The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard
The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard

The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gervasivineyard.com/
  • Phone: 3304971000x2
  • Hours of Operation:
    Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm with our Wine Bar open until 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jerry Risner
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Entertainment on the Piazza, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, weather permitting. May thru September.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have parking accommodations for up to 325 cars. During Friday and Saturday evenings June - September there is a shuttle available from further lots.
A word from The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard
Gervasi Vineyard & Italian Bistro offers Northeast Ohio a memorable destination for wine lovers, diners, families, businesses and tourists. Gervasi is one of the few special places where beauty, tradition, comfort and appreciation for wine and fresh food connect. Wine varieties are among the best in Ohio. The Gervasi Italian Bistro dinner menu ingredients are seasonally hand-selected and grown by local farmers. The property, vineyard, historic farmhouse, bistro, lake, landscapes, and the new villa project for overnight accommodations are picturesque from every view. Highlights include a marketplace specialty store, event pavilion, walking paths, outdoor dining and yard game activities for relaxation and fun. We do have a community table and upstairs lounge area available for walk-ins as well, with the full menu.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard reviews from OpenTable diners
420 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (357)scenic view (302)romantic (297)notable wine list (231)great for outdoor dining (210)good for groups (186)fit for foodies (171)neighborhood gem (110)hot spot (84)great for lunch (74)great for brunch (43)vibrant bar scene (32)kid-friendly (31)late-night find (29)Show More
  • Outstanding Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Im always sceptical of reviews written by random people, wondering if they are fabricated by friends of the establishment under scrutiny. This review is absolutely the real deal by an actual customer. My wife and I have been to the Gervasi Vinyard Bistro two times now with different guests. The food is outstanding, service exceptional and very warm atmosphere suitable for an evening of fine dining or a romantic meal. The grounds are spectacular and so enjoyable to walk before or after the repast. Afterwards we even played a quick round of Bocce Ball. We will be back for numerous occasions in the future. Compliments to the ownership and management of this great dining venue! Thoroughly enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great anniversary spot.
    Tnek4230
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Celebrated our 5th anniversary in the bistro at Gervasi. Everything was deliciously conceived and prepared. Atmosphere is outstanding in this renovated barn. Lots of options for entree, appetizers, salads, and wine. We will definitely celebrate here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food is always great the wine fabulous and the wait staff cute. Great dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Am I still in Canton Ohio?
    Wonderful
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    When I visit GV I feel like I am much further away from home especially on nice weather days! Food is delicious and GV grounds are absolutely lovely!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Gervasi getting too big too fast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Been here multiple times over the years and must say that the quality of service and food seems to be going downhill as Gervasi expands. Will think twice before returning, food quality is average at best despite once being outstandingly delicious and very much worth talking about.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Callie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Everything was wonderful. The place was beautiful (Bistro) The waiter was magnificent. The food was very good. I have already recommended this to some people. Thank you for a wonderful night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best winery in Ohio
    Tops
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My wife and I visited over a dozen wineries in the state this year. This one blows all others out of the water. Gorgeous view with spectacular architecture and charm - with great wine too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!
    Jewel
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This was our second time dining there. The food, wine and atmosphere was incredible. It was so cozy. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This was the first time dinning here. I heard about the Bristol at Gervasi Vineyard through a friend. I was not disappointed. Food was great and the service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the norm
    BakerfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have visited here regularly since the start and for the first time we left disappointed. Our server seemed inexperienced(distracted and slow), the kitchen burnt our bread and the pork chop was too salty and cooked differently than before. It was an evening to celebrate with friends we had not seen in six months and expectations for the experience did not complement the evening but rather took away from it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gervasi
    Cantonwasalongway
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Overall restaurant was great. Wine isn't the best . Would def go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very accomodating menu for diet conscious people. Best gluten free dining experience ever.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    we had a excellent dining experience good food and good service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely!
    Natalie221
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My family and friends went to Gervasi for dinner for the first time the other day and it was AWESOME! The service was great! All the employees were very friendly and accommodating! Great for wine-o's :) the food was amazing! Very, very beautiful atmosphere! I can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    toobaa72
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My date's food arrived about 5 minites after mine because of a mix up with a big party downstairs. So what do they do? They givr her a FREE short rib while she waited for her meal! All three dishes were amazing! Afterwards we recieved a complementary aniversery dessert! She was so glad we went, and so was I. Guys and gals, take your significant other, or soon to be, here for the best dinner of your life!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Birthday Dinner
    FAALAA
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My wife and I had a beautiful dinner Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 at Gervasi. The food was by far, excellent!! The service was wonderful thanks to our great server Ruby and the atmosphere is something very special. During this past summer we've visited the outside venue a number of times but this was our first dinner inside this summer, (we've dined inside previous years....and loved it also). When we want to enjoy a very special occasion our "go to" place is definitely GERVASI!! Thank you for bringing such an outstanding Restaurant/Bistro/Winery to our neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Sclwkr
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Extraordinary food, atmosphere and food. The ribeye and sea bass were well prepared and presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Place
    LauraHickman
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I love Gervasi. Every time I go there I get a true fine dining experience. The staff is helpful and extremely courteous. The food is out of this world! I can't say enough good things about it. The short ribs are a must have! I try to bring my friends here whenever possible so that they can experience what a truly wonderful meal out can be. The Piazza is fabulous! Have dined there a couple times with family and friends. Fantastic menu on both seatings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely overall experience!
    Epicurious
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Server and her knowledge were exemplary. Three of four dishes were way below expectations. One was very good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    It was very nice. We have been to Italy and it was very similar. Our waiter was great and even had our dessert designed for our anniversary. The food was good, but a little pricey so we wouldn't do this very often. The grounds were beautiful and the hostess's were very friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gluten Free Dream Come True
    GlutenFree123
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Not only is this place amazing in itself, but they have so much to offer the gluten intolerant client. Bread, pizza, and homemade pasta available on any pasta dish! We ate 3 meals here and I never felt like I missed out on any of the great dishes I often must skip. they were very helpful and accommodating. It was a real treat!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ohio Charmer
    Decafplease
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Our fifth visit did not leave my wife and I disappointed. The ambiance, view of the grounds from our window side table, and our menu choices lived up to our expectations based on our very favorable past experiences. My wife and I were celebrating our 42nd wedding anniversary. A very nice touch was that the waitress arranged for a nicely decorated desert plate with the words "Happy Anniversary" beautifully scripted in chocolate. The only negative was that despite our best efforts, we could not secure a cup of coffee to enjoy with our desert as we closed off our evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great 1st Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our party of 3 was really impressed by how beautiful the property was. Our meal in the Bistro was delicious and the service was attentive but not overly so. We had a lovely evening. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ladies' birthday dinner
    4merislandlady
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    A small group of ladies went out for a birthday late lunch/early dinner. Food was fabulous and two of us had been there before and wanted to show off the place to our friends. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have dined at the Vineyard on numerous occasions and have always had excellent service and food. This time we arrived at our appointed reservation time and had to wait for approximately 20 to 25 minutes for our table of 6. There is no waiting area except a small bench at the front doors which is a high traffic area. There was no room in the bar so we stood and waited to be seated. When we were finally seated the balance of the evening was just fine. Good service, food and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Evening Out
    HungryinAkron
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had a nice evening out with wife and another couple. Good food, great wine, and reasonable prices. We almost ordered from the dinner specials that evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seated in the dungeon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We walked in to the Bistro to beautiful windows with a wide open view and then we were taken down a set us stairs into a dungeon. We had the worst seats in the building. The food, wine and service was amazing but we paid A LOT of money for terrible seats!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressed!
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband & I went to Gervasi to celebrate our 27th anniversary. This was our first visit but certainly won't be our last. We were greatly impressed by the whole experience. Our waitress and all of the staff we encountered were very pleasant and accommodating. We ate at the Bistro and also visited the Crush House & Marketplace while we were there. The property is gorgeous with fabulous views everywhere. We loved the rustic decor and plan to come back soon to experience the patio setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything you expect and more
    YoungnFit
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Gervasi is gorgeous, the entire "campus" is a wonder in itself, and I arrived later in the evening when the surroundings were coated in darkness. Everything - the architecture, staff, decor, and (especially) the food and wine were above and beyond what one might expect. Truly the go-to-place for a special occasion or event. We will definitely be returning soon!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    Sisterhoodnights
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food, ambiance, and service were wonderful. We weren't rushed, and our waiter was awesome. It was a tad warm inside, and a bit noisy. Our entire group wants to go back to try different foods on the menu and to walk the grounds as we didn't have time to do so. What a gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Treat!
    goingbackformore
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    From the moment drive into this establishment it becomes an experience of the senses. The grounds are varied and beautiful at every turn. The Bistro serves some of the best Italian dishes around. Everyone in our party of four raved about the taste and texture of their meal. Loved the wine. There was a wedding taking place on the spacious grounds which only added to ambiance. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    Poolman
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were sat in the small stone room down stairs the acoustics Were very bad in that room which somewhat diminished the enjoyable Evening we had planned, however the food was excellent as it was Before when we dined there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome waiter! Awesome wine!
    lovewine2
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our waiter was awesome! He helped us with our choices for appetizers and dinner. Sea Bass was great, but the sauce was just a little salty. (and I love salty foods...) We requested a table (not in the middle of the restaurant), which they accommodated! Wine was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful food fantastic atmosphere
    Archiez
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A great place for Two people to spend a private Dinner Or for a big group to enjoy a new culinary experience. A great place to enjoy wine and a few good friends! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This was our first time here and can't believe we waited this long to come. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dr.Rita and Dennis Klein
    AkronPair
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our evening dinner experience was superb, I’m still ranting and raving about the food and service we received. We had heard a great deal about the Bistro at Gervasi from friends and relatives, you definitely lived up to our expectation. We are looking forward to our next visit. Keep up the great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We went to the Bistro for our anniversary. Our 4th time there, the Bistro again did not disappoint. We both enjoyed wine, Involtini and Manzo Italiano, topped off with coffee with Frangelica, and gelato on a "Happy Anniversary" plate. Nice touch. Our server (Robyn) was fantastic. We will definitely return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 21st Birthday!
    momof3
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    My daughter wanted to go with her family to dinner for her 21st birthday. We decided to go here as my husband and I have been before. The food was fabulous (and the lobster mashed potatoes were DELICIOUS!). We found a wine she liked and bought her a bottle. The staff was wonderful. We walked around the grounds -- everything is absolutely beautiful! We will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The buildings and grounds are just beautiful. We found a spot outside to enjoy some wine before our dinner reservation. Then we found the bistro to be a great experience--the food was delicious. I can't wait to get back there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was not bad but nothing notable. The wine was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate