Great service, great food,
Great service, great food, great variety. So infrequently do upper echelon restaurants have respectful portions to go along with excellent taste
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Elegant dining room with lovely
Elegant dining room with lovely china. Great service and wonderful food. Terrific experience!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time dining here, was
First time dining here, was taken for my birthday. Couldn't of asked for anything else, the food and service was amazing.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome! sit in the bar area!
You have to go! Try to sit in the bar area. Now with the new bar remodel, where we wanted to eat, it is awesome! Infact I have been there three times in the past month and last night before going out, my friend asked if we wanted to go to Giovanni's and I said we were just there last night! The food, especially the pasta dishes are off the charts! I ordered an extra dish just to take home! You need to try their deserts! We had this chocolate cake thing with icecream and then they bring this incredible chocolate sauce in copper dish. OMG! It could have been the best desert I have ever had! we used to think it was too stuffy, but no more!!!!!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful experience overall.
A wonderful experience overall. Service was exceptional. Food delicious but just a little too salty and rich for my taste. Others probably like it that way.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Giovanni's never disappoints.
Giovanni's never disappoints. Food always outstanding. Service as good as any restaurant. Staff goes out of their way to make sure that it's a dining experience, not simply a meal.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
First visit since remodeling.
First visit since remodeling. The place looks great. Very comfortable. We ate at the bar counter. The two bartenders were polite, friendly, and professional. New the perfect balance between good service and allowing for customer privacy. The food and presentation were perfect. Penne alla vodka was made without pancetta to accomodate my vegetarian date. My Ohio raised Berkshire pork chop was cooked perfectly. Tender and not dry. Braised fennel was a nice change. Glad to be back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was outstanding as well
Food was outstanding as well as the service.. Definitely will be returning in the near future.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unless you're a known regular,servi
Unless you're a known regular,service can be skimpy. Good food, pricey
4/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service was excellent.
Food and service was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Very extensive wine list. It is deceiving because thte restaurant is in an office building, but once you are in the restaurant, you would never know it. The ambiance is nice.
Only cautious commnent: it it very expensive.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service was excellent.
The food and service was excellent. A very nice wine list. The ambiance is nice. We been having our anniversary dinner here for the past several years.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Great service.
Great food. Great service. Lacks a little intimacy since the remodeling. Seems as though people are bunched into one area. Made a reservation through Open Table and had to wait 20 minutes to get the table. Still, the food is superior and so is the service.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
a touch of class
giovanni's always meets expectations for great food and service. recent update improves the already fine dining experience. it is one of the rare places which still offers dover sole and it is beautifully prepared and presented. the personal attention to each diner makes your experience memorable.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Innovative menu & great service
This incarnation of Giovanni's is the best yet. They have retained only a few of their classic Italian dishes and have added many choices of a more New American cuisine. The dessert menu has been totally revamped and is handled by a pastry chef who is very creative. The remodeling gives it a much more updated feel. If you need a dose of the former decor, you can ask to be seated in the Picasso room, which did not change. This is a terrific change. Give it a try and I promise you won't be disappointed.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great date night
My wife and I have been looking for an Italian restaurant in the area. And, when we stumbled across some free time, we quickly set up our date night at Giovannis. And what a night we had. Everything from the ambiance, to the food, to the impressive wine list left us impressed and enjoying every second of our time there. We were more than impressed and will certainly be returing...and soon!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food with one exception was excellent. The concoction of sweet breads and escargo was really poor. Who would have thought
the place is very expenseve butr worththe experience if the occaision is a special one.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a delicious dinner
We had a delicious dinner the other night. Each course was great.My complaint is:after taking a great deal of time looking at the menu and making our choices we were told the 2 different appetizers we had selected were not available.It's understandable that items run out,but we should have been informed of this before we looked at the menu.We then had to reselect.After making those selections,the waitress returns and informed us that the items we had choosen had supplemental charges that were not listed.By then we just okayed the additional charges instead of having to change our choices for a third time.We should have ordered indiviual items off the menu instead of the 4 course meal with all the additional charges.Aggravating.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This will be short.
How was it? It's Giovanni's!
Still combining great food with excellent service.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another wonderful meal
Wanted to take my mom somewhere for lunch with wonderful food. Giovanni's was the spot! The lunch menu, which had some changes since the last time I was there in the winter..the chef changes things, I was told, to represent the season and what is being offered fresh by local vendors, had many offerings. I went with a creamy risotto, which was a generous portion. Mom other had their veal, also generous in size and she stated it was tender and delicious.
The staff, as always, was very attentive and knowledgeable.
I will keep coming back!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is awesome.
This restaurant is awesome. You are treated like a queen or a king!!! Not to mention, the food is excellent and probably the ONLY restaurant in town that the service is so personalized. A definite return!!!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The old look is gone and a clean modern atmosphere is welcoming even for casual dining in the new bar area. Good food and wine and an interesting menu that offers specials of the evening make it top not h.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tough to find but worth the effort
Consistent and delicious - what more can you say for Italian food!
7/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Giovannis was beautiful on the inside and every person we spoke with was friendly and gracious. The food was spectacular - unique and very tasty without being pretentious. The service was great, but once again I have to say the food was the best I have had in quite some time and we love fine dining!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Service - Fantastic Menu!
The service at Giovanni's is none other than old world excellence. It is attentive, but not overbearing, and the servers and Maitre'd are gracious - providing menu and wine suggestions based on questions you may have about the food. The menu continues to change, and there were several nightly specials.
The outdoor patio has an excellent grill and bar - is a fun place to grab a drink before or after dinner in the main dining room.
The menu is inventive, melding flavors and textures to produce a fantastic meal. The wine list is extensive and notable. The Maitre'd will be more than happy to assist with finding a bottle which meets your wine tastes, yet fits within your budget.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything done to perfection, reservation, to hosting, seating, menu and continued service. Wonderful wine list, ample free parking.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
best in town
First class in all respects. First time we had steaks there, far better than Fleming's or Morton's. A local treasure.
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
I planned a special dinner in celebration of my boyfriend's birthday at Giovanni's. It was wonderful! We enjoyed excellent service and food. The decor was comfortable and tasteful. We will definately dine there again!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
for a very special evening
The food, service was the very best, The prices are very high and out of reach for most of us.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey But Very, Very High Quality.
Enjoyed A Fabulous Meal.
Went For The 4-Course Prix Fixe @ $75 And A Couple Different Wines.
Enjoyed every course and food/service was superb.
Great dining room ambience.
Will return when I can save some more money.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place in Cleveland
This is the best food in the city of cleveland. Wonderful place to bring you wife & friends or have a business lunch / Dinner. The food is awesome.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had not been to Giovannis in a long time. However, we were aware that it continues year after year to be rated as one of the best restaurants in Cleveland, a reputation justly deserved. Our meal was awesome.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finest Dining In Town
Excellent restaurant; consistently GREAT food!
On a side note: this has usually been considered the finest restaurant in town-someone forgot to remind the diners that this is an up-scale restaurant. If they cannot dress appropriately or not wear a jacket-go sit out in the patio; it ruins fine dining for those of us that like to dress up!
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good food. Slow service
The food was very good and suprisingly modern. Not sure why it took over an hour an 15 mins to bring out our first course. It was raw oysters! Then they brought out the oysters and salad together. Would go back bc food was high end.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good meal
A very imaginative and well made meal. The dishes were beautifully presented. The flavors were for the most part subtly and sensitively put together with the exception of the pickled beets. These were too vinegary and would have benefited from less time in a more nuanced vinegar "brine". That said, the porchetta was simply marvelous, though three slices of the very rich, crisp and succulent roast was one more slice of heaven than was needed. Services was of the highest quality I have found in Cleveland, and so was the food. I am looking forward to going back. Highly recommended and also a very good value.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
have been going to Giovanni's since the 70's. like a fine wine they get better as time goes on. in my opinion there is no better restaurant .
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new look, imaginative food
This is not just an Italian restaurant--it ranks as an equal to Vermilion's Chez Francois with excellent, imaginative food as well as standbys such as several steaks and Italian dishes. The recent renovation moved it from the 1970's to the 2010's; if you like the look of Pier W, you'll love the new look of Giovannis. One recent review complains about slow service--no, it's called proper pacing. Our group of 4 was not rushed and the pacing allowed for lively conversation and a very pleasant evening.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Occasion Destination
Giovannis is that special occasion destination you remember for a long time. Great place for closing the business deal or showing someone you care. Beginning with the moment you are greeted at the door until you depart, you know you are at a place that cares about your dining experience. Service is fantatic; the menu is varied; dishes are prepared with care and expertise; and the wine list is impressive. As for the physical environment, you will fall in love with the surroundings immediately. For a memorable experience in dining, look no further than Giovannis.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The muscle appetizer was terrific!
The muscle appetizer was terrific! Scallops were very very good. Lovely dinner in the bar.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic - Definitely Will Be Back
I took my wife to Giovanni's for her birthday. Everything was excellent. The service exemplary, the food outstanding, the ambiance quiet and comfortable. Giovanni's has a great wine list with wines to suit every budget - whether you're trying to impress someone with a wine choice or loving house wines. The menu is new and innovative - with nightly special dishes which are daily additions to the menu. We will definitely be back again - highly recommended - fantastic all the way around.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Chicken Parm Ever.
What more can I say, it was a work of art.
Ultimate business lunch spot.
Go to Giovannis and close a deal.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined here on Sweetest Day, so there was a limited menu, with great choices. The prix fixe was a great deal for an upscale restaurant. The food was wonderful, as well as the service. Would return.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! Service not so great
Great food! Service not so great :-(
The food was sensational but the service was horrible. Customer care needs work, really, really bad service. Staff had bad attitudes, slow and made us feel like they were doing us a favor.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
40 yrs of marriage
we had a wonderful time, everything was better than good, we left feeling that we made lasting memories for our forty years of marriage. thank you Giovannis
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Giovanni's Still the Finest
Giovanni's has been and always will be that classic dining experience - old world charm with modern amenities, excellent food and impeccable service!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, the food was so
As always, the food was so delicious and the service was absolutely impeccable. When you deserve a special treat, this is the place to go! I'll be back as soon as I can.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Does not disappoint....
Great Food, Great Service.... Our new favorite place..
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Waitstaff was warm, friendly, and extremely attentive. Dinner was fresh, exquistely presented, and delicious. Giovanni's made a special night memorable; we will definitely return for another meal.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the new remodel. Keep up the great job in all categories!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM