Gio Restaurant

4.6
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22 Reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International
If reservations appear unavailable please call direct. Simply stated, Gio is the definitive dining experience of downtown Halifax. Since inception in 2006, the restaurant has garnered critical acclaim from those impressed by the ambition and execution of its four-diamond food and service. Fine dining with a twist, expect fun aside fancy, from the atmosphere to the plate. A divine and diverse menu shifts with season and product availability, combining the best in local and global ingredients. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant also offers an extensive bar and lounging area featuring a sommelier-selected wine list, dreamy cocktail and martini selection and the absolute finest in spirits. Reservations aren't necessary but are recommended, especially in the instance of pre-theatre and group dining.
What 22 people are saying
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Quiet
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful staff, quiet and elegant restaurant. I’ve dined at most of the fine dining locations in Halifax and I would recommend this spot for a great overall dining experience.

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NanM
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant has a very warm, comfortable atmosphere. Servers are friendly and very knowledgeable on menu options. The salt cod cakes with mustard pickle relish were very tasty- would recommend and with the extra crispy frites. we will be back to try more of the menu options.

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viplisaN
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francisco was an awesome waiter. Always a pleasure to dine here. Top drawer for Food and ambiance.

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vipYulK
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked over Open Table, arrived and found the restaurant wasn’t event open. I double checked— our reservation was the correct date and time. We ate at the bar in the hotel and had some great food from a kind bar tender who gave great service, but not impressed with Gio.

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vipMary
Atlantic Canada
39 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an extremely reliable location for a business meeting or quiet discreet discussion. The food and service are always simply excellent.

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vipFuzzyBeaver
Toronto
180 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our mains were local scallops with pea risotto. All so yummy and a beautiful set of flavours. The scallops were cooked perfectly and a very healthy number of them. Great Sancerre wine with the meal which paired superbly. The service was friendly and very attentive. Always a great meal here.

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PaulaH
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Only complaint was the length of time it took to get our main course.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! He catered to our special dietary needs, recommend delicious cocktails, had attention to every detail, special treats throughout, a beautiful and special dessert plate for our Anniversary. The food was beautiful and delicious, such a great experience!

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Great
Montreal
30 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great lobster out of the shell and great scallops. Wonderful decor and service.

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vipMichelleH
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall good experience. Mains took longer than they should have. Nice setting. Service was very good.

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DorianneR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An elegant dining venue. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was excellent - three courses and a total of 8 different dishes - all excellent.
However, even after our request to reduce the volume, management insisted on loud brassy music, so incongruous with the room and the cuisine! Soft jazz or classical would suit the experience so much better.

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JJSmart
Gloucestershire
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to have a treat as we are on holiday for the first time in Canada and after being married for over 42 years. We weren’t disappointed- everything was perfect the staff were attentive and the food was delicious. Portions were excellent with lovely spoonfuls of delight for an appetiser and to cleanse palette between courses. Highly recommended

MB
MagB
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent repas ! Service impeccable !
Je recommande fortement !

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Mekm
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy this restaurant for both client and personal occasions. Easy to converse, food is great, and your art is fun to look at. The wall of glass is fabulous (and worth going to see)

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viplisaN
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection

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Stella11
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us went before a concert. We all had the Halibut which was outstanding. Place was packed so it was loud but overall very good. Waitress made sure she served us so that we got to the concert on time. Great food.

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NicolleT
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful meal, great service. We arrived early for our reservation and they were able to accommodate us and promptly provided service to meet our timeline.

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KellyC
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always!!!!

RS
RobinS
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I would love to review this experience, but unfortunately the restaurant was closed. Despite reserving in early November and receiving a confirmation, and despite no holiday hours being posted on their website or social media, we arrived and the restaurant was dark. We spent money on the hotel specifically because of our reservation. This wrecked Christmas Eve plans that could have easily been prevented if they had updated their hours accordingly in the nearly two months between my initial reservation and our date. I am a local and I won't be returning, especially since I sent an email and gave them plenty of time to respond and at least offer an apology. I never received a response. Very disappointed as I have enjoyed my meals there in the past.

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WaverleyRestoCritic
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to do a business lunch, quiet and staff are excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine. Service was excellent as always

FAQs

Gio Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 22 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.