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  1. Distance: 0.44mi
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  3. Distance: 3.27mi
  4. Distance: 3.70mi
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  2. Distance: 0.87mi
  3. Distance: 3.27mi
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About Giovanni's Bistro & Bar

Giovanni's Bistro, Bar & Catering features a fresh modern style combining the flavors from America's melting pot with traditional techniques with a classic dining experience. We pride ourselves with our table side wine and martini service. Our wine list features wines from some of the finest regions
Award winner With Open Table in Many Categories
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Neighborhood Gem
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449 Springfield Ave
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922-1110
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Dining Style:
Elegant Dining

Cuisines:
Bistro, American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch hours are 11:30am to 2:30pm Tuesday thru Friday . Dinner hours are 5pm to 9:30pm Tuesday thru Saturday. Open on Sundays from 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Happy Hour from 4:30pm to 6:00pm Tuesday thru Friday

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 464-6644

Website:
http://www.giovannisbistrobar.com/

Catering:
All catering menus a personally designed with your needs and budget in mind.

Parking Details:
If parking lot is full please use parking at Investors Bank right next door

Public Transit:
Berkeley Heights NJ train station just a few hundred yards away

Executive Chef:
Jorge Calvo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We are proud to announce our Wine Pairing Promotion. We will be offering a 4 course Dinner paired with Wines. If you have a charity or Foundation and are looking generate addition funds please contact Greg Gibbs our General Manager get the details.

Giovanni's Bistro & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for a Date (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
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Special Occasion (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Authentic (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Cozy (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Such a little gem right in downtown Berkeley Heights. Food was exceptional as well as the wine. The staff was attentive and friendly! We will certainly be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I frequently dine at Giovanni's and I'm never disappointed. My friend and I decided to go on New Year's Eve and it was fantastic as usual!!! We both had Scallops over Endive, all I can say is it was one of the best meals I ever had!! Greg and Xavier always give superb service, I can't say enough about this restaurant, it's fabulous!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

headed over on New year's Eve - small place with limited holiday menu was fine and food is good- just needed to head out to honor the next seating - also when full, hard to walk on and about - glad to hear they may be expanding - more room may help lead them to an increase in profits - wish them success -

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Top notch service and great food. Everyone is very friendly and attentive. Becoming one of our favorite places

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food well presented with top notch service and attention from staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in NJ. Service is lovely, food outstanding and great ambience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was fantastic loved the pistachio crusted salmon. Service was exemplary kind, caring and knowledgeable. Maitre d welcomed us and the restaurant was decorated beautifully for the holidays nice touch with the menorah. Star ledger was spot on with the great review. Will certainly return. Thank you for such a pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great Food and great drinks. always packed so make sure to make a reservation. Overall, we love this place!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was a wonderful experience! The staff is outstanding and the food /presentation was/ is second to none!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Greg & Xavier again excel at welcoming folks.
Good food & vibes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food!! Great local place!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Sophisticated fresh cuisine friendly and attentive service pleasant ambiance. A little noisy when full.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had a wonderful time. Excellent meal and personable, high-level service - we were treated like family! It was a very memorable night. Thank you, Giovanni's chef, owners, and staff!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Delicious food and exceptional value. Service was outstanding.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

As always, Greg, Xavier & rest of staff are always welcoming. We love this place!😋

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Delicious meal with fantastic, friendly, old-school service. Loved how they cleaned off the table crumbs after every course!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

As always, my wife & I had almost enjoyable dining experience on this Friday. Greg, Xavier & all the serving staff treated us as family. The meal itself (duck confit) as well as the overall dining experience was over the top, again as always. HTs off to the chef & the kitchen staff, too.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food, service and ambience were all world-class. Truly exceptional in every way. I will be back, and will strongly encourage friends and associates to frequent this excellent restaurant. This was my first meal there, and I could not have been more impressed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

A classic local gem. We happened to notice it on Open Table, read previous good reviews and so decided to try. Location is small, and very non-pretentious but it understands the quality of everything else. From the second we walked in the door, the service was as attentive and as top notch as I have every had. Staff clearly focused on making sure we had a great dining experience. Food was very good. I would like to try more selections before commenting further. I'm a little surprised that they aren't a BYOB, and wine selection is small, but very good and reasonably priced, and it wasn't a big hit to price tab. We are certainly going to return in near future. Selfishly I hope it remains a hidden gem!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Excellent local NJ restaurant. Nice size portions, clearly a creative chef in the kitchen everything was perfectly prepared. Service was friendly, gentle and professional.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great family owned restaurant. Service and food were superb. Will go back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I have been here a few times. Food is always very good with a nice selection. Greg and his team are friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. Always have an enjoyable, satisfying meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food cooked to perfection.Excellent wine list. Fantastic, knowledgeable and attentive service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Bar Seating, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

It was our first time here and really enjoyed the food. The restaurant itself needs a little work on the decor and the music playing was terrible. Not sure if we will go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great food and service. Not crazy about the interior decorating

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

A true gem in Berkeley Heights , great food, one of the best cosmo's in NJ and wonderful service !

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food and service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Nice place- seems like a local go to - food was good - it may be better to not have the television on with talk shows- maybe if the bar was bigger it would work - the people who work there offer great service and want all to feel welcome -

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We've been here many times. The food and service are both always excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

A fabulous experience. Food was exceptional and the staff friendly and efficient. Highly recommended.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Had visited this restaurant about 2 years ago with the previous manager and chef. Since they re-opened, I can say that the food was just as good, and service is commendable. I'd like to see a few more creative "new" dishes on the menu, but food is solid and preparation is executed well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Food was excellent and service was great. I am looking forward to returning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

As always, a great night for dining at Giovanni's Bistro and Bar Restaurant. They treat their guests like family and it is always a most enjoyable dining experience. if you are tired of the hustle and bustle and noise of some restaurants, come to Berkeley Heights and enjoy quiet dining, accommodating staff and great food which is fresh and delicious! Not to mention, a full bar of handcrafted cocktails and a varied wine list. Come meet Greg, your host, and delight in the Giovanni's experience. A Neighborhood Gem at its finest!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Bar Seating, Fun, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

The food was outstanding! The servers were friendly and helpful. We celebrated a special birthday and all our family enjoyed the experience. It was my first visit to Giovanni's.
We will go again soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This place has become my local go to dining place. The food is great, and the service is both friendly and professional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

I have dined at Giovanni's four times now and I've been extremely impressed with my experience every time!!! The food is delicious and the service is superb!!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great food and prepared fantastic. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Great place all around.

Tags: Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Happy Hour, Casual, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Giovanni's has the right formula: creative cuisine, ambiance, and a first-rate manager, Greg, at the front of the house who makes everyone welcome. He also makes a great cocktail. 🍸Xavier is a top notch waiter who is most accommodating. Delicious food in a great atmosphere is the perfect recipe for success. Try it. Like us, you will keep coming back!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We went on June 17. Had a very good meal. The food was delicious with fresh ingredients, some unique menu items too. The service was also very good - Greg was great.

Definitely will go back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Wonderful place to sit down and enjoy your dinner and your company. Service was excellent and we never felt rushed. Courses were spaced properly, service was excellent. Food was amazing

Tags: Romantic
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