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Giovannis, Cleveland, OH

Giovannis

4.7
4.7
1842 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Phone number
    (216) 831-8625
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Jacket Preferred
  • Executive chef
    Zach Ladner
  • Private party facilities
    Giovannis can accommodate semi-private parties for up to 16 guests in the Glass Room. The Picasso Room can accommodate private parties up to 35 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Pier Luigi Gregori: (216) 831-8625
  • Neighborhood
    Beachwood
  • Cross street
    Richmond Road
  • Parking details
    Complementary valet parking available in addition to ample off-street parking.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,842 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Good for business meals

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Great for fine wines

  • Cleveland

    Good for business meals

  • Cleveland

    Great for fine wines

1,842 Reviews
  1. Anonymous

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pasta was way overcooked and all was overpriced. Meh.

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  2. HappyHourSnackers

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The homemade pasta was very good. I had the cavatelli, sauce bolognese, tomato, pecorino. Food came out piping hot, pasta was perfect al dente. Definitely enjoyed the meal and would recommend giving this place a try.

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  3. Moshe

    Cleveland

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience. Everything was perfect.

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  4. CathyB

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Dover Sole was delicious, moist and buttery. My friend had the scallops and they were tasty as well. The cauliflower was amazing. We had cream brulee for dessert and it was fantastic. The waitstaff was very attentive. Well worth the money.

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  5. Foodie

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the veal parmigiana and it was the most tasty and unique version of this dish. Cheese that smothered a layer of capellini and top of a thinly cut veal with bone attached. Marvelous! Tiffany our waiter gave fantastic service!

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  6. Barbie

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Giovanni’s has been a favorite for over 50 years. That should tell it all.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very classy and upscale. Good selection on the menu of salads, pastas, and second plates as well as coffees and desserts.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! Outstanding lunch, best lobster salad.

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  9. PattiP

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We made a reservation when Giovanni's popped up on Open Table. We knew about it but haven't dined there in many years. It's just as lovely as it was ~30 years ago. The atmosphere is elegant and the service is divine. We dined there with another couple. We started with a wedge salad and the other couple had the beet salad (split by the kitchen); both were fresh and delicious. Mixed reviews on our entrees... our dining companions ordered the halibut and linguini; both were served hot, and they said they were delicious. However, my husband's filet mignon was overdone and cold (they replaced it quickly), and my scallops were cool but perfectly cooked and very tasty. All of the staff were excellent and attentive. Overall, we had a very good experience and will visit again.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    I recently dined at this restaurant through OpenTable and had a rather unfortunate experience with one of their oysters. It was spoiled and made me sick. Despite being assured of their freshness, the oyster had a foul taste that made me ill. Additionally, the table provided for our party of 8 was too small, and to make matters worse, there was a projector screen in our faces from the table behind us, disrupting our dining experience. Upon contacting the restaurant, their response was disappointing. They failed to take responsibility and refused to compensate me for my suffering, even after speaking with the chef and the owner. Overall, I’m deeply dissatisfied with both the quality of the food and the lack of proper customer service.

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  11. Greenalfa

    Cleveland

    21 reviews

    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I am a big fan of Veal Scallopini. I ordered this on my visit last evening with my wife and her nephew. What a disappointment! This is a dish that I often cook and enjoy variations of this veal dish at Valerios in Little Italy. To make it properly, the Veal should be pounded thin, (it was), and dipped in a flour salt and pepper mixture and then cooked on each side for no more that one minute. (It wasn't). My veal was way overcooked, leathery, and I made the mistake of taking leftovers home which I will not be eating. I seldom write negative reviews on OpenTable, and this is a well run and expensive restaurant, but anyone who had the dinner that I was presented with last night would not go back. I will not be back.

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  12. VanessaP

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always outstanding meal! The bar area was lively and full of energy! We had excellent service too!

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  13. jeffreyh

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Cleveland by far and away, highly recommended.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s been many years since I’ve dined here and the first time with my husband and kids. It was so nice to see that Giovanni’s incredibly high standards are still there after all the decades. The food, the service, everything was incredible. We had Mike as our server and we highly recommend him. He’s very knowledgeable of the menu, very meticulous and professional, and incredibly well-spoken. We will be back again, soon!

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  15. Buckeyefoodie

    Cleveland

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining here is like no other experience anywhere on Cleveland’s Eastside at all actually anywhere in Cleveland. It is fine dining without an attitude. Carol and Pierre run an amazing, magnificent experience, exquisite service, magnificent food. Our server was attentive beyond belief. It’s the only fire in town that knows how to pour a decent size drink. I would come here every week if I could.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Giovanni’s is a Pillar in the Cleveland Restaurant scene for more years than I can remember! Carl and Pierre are the best!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a birthday dinner. Really enjoyed the Penne with the vodka sauce and Caesar salad. Wife had scallops that she loved and a mixed green salad. Everything was delicious and the staff were beyond helpful.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had steak tartare served in a rib bone with marrow, capers, etc. also oysters unusually prepared both outstanding as was my Justin Cabernet.

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  19. JoeBoxter

    Cleveland

    228 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    228 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This has been our go to restaurant for special occasions since moving to the area. We have always been very pleased with our meals and service. Our meals on this visit were a mixed bag. My wife ordered a beet salad and salmon. The beet salad was delicious with a generous portion of beets and fresh greens. She was not impressed with the salmon and remarked she had better prepared salmon at 2/3 the price at lesser restaurants. I ordered the roasted pepper and tomato bisque and halibut. The halibut was prepared perfectly with a light breading topping. The portion was generous. The bisque was not to my liking. It was far too rich and did not agree with me. We are used to great service at the restaurant but not on this visit. Our assumption was the server was new and needed more training.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We dine at Gio’s often and have always had great food and service which has led to repeated visits. Unfortunately, our last visit was extremely disappointing. There were 3 of us dining, we all ordered filets and one was extremely fatty and mostly uneditable. When we brought it to there attention our waitress asked if we had a dog at home we could feed it too. Honestly, we all looked at each other in disbelief and laughed. When we said no her other suggestion was taking it to Pierre.to show him, she then came back and offered a $15 discount or a free dessert. It was a $75 steak! The offer should have been remaking it or just taking it off the bill since it wasn’t eaten. We truly expected something more accommodating considering their reputation and previous experiences. Very disappointing!

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  21. RickR

    Cleveland

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, as usual. The most consistent restaurant in every aspect of great experience.

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  22. Ohio

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Service exceptional; we never felt rushed. Highly recommended!

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  23. KerrC

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never been here before but a return trip is going to happen soon.. Location in an office building can make it a hard place to find if you have never been there before, but that isn't a reason not to go.

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  24. KenR

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My veal chop was excellent, unfortunately my wife’s ciopinno had very little seafood in it and the fish was so dry it was like sawdust. One minor note, through our reservation the restaurant was aware we were celebrating our anniversary. While I don’t expect any freebies, a simple happy anniversary's would have been nice. I will say this however, this is a beautiful restaurant and the service is spot on. Hopefully the cioppino was a one off. I will certainly give this restaurant another chance.

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  25. ChrisAnna

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We reserved a regular dining room table but we were seated in the bar right next to the kitchen door. It was not pleasant with the constant rush of servers and carts plus all the bar activities and noise. Additionally, they had a “special” holiday menu that was 30-50% more expensive than their regular menu. I would not have minded so much had we been told ahead of time. The food was all delicious as usual but was also rushed and not well paced. It is sadly not the experience it used to be.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was not good… everything else was fantastic .

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Giovanni’s is the best Italian restaurant in Cleveland. Period. End of story.

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  28. 2cat

    Cleveland

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is outstanding. They make sure you are well taken care of and feel special.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Giovannis used to be the best now it is the worst the food is awful, service is terrible the restaurant is just bad

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whenever we eat elsewhere, we wonder why we didn’t just go to Giovanni’s.

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  31. CLBB

    Cleveland

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just as awesome for lunch as for dinner - highly recommended!

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  32. mendy

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Giovanni's continues to be one of the best, probably the best, restaurant in the Cleveland area. So happy that they continue to meet or exceed my expectations with great food and service.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the staff at Giovanni’s is impeccable. Highly recommend.

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  34. maryk

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Too expensive for the quality of the dishes we received. The pumpkin mousse was still frozen in the middle when served, so likely wasn’t freshly prepared.

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  35. MichaelS

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Giovannis’s is always a special dining experience.

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  36. RobinB

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    this restaurant is a gem, frequented often with consistently amazing prepared foods. It is a must andI recommend it to anyone for a special occassion, or even without a reason except out for a great meal and experience.

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  37. Everett

    Cleveland

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ALWAYS extra special experience with Joseph overseeing everything

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  38. Equestrian

    Cleveland

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is a Cleveland favorite and there is a good reason why. Each and every time I have had the pleasure to dine here, it has been excellent. The food is wonderful and the old world style of service, complete with Maître d Pierre, is excellent. The wine list is robust and comprehensive, too.

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  39. Dorian

    Portland

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Classic dining as it should be. Not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for. If available, get the chilled oysters and the Dover Sole!

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  40. Vince

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal service, fantastic food, great atmosphere. Perfection.

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FAQs

Giovannis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 831-8625.

Giovannis is rated 4.7 stars by 1842 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Giovannis

25550 Chagrin Blvd, Suite 44122, Cleveland, OH 44122

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Richmond Road
  • Neighborhood
    Beachwood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Continental
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Jacket Preferred
  • Parking details
    Complementary valet parking available in addition to ample off-street parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Zach Ladner
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (216) 831-8625
  • Private party facilities
    Giovannis can accommodate semi-private parties for up to 16 guests in the Glass Room. The Picasso Room can accommodate private parties up to 35 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Pier Luigi Gregori: (216) 831-8625
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