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
The classic Italian dessert
Rigatoni all' amatriciana
Homemade rigatoni with fresh tomato sauce, italian pancetta, parmigiano and crushed pepper
Tagliatelle alla bolognese
Homemade tagliatelle with grass fed beef ragout in a light tomato sauce
Just a very nice evening with an entertaining waiter and spot on food. Will definitely go back.
Giano was great as always! We were so excited to be back in the restaurant and seeing Paulo and his friendly staff.
Amazing! Everyone there is so nice! And the food was INCREDIBLE! My fiancée and I will definitely come back!
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!
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.
Great food, great fun service, seated on time, great food and wine recs. Highly recommend.
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.
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.
Incredible! All of the pasta is homemade, and it melts in your mouth. Not to mention that the staff is so sweet and lovely.
Nice time at Giano's, the food and the service are on point. I recommend
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!
Great service friendly and fun staff family atmosphere and amazing Italian food
Great service and terrific food - definitely recommend
Great experience! Food was amazing.
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.
Love this place. Food and service were amazing. 100% recommend
Fantastic food and excellent service! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a delicious Italian meal!
Always an amazing time!! Love all of the waiters! Salmon entree every time... SO GOOD!!!
Very cozy restaurant with nice atmosphere! The pesto pasta was amazing :)
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!
Amazing as always!
Dinner was fantastic, the atmosphere of the restaurant is very nice and service was top notch. 3/3 pasta dishes were 10/10!
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!
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.
Excellent Italian restaurant in the East Village - really outstanding dining experience with great service and wonderful, delicious authentic Italian food. Definitely worth a visit!
Such a cheerful experience! Paulo is a gem. Every ingredient was extremely fresh, and we could tell the dishes were made with love.
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!
We loved Giano! The pasta dishes were delicious, and the staff was friendly and helpful.
Super good food and service. My favorite italian restaurant in NYC
Amazing food, great service, beautiful restaurant. We will be returning!
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!
Wonderful every time. I love trying new entrees, but my favorite is the Rigatoni Amatriciana
Extremely friendly service.
authentic italian! will go again, seated quickly and served immediately.
Really good ambience for a quiet date night! Food was, as always, really good
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 :)
Wonderful staff doing their best under the current circumstances. The food was outstanding!
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
Food was excellent
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.