Giano

4.9
1239 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Please call us if you are running later than 10 minutes after your reservation time. We may contact you about this reservation, so please ensure your email and phone number are up to date.
Please know that our grace period (10 min) and turn times have been adjusted due to the latest Covid-19 regulations. Your table will be reserved for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
All of our outdoor seating have heaters for your dining comfort but we ask that you dress accordingly for a New York winter.
This is the story of Paolo and Matteo, two guys from Milano who had an idea. Let's take 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. We like to think of our little corner in the east village as quite special, and hope you will too
What 1239 people are saying
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Vlad
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there to have a dinner with my friends and it was so good! Highly recommend to visit this place

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vipAndreaW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Amazing fresh pasta, wonderful staff.
We had a fun evening and will definitely return

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Dinner with friends. Really good pasta

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Julia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i will keep coming back here. the pasta is outstanding and the service was great. you will not find an italian spot in manhattan that makes you feel like you are 'at an italian home'.

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vipSashaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Possibly my new favorite pasta restaurant in Manhattan

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vipDeano
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta place in NY

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a delightful, comfortable, friendly and enjoyable restaurant! Charming atmosphere, and caring attention from co-owners. Fine, tasty and simple menu, and by all means recommended.

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Warren
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One Of the best Italian meals in New York City

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JLR78
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining experience as always with warm service, outstanding food, and a stellar wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for pastas, wine and desserts.

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TamaraK
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giano is one of the best spots in NYC. The food is excellent!! Fresh and delicious.
The service is always friendly and welcoming as you are served by the owners it feels like you are at their home their special guest.
I love this place, please keep it up !

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Eran
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the special ravioli they had and it was delicious!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance. Staff couldn't have been friendlier

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KatherineV
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be back. We loved the energy from the host. They were so charismatic! By the time our wine was served and I took my first bite of the food all of that workday stress withered away and the weekend mood flourished. 🖤

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MabelG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great homemade pasta. Small menu but everything is superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food/wine and friendly service. A must go!

SJ
SarahJaneMorris
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious. Service was friendly.

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jackieh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner Saturday night in the back garden. The food and the waiter were terrific and the restaurant was very accommodating of our party size and multiple changes we made to the reservation.

KJ
KristineJ
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! This was my second time eating here and I can’t wait to go back!

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Brian
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatest Italian food ever !!!
Lasagna is the best! Must try hidden Gem!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambience. This was our second time eating at Giano and it was just as good as the first time. Same wonderful waiter with lots of enthusiasm and knowledge of the dishes. Dined early evening on a Friday indoors in dining room. Able to accommodate nut allergies.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time i come here the food is amazing and service is so
Good. I don’t understand how this place isn’t more known. Waiting for TikTok to ruin it!

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GEDC
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good not amazing, like some of this reviews in here. Wine list could use some work.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paulo was the most theatrical waiter I have ever had. We ordered three pastas and licked our plates clean. Highly recommend. Don’t understand why this place isn’t more popular.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Awesome value and great front-of-house service. Staff seemed a little short-handed (true most any place), but everyone was gracious, and food was timely. Definitely worth a return visit when back in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible!

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jp305
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff and great pasta.

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StephanieF
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Best pasta and best service. Highly recommend!!!

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vipGaba220
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little Italian restaurant.. good was fresh & delicious.. service was personable with great attention to detail. Highly recommend this place.

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GB19
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was prompt, friendly, knowledgeable,and entertaining.

Pesto pasta and cheesecake were the top dishes although we enjoyed everything.

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vipToddF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place! Highly recommend. Kind and fun staff -- delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never ever disappoints. Food is fresh and fantastic. The owners are always present and are wonderful. Freshest pasta in nyc. A true gem.

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DanL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent pastas stand out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful ambiance!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible authentic Italian food

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vipFloydT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You won’t find better pasta anywhere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All pasta is freshly made. All of it. Really the beat past I’ve had in the US. With this place you cannot go wrong. Friendly, Italians running the place. Cool music playing in the background. All you need to do is add the good company and you are set.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best local spot. Authentic and absolutely delicious. Very affordable as well!

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vipAndrew
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent pasta, great service a true neighborhood gem - loved it!

FAQs

Giano does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Giano is rated 4.9 stars by 1239 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.