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Giano

4.7
747 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • 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 747 People Are Saying
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4.7
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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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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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Giano remains my favorite restaurant in the city. Outstanding northern Italian food with an equally stellar Italian wine list to complement the entrees. The warm service is top notch.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

My boyfriend and I are loyal devotees to Giano, which we discovered last summer. It truly is a remarkable place to dine. Unpretentious, warm, inviting, and soothing are what comes to mind when I think of this restaurant. I chose to dine here on my birthday because of their kind service and delicious food, which are both always consistent.

The gnocchi is probably are favorite, in addition to the salmon, asparagus appetizer, and lava chocolate cake. The entire staff is professional, genuine, and contribute to the ambience of the unique space. To sum it up, you should pay a visit to them soon. Definitely worth your time.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Giano was a good local place to go in the neighborhood. We arrived at 6P, and it was empty. An hour later, the place was full, so it's clearly a popular local joint. Food was good - but heavy on the rich, creamy pasta type dishes. The only dish that was mediocre was the lasagne. Lamb shank was tender, needed a bit of seasoning, the 2 special pasta dishes were satisfying and good. Decor is nothing special. Music a bit too loud, but when we asked politely if they could turn it down, they were super nice about it. Our host/waiter was extremely theatrical!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was excellent. Service very attentive and friendly. We will return.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Service here was quick and attentive and the portions for the non-pasta dishes we got were larger than expected. I loved the arugula salad that was a side on my chicken dish, loved the burrata appetizer.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious as always, will be back! My favorite Italian restaurant in the city. xo

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was great. We were there to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday and everything from making the reservation to the hostess to the servers to the bartender to the dinner to the price was perfect. We will definitely be back again.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious food and great service. Love the wine too! Giano and his beautiful wife are so welcoming.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Our go-to neighborhood Italian Restaurant. We love the owners and the food.

The burata and arugula with prosciutto is truly lovely. And the gnocchi is divine too!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Phenomenal! We love it here!!! Service and food quality are unparalleled!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Giano exceeded our expectations in every way. Our server seemed genuinely happy to be working as he animatedly described wines, specials, and desserts with his Italian accent. He made us laugh several times, but also gave us enough privacy to have a romantic date night. The food was incredible - the prices and flavors (particularly the white wine truffle oil sauce on the spaghetti) were some of the best I’ve experienced since moving to the city. You truly savor every bite. Giano is a true neighborhood gem, and we plan to go back very soon.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

For my money this is the best Italian in NYC. This is the place I take friends who think they know good Italian food.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We love giano. Best pasta around. Value is something that can't be beat. Service is fun and absolutely homey.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was great, our waiter was amazing - his knowledge and descriptions of the dishes was incredible. It made what could have been a nice dinner into an amazing dinner with great food.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

My husband and I brought our granddaughter and two grand nieces - ages 10 to 13 - for dinner following a nearby show last Saturday. Everyone loved it! In fact, one of the girls phoned to thank us and said she had enjoyed the outing “especially the dinner, which was delicious “. We’ll definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve
Exceptional value
Excellent service
Appetizers/main course/dessert all very tasty/nicely presented
As usual service attentive
Owners are outgoing/humorous and fun to be with
Very welcoming
Great time

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We came for New Year's Eve, it was a 3 course fixed price menu with several choices for each course. I had crispy cod for an appetiser, scallops (a generous serving!), and a yummy chocolate mousse cake for dessert. Had a lovely bottle of reasonably priced wine and the service was excellent- warm, not rushed at all, wonderful! I would totally recommend this place!

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