The service was nice. The cooking was mediocre at best, edible, but nothing more. Both the lasagna and my wife's eggplant appetizer were way overcooked. In fact, the appetizer looked burned. The cheesecake was ok.
Truly the best Italian food in nyc. EVERYTHING is handmade
The noise level was beyond bearable. The server had difficulty saying the specials as the noise level was so loud the server could not be understood. Wanted a mixed drink, no where was it mentioned they only serve wine and beer. Food was good, but overall experience was poor as the reasons stated above. My dinner reservation was for 8:30, left at 10:15 still very noisy. Disappointing.
We had a great anniversary dinner at Giano. The dishes are authentic, and we enjoyed the polenta with mushrooms and Italian cheese plate appetizers. The cheese plate was very generous,and the assortment diverse. We also had the cod and filet mignon. The portions were great. The cod was prepared well and the flavors came through. The filet mignon was textbook medium rare. For dessert, we got the tiramisu—AMAZING. We will definitely be back.
Four of us recently had dinner at Giano and we all were very happy with the experience. Every dish was fresh and very tasty, and the ambience was casual and friendly. The pasta dishes were superior to many local Italian restaurants, and the burrata was fresh, creamy and melted in your mouth. While the dessert menu is not extensive, the tiramisu was excellent. We felt that the meal was a good value and we all will return at a later point.
Awesome appetizers and mains. Desserts need work!
We love Giano! One of our favorites. Only complaint is lack of AC in the summertime.
We had dinner at Giano’s on a Tuesday evening at 7 PM. It was a great dining experience. The food was delicious. We ordered filet mignon and lamb. . Everyone was pleased with their meals and dessert of Tiramisu and Creme Brûlée. We were visiting New York City for six days and that was my favorite meal. The atmosphere was very pleasant and very conducive to nice dinner conversation. I will look forward to going back again
Giano is always great and is always our go to spot downtown
Amazing food, even more amazing staff. Best bang for your buck in NYC.
They have nice patio and good prices, plates are not big
Great meal and wonderful service. The outdoor seating was perfect.
It was terrific. Would go back anytime, but it's far out of my usual circuit. Excellent risotto! Very friendly helpful service from a real Italian camiera.
The award winning tiramisu did not disappoint! We felt a little hurried out the door at the end though
Outstanding food and very friendly staff. Giano is our new go to restaurant!
Amazing food and suggestions by the owner! She was nice enough to notice that I got the wrong dish (although I was happily savoring it :P) and was super cheerful and polite. Definitely recommend for a nice, quiet meal!
Loved hearing my husband and owner speaking Italian to each other. Food was excellent.
Giano was amazing and exceeded expectations. I last minute had to add two people to my reservation and they were very accommodating. We came early and they kept up busy with drinks at the bar. The owners are so sweet and personally explained the menu, took our orders, and made sure we were having a great time. The food was impeccable. One of the best Italian meals I have had in the city and for a reasonable price. Out of the five of us we each got a different pasta dish and every person was delighted with their meal. I personally had the ravioli special which was excellent. I loved my dinner here and would definitely come again.
Incredible food...superb service....authentic which is truly rare:)
Special risotto and pomodoro pasta were excellent, as was the eggplant parmesan. Service was friendly. Wish they would figure out a way to make it a bit less loud and add a bit of light to the restaurant— dim lighting is taken to an extreme here.
It was out first time there. It was raining hard. They seated us near the front window which was open and didn’t want to close it even tho we were getting wet! They moved us one table over as a concession. Then we saw the next couple getting wet! The bread tasted like supermarket bread that wasn’t fresh, the calamari and octopus salad was tasteless. Very nice waitress but we’re never going back and wouldnt recommend it even though we live close by.
Everything was amazing. Will definitely go back
I had a great time, it had been a while since I have been back in the city to visit my niece, great attentive service with nice wine selection. The service is not pushy and is friendly. Definitely would go back
Sat in back garden....great service great food. Nice casual atmosphere. Will go back again.
Great food but it was so dark I could barely see what I was eating.
Fantastic dinner as always. Giano never disappoints. Favorite restaurant in Manhattan.
Friendly, great food and service. Would definitely return
Wonderful homemade pasta, superb tiramisu, great service and attentive waitstaff. Overall a lovely experience.
I love this place. It is a dining experience not just a place to go have dinner. It is obvious that love, caring and creativity go into every aspect of this place.
BEST ITALIAN FOOD EVER
Great food. Waiter was really nice. He was working the bar too and was always on the move. Our service never suffered though. Wines were reasonably priced and tasted good. The food was tasty.
Instantly felt at home once we walked into the restaurant. Lovely table in the back garden. This was my third time at Giano and I cannot wait to return soon.
This is one of my favorite spots in the whole city. Homemade Italian food for a great price. Most entrees are under $20, the rigatoni was spectacular and if you can catch the bacon wrapped asparagus appetizer special you'd be a fool to not order it.
Love this place! It’s a must go to for good Italian in nyc!
Fantastic homemade pasta. Will definitely go again.
Beautiful evening! Food was delicious and the owner was super attentive and friendly!
Food was great but service was a little slow. Made a reservation and was seated almost immediately however they didn’t have enough menus so we waited for awhile and they brought us some menus to share. It took a while to get a waiter to take our order as it seemed they only had 2 waiters. Food was very delicious. Only issue was having to search for the waiter for ordering and billing.
Best place in city
We had an excellent dinner at Giano. We sat out in the back patio area which was great. Food was excellent, our waiter was funny and attentive. It was an overall great experience.
This is my favorite Italian in the city. The pasta and service are amazing!