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Giano

4.8
764 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10.30pm ; Fri-Sat 5.30pm - 11pm
Monday Closed
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Phone number
(212) 673-7200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matteo Niccoli
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Private party facilities
Giano can host your private event seating 64 or up to 120 people for a non seated event. Our garden is available during seasonal months. We host showers, weddings, birthday and corporate parties. We welcome your special needs and can cater a menu based on your event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1st Ave & Ave A
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Parking details
6 train to Astor Place. F or V to Second Avenue. L to 1st Avenue 14th Street station.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 764 People Are Saying
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4.8
service
4.6
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4.7
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This is my favorite Italian in the city. The pasta and service are amazing!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

One of the best Italian restaurants for years now. It keeps up with the good and solid work. Pasta with truffles is particularly amazing but everything is really great. Paolo is a fantastic entertainer and makes everything even better. Wine list can improve.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

It was very pleasant setting and sitting on the back terrace was amazing. Our waiter was also very entertaining.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The ambiance, the service, the food was very good. We sat in the garden outside and it felt like we were in Italy. Our server was from Milano and he was quite comical. The tomato confit and the pesto sauce complimented the pasta which was cooked to perfection. My family and I had a wonderful evening at Giano.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Lovely people and fantastic food! Definitely start with a spritz and end with the cheesecake.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The owners and the food were top notch. I have told everyone about Giano’s. The best pasta I have ever had. I want to dream in that flavor

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Our server was very charismatic and helpful! My friend says her dish was the best she's ever had.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We had an amazing time at Giano's. Our server was a CHARACTER, and that alone was worth the visit. His recommendations and descriptions were on point and hilarious. And oh my goodness the food. SO fresh and delicious. Shout out to Giano's for a proper bolognese with tagliatelle (not spaghetti)! Their tiramisu was spot on, as was the wine recommendation. We will absolutely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Excellent experience. Every single course was full of fresh flavour. Tiramisu was the cherry on top of a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Terrific neighbor gem! Every dish was delicious. Great place for old friends to meet, talk and EAT!

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

always a great place and specials are always good. I have to write 50 characters but really don't need to say anything else.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Very Nice place, beautiful people. Great food, excellent service. Desserts are wonderful!

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Needed to find a table for 10 people (at a solid place) on a Friday evening with less than 24 hours notice. Giano made it happen. The food was great and even after 6 bottles of wine, the tab came to about $50 a piece with tip included (didn't even do the price fix). Very impressed.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Eccentric waiter, amazing food, and a very welcoming atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Excellent, real Italian food at a great price.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Giano is my favorite Italian restaurant in the boroughs. The food, ethos, and design are perfect. Service is terrific. And salutes to a restaurant that serves Italian food as Italians create it: flavorful, fresh, with a focus on textures and seasonings. Thank goodness for Giano and its staff. As Manhattan becomes more commercialized and landlords' power pushes New York further into a place of dated real estate laws and the home of the 1%, we have Giano. Bravo.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Lovely dinner. Very quiet and peaceful for pre theatre in the east village. Delicious food

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent food at a fair price.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great food fun atmosphere wonderful wine suggestion that paired perfectly with dinner
Will be back very soon

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was amazing here and the our waiter could not have been friendlier.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Some of the best Italian food I have ever had in NYC and FANTASTIC service. Can't wait to go back!!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Gianni's had an amazing menu; though the server was quite lacking in hospitality skills. Otherwise, overall a good experience.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Amazing Amazing Amazing Food. We loved everything about this place! We will be back!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Italians working here! Very helpful and passionate. The Homemade rigatoni is exceptional....

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Loved everything, the food was outstanding, the beer and wine were wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great East Village spot for great ambiance , fun with friends , excellent pasta , decent prices: waiter owner was hilarious

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Staff was attentive and food was great

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My fish tasted like ammonia and the bathrooms were filthy.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The servers were fantastic and knowledgeable. I almost licked my plate clean! The tables were the typical NY intimate dining for 2 and the decor added to the mood.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Tried Giano for the first time on a Saturday night dinner date with my boyfriend. The service was quite vibrant and energetic and the food was delicious. We would definitely return to try more of what the menu has to offer.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The best restaurant ever

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Food was delicious!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Very lovely authentic Italian cuisine. I enjoyed the food, atmosphere, serviced the friendly chat with the waiter and staff. Would definitely recommend for a casual evening out. Prices were very moderate and affordable.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food is always consistently excellent. The gnocchi is the best I've ever had, and the balsamic glazed filet is unbelievably tender.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Wow, just wow. Food was above and beyond, service was phenomenal, and the atmosphere was perfect for a date. I was very pleased with the experience I had, and will definitely be back. Try the filet mignon! Best medium rare steak I've had in years!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

One of the most incredible meals I've ever had! The ravioli special and filet mignon dish are amazing! We love this place.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Delicious food flattered by lovely staff.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Giano was amazing! It was my second time back but this time was a date with my girlfriend to celebrate an early Valentine's Day. The boat was great because we originally made a reservation for 7PM but we were feeling hungry so we asked if we could bump it to 6PM. The host was happy to do that for us! The food was great all the way from the appetizer to the famous tiramisu. Service was great as well as our waters were refilled promptly and we didn't have to wait long for food at all! Love this place, 10/10!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Giano is absolutely delicious, and the service is superb! One of my favorite spots in the city. I highly recommend!

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