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About Giancarlo's

Sicilian Steakhouse and Pizzeria is an elegant and lively dining experience. Here, you and your guests can:

1. Enjoy an incredible selection of steak, wine, pasta, seafood, salads, and wood fired pizza.

2. Meet our Sommelier, Fred Palmer, and pair the perfect wine with your dinner.

3. Call our event planners to reserve one of our Private Meeting or Party Rooms.

4. Plan a Catered Event at your business, home, or local venue. We provide Full Service Catering, Pick Up Catering, and Drop Off Catering.

5. Meet for cocktails, beer, and wine with your friends, clients, or co-workers at our lively Bar.

6. Visit every Wednesday Night for Live Music in our Bar, 7:30-9:30.

7. Check out our Grivani Cafe and Wine Cellar for specialty French Macarons, Gourmet Coffee, Fine Wine and Olive Oil.

8. Stop into Tony Walker & Co. and shop the newest fashion apparel and beauty care.

9. Gift your loved ones a Giancarlo's Gift Card. Our gift cards can be used in Tony Walker & Co too!

5110 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14221
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Dining Style:
Elegant Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak, Café

Hours of Operation:
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Located in the Walker Center

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(716) 650-5566

Website:
http://www.giancarlossteakhouse.com/

Entertainment:
Vinnie DeRosa every Wednesday from 6PM-9PM

Parking Details:
Our parking is Private for the Walker Center [Giancarlo's is located in the Walker Center].

Executive Chef:
Nicholas Cee

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Giancarlo's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (55)
Special Occasion (50)
Business Meals (45)
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Good for Anniversaries (43)
Good for Groups (43)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Bar Seating (40)
Hot Spot (39)
Vibrant Bar Scene (38)
Great for Lunch (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (37)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Romantic (30)
Notable Wine List (29)
Happy Hour (26)
Casual (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
People Watching (26)
Fun (25)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Healthy (19)
Great for Brunch (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Quick Bite (14)
Authentic (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Cozy (13)
Late-night Find (11)
Afternoon Coffee (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Seasonal (10)
Live Sports (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Tapas (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Live Music (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Organic (6)
Scenic View (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Vegan (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Had the best meal! My (now) Fiance surprised me by changing the reservation to include my entire family and his for an engagement party 20 minutes after proposing. We sat in the bar area and he had ordered family style for everyone. Each food item was better than the next, the staff was very attentive, best night ever.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Love the patio! Joe is a great waiter and the general service was friendly and accommodating. A bit pricey for the size of the tapas selections, but tasty!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Always great.. nice that some restaurants just do it right and this is one of them !!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Went for a casual date, service was outstanding. Charlie was our waiter ( I would def ask for him). Ahi tuna appitizer was top notch. Solid drinks and price was fair.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Awesome food as always. We got the tuna appetizer and creme brulee to share and I had a filet - they always do an amazing job cooking the steak to perfection. Can't wait to return again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Fun, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

2nd time i have had the same waiter and he disappears for extended periods of time

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Love eating at Giancarlo's. Their menu is varied so there is something for everyone and every price range. In addition to great food, your bartenders are wonderful; your waitstaff couldn't be any better and our busser was a delight!

Tags: Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great place to relax & enjoy the evening. Food was excellent & also the service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Casual
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

We were there for happy hour and then dinner following. We had a large group for happy hour and were able to sit down with a server and all of the appetizers and drinks were delicious!
When we sat down for dinner around 7:45pm, our server did not bring anything to our table for an hour- not even bread. When we received our dishes, my food and another guests food was COLD, not even room temperature. Nobody likes cold risotto. My husband's entree was delicious but extremely small portion size. My dessert, crime brûlée was very good. My husband got "tiramisu" which was NOTHING like the traditional dessert. It was extremely disappointing and actually gross.
I would recommend this place for appetizers and drinks, but unfortunately not for dinner. It's been hit or miss the last two years I've been there. Unfortunate!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Tapas, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Giancarlo's is a great place to go not only for a quick bite but an anniversary as well and is nothing but classy and great to go for either pizza or a burger or if you want to grab a luscious steak. Giancarlo's is always vibrant and filled with numerous amounts of people enjoying authentic Italian food and good times.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Scenic View, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Dinner was fabulous. Filet steaks were prepared too perfection.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Giancarlo's NEVER disappoints! Love everything about it!

Tags: Quick Bite, Authentic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

One of my favorite places to eat. Great menu, food always prepared perfectly, friendly and helpful staff. Ambience is also very cool.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We loved all of the food and wine. The special sweet treat for my Aunt's birthday was divine and I don't even eat sweets!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

The service was excellent! Food was also excellent. Members of my party ordered one of the pizzas and said it was great. I had the chicken Caesar salad which was tasty.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

It was our first time here and not our last. Great service and food! Highly recommend!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great food, very nice surroundings, easy parking adjacent too interconnected cafe and high end store known as Tony Walker. Noticed many business people from the area, a who's who of movers and shakers.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Fine dinning from Italy and Mediterranean. Excellent wine list. Also a more casual side with hightop tables and Mediterranean Style Pizza. The fine dinning side was a little loud but the whole experience was fabulous.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We have been Giancarlos several times as it is around the corner from our house. Bartenders are very friendly and drinks are delish! Food is always consistently great! We ordered alot and shared...Great place to celebrate a birthday!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

I've been coming Giancarlo's for years. I introduced my good friends from Canada, to your fine establishment this past weekend. They loved it as much as I do. Great food, amazing staff and well with the travel. Keep up the great work.
Charleen Hannon

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Fun, Romantic, Authentic, Seasonal, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent food. It's a little cramped and loud, but well worth it for the good eats.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food was great, as usual. Awesome service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We truly enjoy Giancarlo's. Our server, Nicole, was very good, well versed, professional, attentive.

We will definitely be back!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Seated promptly at a lovely intimate table. The service was top notch and the food was all outstanding.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great spot for a group of five. Loved the service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Mostly a really nice trip to Jehan Carlos however, my Aaron Cheeni could have been warmer and our server so friendly was a bit MIA at times.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The staff made our birthday celebration spectacular. Our seating was outside and the weather and ambiance couldn't have been more perfect. Joe, our server, was wonderful. The appetizer meatball was amazing, as always. Our table entrees consisted of delmonicos, filets, chicken parm, and crab encrusted salmon. They were all delicious and enjoyed. The desserts were just mouth watering. The macaroons are always my favorite.
Highly recommended and a perfect dinner location!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Waitress made us wait 45 mins even tho we already had a reservation. The reservation was also for outside seating online and I confirmed via phone, but they mentioned I didn't not have outside reservation (?). Anyways, food was great and it could've been a better experience.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Can't go wrong with Italian food or a nice steak! No better place to go than Giancarlo's. Great service, great food, everyone is lively and having a good time. Giancarlo's is always vibrant and a fantastic place to go grab a burger for lunch or celebrate an anniversary with that special someone.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Seasonal, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had a party of 8 for a weekend dinner. The food was good, as was the wine, but it wasn't outstanding. While the steak was cooked perfectly, it felt like something was missing...like it wasn't as flavorful as it should have been. The Arancini appetizer was delicious, as was the Calamari, but the Oysters were dull and flavorless (and in two out of the 12, gritty). Our server was friendly and personable, but at times, it was difficult to get his attention, and some portions of the meals ordered were not brought out until we asked again for them.

All in all, it wasn't a bad meal, but for the price paid, I was expecting a lot more. A recent night out at another Buffalo-area restaurant with the same group of friends resulted in better food for less money. Not sure that I would return to Giancarlo's.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

The service was great and the food was excellent. Our server was very attentaive and asked if we had any questions about the menu. He was very accommodating to my mom since she has allergies to certain foods.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We had a table in the back room and two other tables seated for dinner. The room was nice and private although the service really slowed down after we ordered appetizers and drinks. We were seated at 6:50 pm and ordered by 7:00 pm, we then received our appetizers around 7:30, then weren't asked about ordering dinner until 8:15 pm. It seemed that we were out of site out of mind for our waiter. We had to flag down a different waiter for dessert menu then requested our bill to come with dessert. We left at 10:00 pm

Max was very knowledgeable and friendly. It would have been better if service in the room was more attentive. I will go back but not to seat in a back room unless it's for a private party.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Giancarlo's is the best!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 7, 2017

The service was good, the food just so-so. I ordered a medium rare steak, and it came out medium well- disappointed.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Menu items were over priced and the atmosphere was way too LOUD! Will not be returning.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Amazing food!!!! I love this place so much and would highly recommend it ! Great service and delicious food every time !

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The restaurant was beautiful, and the staff was friendly. But it was very noisy. They need to dampen the sound. It's difficult to hear someone across the table from you. Our waiter did not stop by the table very often. The food was good, but not supportive of the price charged. My Delmonico steak was nicely done, but it wasn't a $40 steak. It's clearly a nice restaurant for locals to gather.

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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Food was great .. good service and nice atmosphere on the patio.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on July 28, 2017

A most consistent restaurant and longtime favorite of ours.
Had a problem with a request for an outdoor table-lower level. Was fairly unhappy since I
was entertaining out-of-town guests. Beautifully diffused by the very concerned and professional maître d', Michael Chiari.
Our party of eight requested multiple small plates all of which were innovative and delicious.
Entire large wait staff way beyond competent and consistently pleasant.
Will return often

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

This place was amazing. I would recommend anyone to go here. Great Job

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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