Giano

4.7
824 reviews
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$30 and under
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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
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 824 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic and consistent warm and friendly would recommed to all

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d
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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AB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was amazing food and service but quite loud.

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A
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The pasta was great, but some of the sauces were too heavy for my taste. Overall a decent place.

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k
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The homemade pasta is wonderful, but knocking it down one start because bread was subpar. Tasted like something you’d get at a conventional grocery stores.

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LS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and the authenticity of the menu and the waiter! A good value, which is important since I was buying dinner for 4 young people that night. Great location, and a good place to be able to hear each other talking. Food was excellent. It comes out very quickly. I would actually prefer that it not come to the table quite so soon after we've ordered! We were just enjoying our conversation and then looked up and there were our dishes.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and incredible service. Very nice wine list too.

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b
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a birthday dinner for 8, and much to my delight, the servers kept all the various reuests for wine, food, etc. moving smoothly and tastily.

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KS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best authentic Italian. Brought us back to our time spent in Italy.

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MA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Giano's is an excellent value for well prepared Italian food. The wait staff is friendly and welcoming. The pasta is top notch. Seating is tight but the vibe and food are quite good, especially at this price.

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JL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great upscale Italian restaurant. We were a party of 3 and we each had a different pasta entree all were delicious. We shared the tiramisu it was a large portion and wonderful.

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v
Pittsburgh
106 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Probably the best pasta we have ever eaten.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get. The. POMODORO! TRUST ME.
amazing experience, everything was perfect from start to finish

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R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The server was sweet and engaging. The food was delicious. There was only one server in the entire restaurant and it was quite pricey.
I loved the food but I don’t think I’d go back.

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EE
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! I love the food and our waitress was very nice.

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VF
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Both food and service were very good. Reservation was honored on time.

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JS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Giano is a neighborhood gem!

The food is very authentic and hand crafted. My family is from Naples, and I always think of my grandmother's amazing cooking when I eat at Giano.

The wait staff is very warm and knowledgeable.

The fresh burrata is to die for!

Don't miss this treasure.

Also, if the weather is good, give the outdoor patio a try.

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OC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absolute best Italian food in the city. Hands down.

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AM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute patio for dining. Visiting my daughter for the week-end. Was nice to be able to talk during dinner, and the noise level was perfect! Food was really good too!

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Everything we ordered was delicious but the lasagna was my favorite. Great atmosphere. Upscale and authentic. Will definitely be coming back.

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GB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really nice fresh pasta and sauces !! Good service ! Nice for a date night :)

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m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly the best Italian food in nyc. EVERYTHING is handmade

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FJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

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.

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PG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DN
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

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b
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome appetizers and mains. Desserts need work!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Giano! One of our favorites. Only complaint is lack of AC in the summertime.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Giano is always great and is always our go to spot downtown

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LD
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, even more amazing staff. Best bang for your buck in NYC.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

They have nice patio and good prices, plates are not big

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B
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and wonderful service. The outdoor seating was perfect.

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T
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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TP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The award winning tiramisu did not disappoint! We felt a little hurried out the door at the end though

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SR
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and very friendly staff. Giano is our new go to restaurant!

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VA
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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LS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved hearing my husband and owner speaking Italian to each other. Food was excellent.

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DG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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ED
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food...superb service....authentic which is truly rare:)

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