Please know that our grace period (10 min) and turn times have been adjusted due to the latest Covid-19 regulations. Your table will be reserved for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
All of our outdoor seating have heaters for your dining comfort but we ask that you dress accordingly for a New York winter.
This is the story of Paolo and Matteo, two guys from Milano who had an idea. Let's take 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. We like to think of our little corner in the east village as quite special, and hope you will too
The classic Italian dessert
Rigatoni all' amatriciana
Homemade rigatoni with fresh tomato sauce, italian pancetta, parmigiano and crushed pepper
Tagliatelle alla bolognese
Homemade tagliatelle with grass fed beef ragout in a light tomato sauce
Excellent Italian restaurant best lasagna I’ve ever had. The owner comes to greet you at the table and explains the menu
One of my favorite restaurants. Each time it only gets better and better. Pasta is unbelievable, eggplant parm is unbelievable, tiramisu is ... unbelievable. Highly recommend if you’re ever in the east village.
Giano never fails as one of my favorite restaurants in the city! Whether for a date or wanting to show a friend visiting NYC some amazing Italian food, Giano is the best. Lovely servers and ambiance, pasta is to die for.
Fantastic fresh made pastas from Italians who know how to make it. Our experience here for the first time was really great, and I’ll be back for sure!
We sat in the nice and quiet outdoor dining area in the back, enjoying great food and service.
Good food, simple, and great service. Awesome all around and good value. Not too pricy for a nice date night out
Delicious food outdoors in the tent on a stormy nite. The rigatoni and fava beans special was memorable. The welcome was sincere and the service very good.
Giano may be the best reasonably priced Italian restaurant in NYC. The pasta is remarkable, the service attentive and warm, and every time we leave we're trying to figure out the next time we can head back. We hadn't been since the pandemic in March 2020, and returning this week felt like coming back home.
The menu has been pared down a bit due to COVID restrictions but everything we ordered was wonderfully prepared. They have outdoor seating in the back
Really liked our server
tables were very spread out for COVID
will definitely return
Great food. Nice outdoor seating in back. Would definitely recommend.
Very good lovely experience
Amazing staff and food! The restaurant was clean and had lots of daily specials.
Have been going for many many years. Love this place!
Everything was amazing! We loved both pastas and the tiramisu. Will definitely return.
Always great. Have been multiple times for many years!
Just a very nice evening with an entertaining waiter and spot on food. Will definitely go back.
Giano was great as always! We were so excited to be back in the restaurant and seeing Paulo and his friendly staff.
Amazing! Everyone there is so nice! And the food was INCREDIBLE! My fiancée and I will definitely come back!
Best Italian food in the East Village! The staff is friendly, funny and welcoming. The staff is from Italy and the food, service and ambiance doesn’t disappoint. This was our second time here and I will be going back. The staff treats you like family! Such a great restaurant experience!
As always, Giano delivered a delicious dinner with warm, top notch service. Their heated outdoor area in the back is perfect for dining during the pandemic. This is truly a hidden gem for outstanding food in the East Village.
Great food, great fun service, seated on time, great food and wine recs. Highly recommend.
The most insanely delicious fresh pasta and exactly the kind of place I wanted to spend my birthday. Covid safety precautions were 10/10 and the service is the best I’ve had in New York City.
Every customer had a difference experience in the restaurant, some were inside who were cozy and maskless, some outside on the sidewalk and in the back. I was offended to come to this restaurant and to be seated in the back of the restaurant while other patrons were able to eat comfortably inside (maskless). While sitting in the back wasn’t the issue, the table was absolutely small and felt as though I was eating at a diner, and that is not the service I was expecting when reserving this restaurant and the type of affair and style it presents on OpenTable. I won’t be returning to this restaurant. Don’t offer these types of seating arrangements if there are no adequate seating such as indoors to be enjoying food that should be eaten with ambiance.
Incredible! All of the pasta is homemade, and it melts in your mouth. Not to mention that the staff is so sweet and lovely.
Nice time at Giano's, the food and the service are on point. I recommend
This restaurant is AMAZING. Paolo is the most animated and friendly waiter I’ve ever had and the food is to die for. Absolutely recommend this place if you want a quality Italian experience!
Great service friendly and fun staff family atmosphere and amazing Italian food
Great service and terrific food - definitely recommend
We come here regularly and they always do a great job with food and the service. One of our favorites
Great experience! Food was amazing.
Couldn't ask for more. Didn't need to go past the specials for my dinner. the rest of the party ordered off the menu and all were equally delighted. House wines were great by the glass, too. Service was memorable, personable and attentive.
Love this place. Food and service were amazing. 100% recommend
Fantastic food and excellent service! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a delicious Italian meal!
Always an amazing time!! Love all of the waiters! Salmon entree every time... SO GOOD!!!
Very cozy restaurant with nice atmosphere! The pesto pasta was amazing :)
Our server Paolo was amazing and gave some of the best service I’ve ever received. Food was great and very reasonably priced, try the tiramisu!
Amazing as always!
Dinner was fantastic, the atmosphere of the restaurant is very nice and service was top notch. 3/3 pasta dishes were 10/10!
Giano does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.
Giano is rated 4.9 stars by 1153 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.