About Giovannis

Since 1976 Giovanni's continues to serve Cleveland outstanding Italian cuisine & a unique dining experience. Giovanni's has been awarded the Di Rona, AAA & Wine Spectator Award, Cleveland Magazine "Silver Spoon" Award (Best Italian Restaurant & Best Italian Restaurant in Northern Ohio) several times over the years. The wine cellar, classified as one of the country's finest with over 800 selections, earned Wine Spectator's Grand Award.
Giovanni's recent renovation brings the atmosphere more in tune to today's feelings. The Picasso Room with wood paneling, distinctive artwork, fireplace & elegant French doors, seating up to 30, is ideal for corporate & social functions.
The imaginative cuisine offers surprising variations of classic recipes including handmade pastas, seafood, veal, lamb, beef & game. Elegance & first class service are an experience not to be missed. The more casual lounge & bar areas are excellent alternatives serving the same menu as the main dining room.

25550 Chagrin Blvd
Suite 44122
Cleveland, OH 44122
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Richmond Road

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(216) 831-8625

Website:
http://www.giovanniscleveland.com/

Parking Details:
Complementary valet parking available in addition to ample off-street parking.

Executive Chef:
Zach Ladner

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

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Giovannis Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
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Good for Anniversaries (24)
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Business Meals (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Great for Lunch (13)
Authentic (13)
Cozy (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Local Ingredients (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Casual (3)
Happy Hour (3)
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Comfort Food (3)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

Giovanni's continues to set the standard for classic fine dining and gracious, attentive service. The food is impeccable and perfectly prepared, the wine list is broad and all-encompassing, and the overall experience is fantastic. When you want to have a special and memorable evening out with "that certain someone" Giovanni's is absolutely THE place to go. We look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 6 days ago

Giovanni's is one of our favorite restaurants. The food, service and ambiance is almost always impeccable. Friday evening was a home run! Thank you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Slow. Just seemed like they were in the weeds and understaffed. Lunch took over an hour and a half for two people (not by choice).

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food was exceptional. I had the cioppino (sp.?) which was like an Italian bouillabase - absolutely excellent. Also the restaurant was very accomodating to changes that had o be made to the reservation.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very disappointed in what once was a fine dining experience. I literally had to ask 4 times for a black napkin. The service was slow and not the attentiveness that this restaurant once displayed. $28 for a kids pasta and a meatball leaves a
It to be desired.
This is a has been place in my opinion. Many new paces to try and dine. I did not end
Joy that when you send food back not cooked as requested they actually bring the hunk of meat back out for you to hear their opinion. Not acceptable.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

As always a great dining experience with great food, service and atmosphere

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have never received such great service at a restaurant!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always the best!

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Waiter forgot we were celebrating a birthday and did not bring out dessert with candle. Dessert was mediocre- the apple crumble but salads and entrees were outstanding.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Giovanni's is consistently reliable. Food is well prepared and presented imaginatively.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Giovanni's has old-school service-- many entrees are prepared tableside--and the room has a collection of Cubist paintings. Going there is an event. We had shrimp Genovese and cannelloni, well presented and with understated flavors. It can afford to be expensive; don't be surprised.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I love the food at Giovannis. It seems to have got busier over the last few years, or maybe it's because there are more tables crammed in, but some of the ambience has been lost. We were in a corner, but were very close to a loud person at the next table and towards the end of the evening, a louder group further away. The service was fine, although not as personable as it used to be.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Still one of the best restaraunts in clevela.d and their BBQ place Smokin Qs is outstanding as well.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Pierre is always the best waiter who pays attention to every detail. the other wait staff are amazing. Thanks for always making the event an extraordinary one!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The best after all these years. Maintains the ambiance. The cuisine. The service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Perfection! Dinner was delicious. Service - excellent. Will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The service and food was excellent and I would definitely return

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful,thoughtful service and best crusted Halibut I have had in a long time

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great venue and menu....although difficult to find for first time visitors and out-of-town guests, especially during rush hour!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As usual, an excellent meal. I had the Lasagna with lamb meat and it's a great change from the traditional entree. The Veal Scallopini also is an excellent choice. Service very good . Will return for sure. Cocktails reasonable and well made.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The Service started off iffy ordering wine from an Ipad? We were sat awhile before we received menus and the server, who never introduced himself asked what we wanted? The appetizer was decent but the entree was much better (halibut). Can't go wrong with the banana foster for dessert. Pricey but it is an upscale place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Caprice salad tomatoes were over riped and pasta was too doughy

Tags: Cozy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Dinner was awesome just little bit high prices but we enjoy our dinner very much

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Awesome food a real upscale place and a good value highly recommend will go back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We were driving from Chicago to Boston and spent th night nearby. We will stop there again just to go to Giovanni’s! My husband knows wines and said the wine list was excellent and ar reasonable prices! It is a hidden gem. You have to know the address to find it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything about Giovannis is just perfect!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 3, 2017

This was a special occasion and the staff was very helpful. Great evening was had by all.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I am not from the Cleveland area and chose Giovanni's mainly based on location and online menu. Although it is not easy to find being in the lower level of an office building, it was well worth the search! Everything was excellent--service, ambiance, food, everything. I would highly recommend it for a business dinner or a special occasion. It is a classy establishment!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Phenomenal food and presentation, highly recommend for elegant dining!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 22, 2017

It had been a while since I've been to visit Giovonni's. The last time I visited, the food was amazing. I will say that the new decor is fabulous! The service was good, nothing to complain or be excited about, except for the greeters at the door...they were extremely welcoming and nice. Wine list is extensive and fairly priced. The food was mixed. Great tasting items were the fried stuffed mushrooms, ham & eggs special menu app, 5 cheese mac special menu side, and the coffee was very tasty. Items that lacked flavor were both our steaks (bone in filet & strip), lobster bisque from special menu app (very fishy tasting, unpleasant after taste), and our desserts were just OK. The presentation of our steaks on a live edge wood cutting board was FABULOUS. Too bad the flavor was lacking to match. For the price, we have many more options in the area to choose from that offer a more overall great tasting dinner, especially steaks.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The waitress was not familiar with the menu. The rib steak for 2 was not prepared the way we requested. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary....had we not ordered dessert this occasion would not have been addressed by the restaurant. Really a candle in the dessert...for the amount of money we spent a complimentary dessert should have been sent to the table. Very disappointing.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 20, 2017

THIS WAS FUN PLACE TO CELEBRATE birthday
they graciously gave us a birthday dessert with a candle.
it was good.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Worth every penny! Staff and food are exceptional.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

A little more attention than I'd like, but the food was an incredible.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Still just the best. Not cheap but worth it.
Just fantastic

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 15, 2017

It is one of the best in Cleveland. Excellent food and professional service. Outstanding wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Our experience dining at Giovanni's about a week ago was terrific. It was on the occasion of a couple of birthdays among a group of women and as Giovanni's has such excellent quality food and drinks, it was perfect. The group was seated at a large central table and all the ladies enjoyed their meals. Our server was super efficient, attentive and considerate. It was a pleasure to have her be the one to help us that evening. Thanks!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Excellent food and menu options. Very good wine list. Prices are high, but food is very good.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Enjoyable evening. Waitress brought wrong meal but was very good so did not bring up

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great meal. Definitely will be coming again! Everything was perfect

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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