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.
Roasted bone marrow, fried egg yolk, mustard seed, basil pesto, garlic toast
Mushrooms, bacon, butternut squash latke, leeks, brown butter, swiss chard, lemon
Almonds, raisins, balsamic
Waiter thoughtfully asked the speed/tempo we wanted for our meal and both remembered and executed per our wishes (we wanted to have a relaxed, less time sensitive experience). If not for COVID, not sure this would typically be an option. Our food was excellent. We started with salads and each had an entree - pasta for one and cioppino for the other. They have an excellent selection of wines by the glass as well as plenty of bottles from which to choose for those desiring full bottles.
A great meal and experience as always.
We enjoy sitting in the bar at a table - a great menu with nice assortment of specials.
Impeccable service-thanks again
I have never had anything from here that wasn't great. The service, which is greatly impacted by the high level of experienced staffing, is always spot on. They always make you feel welcomed.
Excellent as usual. Love the remodeling. Great modern look. The consistency has kept this restaurant at the top of their game for over decades!!
The service and the food were impeccable. I loved the wine as well.
The bar services is excellent!
There's no question that the food and service are outstanding here. We sat at the bar which is quite a different experience than sitting in the restaurant. There are regulars here who bark at the bartender - it doesn't matter if he's in the middle of something or not - and expect immediate service. They literally yell to him across the bar for whatever - a drink, their food order, etc. He did his very best to accommodate everyone. I felt kind of bad for him. It just seemed very disrespectful. And it's discourteous to the other customers. This is clearly not the restaurant's fault. Our meal was incredible. Veal cannelloni, wedding soup, beet and goat cheese salad, shrimp in a garlic butter sauce with gnocchi - was delicious! If you are coming for a special meal, definitely sit in the restaurant. The bar offers a more vibrant experience.
Everything was good although the tables were spaced too close together under the Covid circumstances.
Terrific! Love this restaurant. Great food and service.
It was beyond fantastic. Although it was a bit chilly Monday evening, we were the only ones outside. The heat lamp was excellent. The service was beyond reproach. And of course the food was excellent!
Fantastic dining experience - food was outstanding service was attentive not hovering the wine selections were exemplary and reasonably priced!!!
Great experience. Service and meal were outstanding!
Every aspect of the evening was terrific. Especially the food and service.
Exceptional as always.
A delightful evening as always
Great way to spend my 55th...Grazie!
Tables on patio were not six feet apart. All staff wore masks but many customers did not and were not asked to by Giovannis
Our food was amazing!! Service was wonderful. We has a great time.
As always, our meal was absolutely excellent, we celebrated my husband‘s birthday and that was amazing! We just love Giovanni‘s
This is a well run restaurant from the moment you arrive and are greeted to the excellent service and food that is always very consistent. The staff works as a team to deliver a great dining experience whether it is inside or in their outdoor covered patio. On our most recent visit we had the cavatelli bolognese, which was prepared table side, and it was outstanding! I highly recommend Giovanni's to anyone who is looking for a fine dining experience and exceptional Italian cuisine.
This is the best place for a romantic dinner. Food is excellent and service impeccable. A must go for a special occasion.
Had emailed a few days prior asking about dress code and never got a response. No signs outside of building so it was hard to find. Seated right away but then a long time to take order and took about 30 minutes to even get drinks. Service was extremely slow throughout the restaurant. Had made a note on reservation that we were celebrating my birthday and they made no acknowledgement of this. When we got dessert menu, it did not match the website menu which was one of the main reasons we chose this restaurant was due to the unique desserts listed online, so we didn't even order dessert. The clam chowder was amazing. The manager or owner was seen out on the floor trying to help with service. We are from out of town but we probably wouldn't visit a second time.
Nothing is better than having dinner with friends at Giovanni's!
We were there Saturday night- food was delicious, service was excellent and welcoming upbeat atmosphere!!
We arrived right on time and were immediately taken to our table. The server came immediately to our table to see if we wanted drinks, deliver an extensive wine list on an iPad and was friendly and quite helpful.
My wife is gluten free and they were able to make almost anything on the menu gluten free. They did not have gluten free bread but did have gluten free pasta.
We had the deviled egg appetizer, it was very good. The entrees came out right away and were great. We took home cheesecake for dessert and it was a very good night.
Price was quite reasonable for the value.
Amazing experience yet again! Everything was outstanding!
Halibut was outstanding! My husband enjoyed his mussels/clams/ lobster seafood pasta dish too.
Outstanding food and service. Joe was a terrific server. We’ve been going to Giovanni’s for forty years and it never fails to impress.
This was our inaugural visit to Giovanni's...and we loved it!! Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Our Waiter was joyful, helpful and just plan fun! We were entertaining dear friends from out-of-town, who were delighted by dinner. We can't wait to go back!
As always, very good. Staff and management very friendly, and very accommodating. This is one of our favorite Dinning spots.
Beautiful setting, outstanding food &
excellent service. A new favorite!
Way to much butter in the halibut broth. Almost inedible
Another wonderful lunch at Giovanni's! Always such wonderful food and service.
Beautiful setting, very attentive staff and the food was exceptional. We enjoyed our lunch very much!
Food and service were excellent. Pierre made the night special.
I’ve been to Giovannis dozens of times over the years and have always had a stellar experience until last week.
We were seated promptly, our drinks came out quickly, and then our waiter disappeared for 20 minutes. I had to find Carl to ask if we could have service. Our orders were taken and we were back on track. The food presentation and quality have clearly slipped. My entree looked like it was a mush of baby food. The salad was so overly dressed that the lettuce wilted. I was so disappointed and remain so. Giovannis was my favorite fine dining restaurant in Cleveland.
I wish them well but I cannot see going back again.
Never had a bad meal there. Service impeccable as always.
Since Covid19 put a stop to a party, we celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary with one of our daughters at Giovannis. It was a perfect evening.
Excellent food and good service. Large portions always
Giovannis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 831-8625.
Giovannis is rated 4.8 stars by 1215 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.