Giovanni Ristorante & Bar Italiano
Our family arrived in America from Carini, Sicily and Pr. Avellino, Naples, Italy over forty years ago. They were in search of a better life for themselves and for future generations. Deep rooted in our family traditions are a welcoming nature, delicious food and a strong family structure. These are the traditions that we based the foundation of our restaurant upon. Giovanni’s opened in 1999 and our family’s passion for food and love of Italy keeps us dedicated to serving the freshest and most authentic Italian cuisine in all of Naples.
-The Conigliaro Family
I had the gnocchi and was disappointed, apparently they don’t make their own pasta. It was probably store bought. My wife’s gnocchi was just as good or better.
Good value for the dollar. Very happy with the treatment our family received. Everyone cleaned their plates. Enjoy going there on special occasions.
The food was very good as usual, but our waiter had too many tables and was not attentive. The waiters are usually excellent but we caught a bad night.
One of my favorites in Naples and from the moment I arrive to the time I left was excellent!!!
Waiter named Daniel was not good. Had trouble keeping our order straight and was very slow to open a bottle of wine that was ordered by one of the people.
Our party of 4 requested outdoor seating upon arrival. Hostess advised that would be no problem and then continued to just stand and stare at us. I finally asked if we should seat ourselves and was told we should. Menus and water did not arrive after 10 minutes of waiting despite the only other outside occupied table had wait staff coming/going. Husband finally got up & requested menus from hostess which she handed to him. Another 10 minutes pass and husband this time walks up to hostess & requests if waitstaff can take our order. In the meantime, we requested a passing bus boy wipe our table down - it was done but very sloppily. Friendly waitress eventually appears to take orders. Three of us had chicken or veal dishes served with side of pasta. I had a pizza. My meal was the only one worth eating and enjoying. The chicken & veal dishes were served with no visual appeal, a very thin & runny sauce over the pasta and virtually tasteless. As this restaurant had been recommended by two different people, we had high hopes for it. Will not be returning.
We love Giovanni's! It's our "go-to" place to take friends for a wonderful Italian feast! Try the Eggplant, the Lasagna or the Oso Buco! Don't pass up the garlic rolls, either!!! Have dessert!
It doesn't matter who is your waiter or waitress, the Service is the same - Spectacular!
We had early bird appetizers and everything we ordered was great! We will be back and have told others. This is the place to go!
The wine at half off before 6:30 can’t be beat. Luv the veal saltimboca.
I love their food and our waitress (Kelly) was really, really good. I come for the Favorita pizza which is good though the sauce has tended to be on the salty said the past few times I've been there.
Really great neighborhood restaurant, with a varied menu, all of which is very good. Their pizza is fantastic, so meeting friends for Friday night pizza is the thing to do, or you can get carryout! They're known for their garlic knots, by the way. We love it because we don't have to travel far to get a great meal in a fun atmosphere.
A neighborhood gemwhere the food is always fabulously consistent and the service by Lucas was excellent!!
Whenever I take guests in town to Giovanni‘s rather than Fifth Avenue they have a wonderful time in this warm comfortable atmosphere
Very over priced I never heard of an Italian restaurant charging extra for pasta with their meal and extra for their salad it was my first time having dinner there and I will not be coming back .
Worst service we've had in a restaurant in a long time! We ordered two appetizers - got one and waited forever for second one to show up. We asked for cheese and they came back to our table after we were just about finished with appetizer. Ordered two glasses of wine during dinner and never received them. After we were done eating waitress comes to table and asked how our dinner was. Told her to forget getting our wine as we were now finished with dinner. TERRIBLE service! We don't plan to go back.
Happy evening.excellen food.
Good atmosphere but noisy.
We are new to the area and we will be going back.
Service was a Bit slow. Chicken Milanese was o k . Nice sauce , chicken could have been Browned more,. Husband liked the chicken parm. Loved the spamonii ice cream.
Excellent service and food!! I have been back three times and I am here for only 2 months!! Going back for a 4th and 5th time before I leave to go home!! The best food in Naples!!
Being from New York and of Italian descent, Italian food was a big part of my family and growing up. The food at Giovanni brings me back to my Mom's kitchen with their style of cooking, their sauce was not sweet or acidly. The Broccoli Rabe with sausage is my favorite they should have for main dinner entree. and they did not disappoint. The ending of Italian Cheese Cake with the hint of lemon was better some of the Italian bakeries I gone to.
Service was very slow. We were in a side room and more waiters were needed. To many people for one server. Food was very good.
Service as usual was great, so twas the food and the accomodations for my large party. Thank you Giovanni's
service, environment were awesome. 1/2 price wine before 6:30 was a plus, food was average at best...
Food was delicious. Service was extremely slow.
Bottles of wine were a great deal -- 50% off before 6:30 and very good selection. Nice atmosphere -- very comfortable and not too dark/not too bright. We were seated promptly for our 6:15 reservation. The chicken Francese was excellent as was the sautéed spinach. Everyone loved the garlic rolls. It's a very good value for the area.
While the food was very good, my rating is based on the seating. We were seated at the first booth as you come in the door which was very tight for 3 people. Two of us were small women the other a man of 6'4"., this should have been a booth for two people seated on one side. All the other booths were not as tight. The next option was a table for 4 in the traffic area of people coming in the door to get to the other tables and the bar. I think there are too many table for such a small room.
Food is steady and delicious. Wine choices are just fine. Both Caesar and Andy are great and attentive. Highly recommended
Service good. Food excellent!
Was a good meal, Enjoyed my date. ======================================
Made a late reservation and got a great table for 6 people. Our server was fantastic and they were selling March Madness gift certificates so I both $500 of that and got 30% off dinner. Wine was half off so try to beat that!!!
Everything was excellent, thanks... See u again soon
We love it there! Food is always good, value of wines at Happy Hour is the best. Always ask for a booth, it's great for conversation.
Waiter was excellent. Had been there 20 years. Major problem was deafening noise by loud group of 6 people. My wife ended with indigestion. Will inhibit our return unless seated in quit main dining room.
Excellent as always!
What a great experience. Not sure what took so long for me to visit this gem but after 32yrs in Naples I finally did. And so glad I did. Made a reservation of 5 newbies and everything was a hit. From the staff (Dan from NY) to the entrees and ending with dessert. Thanks Dan for your company and service. The entrees were delicious. Dont be afraid to ask for a dish if not on the menu. We will be back!!!!!
The red wine ordered was presented at approx. 74 F, which had imparted its flavor
Should have been at 64 F
Love it best food
Comfortable table and meal. A continual repeat patron. Used to their policy of 'no substitutions'. Their 50% discount on a wine bottle is nice to use.
Very nice ambiance, excellent food and our waitress Kelly was outstanding. Try the veal saltambocca my favorite oh and yes try the tiramisu it’s the best.
Our waitress Alaina was awesome! Good was delicious! We will be back soon!
Too noisy tables too close together
My 6th visit this time with another couple, Giovanni’s never disappoints ❤️