable and they refused , also we asked 3 times for straws and my mom never got her side pasta until we were leaving the resturant also the worst cappachino I have ever had
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • local
    Rose
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    This place s great because it is close to where we live food is great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Austin our waiter couldn't
    TBSnNaplesVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Austin our waiter couldn't have been more helpful. His knowledge of the menu and his timing of the food service made for a very enjoyable night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent experience...
    Mike
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We were fortunate to get a same day reservation when our first restaurant choices were unavailable. Lucky for the four of us. We got immediate seating in a decent size booth along the left wall ( they are larger than the others ) and had a charming waitress from Romania. Cocktails were of good size and were served promptly. Special veal and fish dishes were extremely good and reasonably priced. Only complaint is that the restaurant temperature was somewhat warm ( the same complaint we, and others, have experienced on previous visits ).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy your meal
    Allan
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    If you like good Italian food, you will be pleased with Giovanni's Restaurant!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dined at Giovanni's many times.
    Dick
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Dined at Giovanni's many times. Food is always good, especially the veal dishes. Service at times could be better, but most of the time it's great. This past time we were there the waiter wasn't good, but we'll attribute that to his being new.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 7
    RLCCVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We were given a private room which was good. Food has always been good and was no exception that night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    NaplesScott
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Food was a little overdone but tasted good and drinks we not great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service counts
    HanksterVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    table was not too good after requesting a nice table, service could have been better, sever had an attitude .
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic , reasonable Italian!
    gmagmile
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Cute neighborhood restaurant - this place has good food, good service, and reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sorry to say the service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Sorry to say the service was awful. Very disappointed . Food good but service makes or breaks a place.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Giovanni's a Tasty Italian Treat!
    RobertN
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Giovanni's is an amazing neighborhood restaurant where people can gather to enjoy great food, great service and a great atmosphere. Prices are moderate. Also, they have an amazing happy hour in the bar! A be of a restaurant!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice local gem
    Goodeats
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Good food, good waiter, nice atmosphere, highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good Italian Food
    marcodon
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    If you are looking for authentic NY Italian food in Naples, this restaurant is it. The eggplant parmagiana was delicious. Even the garlic knots were top notch. I highly recommend Giovanni's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice basic Italian food and am
    Dickcape
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    We enjoyed this small, bt Naples standards, local Italian restaurant. They had many booths with privacy and quietness. The food veal was very good and the prices reasonable. We would return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We had reservations through Opentable. We arrived on time and were given the "line of Fire" seat. It was a booth by the entry door there were plenty of tables open and plenty of booths open but they chose to seat us in the "Line of Fire" seat. We declined the seat and asked for another booth which they did give us. They did not seat anyone else at the "Line of Fire" seat until the entire restaurant was fully. WHy did they decide to give us the "Line of FIre" seat and no one else? I guess I have to specify no line of fire seat for us. The food was very god and the service was nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.