Gio Restaurant

4.6
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16 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 16 People Are Saying
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4.6based on all time ratings
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PH
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

G
Montreal
29 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

MH
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

DR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

JJ
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent repas ! Service impeccable !
Je recommande fortement !

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M
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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)

N
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection

S
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

NT
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional as always!!!!

RS
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

WR
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wine. Service was excellent as always