Giano

4.7
845 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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE !!!! We are pleased to offer a special Valentine's Day menu!
Three-course menu for $59
***Please note that we are not serving our regular menu on this night ***

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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LP
New England
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
21 reviews
Dined on January 6, 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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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 24, 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
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 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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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 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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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 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 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fresh pasta in NYC and better than many places even in Italy. Get the rigatoni all'amatriciana.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve lived in nyc for four years and this is by far the best homemade pasta I’ve had. Plus, the owners are hilarious.

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MK
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Pasta is homemade and to die for. Will definitely come back for more.

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e
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. I had an asparagus special that DH praised as "not even tasting like vegetables". It was delicious. DH had the meatballs, also very good. Then we had lamb and beef pasta dishes with a nice bottle of red wine and the Vin Santo with cookies dessert (no ice cream that night, tragically.) Our server was vivid and charming without being at all intrusive. It was a lovely evening and we enjoyed ourselves very much!

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J
London
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The eggplant parm was very good but the cod had little flavor or texture.

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PD
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Food was good, server was friendly, but I've never sat at a worse table. Especially considering I made the reservation 2 weeks beforehand.

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JM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here with 3 of my girlfriends last Friday night and we had THEEEE BEST evening! The vibe, the food, the wine, the service - all amazing! We will definitely be back!

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JS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best Italian homemade pasta I’ve had in the city. The Rigatoni All’amatriciana is superb.

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SC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and vibe.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing!

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PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic and consistent warm and friendly would recommed to all

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d
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
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 on November 17, 2018
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
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Creme Brulee! Best I ever had

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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
6 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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DM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall great experience. Food was unreal. I would 100% recommend.

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v
Pittsburgh
109 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
10 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
20 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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