About Gianni's Italian Bistro

Benvenuti!!!
Welcome to Gianni’s Italian Bistro.

Whether you’re on a date, celebrating a special occasion, or simply craving a delicious meal, we want you to feel welcome, comfortable, and satisfied. Italy native Gianni Bartoletti—founder and former owner of Incontro, winner of three Diablo magazine Food Awards—has crafted a menu of fine Italian dishes with a creative twist that showcases fresh, seasonal ingredients. Enjoy a contemporary bistro atmosphere while our friendly and attentive staff preserves that old world charm.

Buon Appetito!

2065 San Ramon Valley Blvd
San Ramon, CA 94583
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Su-Th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 820-6969

Website:
http://www.giannissanramon.com/

Additional:
Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch

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Gianni's Italian Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.6

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (845)
Fit for Foodies (728)
Special Occasion (556)
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Romantic (336)
Good for Groups (261)
Notable Wine List (250)
Great for Lunch (147)
Kid-friendly (92)
Authentic (88)
Good for a Date (63)
Hot Spot (59)
Casual (58)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Cozy (49)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Worth the Drive (40)
Comfort Food (38)
Business Meals (27)
Great for Brunch (25)
Fun (19)
Late-night Find (18)
Local Ingredients (18)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Outstanding Value (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Seasonal (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Healthy (8)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Organic (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Best gnocchi this side of the Mississippi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Gianni always serves exceptional food. It feels like you are returning to a relative's home for dinner. The service is excellent. Gianni and Melanie are wonderful hosts.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Guide dog fundraiser giving back to the community. Love it!
More should do the same.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 19, 2017

We were there for the Guide Dog fund raiser which was wonderful. I found that the servings were small for the prices that were charged. Another deterrent was that the restaurant was extremely loud. It was difficult to carry on a conversation with my friends.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Consistently great. Very friendly staff and ownership. Always a great experience. Hesitant to give such rave reviews ... want to keep this place a secret for the regulars.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

It was our 27th wedding anniversary. Everything was as we expected since we have been here several times. We both ordered the risotto with spinach, mushrooms and sea scallops. It was very tasty. We were expecting 3 scallops but only got 2. Too bad. They were delicious.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We go to Gianni's all the time and it never disappoints. Gianni's food is amazing and we love everyone who works there!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Delicious dinner, fantastic food and very good service. Reasonable prices

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 5, 2017

We attended a special fundraiser dinner for Valley Humane Society. Food was great. I had Hawaiian swordfish grilled with pesto sauce. Moist and flavorful. Others had ravioli in mushroom cream sauce and rigatoni in tomato cream sauce. Both dishes were very good. Only knock is that the restaurant is pretty animated when full. Might have been exaggerated by the nature of our event. Would definitely go there again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 5, 2017

We were there on Monday night and a charity event, so the menu is not as extensive, and I imagine the noise level was up because of the event. I had a pasta meal, and it was delicious. I'll be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Third visit and again great food and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I was a bit disappointed in the Cioppino I ordered. It was a very spicy sausage along with clams, Mussels and shrimp. I had hoped to have a broth to dip bread in afterwards but the sauce was very strong in tomato paste and thick. I love this dish but it was a bit different than what I am used to. All other food was very good.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Lots of hard surfaces make it noisy, but still well worth it. Nice folks run the place, the food is delicious, they give back to the community. Will go again and again; just wish there were a way to quiet the sound level.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Loved the wine and food, but the noise level was horrendous. We really wanted to talk with friends we hadn't seen in a while, but got tired of trying to yell at each other. The service was also excellent.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We love Giannis. Great food and service, knowledgable staff. Family owned and operated.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Love this restaurant. Gnocchi is second to none.

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 (London)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Oh gosh Gianni's TOO LOUD! This restaurant would benefit from noise cancelling installations. The noise level is so loud you can barely have a conversation at your own table. Food ok. Service ok.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 22, 2017

I attended the Blue Star Moms Tips for our GIs. I enjoyed hearing some of our 'servers' respond to questions about their kids who are in the service. They seemed very proud. They also seemed to enjoy what they were doing. I was glad to see an offering of gluten free pasta and a dessert. I wish there were more choices, however. The hostess was very, very welcoming. The bistro is exactly that. Very small and intimate.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Excellent gnocchi!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Really unexpectedly excellent. We were on the road and yelped for a place to have a good dinner. This little place is in a non-descript commercial corridor, but inside very homey, and obviously a major locals dinner spot. Food was fresh, delicious, and prepared with great attention to detail. Really outstanding for its "level".

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The Gnocchi alone is worth the visit, it melts in your mouth!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Good food for a decent price. Nothing to complain about.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2017

We go all the time it is the best Italian cuisine in our area by far! The staff is always fantastic and it is independaently and locally owned.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Very enjoyable evening at Gianni's. The service was friendly and great. And the food was terrific. Very good Italian meal and a reasonable price. They even made something the my friend requested, even though it was not on the menu. Would definitely return.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2017

We had a fabulous dinner, but we were seated next to two very loud customers (when most of the tables were empty). Please, when possible, do not crowd customers into adjoining tables when there is plenty of room. The customers spoke in such loud voices that we had to shout to each other!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

You can always be assured you will be welcomed at Gianni's. Such a gem!
Food is amazing and we have never been disappointed with our choice of appetizer, salad and or soup, entree and dessert. So many choices and they do everything so well! Loved the linguine and garlic shrimp special on our last visit. The short ribs are very good as well. We need to go back more often.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Gianni's is a good, basic Italian restaurant. Nothing wowed us, but the food was good. We would return if we were in the area, but would not make any special effort to do so.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

All of our dinners were tasty, served hot and the servers were well informed and helpful. We, my wife, adult son and I had an early Sat. dinner, and we were glad to have reservations; there were plenty of people seated by 6:30 PM, and several of the patrons seemed to be eating family style, at large tables which accommodated families of 10 or more. We were seated at a table for four, of which their were amble, and not crowded together near the kitchen.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

This was our first visit here after someone told us about the gnocchi with truffle sauce. It was really good and really filling. One person had the eggplant which was delicious. The desserts were super, especially the lemocillo tartofu. We will return for sure!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I love the small plates. The salads were excellent. Great service and food. Nice find.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Amazing food and service and even free valet parking

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Another excellent meal. No hype, just great service and excellent food. A breath of fresh air vs all the new restaurants springing up with no idea what service or good food preparation is about.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The best Italian food with very reasonable price. Love the food, service, and hospitality of the owner.
It's a restaurant for everyday, for family special occasions, and for business

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Gianni's is one of our go-to spots for special occasions and treating out of town guests. Food, ambiance, and service are all excellent (the gnocchi is AMAZING). Can't wait to come back!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 19, 2017

As usual the food and service were outstanding! Simply a great place to relax, or to meet friends and have a wonderful meal! One of our go to places.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Actually we ended up going there for Easter dinner and had a loverly ITALIAN MEAL. We started with the octopus appetizer.....I could have eaten bowls of this , so tender, cooked and seasoned just right. My dinning partner had the gnocchi and reluctently let me try one for this review as they were so cloud-like sharing was hard to do. I had the sausage and rigatoni pasta with cream tomato sauce also equally delicious. They have a nice wine list not too high price, we went with a blend MADEGO which was very complementary to both our dishes. We finished off with a nice chocolate cake. The service was terrifice. Also there pesto sauce and bread. Molto bene

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Berlin)·Dined on April 14, 2017

We've been in love with Gianni's food since he first opened in San Ramon. The most amazing Italian food this side of Italy. From the first bite of appetizer until the final bite of dessert is food heaven. Plus the Italian wines are very reasonable and the folks at Gianni's always pair them well with our dishes.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Great little Italian restaurant near San Ramon! Food was excellent, authentic and fresh. It's a small place, so it can be a bit noisy if larger parties are gathered, but it was easy to have a conversation at the table. Service was excellent and the ownership checked regularly to ensure our meals were served right and tasted great. The prices were great for the quality of the food as well. Only downside was the limited parking, although we did get a spot. Highly recommended!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Only issue was noise. Too loud to hear conversation. Love the food and service but not sure could patronize on a regular basis due to noise level.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Gianni's can always be counted on to have wonderful food. The octopus appetizer we shared was delicious and my wife has yet to find any restaurant with a more delicious eggplant lasagna. Thinly sliced eggplant, with just the right amount of cheese and sauce! All Gianni's tomato sauces are light, delicate and very flavorful and his pasta is always excellent!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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