Giano

4.7
863 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
This is the story of Paolo and Matteo, two guys from Milano who had an idea. Let's take the 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. Enter Simone Bonelli. After 4 years at a Michelin starred restaurant in Italy, he came to NY to where it took him about 6 months to earn 2 stars from Frank Bruni at a publication you may have heard of, The New York Times. As executive chef and co-owner, Chef Bonelli blends cutting edge technique & gorgeous flavors with outstanding presentation- and for those of you who think you've seen it all, trust us, you haven't. We like to think of our little corner in the east village as quite special, and hope you will too
What 863 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

good food. nice cozy place. friendly staff.
a bit on the expensive side though.

Report
Helpful
E
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Felt like a total scam with a prix fixe Valentine's Day Menu. I checked online and several other places and found no hint at any type of special menu. I paid over $100 more than I expected. I will NEVER be going back here.

Report
Helpful
DD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was excellent. The service was prompt up until it came time to pay our check. Perhaps she was trying to give us space to talk, maybe it was the busy holiday. But we definitely waited quite a while before anyone would bring us a bill.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for Valentine's Day, and we both enjoyed ourselves very much. From the moment we entered we were greeted very nicely. After being seated the waitress and waiters were very nice, extremely helpful and understanding.
The ambience was perfect for the day.
The food was exceptionally delicious and perfect portion sizes.

Report
Helpful
TA
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Food, wine, atmosphere. But the service was the highlight of our night. Our server was incredible. Knowledgeable, suggestive, patient. Would highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

birthday dinner with the girlfriend

Report
Helpful
MU
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing service, great tasting food, atmosphere is just exquisite! Can’t say enough good things about this place! Oh! and its not too pricey! Definitely will be back

Report
Helpful
MM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing as always!

Report
Helpful
RJ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming for years and never disappointed and never will be. Always solid and the host or maybe he is the owner he is amazing. How can you go wrong forget the big name restaurants this place is the best Italian in NYC period! Come and see yourself.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in NYC! I had friends from out of town who I wanted to take somewhere great. Giano is always on the top of my list.

Report
Helpful
LT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic cuisine, amazing service, great wine and desserts. Overall wow! Great value as well.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the authenticity

Report
Helpful
G
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, attention to detail

Report
Helpful
AP
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I frequent this place with family and friends. The food, service and atmosphere is unmatched anywhere else in the city. Paolo and Roberta do a magnificent job with this place. I highly recommend!

Report
Helpful
AM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy Italian food, great specials. A nice place to take family or friends, to spend time chatting. You definitely don't feel rushed to get out!

Report
Helpful
MM
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The burrata appetizer was AMAZING! Who doesn't love a good hunk of creamy cheese?

I ordered the risotto that was on the specials list and although it was a good consistency, it was a little bland. My SO ordered the Bigoli al ragu d’agnello e noci tostate. His was absolutely delicious. I also noticed much of the restaurant ordering this meal. Both were good sized portions.

We thought everything was reasonably priced, if not on the cheaper side, for a restaurant in NYC.

I would bring someone from out of town to this place.

Report
Helpful
MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best Italian food I've had outside of Italy. Incredible specials and delicious home-cooked pasta.

Report
Helpful
RJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You will not be disappointed!! Owner operated, waited on all tables. Food, atmosphere and service were all top notch. Would definitely return.

Report
Helpful
LP
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was sub par . We were a party of 3 and everyone felt their entrees were either too salty ( Cod ) or flavorless ( chicken Milanese) and sour tasting (peas/fava beans).
We would not return

Report
Helpful
U
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there with a group of 5 had excellent dinner great atmosphere and I highly recommend

Report
Helpful
KA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took family for birthday weekend prior to seeing a show. Awesome, animated server. Hot, delicious food. Fair price.

Report
Helpful
OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Italian food at its homemade best!

Report
Helpful
KM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a good time, thanks to the attentive service and great food. The Pomodoro and Tiramisu never disappoints.

Report
Helpful
MM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints!

Report
Helpful
MD
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true gem. Great people and wonderful food. Simply the best around.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

I will go back. Was a bit dissapointed because my expectations were very high due to it coming highly recommended by a friend. I will update this review once I have gone back.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best... I love this place. I keep coming back

Report
Helpful
JS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fresh pasta in NYC and better than many places even in Italy. Get the rigatoni all'amatriciana.

Report
Helpful
MM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve lived in nyc for four years and this is by far the best homemade pasta I’ve had. Plus, the owners are hilarious.

Report
Helpful
MK
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Pasta is homemade and to die for. Will definitely come back for more.

Report
Helpful
e
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. I had an asparagus special that DH praised as "not even tasting like vegetables". It was delicious. DH had the meatballs, also very good. Then we had lamb and beef pasta dishes with a nice bottle of red wine and the Vin Santo with cookies dessert (no ice cream that night, tragically.) Our server was vivid and charming without being at all intrusive. It was a lovely evening and we enjoyed ourselves very much!

Report
Helpful
J
London
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The eggplant parm was very good but the cod had little flavor or texture.

Report
Helpful
PD
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Food was good, server was friendly, but I've never sat at a worse table. Especially considering I made the reservation 2 weeks beforehand.

Report
Helpful
JM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here with 3 of my girlfriends last Friday night and we had THEEEE BEST evening! The vibe, the food, the wine, the service - all amazing! We will definitely be back!

Report
Helpful
JS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best Italian homemade pasta I’ve had in the city. The Rigatoni All’amatriciana is superb.

Report
Helpful
SC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and vibe.

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing!

Report
Helpful
PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic and consistent warm and friendly would recommed to all

Report
Helpful
d
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Had high expectations based on all the good reviews, but we were not impressed with the food. It’s a nice place and the staff were nice just didn’t like the food. It took way too long to come out and when it did we were disappointed. Would not recommend.

Report
Helpful
AB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was amazing food and service but quite loud.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
22