About Gianna's

Giannas is an old world style Italian restaurant that serves very generous family style portions for two or more as well as single orders if desired. Specials change daily using the freshest ingredients available, and all desserts are made on premise daily.

843 Washington Avenue
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm,Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Moonachie Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 460-7997

Website:
http://www.giannas.biz/

Catering:
Residential, corporate and aircraft catering.

Executive Chef:
Anthony Dabruzzio

Private Party Facilities:
Private Room available for functions and business meetings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Private Party Contact:
Joanne Kreeger: (201) 460-7997

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Gianna's Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.7

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (15)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
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Good for Birthdays (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Authentic (7)
Business Meals (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Romantic (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 11 hours ago

Always enjoy the food, service, ambiance. Lovely Italian ristorante...large portions, great flavor...super desserts.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is the one restaurant, I go to for great food, atmosphere, service and my special occasions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always enjoyable . Food consistan. Girls are great

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Gianni's was excellent as usual the food was fantastic and the service was great!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We are regulars. If you like no nonsense home style meals this is for you. Also, they appear to have a vibrant event scene on the second floor. The food is yummy and everyone is very nice.
Try it!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Gianna's is always on the mark. From the friendly greeting when you enter, to well prepared dishes, they are always spot on!
I truly enjoyed the friendly bartender, very attentive dining service and lingered on for after dinner coffee and nightcap at the bar.
Their pasta dishes are fantastic and make sure to ask if there are any specials. Go with the specials! Wine list is very reasonable and good. Sauces are awesome! Always look forward to going back to one of my favorite NJ restaurants.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

What a gem! The service and the food were both A+

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very good service, very good food. Will go back !

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Vraiment très bien comme nourriture. Le vin est aussi très bon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We are regulars at Gianna's. Food is always good. Chicken Parm and Penne a la Vodka so yummy. Goes well with the Ghost Pines Pinot Noir. Eat Up!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

One of our favorite local restaurants - they never disappoint!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Tucked away in the middle of what i think is no where Gianna's has become a regular place for us. Try the chicken parm and penne a la vodka!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Gianna's is a regular stop for us. The chicken parm and pasta is just so yummy. Try it!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

If you like old school Italian food, you will really like Gianna's. One of my favorite meals is veal parmigiana and Gianna's is excellent. The staff is friendly, attentive and helpful. Gianna's is just a good place to go for dinner out.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on August 30, 2017

The service and the food was awesome!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food, great service, overall great restaurant. Also excellent for catering. Had three events here and all were terrific.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

As usual, Gianna's did not disappoint. From the moment you enter, through your meal and dessert, you feel comfortable, and relaxed. Service is prompt and spot on. Drinks prepared expertly by Gino at the bar! Share the "Family style" dinner. Deliciously prepared. The appetizers are fresh and delicious. All dishes are available as a single portion of "family style". The later is ample for three people, so come hungry! Simply an enjoyable evening, with great food at very reasonable prices. What a great find ten years ago, and they continue to keep a high standard of quality! Nice!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great food and service at a reasonable price. repeat customer and will continue to go there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

I picked this place off a suggested website. it had 4.7 stars and good reviews. I was very impressed with the whole experience. We were in a rush to get to a concert event down the road, as were other diners that evening. They did a great job and the food was wonderful. Good value for the $$. Would go back when not in such a rush.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Once again a wonderful meal and atmosphere with outstanding service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Excellent family style Italian food. Good service and friendly bar.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We're regulars at Gianna's and always order the same family style meal. Many restaurants go through ebbs and flows with regard to consistency, but not Gianna's. They have never produced a bad meal.

Try it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Gianna's never disappoints! Seating is always prompt and special table requests are always granted. Manager goes out of her way to accommodate. Service is always professional and attentive, always asking if you have a preference on your favorite brand of liquor. Food quality is exceptional, highlighted by their sauces. Everything is fresh, fresh! The food is delicious, regardless of choice. Chicken is well prepared, moist, savory! Veal dishes compare to the best Italian in NYC. To top it all off, prices are very reasonable. Take advantage of ordering "family style" you will be going home with extra delicious food! Top off your evening with an after dinner drink at the bar expertly served by a very friendly, engaging and amusing bartender!
My favorite Italian in Northern NJ. A fun, delicious night for a reasonable price!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great service and very good food. We had the chicken over salad, stuffed mushrooms and fresh mozzarella and peppers. All were great. The only thing we did not like were the side dishes: the pasta was not good. The tomato sauce had no flavor and the vegetables were bland. The desert was excellent: get the turtle brownie or coconut sorbet. Great place for a good meal

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Great food and service! One of our favorite places.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Cute little family style Italian place. Good food, decent selection, HUGE portions, and great service. Cappuccino was out of this world! Crazy delicious! The homemade mini cannoli were to die for. The filling was perfect! Will definitely go back. Mom and family enjoyed our Mother's Day here.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We are a regular at Gianna's. Just about always get the same thing -- chicken parm with ziti in marinara. This time we mixed it up a bit and got the penne a a vodka. Great stuff

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious meal at Gianna's! The stuffed pepper appetizer was quite different and I would highly recommend this dish. Several at our table ordered from the specials menu and all was the food was beautifully presented, extremely tasty and portions were very generous! The peach melba was also delish!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Not much to write about; I think basically its a local Italian restaurant. I had better!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

We had a nice get together with our neighbors and really enjoyed this restaurant. This was our first time here and will definitely be back! The service is outstanding and the portions are huge.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Gianna's is a regular spot for us. We always get the same exact order. The consistency of food is great.
Love it. Try it for yourself.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Always love Gianna's. Great food and service. Nifty pinot noir too

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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Good food. Family style option is available as well.
The restaurant is a little cramped in the section we were in.
Service was pleasant and quick.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Food and service were terrific. All food dishes were extremely flavorful.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Although a reservation was made, hostess was busy with other things and we were not seated for awhile. She acknowledge and told us she was busy, not professional.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This was my second visit to Gianna's. We were there for Valentine's Day dinner. Reservations were a must. Gianna's was pretty full when we arrived at 6:30 and also when we left at 8:30. There was plenty of wait staff. Noise level was surprisingly low. Regular customers were greeted warmly by the hostess. Friendly crowd, we chatted briefly with the couple next to us. We skipped the appetizers but from the tables around us they looked wonderful. One couple had the hot green finger peppers stuffed with prosciutto, cheese and bread crumbs. The table next to us had the clams in red sauce. The waitress forgot to bring us bread. I did not mention it . We didn't want it. The bread there is fresh, crusty and tasty as I recall from my first visit. Service was attentive for the crowd and no long waits between courses. Gianna's has a large wine list with plenty of decent wines to choose from either by the glass for some selections or bottle. It also appears that you can order a bottle of wine and if you do not finish it , they will hold and label it for you for next time. These are kept in slots behind the bar. The bar is small with a seating area. There is a TV in the bar area for sports or news. A decent sized salad came with the meal, no choice of dressing, it was served with the house oil and vinegar, which is quite adequate. My wife ordered the lobster ravioli with vodka sauce. A good quantity of large ravioli and plenty of tasty sauce covering them. I had the duck breasts which came out deboned and sliced. It was well cooked and tender. I was disappointed in the sauce, not spicy, pretty bland. For dessert we shared a tartuffo. Big mistake. Have a house special dessert. We saw them being served and they looked wonderful. The tartuffo tasted like it was straight out of the box from Restaurant Depot or Costco.
Reasonable prices for the area and evening we chose to dine.
I recommend Gianna's for regular patronage for dinner, business lunches or a drink and coffee.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious and filling. The drinks were strong. Very friendly staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Fish was over cooked, had to swap with wife, and I didnt finish. I didn't want to reorder, being it took so long to get

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Good food.... nice place, great service!!!! Thank you!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

This is a classic Italian Comfort Food establishment serving both individual and family style dishes.

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