Giovanni Venticinque

4.6
215 reviews
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Italian
The art of Italian cooking, just a block from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Specializing in house made pastas, seasonal truffles, wild game, Dover sole and Mediterranean seafood.
Established 1995. Zagat Rated Excellent
Great lunch destination - Prix Fixe Menu with a choice of appetizer, pasta and dessert $29
Prix Fixe Menu with a choice of appetizer, meat or fish and dessert $38

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Open Mothers Day 12 Noon - 9:00 P.M.

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Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 8:45PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 9:00PM

What 215 People Are Saying
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O
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch with a colleague. My spaghetti cacio é pepe was as good as I have had in Rome, with just the right texture. Service was attentive, and the overall atmosphere very nice.

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CD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, impeccable service in a cozy, neighborhood restaurant setting. My new favorite place to take family and friends. Pricey but worth it.

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Y
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Such a nice evening. Authentic and delicious food, lovely atmosphere, great service. I'll be back.

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RM
New York Area
225 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A late lunch visit was very enjoyable, with attentive service, a fine wine selection, an an unhurried atmosphere. The prix-fixe selections are quite generous and nicely-priced, but variations off those selections escalates the bill. The arugula salad and veal with mushrooms had a tasty sauce, and the pappardelle with mushroom sauce was delicate yet full of house-made texture. Salmon was cooked as requested, with just the right amount of grilling. Overall an excellent option before or after visiting nearby museum venues or the park.

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N
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, and service was outstanding. We’ve been previously, and it is always consistent and dependably excellent.

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W
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our food was really good and the service and the charm of the place make it all outstanding and a nice rest from the loud city

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W
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All I can say is this is a very charming local restaurant. Some out oft owners but mostly people who live nearby....peaceful, relaxing and charming.....I adore this place

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W
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good and very local. A nice quiet place to go.

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was pretty good, but the service so bad it almost ruined our Saturday night dinner with friends. Coat check dropped my coat on the floor. We were given a major hard-sell on their bottles of sparkling water. When we said we wanted two tap waters and two sparkling, with limes, didn't get the limes. When we ordered martinis with olives, we got twists instead. We hadn't had the drinks more than a second or two when the waiter interrupted our conversation to recite the specials. When I asked him a question about ingredients in one he seemed annoyed. I made it a mission to warm him up but never got him to crack a smile. I told him I didn't want the potatoes that came with the veal chop and my husband said he didn't either, but we both got them. I was almost finished with my sparkling water when it was refilled with tap. Everything was so rushed with no time to sit and talk with our friends. When we got out, my husband and our friend both said almost simultaneously - nice food, but lousy service! Nothing egregious but a serious of misdemeanors...

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a
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet, gracious service and excellent , authentic cuisine in a restaurant tucked off Madison Avenue. You will find superb pastas , excellent fish and a good choice of wine. It is our quick way of taking a magic carpet to Italy

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, will rbe sure to visit again.
Food, service and environment excellent.

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EC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant, where I had lunch with a friend I hadn't seen for at least ten years. We wanted a quiet place where we could talk at length and catch up. At lunchtime on a weekday, this was it. I had grilled portobello mushroom, which was simply and delightfully prepared, and branzino with vegetables (I substituted one vegetable for the potatoes that ordinarily come with the dish.) The branzino was simply broiled, but perfectly. The vegetables were not under- or overdone, and were seasoned with just a little butter. I had strawberries (without the whipped cream that usually comes with them), which were also perfect. Simplicity and superb cooking are the hallmarks here. I don't know about the value, since my friend paid for both our lunches.

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BG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a neighborhood jewel, where you can have a quiet lunch or dinner with great food in a quiet environment.

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AK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, as always. Great service and very comfortable.

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had an early reservation on a Sunday night with the Oscars on so it was fairly quiet. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. My daughter enjoyed a wonderful gluten free homemade pasta dish, I had a perfectly cooked veal chop who h was recommended by the staff. My wife loved the tuna and avacado appitizer an the homemade pasta with shrimp. We will definitely return.

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JK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service, and ambience!

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SY
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived here after a horrible experience at Sistina, a restaurant downtown the street. (Please do not miss that review!) We had a wonderful waiter who made us feel special. The food was fantastic!!!$ our table was wonderful and the evening a wonderful success. The caccio y pepi dish was as good as any found in Rome!!!!!

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RG
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious. The 3 of us really enjoyed it. My husband's veal chop was prepared perfectly. I had 2 yummy appetizers. My friend enjoyed her $27 mushroom soup (a little steep) and pasta.

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RS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The veal is a must. Quiet spot near the Met. Perfect place for a business lunch. Excellent service.

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JB
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So pleased to find this gem. We appreciated their quality food, service and atmosphere. Everyone in the restaurant understood the balance of service, quality and price. We were welcomed as if we were long time neighbors coming to dinner.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous, food was Amazing, Service was amazing, we will absolutely be back!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Try the Veal Chop - outstanding.

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CD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but the food and service are worth every penny at this small, cozy, neighborhood restaurant. Don’t miss the artichoke appetizer.

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u
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

food was good. We got there early and the wait staff hovered over us until we were ready to order. people need to understand that you go out to eat you want a leisurely night

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EP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not be more pleased!! Attentive service and authentic Italian....highly recommend. Enjoyed lunch after a day at the Met

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S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the cuisine and dining experience there. One of my favorite restaurants in the City.

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LN
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

This is one of those neighborhood gems where you can eat once a week and have a different meal each time and never have a bad one.

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JK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upscale restaurant with great food and ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic and perfectly proportioned 7:30 dinner with attentive professional service. The menu was both on trend and traditional. We were visiting, having just gone to the Met museum, but the tables next to us were occupied by locals.

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DB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and a great ambiance, including a noise level that makes it easy to talk.

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PK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lunch pre fixe was unbelievably great both times that I was there. Food was spectacular and for $29 for the lunch pre fixe, you can't find anything better in New York City (or Italy!) I will definitely go there for dinner in the future. Dinner prices can't match the luch pre fixe, but am looking forward to it. Service was also wonderful

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and overall experience. Definitely will come back

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JF
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Somehow, they had no record of my Open Table reservation, but they made up for it with lovely service, excellent food, cozy ambiance, and altogether enjoyable.

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SH
New York Area
320 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quaint. Very Italian. Good food.

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b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If what you're looking for is an evening of conversation and great food, served by professionals, Giovanni Venticinque is at the top of the list.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Giovanni’s is one if our favorite NYC stops... quaint atmosphere, impeccable service, and amazing food!

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E
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food with exceptional service...

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent, and the food was very very good. The execution of the dishes was fine but the creativity was not there and that’s where I had a bit of a problem. They price as if they were s little more avant garde.

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KF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Very, very expensive. Food is good, but not special.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb. The service was fantastic. The wine prices were far too high.

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