Givannis is one of our favorites in Iowa City. The service is always great and the menu is superb!
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed the food!
Really enjoyed the food! It was great to celebrate a birthday there!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were in town for one night from Portland Oregon and wanted to find a great local restaurant. Givanni's was recommended by a faculty member at UI. We were fortunate enough to stumble upon John's Grocery (another local gem) and their wine steward recommended a superb bottle of red, which we brought with us. Between the wine and the food and the music and our amazing waitress who recommended all of her favorite dishes (and we chose 5, including dessert!), we experienced the best meal we've had at a restaurant in at least 15 years. It was the highlight of our trip.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We took someone from out of
We took someone from out of town who was here on business to Givanni's. They did not disappoint, everything was excellant as usual! Good job Jim.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was outstanding -
Service not so much. - I can overlook poor service when under staffed. As long as the food is good. It has NEVER not been good!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We moved to Iowa City 3 years ago from Denver Colorado, and have dined out frequently. Unfortunately we are usually disappointed at most places, except for Givanni's! This is our go to place, when we want to go out and have a good meal! The food is consistently good, and the service is exceptional. We usually ask for David to be our server, and we were delighted to find out he is now a manager! Good for you David, and keep up the good work Givanni's!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't go wrong at Givanni's!
Food was great, service fast and friendly.
We've never been disappointed here!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Anniversary Dinner
Givannis has always been one of my favs when going out with friends, but my hubby hadn't been there yet, so I made reservations for our fourth anniversary. He absolutely loved it! The atmosphere is really cool, love the building itself. Great outdoor dining area, although we chose to dine indoors. Service was very friendly and food was amazing!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I dinned at Giovanni's to celebrate my birthday. One of my favorite places in Iowa City. The main courses were tasty and full with flavor. The mixed green salad can use some improvement but still not bad. Very extensive wine list.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our meal at Givanni's. The pasta entrees came to our table "piping hot" and had great flavor. My husband commented that his meal was one of the best meal he's had at a restaurant. We'll be dining at Givanni's again when we come back to visit our daughter in Iowa City!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as usual.
Givannis has been a favorite of mine for years. Givannis always gives us professional service, excellent food and menus, and a casual yet upscale ambience. It is a wonderful spot in downtown Iowa City.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We make it a point to enjoy
We make it a point to enjoy Givanni's each time we are in Iowa City! It is a favorite of ours! The food is excellent; service is great and the ambiance is cozy. We're faithful about making reservations and have never had a problem getting in. You haven't been to Iowa City if you haven't dined at Givanni's!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre concert dinner
What can I say? My wife and I went to Givanni's before a concert at the Englert Theater. Granted, it was early, but the staff was excellent. The manager was very cordial and professional. The food was outstanding. It is was the second time we have eaten there and it will become our must-stop for dining when back in Iowa City.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & great service.
We went to Givanni's for a special occasion and the food and service were excellent. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Iowa City. We have been part of large groups or just the two of us and each time was a great experience.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food in Iowa City
Five of us went out to dinner at Givanni's and all of us liked our meals. The service was very good and we enjoyed the ambience.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian Food at Its Best
We have lived here for nearly 25 years and have always enjoyed the excellent food--Italian or not. Adding to the excellent food, the service is consistently top notch. Being given the opportunity to taste a wine selection (from a good list of offerings) is a nice service.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Italian food
The food was fabulous and the atmosphere cozy and friendly. Prices were reasonable. Wine list better than expected for a small restaurant. We will definitely return.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were in Iowa City for a football game and wanted to step up the dining experience beyond the sports bar & student favorite scene. The food was excellent, the service was even better. And we really liked the unusual Pappageorge Hymes interior design and the original art work on the walls. If you find yourself in Iowa City, this restaurant is worth a try.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just the right combination ...
We were excited to take out family and friends while visiting Iowa City. Givanni's provided just the right combination of high-quality food and service for a great evening. A variety of dishes were ordered and all were excellent.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM