Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.13mi
  2. Distance: 0.21mi
  3. Distance: 0.21mi
  4. Distance: 0.21mi
  1. Distance: 0.13mi
  2. Distance: 0.21mi
  3. Distance: 0.21mi
  4. Distance: 0.21mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.13mi
  2. Distance: 0.21mi
  3. Distance: 0.21mi
  4. Distance: 0.21mi
  1. Distance: 0.13mi
  2. Distance: 0.21mi
  3. Distance: 0.21mi
  4. Distance: 0.21mi

About Giano

This is the story of Paolo and Matteo, two guys from Milano who had an idea. Let's take the the heart of our tradition and fuse it with the exciting innovations happening in Italian cooking, they said. Inspired by the Roman deity Janus who looked to the future as well as the past, Giano respects tradition and embraces the future. Enter Simone Bonelli. After 4 years at a Michelin starred restaurant in Italy, he came to NY to where it took him about 6 months to earn 2 stars from Frank Bruni at a publication you may have heard of, The New York Times. As executive chef and co-owner, Chef Bonelli blends cutting edge technique & gorgeous flavors with outstanding presentation- and for those of you who think you've seen it all, trust us, you haven't. We like to think of our little corner in the east village as quite special, and hope you will too

126 E 7th Street
New York, NY 10009
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Monday Closed

Cross Street:
1st Ave & Ave A

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 673-7200

Website:
http://www.gianonyc.com/

Parking Details:
6 train to Astor Place. F or V to Second Avenue. L to 1st Avenue 14th Street station.

Executive Chef:
Matteo Niccoli

Private Party Facilities:
Giano can host your private event seating 64 or up to 120 people for a non seated event. Our garden is available during seasonal months. We host showers, weddings, birthday and corporate parties. We welcome your special needs and can cater a menu based on your event.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate New Year's Eve with us. We will be serving a special 3 course Pre Fixe menu for $59 per person (not including tax and gratuity) for the entire evening.
A la carte dining is NOT available.

Giano Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (22)
Good for a Date (19)
Romantic (19)
See All
Authentic (15)
Cozy (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Casual (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sort by
S
697 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was very good, but the food was nothing special (perhaps, to be expected for "normal" prices). I went here for my wife's birthday because Open Table characterized it as "romantic." Neither my wife nor I would agree. The tables in this smallish restaurant are very close together (we chatted with the people on both sides) and the noise level was quite "energetic" (in Open Table parlance). Good spot to go with friends or a casual date.

Tags: Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Tallahassee)·Dined 6 days ago

We always have an amazing time with delicious food! Highly recommend!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was our first time at Giano and it won't be the last. The menu was not the same old same old Italian and the Italian wine list enhanced the meal. Great service too.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

it was nice!
thanks for the nice night,
we enjoyed it, we even did not like wine, they changed it, then the food was not one of our favorites, and they changed it, and it was fantastic!

Tags: Quick Bite, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service3
value3

 
·Dined on December 2, 2017

Giano was great! The food was delicious and tiramisu was amazing. The restaurant is really nice inside and the atmosphere is very cozy. I am looking forward to go again.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

My brother in-law suggested Giano, so went to Giano to see friends and catch up. Giano just wha t we were looking for--cozy, quiet with great food and wine. We ordered from the special menu--asparagus wrapped in prosciutto topped with cheese and burrata with Bresaola both outstanding. The risotto with a spinach pesto and cheese really was out of this world. Great wine at reasonable prices. go.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

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

We really enjoyed our meal there. We liked it so much, we ate there twice during our 3 day trip. If you are a lover of fresh pasta, and a simple outstanding menu - I highly recommend trying this place out.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was only so-so. For instance, we ordered the Chicken Milanese which was fairly dry and not served with any accompanying sauce, though our waiter did bring us some marinara sauce when we asked for it. We had an ok time, but nothing remarkable.

Tags: Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Giano was a lovely place all around. Located in the heart of the East Village. Excellent service and impressive food. Good wine menu with variety. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Nice little place; good service, good prices and not too noisy. Wife and I had two appetizers, two mains and one desert. My wife's fish entree was not very good but everything else was terrific.
We'll try it again.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Had the most wonderful date night dinner here! My boyfriend ordered the lasagna and I ordered the special which was Pesto Risotto and both were exception and delicious. Great portions for sharing or if you have a big appetite. The appetizers also looked delicious such as the Burratta and Porchini. Our waitress was also the sweetest. She spoke in Italian so I was able to brush up on the language throughout the meal. They gave the feel of family and comfort the minute you walked in as most who were there were regulars!

Would recommend this and would come back time and time again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful experience as always. The food is delicious, service is great, and the overall experience is well worth it. Would highly recommend!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Best Italian food I’ve had in NYC.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Finally a restaurant where you can eat real Italian food . We felt like we were back home. Simple food but very well made. Recommended.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food, incredible service. Great value for a place in Manhattan, too. Portion sizes were great. Pastas not too heavy or buttery. Really just all around great Italian food. Will certainly come back in the near future. One of the best pasta dishes I've ever gotten!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food but the lasagna was very dry and not tasteful. Bonus point for the starter. A creamy Burata, perfect. Excellent service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was fantastic and the space was intimate but not claustrophobic, like so many New York restaurants are. The noise level was surprisingly low (also hard to find in Manhattan!), and the service was excellent. The burrata and proscuitto specials were the biggest hits. Trying a new restaurant can be a gamble, but this was a great choice. We'll definitely be returning!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Pasta is always fabulous. The Tiramisu is the best in the city.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Aside from great food the staff is amazing ! They are super friendly and make you feel welcome ! Will definitely go back !

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is the place I have been looking for since coming to New York six weeks ago! The service and ambiance were perfect, inviting and comfortable. The food was over the moon. The prices were very reasonable and portions were perfect. Go there now!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Delicious food served in a cosy restaurant. The manager truly loves his restaurant and takes great pride in giving details of how the dishes are prepared.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We love Giano! The food is amazing. Wine selection is great. Price point is perfect too. Can't get better homemade pasta.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great Experience. Friendly, Warm, Inviting Atmosphere. Proprietor is very warm and welcoming. Food and service terrific and reasonably priced. Worth another trip.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Went here for my boyfriend's birthday back in May and again with my friend visiting from out of town. Both times were absolutely amazing! The food is all homemade and truly the best Italian I've had in the city, which says a lot since I'm both Italian and a huge foodie.

Atmosphere is perfect, it's bustling and makes you appreciate the East Village scene, but can also play to the romantic scene as well.

Prices are beyond affordable for the quality and service. HIGHLY recommend this spot. It's one of my favorites.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food and the service was superb. I will definitely eat at Giano again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food is absolutely outstanding!! We had the appetizer with the fresh burrata cheese, cured meat, and arugula - delicious! Our entrees were the spinach ravioli and spaghetti with pancetta - even more delicious! The tiramisu was very tasty but their cheesecake with the amaretto was by far one of the best desserts I've ever had. Between the quaint ambiance, excellent service, amazing food at such reasonable prices - it's a must to dine here.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

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

It is our favorite restaurant in NYC! We go at least once a month.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Tasty food, very good value for money. Glass of red wine was warmer than expected. Ravioli was especially good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Gianoi's is a very pleasant restaurant, a thoroughly enjoyable place to dine with a friend. The food is good to very good, depending on what you order. My friend's salad was outstanding (I had a taste) and her pasta very fine. I ordered the chicken Milanese. It was perfectly OK, a little dry, and tasted better the next day when I put the leftovers in a homemade salad. It comes with a great fluff of greens, nice, as it makes it unnecessary to order an a la carte side salad. We skipped dessert. The service was very amiable and rather witty, once we got into a short conversation with the waiter (probably also the owner). The interior surprised me, as it was conspicuously more elegant than most East Village moderately-priced places. I will certainly keep this restaurant on our list, as all in all, the dinner experience was entirely what we wanted.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

How fantastic - the food was great as was the service. Will definitely be back

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 7, 2017

DELICIOUS FOOD. Amazing specials - the Burrata was the freshest I’ve had in a long while and the rigatoni Ragu with truffle sauce was amazing. There is a server walking around who just explains the menu - he’s great! Adds personality. They say their tiramisu is one of the best... IT IS.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The hostess and waiter were great! The food is amazing and make sure to listen to what they recommend for the wine!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Paolo and Matteo are magnifico - THE BEST authentic Italian in the Village at THE BEST VALUE.

We went for Sunday dinner: Paolo is a superb host, the atmosphere is perfect, and the food/wine/dessert/after dinner drinks are simply sublime.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Everything about Giano was outstanding! The service was great and our waitress was very friendly and helpful. The interior is beautiful, but we were lucky enough to get a table outside in the back patio which was very pretty. The food was amazing! We tried the special of the prosciutto wrapped asparagus grilled with cheese - it was unbelievable! Then for main I had tagliatelle bolognese and my boyfriend had a lamb ragu dish. The pasta was homemade and you could definitely taste the difference. I was savoring every mouthful! 100% will come back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was great! It did take our server awhile to get to us, but once she did she was fantastic and so nice. Definitely try the desserts! Everything tasted fresh and delicious! Prices are great too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Second time here, anytime in NYC will make sure this is one restaurant we will go to, family owned, great food with the freshest ingredients, reasonable, great wine and italian beer, ambiance and service great

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great little place in the Village. Food was wonderful, staff was lively, fun and very accommodating and the wine list had some nice items that were reasonably priced. Comfortable ad delicious. Go visit!!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Fabulous good and ambience. Truly elegant Italian dining in a down to earth environment. Lovely evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Best Lasagna I ever had and my wife had the lamb chops and said it was out of this world. I would highly recommend this restaurant to any one looking for great food with excellent service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Authentic low key Italian in the heart of hipsterville LES. Luuuv the staple pastas on their menu (Lamb Ragu is dreamy), and their specials are just as delicious. Service is warm and fantastic. We have been back here multiple times, whenever we crave Italian. It's worth the trip!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.