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
Fried breaded cheese ravioli, marinara sauce
Tagliatelle alla Bolognese
Homemade tagliatelle, grass fed beef ragout, light tomato sauce, parmigiano cheese
Pasta is always hand made. Everything tastes amazing. I feel like I’m being transported to Milano every time we eat here.
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.
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.
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.
Went there to have a dinner with my friends and it was so good! Highly recommend to visit this place
Superb! Fantastic food - best lasagne of my life! Excellent service.
It was great. Amazing fresh pasta, wonderful staff.
We had a fun evening and will definitely return
Dinner with friends. Really good pasta
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'.
Possibly my new favorite pasta restaurant in Manhattan
Best pasta place in NY
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.
One Of the best Italian meals in New York City
Awesome dining experience as always with warm service, outstanding food, and a stellar wine list.
Really great service
Perfect spot for pastas, wine and desserts.
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 !
I ordered the special ravioli they had and it was delicious!!!!
Amazing food and ambiance. Staff couldn't have been friendlier
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. 🖤
Great homemade pasta. Small menu but everything is superb.
Amazing food/wine and friendly service. A must go!
Food was absolutely delicious. Service was friendly.
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.
Food and service were excellent! This was my second time eating here and I can’t wait to go back!
Greatest Italian food ever !!!
Lasagna is the best! Must try hidden Gem!
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.
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!
Food was good not amazing, like some of this reviews in here. Wine list could use some work.
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.
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.
The food was absolutely incredible!
Super friendly staff and great pasta.
Amazing! Best pasta and best service. Highly recommend!!!
Great little Italian restaurant.. good was fresh & delicious.. service was personable with great attention to detail. Highly recommend this place.
Food was excellent. Service was prompt, friendly, knowledgeable,and entertaining.
Pesto pasta and cheesecake were the top dishes although we enjoyed everything.
Always love this place! Highly recommend. Kind and fun staff -- delicious food.
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.
Excellent pastas stand out.
Amazing food and wonderful ambiance!!!
Giano does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.
Giano is rated 4.9 stars by 1243 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.