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Giovannis, Cleveland, OH

Giovannis

4.7
4.7
1527 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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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • 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

  • 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

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What 1,527 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Notable Wine List

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Italian

  • Cleveland

    Notable Wine List

  • Cleveland

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  1. b

    billyg

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You will never have a bad or mediocre dinner at Giovanni’s; the meals are always tasty and the best in Cleveland. The ambiance is stylish and friendly; the service is attentive. For many decades Giovanni’s has been rated the best restaurant in Cleveland for fine dining, and as one who eats out often, I completely agree

  2. MA

    MarkA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and great food.

  3. B

    Bradf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic dinner, first time trying and we will be back!

  4. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always an enjoyable experience to dine at Giovanni's. It is a go to place.

  5. C

    Carl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hostess was most accommodating in giving us a requested table for a business meeting lunch. Serving staff was efficient and gave us the quiet time and privacy to conduct our discussions.

  6. RD

    RichardD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We came here for our 38th Wedding Anniversary, just as we did 37 years ago on our 1st Anniversary in 1985. The food and service were super. I was surprised at the generous portion sizes. And although it was a bit more expensive ($117 up to $292), it was worth it!

  7. M

    Marker88

    Cleveland

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great! Food and service are excellent!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    The food and service were exceptional. We sat at a table near the bar…the high top table next to us kept using the F*** word loudly. If we were anywhere else I would have not minded, however, it was our anniversary and we were trying to talk…towards the end of our delicious dinner, two women, sitting at the bar, started yelling. It was my fault for changing my reservation from outside table to an inside one. The owner was so kind and accommodating to us…it certainly wasn’t any one’s fault at the restaurant, and it will not deter us from going again for another special occasion, but I will reserve a table in another area or outside. As this was our first time at this special restaurant, my mother said that to get the full experience, sit inside, it’s beautiful. Other than the ambiance, due to other patrons, it was a beautiful experience.

  9. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was incredible. We ordered the Filet Mingon and the Cavatelli for dinner and the Tiramisu and espresso for dessert. Everything was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. I would definitely come back here again and I will be recommending this place to all of my family and friends.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just a wonderful fine dining experience as always

  11. J

    Josiah

    Cleveland

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The bar area is a great place to have a business lunch.

  12. C

    Clark

    Cleveland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4

    I've been a very frequent and a fan of Giovanni's for years. I took a good friend of mine over to celebrate his birthday on June 2nd. It turned out to be the worst experience I've had. Not only I am embarrassed, it is also a bad memory for my friend. We got there on time. After we were seated, one of the servers came over and poured us glasses of water. He asked us if we'd like anything to drink. (No menu was served) We had to asked for the drink menu and the server said most customers have their favorite so he didn't give us the drink menu. Then, our server showed up. (She was pleasant.) We ordered our food, it came really fast which extremely unusual. The gnocchi was cold. Had to send it back. With 2 mins, it came back. Only lukewarm. Had to send it back again. This is the first time, we had to send a dish back TWICE! Also, while we were chatting, eating our food. The same server who poured us water wanted to take our plate while we're still working on it. Right after we finished, we were served ice cream for my friend, but our server didn't ask us if we'd like to order dessert. Usually, there will be some downtime for us to chat and digest. I was going to order Banana Foster for my friend. Immediately after we finished the ice cream. Our bill came. We didn't even ask for it yet. I have never ever been to Giovanni's and in and out less than 90 mins. We felt rushed and they just wanted us out fast so that they can have other guests to take our table. But it was that busy that night at all. This has definitely changed my thought about the restaurant and I'd be hesitant to go back again.

  13. LT

    LeeT

    Cleveland

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific scallop dish from bar menus. We also loved the chicken entree and pasta with shellfish.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall an excellent dinner

  15. F

    Foodie

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place. Has been here for years. Always a good meal

  16. M

    Mike

    Cleveland

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Giovanni's has long been known for its superb service, Our visit met their high standard. The crowd has become younger than it once was, and its restaurant noise adds to the ambiance.

  17. j

    jeannef

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    pricey but not the quality I expected.. Lovely service but the dinner was not equal to Cru

  18. W

    Wskers

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    Giovanni’s is a special occasion restaurant but there’s nothing special about being seated at a table in a corner and against a wall that was so close to the other tables you could here every word from the adjacent tables and the waitress couldn’t reach my dining partner. She did an amazing job but one of the busboys spilled a drink in my lap because the table was so cramped. Great food, too many tables crammed in and very loud diners. I won’t be rushing back even for the next special occasion. Or I’d only sit in the bar.

  19. C

    Carrie

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Our waitress was wonderful. We ordered the lobster bisque which was described as having a puff pastry topping. The puff pastry was 4 small round pieces floating on top of the soup. My scallops were delicious, but my husband’s veal was saturated with gravy and both dishes had the very same vegetable garnish. Not too creative for a top rated restaurant. We ordered the apple crisp for dessert. It was hard to find any apples under the heavy brown sugar crumble, and the candied ginger was not noticeable in the soggy “scone”. Maybe dinner is better, but for $100 I would not return again for lunch.

  20. JL

    JackL

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You not dine in a more impeccably well executed restaurant. Food, ambiance,service and atmosphere are as good as it gets Phenomenal server, Dominic Thank you

  21. GS

    GailS

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    The ambiance and service was excellent. The meal was underwhelming, and for the price, we were disappointed.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, perfect experience from the moment we arrived until we left.

  23. OF

    OutstandingFood

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dining experience and food. Had two meals there this week - one was a business dinner with a customer and the second I went back by myself since the first meal was so good. Both servers I had were excellent and took great care of us while being attentive but not disruptive. Food and beverage selection was great - I had a pasta with a lamb ragout the first night along with a beet salad and the second night I had the beet salad again and scallops for my entree. All were very well prepared and flavorful. Would definitely recommend Giovanni’s!

  24. T

    Thrilled

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The food here is AMAZING! Been there 3 times and was wowed each time.

  25. WV

    WVDiner

    Pittsburgh

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A very good experience. Food was really good and our server was excellent. It is a high end restaurant and we got what we paid for. The veal chop was excellent and the halibut very good. Our pasta course was also excellent. Drinks (manhattans) were outstanding. We will be back, for sure.

  26. DP

    DonnaP

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a wonderful experience

  27. KL

    KarenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    High end. Fantastic food. Great service. Good place for that special dinner

  28. RV

    RicardoV

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Excellent experience. Great service. Pleasant ambiance.

  29. RP

    RickP

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great. The peppers where smoking hot🔥!

  30. CR

    ChristopherR

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place.

  31. TA

    TraceyA

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Giovanni's never disappoints. The specials tonight were the stars! The Little Vegetable Garden rivaled a Michelin-star appetizer! The Chilean Sea Bass was to die for as were the oysters. The service at Giovanni's is second-to-none!

  32. D

    Dave

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2

    In the past, you could always count not only on the service and the food, but the ambience as well in this 5 star restaurant. They do have a "suggested" dress code, but there were almost no gents wearing jackets. The service was very good in spite of the restaurant being packed. But the noise level suggested a sports bar. Our reservation was early, 6:30. They were already out of one of the two dinners we ordered (short ribs) which is a staple on their regular menu.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome everything was perfect

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing from the minute we walked in, wine selection top notch, food nothing less than spectacular. Service was 1st class from the appetizers to dessert. Only prob I had was how uncomfortable I was driving home bc I couldn’t stop eating the food!!!!

  35. m

    michaell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The penne pasta was absolutely wonderful, and unlike any other that I had before. Dessert, apple cobbler, was a real treat.

  36. M

    Marker88

    Cleveland

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Why go anywhere else? First class food and service, every time

  37. M

    Marker88

    Cleveland

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great place for lunch - I hold business and social lunches there; the menu is diverse enough for everyone. I'm big on salads with fish for lunch; friends wanted pasta with seafood - all great option, never a rush. Thanks Giovanni's!!

  38. F

    Fordham

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There are a few restaurants in town with nearly as good a menu, but the outstanding service really distinguishes Giovanni's and brings me back.

  39. BR

    BoldR

    Cleveland

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such an amazing experience. The food and service was impeccable. I love their wine list.

  40. MI

    MICHAELF

    Cleveland

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Still one the best in Northeast Ohio. Wonderful service, even dining at the bar. Bar menu is quite extensive including delicious escargot not on the dinner menu. Dover sole is so decadent and delicious. Don't wait for a special occasion.

FAQs

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

Giovannis is rated 4.7 stars by 1527 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 7 times today
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

  • 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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