Giano

4.9
1126 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 1126 people are saying
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vipScott
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a very nice evening with an entertaining waiter and spot on food. Will definitely go back.

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KatiB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giano was great as always! We were so excited to be back in the restaurant and seeing Paulo and his friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Everyone there is so nice! And the food was INCREDIBLE! My fiancée and I will definitely come back!

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vipElizabethG
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in the East Village! The staff is friendly, funny and welcoming. The staff is from Italy and the food, service and ambiance doesn’t disappoint. This was our second time here and I will be going back. The staff treats you like family! Such a great restaurant experience!

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JLR78
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Giano delivered a delicious dinner with warm, top notch service. Their heated outdoor area in the back is perfect for dining during the pandemic. This is truly a hidden gem for outstanding food in the East Village.

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vipGman
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great fun service, seated on time, great food and wine recs. Highly recommend.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most insanely delicious fresh pasta and exactly the kind of place I wanted to spend my birthday. Covid safety precautions were 10/10 and the service is the best I’ve had in New York City.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Every customer had a difference experience in the restaurant, some were inside who were cozy and maskless, some outside on the sidewalk and in the back. I was offended to come to this restaurant and to be seated in the back of the restaurant while other patrons were able to eat comfortably inside (maskless). While sitting in the back wasn’t the issue, the table was absolutely small and felt as though I was eating at a diner, and that is not the service I was expecting when reserving this restaurant and the type of affair and style it presents on OpenTable. I won’t be returning to this restaurant. Don’t offer these types of seating arrangements if there are no adequate seating such as indoors to be enjoying food that should be eaten with ambiance.

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vipBrunetteAmbition
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible! All of the pasta is homemade, and it melts in your mouth. Not to mention that the staff is so sweet and lovely.

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JulieV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious pasta

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Maya
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice time at Giano's, the food and the service are on point. I recommend

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Nicole
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is AMAZING. Paolo is the most animated and friendly waiter I’ve ever had and the food is to die for. Absolutely recommend this place if you want a quality Italian experience!

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AsherK
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service friendly and fun staff family atmosphere and amazing Italian food

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vipKristinR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and terrific food - definitely recommend

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

Great experience! Food was amazing.

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viplocalvillageguy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't ask for more. Didn't need to go past the specials for my dinner. the rest of the party ordered off the menu and all were equally delighted. House wines were great by the glass, too. Service was memorable, personable and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food and service were amazing. 100% recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and excellent service! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a delicious Italian meal!

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SarahB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing time!! Love all of the waiters! Salmon entree every time... SO GOOD!!!

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Emma
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very cozy restaurant with nice atmosphere! The pesto pasta was amazing :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Paolo was amazing and gave some of the best service I’ve ever received. Food was great and very reasonably priced, try the tiramisu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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LindseyW
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic, the atmosphere of the restaurant is very nice and service was top notch. 3/3 pasta dishes were 10/10!

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Izzy
New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Italian restaurant! The owners are so kind and the food always exceeds our expectations. They always have amazing specials too. Also, my gluten-free friends love that they can enjoy the pasta, too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my this place is beyond all expectations. The traditional lasagna is not even describable. Delicious does not even begin to describe the level of amazing. To get anything close you simply have to board a plane to Italy. If you have not eaten here are you even living? The American Rigatoni will make you want to dance on the table and break something for your exclamation point to be heard. Just go people. Trust it. And go.

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vipCraigS
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian restaurant in the East Village - really outstanding dining experience with great service and wonderful, delicious authentic Italian food. Definitely worth a visit!

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Jemie
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cheerful experience! Paulo is a gem. Every ingredient was extremely fresh, and we could tell the dishes were made with love.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went out here and it was so lovely! Our meals were delicious and the service was so friendly and fast. We did outdoor dining and the heaters were perfect to keep us warm. Inside was perfectly spaced out too. We will be back soon!

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Emily
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved Giano! The pasta dishes were delicious, and the staff was friendly and helpful.

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ElizabethW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good food and service. My favorite italian restaurant in NYC

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, beautiful restaurant. We will be returning!

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vipCocoA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cute place in the East Village with excellent Italian food - always high quality ingredients. . . and the owners who work in the restaurant both on the floor and in the kitchen are the nice people ever!

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DanielleF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful every time. I love trying new entrees, but my favorite is the Rigatoni Amatriciana

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NathanC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely friendly service.

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ThaisaE
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

authentic italian! will go again, seated quickly and served immediately.

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NakulY
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good ambience for a quiet date night! Food was, as always, really good

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MiguelB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food! Our waiter was very friendly and funny, and it was great that the majority of the staff appeared to be FROM Italy :)

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MagoC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful staff doing their best under the current circumstances. The food was outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly one of the best Italian meals I’ve had in the city. The pasta was amazing and the waiters/staff were extremely friendly and genuine. Plus, they have space heaters everywhere for outdoor dining. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

FAQs

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

Giano is rated 4.9 stars by 1126 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.