Giano

4.8
1259 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
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KristiB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect: amazing food, great service, such a hidden gem!!

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MKC96
New England
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal and service. Our waiter was entertaining, knowledgeable and prompt. The prices were fantastic and the overall experience was excellent. Delicious food from the apps to dessert. Will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third time here. I am from Miami and I make it a point to go here every time I’m in New York. Hands down the best restaurant ever! The food is amazing the service is amazing, there is not one plate on this menu that isn’t perfect.

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vipkatep606
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Best servers in Manhattan. They’re authentic Italian entertainers!

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vipTiff
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the burrata and the ragu. Order the barbaresco.

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ErinG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This place is a gem. The server was so funny and kept us entertained. The specials were so hard to chose from, but we did this Burrata with dried beef and it was delicious. For dinner we each got a pasta and both were delicious. Prices were great. Also this place seems to have a backyard, which we would love to try out when the weather is nice. Will be back.

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miZumoWrestler
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Incredible dining experience to ring in the New Year!! Make sure to try to burrata or the ravioli - must have!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Was blown away by the quality!

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LauraG
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food. I come back every single time I visit NYC. I recommend this restaurant to every friend and family member traveling to NYC. I would eat here every day if I could

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giano is our go to neighborhood spot - the food is incredible and the staff is so warm and welcoming

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vipRonl
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cute place with great pastas. Service was terrific

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They provided a nice candle and a little song for a bday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff.

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vipALEX
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Very immersive (Italian speaking and the food leached authenticity), heathy (checked all vaccination cards), incredible food, and the waitstaff is informative yet fun! Our waiter made us feel welcome & has an excellent memory. The Burratta appetizer was awesome. The sausage ragout rigatoni was my choice-would recommend.

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TriciaG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely AMAZING!!!!! Our waiter was fabulous and the music was great. We had an amazing meal after a really long day and couldn’t have asked for anything better.

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GeorgeD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience from the moment we were greeted to the fine food and service. Highly recommend the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pasta is always hand made. Everything tastes amazing. I feel like I’m being transported to Milano every time we eat here.

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Hungrygalllllllll
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Everything was lovely except for the creepiest host/ waiter (elderly man) in the entire world. Genuinely made me and the whole party uncomfortable, he got unnecessarily physically close when speaking to us. He also touched me and my sisters arms way too many times when he should not have touched us at all. Giano please do something about this! It is so unfortunate to have a perfectly good restaurant experience tainted by a creepy staff member.

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vipchefgeary
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection at its best. When I am in town Giano is a must. This is a great small neighborhood gem. Wine bottles are reasonable priced. Great portions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST AUTHENTIC ITALIAN IN NYC
Great romantic date spot.
Owners are real Italians. Service is amazing.
To get more authentic Italian food than this you need to a plane ticket.

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Vlad
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Fantastic food - best lasagne of my life! Excellent service.

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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
31 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!

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

Food was absolutely delicious. Service was friendly.

FAQs

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

Giano is rated 4.8 stars by 1259 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.