Giano

4.8
875 reviews
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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
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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. It was tad too dark at our table

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I bumped into this place back in January and could not wait to come back. The food is so authentic, and delicious. The wine is fantastic, and everyone there is very knowledgable and helpful. Can't wait to go back.

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SB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

entree was mediocre - got the spaghetti pomodoro. Tiramisu was good. Service great

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always such a good experience here.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing pasta and such friendly service. Restaurant has great ambience too. Will definitely be back!

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EM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Giano has some of the best Italian food outside of Italy that I have ever eaten. It is truly, authentic Italian food - not Italo-American cuisine. The bigoli al ragu d’agnello and the spaghetti alla gricia con tartufo are some of my favorite dishes! The waitstaff is knowledgeable, attentive and friendly.

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WW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and fun!

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NA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Giano many times and love it every single time. Though I no longer live in New York, I come back for my birthday whenever I can. The pasta is exceptional and so reasonably priced. The desserts, especially the creme brulee, are also excellent. You really can't go wrong with any dish here, and with the friendly, excellent service and beautiful ambiance this is a must-visit.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Highly recommend! The food was delicious and the service was great. The pasta is homemade every day and some of the best I’ve had outside of Italy.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sisters in town. Nice family meal with fun service! Pasta was delicious.

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ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Our waiter was delightful. The homemade pasta alone is well worth the trip.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had great time!

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e
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was phenomenal, very attentive,his recommendations for our appetizers ended up tasting wonderful, our entrees served promptly but we were not rushed though our dinner whatsoever, quaint lovely romantic atmosphere however lighting so fun difficult to read from our menus,would definitely recommend this restaurant for authentic Italian food with decent portion size for nyc upscale dining.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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E
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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.

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DD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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.

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TA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
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.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

birthday dinner with the girlfriend

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MU
1 review
Dined on February 9, 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

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MM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing as always!

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RJ
1 review
Dined on February 8, 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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 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.

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

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

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

Love the authenticity

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G
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, attention to detail

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AP
1 review
Dined on January 30, 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!

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AM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 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!

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 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.

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 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.

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RJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 19, 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.

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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

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

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

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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.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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KM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 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.

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MM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints!

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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.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 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.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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