Excellant menu choices delicious
Excellant menu choices delicious food awesome service
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Giovanni's does a great job
Giovanni's does a great job at classic Northern Italian food. All of the dishes our table had were perfectly prepared and the ingredients were fresh.
The Pasta is all made on the premises and is incredible. The Veal Chop was excellent.
Service was very attentive without being overbearing.
I would definitely recommend Giovanni's for a nice night out.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is the second time I
This is the second time I have been here. The restaurant is beautiful and has a lively atmosphere. The food is simple, but tasty as all Italian food should be. I would recommend this as a great place for a romantic evening.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The facility is very attractive. Live piano music was a plus - and quiet enough that you could still easily have a conversation even within close range. The service was truly outstanding. Appetizers were very good, particularly the salumi, which were excellent. The entrees were quite good, but less inspiring. We found the desserts lacking. Very limited choice of standard restaurant desserts, rather heavy handed, with the exception of the gelato, which was well made and flavorful.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place to celebrate any
Great place to celebrate any occasion Was expecting the bill to be a lot more because of quality of food and the experience as a whole. I was very pleased and more than happy to add to the tip.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding. My favorite Italian
Outstanding. My favorite Italian restaurant. The risotto was perfect. Highly recommend.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian in Nashville
Can't believe I waited so long to have dinner here. Absolutely fantastic. Best Italian I've had in Nashville.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food that was not excessively sweetened. Good service: the servers were courteous and helpful without being supercilious. Ambiance: attractive and quieter than many Nashville restaurants. Price: fairly expensive but reasonable value for the quality of the food.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Most outstanding dining experience
Most outstanding dining experience yet! The food was absolutely incredible with service to match! I don't think our drinks ever even got half empty the whole night! Yes, the menu is quite pricy, but its more than worth it. You can't make a wrong choice on any of their dishes, it's all incredible. Definitely a romantic spot, also good for rehearsal dinners/special events. Won't go wrong dining here!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our favorite in the Nashville
Our favorite in the Nashville area! The staff is wonderful and remembers our preferences each and every time we come. The food is awesome.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian Fine Dining
Best and only good traditional veal piccata in town. Always tender and delicious.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I went to Giovanni's for the first time last weekend for our anniversary. Despite the 7:00 reservation, the restaurant was mostly empty. The staff was professional and attentive, and the ambience was good for a romantic night out. Among the few other patrons was a celebrity that my wife quickly noticed.
The most impressive thing about Giovanni's was the quality of the food. I have eaten at many, if not most, of the nice restaurants in town, and Giovanni's was as good as any of them. Both my wife and I were thrilled with the quality of the meal. We will definitely be going back soon.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for foodies in Nashville
The appetizers were superb -- artichokes, Caesar salad, zucchini soup, Mac & cheese, truffled fries, pizza, asparagus risotto -- all sublime.
The service was fun and perfect.
The fresh pistachio gelato was out if this world --- best ever.
A perfect experience!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
NYC quality in Nashville
I was pleasantly surprised to find a very good, authentic Italian restaurant in Nashville TN. The owner is originally from Padua Italy and he has brought the look and flavors of Italy with him. His first restaurant was in NYC and he has carried that concern for excellence and taste with him.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've eaten at Giovanni's several times - have never been disappointed in the food. Unusual fare on the menu - not things that you typically find in an "all-purpose" Italian restaurant. And save room for dessert - the Tiramisu is outstanding, as is the Chocolate Hazelnut cake.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was not that impressive, unless price impresses you ambience was great but prices not on line with quality
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food/service but higher price
Relaxing ambience. A bit expensive but great food and service. Gluten free pasta is an option. Eggplant Parmesan $23 with no salad and no pasta side dish. Wedge salad with blue cheese was almost $14 and bottle of beer was $7. Higher end restaurant. Would be great for Romantic meal but be prepared to spend a little.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best wine list in Nashville, outstanding food and high quality personalized service. It was a wonderful experience
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had several of the pastas,
We had several of the pastas, all excellent. One in our party had the Eggplant Parmigan and it was great as well. Giovanni's is the best Northern Italian restaurant in Nashville, not a red sauce place, but well prepared, fresh food in a very nice space.
If you haven't tried it you should, it is not cheap, but it is a higher end restaurant.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great service and waiters
Great service and waiters got us anything we wanted or needed. Here's my only problem....no lasagna? I felt like on a Saturday night, Nashville's nicest Italian restaurant....they should have lasagna. It's like Kroger not having milk or Cracker Barrel not having corn bread.
Plus...I heard the lasagna there was really good. Wanted to try it.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant in Nashville
This restaurant is not only the best Italian restaurant in Nashville, but the best restaurant in Nashville. Our party of 4 dined Sunday evening, 2 locals and 2 friends from Boston. We were seated, drinks ordered and specials were described. Appetizers were ordered, Parmasean truffle fries (outstanding) a Caprese Salad that was tasty. All four in our group chose pasta, seafood risotto, spinach fettucine with pancetta, spinach ravioli and another pasta dish with sausage. All the entrees were cooked and seasoned to perfecton. Great wine list with something for every palate. Desserts chosen, although we were beyond full, were pistachio gelato and a cheese cake with cappuccino's for all. Consistently superb from food to service to ambiance.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Giovanni is excellent as always!
We had another amazing meal at Giovanni. Everything was exceptional, especially the food. Highly recommend the veal lasagna and eggplant parmesan.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly staff accommodating dietary needs
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a wonderful restaurant
This is a wonderful restaurant and the best Italian in Nashville. I been been going to Giovanni's for many years (starting in the 90's when in he had 1st location in NYC) & never been disappointed.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thought I was in Italy
What a fabulous place! The chandilier from Morano greets you when you first enter. The lighting is perfect. The service is outstanding. The pastas are mostly all home made. The selections reminded me of being in Tuscany. The food was so delicious. Even the coffee was outstanding. Homemade gelato was unbeatable. Do not miss this restaurant on your visit. It was worth every penny and every minute.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good to have a fine dining restaurant where you can bring out of town guests who know and appreciate good food. Comfortable and warm environment and staff.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian in Nashville
Proves its pedigree each time. The service, food, and ambience are superb, even on Sunday nights for a table with kids. Thanks as always!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, excellent service
The service was very attentive and the food was as tasty as any Italian restaurant in the area. The menu is simple but there is a little bit of everything for everyone. It could be a very romantic place, too.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Why I became a Gio's regular
Within the two weeks, I've been to Scarpetti in Vegas and Osteria Mozza in LA -- two of the countries more notable Italian places. While they're both exceptional Restaurants, Giovanni's in Nashville's midtown is better than both.
Nashville's food scene is exploding and the one who started the boom it is Giovanni's in midtown. I go to Gio's at least 3 times per week. The food far exceeds everything in Nashville. The wine list is exceptional. Ignore the snarky comment about expensive wine, they have 40 bottles under $100. The pasta is homemade & aways perfect.
The staff is remarkable, friendly, and provides first-rate service. Nashville is lucky to have this New York restaurateur in town. Simply the best.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Italian Restaurant in Midtown.
This was my first time to Giovanni's Ristorante, and I left feeling satisfied. My wife and I each ordered pasta dishes, and they were delicious.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service. Food was very good. Steaks were a little thin for the price. Had 2 really good bottles of wine.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant and if I lived in Nashville would return again.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nothing short of exceptional
We arrived shortly before our reservation time, and we were greeted with a prompt and friendly welcome. The service was absolutely perfect - everything was correct, and the timing was impeccable.
The main course I had was a Red Snapper dish with arugula pesto and eggplant with red peppers and asparagus. Simply amazing. Desert consisted of a molten lava cake with passion fruit sorbet. It was absolutely incredible.
The ambiance was very relaxed (except for a loud gentleman howling at the tv at the bar at one point, and a crying baby, for which only the clientele can be blamed).
I will certainly be returning!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I are from Birmingham, Alabama and were visiting Nashville on friday. We were given the name of this restaurant by a friend and went for dinner. We enjoyed our time and would absolutely go back! The service was great and so was the food!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM