Great service, great food.
Great service, great food. Meatballs and Mozzarella/Tomato apps were delish! Coffee gelato dessert was AMAZING!!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a great spot to come to for a date. I had a first date there and we loved it. Also, you have to try the tiramisu. Amazing isn't the word!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food.I like their pasta
Great food.I like their pasta a lot. Service is excellent.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful experience! We loved
Wonderful experience! We loved our waiter, he took exceptional care of us!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was incredible, extensive
Food was incredible, extensive wine list and great service. I seriously have nothing negative to say. Will return
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Amazing prices
Great food. Amazing prices and awesome service. have gone back several times since
5/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Took a date here on a Friday night. Lovely place with great staff, and great Italian food. Great date place.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic service, great food
Highly attentive and very funny service from Paolo. Very tasty and creative food. Recommend the Rigatoni special and the Filet Mignon. Delicious desserts!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Studied abroad in italy and the food was just as good here. Which is rare to find. Service was excellent. I came w a few people
And tried all the food and it was seriously amazing. So fresh and they make pasta from scratch day of. One of my favorites in the us.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprisingly Great Italian Food
My friends and I wanted a good place to grab some Italian before a night out in the East Village. I had found Giano's on Yelp where it seemed to garner a good amount of praise, so I figured it's well-worth a try, especially with the very affordable menu. We walked in and the decor is very pleasing. The wait staff was very kind and welcoming, and we sat at the bar and enjoyed some delicious wine while waiting for our friends. Once we sat down in the very nice garden space (where tables are far apart enough that there is some relative privacy for groups), we ordered our food. All the food was good (especially the calamari), and everyone was pleased with entrees. My only complaint is that the waiter was nice but overbearing with the "jokes."
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A perfect balance of attentive service, delicious Italian food and diverse wine menu. Ambiance was great. There was a lot of space of a small restaurant. Although the food came out quick, I never felt rushed. This was my first time dining here and I would go back in a heartbeat.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
My family is from Northern Italy so I know how difficult it is to find Italian food that is truly Italian. Giano's gets it right on all accounts The staff was fabulous, true Italian hospitality. Three of us all got different meals and agreed to share them amongst ourselves. However, prying the ravioli and the spaghetti from my dining partners was a challenge. My gnocchi had the texture and taste of my grandmother's. If I lived in NY City, I would move within walking distance of Giano! Worth every dime.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a quiet restaurant, the food was good although I wish my meat portion was a bit larger. But the waiter was friendly and nice and answered all our questions. Good place to go with a date, since the lighting was dim and the environment was quiet, so you can talk to each other easily.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Italian Food
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!!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Server was exceptional
Our server was outstanding, the food & wine were delicious. I loved the back garden and the interior was stylish as well. Very successful date night spot.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice restaurant, well located, the food was good. I think it's a good value for money
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pasta - had two of the specials and a superb ravioli dish. Sauces were very flavorful and pasta was cooked perfectly al dente.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I searched for an Italian restaurant in the East Village. Giano was highly rated on Yelp, so we gave it a try. We're super happy we did! Our waiter was friendly, funny and awesome. The homemade gnocchi melted in our mouths it was soo good. We also tried their risotto special which was fantastic and the eggplant parm appetizer which was really delicious.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bring your date here.
Giano reserved a nice, quiet table for me and my date.
Low noise level and dim lighting gave the room a romantic ambiance.
Our pasta dishes were excellent, as was the wine.
Waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. Water was refilled regularly.
We were very comfortable and stayed 2 hours!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful host/owner. Great food. Pretty romantic atmosphere. Reasonably priced.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'll be back
It may have been an enervating 96 degrees outside but inside Gianos it was cool, lively and satisfying. Every dish our group of four had was well thought out and even better, well prepared. The gnocchi was light and delicate with a great four cheese sauce. The lamb shank was delicious. And the tagliatelle with a speck cream sauce took me back to trips to the Sudtirol. The wine recommendation was perfect. And our host and server was friendly and engaging. I defintely see another visit in our future.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came here under the recommendation of an Italian friend (as am I) . I ordered rigatoni con pancetta e fave and stinco di agnello. Both very well cooked, just like you would get in a restaurant back home. Since I have been living in NYC, I am originally from Rome, Gisno id one of the best value for money Italian Restaurant have seen in the city. Service was also perfect. I will definitely go back.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice cozy place
Lovely place with outdoor seating. The waiters were very hospitable.
Romantic setting. I would recommend the garden seating. It can be a little loud inside.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice find in the village
Friendy owner who explains the menu and food.
Cozy spot dimly lit and excellent food and service.
Try the specials!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great. Not a big oversized portion, but perfectly sized to leave room for their great desserts. For the 3 of us, with bottle of wine and the tip, the bill was just under $200. On a busy side street, getting a cab right out in front of the restaurant is easy pickings. It is not a quiet place at 8:30 on a Friday night, so if that's what you want, choose something else. Otherwise, you'll have a great New York experience!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday night Bliss
What a wonderful little restaurant! Was there a few weeks ago on a Saturday night. Making reservations that afternoon, they were booked until 8:30 p.m. I recommend going on Sunday around 6 pm, there were only a few other diners in the restaurant. Next time will want to eat out back in the garden. Wine list is nice, chicken milanese is so far my favorite dish. The lasagna is also very good, the eggplant app is ok.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will definitely go back!
Had a fantastic experience. Wonderful food and the best service. My opinion you can't go wrong.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent fun time and the food was excellent!!! Loved it
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place in East village
Romantic little place with great food. Owner super nice and explained the dishes. Prices great.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Date Night Experience
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.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great start
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.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was great! The
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.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM